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1 	I Want A Little Girl 	4:53
2 	I Hate To See You Go 	3:40
3 	Feeling The Blues 	6:14
4 	Leaving You Behind 	4:16
5 	Baby Ain't I Good To You 	4:27
6 	Someone's Going To Mistreat You 	3:27
7 	Ain't This Cold, Baby 	6:34
8 	Late Hours Blues 	6:50

Bass – Jackie Samson
Drums – S.P. Leary
Guitar – T-Bone Walker (tracks: 1 to 6, 8)
Piano – Georges Arvanitas (tracks: 1 to 6, 8), T-Bone Walker (tracks: 7)
Tenor Saxophone – Hal Singer (tracks: 1 to 5, 8)
Vocals – T-Bone Walker

 

The first impression made here is surprisingly not from the master's guitar, but from his vocal, the song itself more of a doo wop ballad than a gutbucket blues. The only kind of T-Bone still savored by European blues fans since the mad cow disease scare barely plays guitar at all as the song begins to unfold, casually wrapping his lips around the lines like a saloon singer with a couple of shots under his belt. But when the instrumental section starts and he begins playing guitar, that's when the listener knows for sure this isn't a Johnny Hartman record. I Want a Little Girl was originally recorded in the late '60s for release on another label, and is in some ways like some of the sides Hartman created for Impulse with small combos backing him, sometimes even featuring guitarists, although never with the edge exhibited by Walker. That is not to say that the knives and swords brandished by the king of the Texas guitarists here are his sharpest and deadliest. The fact is, this is a relatively laid-back session to the point where the comparison to a smooth crooner such as Hartman becomes no joke, as the second side cuddles in with a version of "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" that is probably more delightful than what Hartman himself might have made of the number. The band is tight yet laid-back and never pushy, with a tenor saxophonist and pianist who like to get adventurous in their solos, referencing various jazz points of departure. Tenorman Hal Singer serves something of a full-course meal on his "Feeling the Blues" break. The first musician one notices will inevitably be the drummer, S.P. Leary, whose ability to set the proper rhythmic tone as well as control the group's dynamics is evident from the first moments of the title track. He plays superbly throughout the entire record. Bassist Jackie Samson works perfectly with both the drummer and the pianist, while the leader himself seems to assume the role of a kind benefactor. It is an image that might work at odds with the notion of a bandleader in sharp control of the happenings. T-Bone Walker is just that, however. The notion is enforced every time he lays down the law with the sudden entrance of chopped chordal patterns, or sets a new number up with a riff that will later become the essence of his guitar solo. The tone of his instrument itself has been better and fans of the guitarist may even rate parts of his work here as chopped steak in comparison with other T-Bones that have been served. ---Eugene Chadbourne, AllMusic Review

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T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/21609-t-bone-walker-feelin-the-blues-1999.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/21609-t-bone-walker-feelin-the-blues-1999.html T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999)

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1.    I Hate To See You Go - 3:41
2.    Ain't That Cold Baby - 6:33
3.    Someone Is Going To Mistreat Me - 3:26
4.    Leavin' You Behind - 4:15
5.    Feelin' The Blues - 6:11
6.    I Want A Little Girl - 5:04
7.    Late Blues - 5:54
8.    Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You - 4:27
9.    Kansas City - 3:43
10.    Confessin' The Blues - 3:52
11.    Hands Off - 3:18
12.    Wee Baby Blues - 3:18
13.    Please Send Me Someone To Love - 4:11

Alto Saxophone – Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (tracks: 12, 13)
Bass – Jacky Samson (tracks: 1 to 8), Roland Lobligeois (tracks: 9 to 13)
Drums – Paul Gunther (tracks: 9 to 13), S.P. Leary
 Guitar – T-Bone Walker
Lead Vocals – Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (tracks: 12, 13), Jay McShann (tracks: 9 to 11),
 T-Bone Walker (tracks: 1 to 8)
Organ – Georges Arvanitas
Piano – Georges Arvanitas, Jay McShann (tracks: 9 to 11), T-Bone Walker (tracks: 2)
Tenor Saxophone – Hal Singer

 

T-Bone Walker, who died on March 16, 1975, may be forgotten by the wider public, but he remains one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the 20th century.

He was the first person to play blues on an electric guitar and led the way for the late blues maestro BB King, who said: “When I heard T-Bone Walker play the electric guitar I had to have one.”

As well as being a remarkable musician, Walker was one of the great showmen. Even in the Forties, he would perform stage acrobatics such as the splits. Walker did almost everything that Jimi Hendrix did later, from exploiting feedback to playing the guitar behind his back to playing his guitar with his teeth. No one of Walker's era would have set a precious guitar on fire, however, so Hendrix must have learned that one from someone else.

Chuck Berry was another musician who learned his stagecraft from Walker. "All the things people see me do on the stage I got from T-Bone Walker,” says Berry, the master of the stage duck walk.

But he should be remembered for more than just being an insatiable showman. Aaron Thibeaux Walker, who was born on May 28 1910, in Linden, Texas, was a major innovator of Texas Blues, Chicago Blues, Jump Blues, and West Coast Blues. He was a splendid singer and songwriter, too, who was equally adept at playing the piano, banjo, ukulele, violin and mandolin.

Walker was of African-American and Cherokee descent. His parents, Movelia Jimerson and Rance Walker, were both musicians and his nickname was given to him by an aunt (he had originally been called T-Bow). Walker was playing music from the age of five and was inspired in his early teenage years by the blues singers Ida Cox and Leroy Carr, Lonnie Johnson and Bessie Smith. "Bessie Smith is my favourite girl blues singer," Walker recalled in a 1947 interview. "Ma Rainey could sing the blues, but she couldn't sing the blues like Bessie. They had different styles. Bessie was the queen for everybody, better than Ethel Waters."

His golden period was between 1946 and 1950. Walker played regularly at the Rhumboogie club in Chicago and when it closed, at the end of the Second World War, the owner started Rhumboogie Records. Walker was one of the first artists to record for the label. The 10 songs he cut for that label got him noticed and in 1946 he signed to the more powerful Black And White Records.

Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad) was recorded in September 1947. This was to become the most famous of Walker's songs and has been covered by numerous musicians including Bobby Bland and The Allman Brothers. In this same period Walker recorded Inspiration Blues, T-Bone Shuffle, Go Back To The One You Love, Bobby Sox Blues, I’m Still In Love With You and West Side Baby.

Listen afresh and you will hear Walker had a sound and playing style all his own; unique phrasing with smooth and melodic staccato runs. He played solos that brought the guitar out of its role as an accompanying, rhythm-oriented instrument. He was one of the first musicians who proved that a guitar could go head-to-head with brass, pianos and woodwinds as a legitimate solo instrument.

Although his success back home in the Sixties was limited, he delighted audiences wherever he played and toured Europe regularly. Walker visited England several times during the decade (playing at big venues such at the Hammersmith Odeon and small ones such as the Wyvern Ale House in Leicester).

Walker had one last triumph up sleeve, when his album Good Feelin′ won a Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1971.

Walker had a stroke in 1974 and died, aged 64, of bronchial pneumonia following another stroke in March 1975. He remains a man who changed the face of music and is still celebrated in Texas every year with the T Bone Walker Blues Festival. As he said himself, a quote used in the original Telegraph obituary (printed below): "I played sweet blues." --- Martin Chilton, telegraph.co.uk

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T-Bone Walker - Proper Intro to T-Bone Walker - Everytime (2004) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/14872-t-bone-walker-proper-intro-to-t-bone-walker-everytime-2004.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/14872-t-bone-walker-proper-intro-to-t-bone-walker-everytime-2004.html T-Bone Walker - Proper Intro to T-Bone Walker - Everytime (2004)


1. Mean Old World
2. I'm Still In Love With You
3. Bobbysox Blues
4. I'm Gonna Find My Baby
5. I Know You're Wig Is Gone
6. T Bone Jumps Again
7. Call It Stormy Monday
8. Midnight Blues
9. Long Skirt Baby Blues
10. I'm Waiting For You To Call
11. Hypin' Woman Blues
12. Description Blues
13. T Bone Shuffle
14. Go Back To The One You Love
15. You're My Best Poker Hand
16. West Side Baby
17. Glamour Girl
18. Blue Mood
19. Everytime
20. Party Girl
21. Love Is Just A Gamble
22. High Society
23. Got No Use For You
24. Railroad Station Blues
25. Bye Bye Baby
26. Ponytail

 

2004 compilation features 26 digitally remastered tracks & is packaged in a digipak with eight page booklet featuring rare photos, session details, & biographical notes. Proper. ---Editorial Reviews, amazon.com

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T-Bone Walker - The Complete Recordings 1940-1954 (1990) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/13621-t-bone-walker-the-complete-recordings-1940-1954-1990.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/13621-t-bone-walker-the-complete-recordings-1940-1954-1990.html T-Bone Walker - The Complete Recordings 1940-1954 (1990)

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CD 1
01. T-Bone Blues 
02. I Got a Break Baby 
03. Mean Old World 
04. Low Down Dirty Shame Blues 
05. Sail On Boogie 
06. I'm Still in Love with You 
07. You Don't Love Me Blues 
08. T-Bone Boogie 
09. Mean Old World Blues 
10. Evening 
11. My Baby Left Me 
12. Come Back to Me Baby 
13. I Can't Stand Being without You 
14. She Is Going to Ruin Me 
15. No Worry Blues (alt) 
16. No Worry Blues 
17. Don't Leave Me Baby (alt) 
18. Don't Leave Me Baby 
19. Bobby Sox Blues (alt) 
20. Bobby Sox Blues 
21. I'm Gonna Find My Baby 
22. I'm in an Awful Mood 
23. It's a Low Down Dirty Deal 
24. Don't Give Me the Runaround

CD 2
01. Hard Pain Blues 
02. I Know Your Wig Is Gone 
03. T-Bone Jumps Again 
04. Call It Stormy Monday (alt) 
05. Call It Stormy Monday 
06. She Had to Let Me Down (alt) 
07. She Had to Let Me Down 
08. She's My Old Time Used to Be 
09. Dream Girl Blues (alt) 
10. Dream Girl Blues 
11. Midnight Blues (alt) 
12. Midnight Blues 
13. Long Lost Lover Blues (alt) 
14. Long Lost Lover Blues 
15. Triflin' Woman Blues (alt) 
16. Triflin' Woman Blues 
17. Long Skirt Baby Blues (alt) 
18. Long Skirt Baby Blues 
19. Goodbye Blues 
20. Too Much Trouble Blues (alt) 
21. Too Much Trouble Blues 
22. I'm Waiting for Your Call 
23. Hypin' Woman Blues (alt) 
24. Hypin' Woman Blues

CD 3
01. So Blue Blues 
02. On Your Way Blues 
03. The Natural Blues 
04. That's Better for Me 
05. First Love Blues (alt) 
06. First Love Blues 
07. Lonesome Woman Blues (alt 1) 
08. Lonesome Woman Blues (alt 2) 
09. Lonesome Woman Blues 
10. Vacation Blues 
11. Inspiration Blues (alt) 
12. Inspiration Blues 
13. Description Blues (alt) 
14. Description Blues 
15. T-Bone Shuffle (alt) 
16. T-Bone Shuffle 
17. That Old Feeling Is Gone 
18. The Time Seems So Long 
19. Prison Blues 
20. Home Town Blues 
21. Wise Man Blues (alt) 
22. Wise Man Blues 
23. Misfortune Blues (alt) 
24. Misfortune Blues

CD 4
01. I Wish You Were Mine (alt) 
02. I Wish You Were Mine 
03. I'm Gonna Move You Out and Get Somebody Else 
04. She's the No Sleepin'est Woman (alt) 
05. She's the No Sleepin'est Woman 
06. Plain Old Down Home Blues 
07. Born to Be No Good 
08. Go Back to the One You Love (alt) 
09. Go Back to the One You Love 
10. I Want a Little Girl 
11. I'm Still in Love with You 
12. You're My Best Poker Hand (alt) 
13. You're My Best Poker Hand 
14. West Side Baby 
15. Glamour Girl 
16. Strollin' with Bone 
17. The Sun Went Down 
18. You Don't Love Me 
19. Travelin' Blues 
20. The Hustle Is On (78 take) 
21. The Hustle Is On (LP take) 
22. Baby Broke My Heart (78 take) 
23. Baby Broke My Heart (LP take) 
24. Evil Hearted Woman

CD 5
01. Evil Hearted Woman (alt) 
02. I Walked Away 
03. No Reason (alt) 
04. No Reason 
05. Look Me in the Eye (LP take) 
06. Look Me in the Eye (78 take) 
07. Too Lazy (78 take) 
08. Too Lazy (LP take) 
09. Alimony Blues 
10. Life Is Too Short 
11. You Don't Understand 
12. Welcome Blues 
13. I Get So Weary 
14. You Just Wanted to Use Me 
15. Tell Me What's the Reason 
16. I'm About to Lose My Mind 
17. Cold, Cold Feeling 
18. News for My Baby 
19. Get These Blues Off Me 
20. I Got the Blues Again 
21. Through with Women 
22. Street Walking Woman 
23. Blues Is a Woman 
24. I Got the Blues

CD 6
01. Here in the Dark 
02. Blue Mood 
03. Everytime 
04. I Miss You Baby 
05. Lollie Lou 
06. Party Girl 
07. Love Is a Gamble 
08. High Society 
09. Long Distance Blues 
10. Got No Use for You 
11. I'm Still in Love with You 
12. Railroad Station Blues 
13. Vida Lee 
14. My Baby Is Now on My Mind 
15. Doin' Time 
16. Bye, Bye, Baby 
17. When the Sun Goes Down 
18. Pony Tail 
19. Wanderin' Heart 
20. I'll Always Be in Love with You 
21. I'll Understand 
22. Hard Way 
23. Teen Age Baby 
24. Strugglin' Blues

Musicians:
T-Bone Walker – guitar, vocals
Walter Nelson, R.S. Rankin – guitar
Buddy Woodson, Frank Clarke, John W. Davis, George M. "Jud" DeNaut, Arthur Edwards, Frank Fields, William K. "Billy" Hadnott, Henry Ivory, Al Morgan – bass
Dave Bartholomew, John Buckner, Teddy Buckner, Paul Campbell, Eddie Hutcherson, Joe "Red" Kelly, Al Killian, Forest Powell, George Orendorff, Jack Trainor, Walter Williams – trumpet
Britt Woodman, Allen Durham – trombone
Lee Allen, Walter Cox, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Maxwell Davis, Wendell DuConge, Lee Gross, Edward Hale, Herb Hardesty, Les Hite, Roger Hurd, Quedillas Martin, Jack McVea,
 Sol Moore, Hubert Myers, Floyd Thurham, Floyd Turnham, Jim Wynn – saxophone
Marl Young, Nat Walker, Freddie Slack, Willard McDaniel, Tommy Kahn, Zell Kindred, Lloyd Glenn, T.J. Fowler – piano
Oscar Lee Bradley, Cornelius Coleman, Dave Coleman, Robert Sims, Clarence Stamp, Rabon Tarrant – drums
Baby Davis, Tiny Brown – vocals

 

A six-CD boxed set -- an education in the lineage of urban blues. It appears that T-Bone Walker had a greater influence on urban blues players than any other single talent. His guitar, vocals, song selection, and sheer style live on today in nearly every blues performer. He is the master. --- Michael Erlewine, Rovi

T-Bone Walker is best known for composing "Stormy Monday," but the late guitarist's impact extended far beyond writing one of the enduring classics of the blues.

Walker, who died in 1975 at 64, played a pivotal role in shaping the modern blues sound. He pioneered the electric guitar in the late 1930s and established it as a lead instrument playing single string solo lines rather than just rhythm chords.

His acrobatic performing style--including splits, flips and playing guitar behind his neck--reportedly was a major influence on Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley.

Though Walker was initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, none of the early recordings that made him famous had been available on an American album for 15 years. That changed with the recent release of "The Complete Recordings of T-Bone Walker, 1940-1954."

And a rock fan listening to Walker's guitar on 1947's "On Your Way Blues" or 1950's "Strollin' With Bone" might easily identify it as Chuck Berry. "The Natural Blues" has the kind of classic guitar solo and arrangement that Texas bluesmen and rockabilly cats have been going to school onfor decades. And the package provides the first opportunity for today's fans to hear the original version of "Stormy Monday."

Aaron Walker was born in Linden, Tex., in 1911, and his family moved to Dallas when he was 4. Walker was Blind Lemon Jefferson's "guide boy" as a youth, leading the influential singer-guitarist around Dallas. Walker later played guitar in traveling shows featuring the great early blues singers Ida Cox and Ma Rainey.

Walker moved to Los Angeles in 1935 and cut the first song on the Mosaic package in 1940 with the Les Hite Orchestra. After World War II ended, he hit his stride. His first postwar recordings were for Chicago's Rhumboogie label, but he found his niche when he signed with the Los Angeles-based Black & White label in 1946.

"Stormy Monday" the following year was one of nine R&B hits he accumulated for that label, its subsidiary Comet, and Capitol, which bought Walker's master tapes from Black & White in 1949. He moved to Imperial Records in 1950 but failed to match his earlier chart success.

After the '50s rock 'n' roll onslaught, Walker retained his popularity better than many other blues artists. In 1962, he was one of the featured artists on the first American Folk Blues Festival tour, which opened up the European market for touring blues musicians and inspired the British blues-rock bands that triggered the late '60s American blues revival.

Walker continued performing and occasionally recording with diminishing success until he died of complications stemming from a stroke in 1975.

Compared to a Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson or B. B. King, Walker has been overlooked as a pioneering bluesman, but the Mosaic package supports the testimony of popular bluesman Albert King, who recently said, "I used to listen to all types of music, but when T-Bone Walker came out with his style--the singin', sustained notes he played--I said, 'This is it.' " ---Don Snowden, articles.latimes.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) T-Bone Walker Sat, 09 Feb 2013 17:00:07 +0000
T-Bone Walker - The Best of ˑ T-Bone Walker The Talkin' Guitar (2004) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12882-t-bone-walker-the-best-of-t-bone-walker-the-talkin-guitar-2004.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12882-t-bone-walker-the-best-of-t-bone-walker-the-talkin-guitar-2004.html T-Bone Walker - The Best of ˑ T-Bone Walker The Talkin' Guitar (2004)

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1. Blues Is a Woman
2. I Got the Blues
3. Through With Women
4. Cold Cold Feeling
5. Life Is Too Short
6. The Hustle Is On
7. Travelin' Blues
8. Evil Hearted Woman
9. Baby Broke My Heart
10. Glamour Girl
11. You Don't Love Me
12. Call It Stormy Monday
13. T-Bone Shuffle
14. Vacation Blues
15. Midnight Blues
16. Bobby Sox Blues
17. Mean Old World
18. T-Bone Blues

Musicians:
Oscar Lee Bradley 	Drums
Paul Campbell 	Trumpet
Frank Clarke 	Bass
John W. Davis 	Bass
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis 	Sax (Tenor)
Jud de Naut 	Bass
Allen Durham 	Trombone
Arthur Edwards 	Bass
Lloyd Glenn 	Piano
William K. "Billy" Hadnott 	Bass
Edward Hale 	Sax (Alto)
Les Hite 	Leader, Sax (Alto)
Roger Hurd 	Sax (Tenor)
Eddie Hutcherson 	Trumpet
Tommy "Crow" Kahn 	Piano
Joe "Red" Kelly 	Trumpet
Zell Kindred 	Piano
Quedillas Martin 	Sax (Tenor)
Willard McDaniel 	Piano
Jack McVea 	Sax (Tenor)
Sol Moore 	Sax (Baritone)
Al Morgan 	Bass
Hubert "Bumps" Myers 	Sax (Tenor)
Frank Pasley 	Guitar
Forest Powell 	Trumpet
Robert "Snake" Sims 	Drums
Freddie Slack 	Piano
Rabon Tarrant 	Drums
Nat Walker 	Piano
T-Bone Walker 	Guitar, Vocals
Britt Woodman 	Trombone
Buddy Woodson 	Bass
Jim Wynn 	Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

 

Let me say from the start that this is my first experience with T-Bone Walker so this price is just about as good as it gets for a brand new disc regardless of the artist. I thought I had a pretty good handle on the blues and then I heard this guy. Talk about jaw dropping...wow. This is smooth, silky, laid back blues from a master of the genre. T-Bone's blues comes across in a more subtle and easy going fashion and I found it to be unbelievable pleasant to listen to. I can't accurately speak of this in comparison to other cds from this guitarist, but I can say that for this price, even if you would categorize yourself as a casual blues fan, this is a bargain you simply can not pass up. Put it on, sit on the front porch, sip your beverage, and enjoy! Quite honestly, one of the best blues cds I've ever heard. ---Steve, amazon.com

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T-Bone Walker – Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 14 - T. Bone Shuffle (1999) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12751-t-bone-walker-charly-blues-masterworks-vol-14-t-bone-shuffle-1999.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12751-t-bone-walker-charly-blues-masterworks-vol-14-t-bone-shuffle-1999.html T-Bone Walker – Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 14 - T. Bone Shuffle (1999)

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1. I Got a Break Baby
2. No Worry Blues
3. Bobby Sox Blues
4. I'm in an Awful Mood
5. Don't Give Me the Runaround
6. Hard Pain Blues
7. Goodbye Blues
8. I'm Waiting for Your Call
9. First Love Blues
10. Born To Be No Good
11. Inspiration Blues
12. Description Blues
13. T. Bone Shuffle
14. I Want a Little Girl
15. I'm Still in Love with You
16. West Side Baby

Musicians:
T-Bone Walker – guitar, vocals
Jud De Naut, Billy Hadnott, Frank Clarke, John Davis – bass
Al Killian, George Orendorff, Jack Trainor, Joe "Red" Kelly, John "Teddy" Buckner – trumpet
Bumps Myers, Jack McVea – tenor saxophone
Feeddie Slack, Crow Kahn, Willard McDaniel – piano
Dave Colman, Oscar Lee Bradley, Rabon Tarrant – drums

 

Texas blues guitar legend Aaron Thibeault "T-Bone" Walker is the hero of this 14th volume in the Charly Blues Masterworks series. These 16 historic recordings made for the Capitol and Black & White labels during the years 1942-1948 demonstrate exactly how and why T-Bone influenced generations of singers and electric guitarists. Given the fact that his discography is packed to the gills with serviceable retrospectives, Charly's T-Bone sampler is both sensibly selected and pleasantly affordable. Perfect music for chili preparation, barbecues, picnics, and for drinking beer out of long-neck bottles while the car is up on cinder blocks and the engine's all took apart. ---arwulf arwulf, Rovi

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T-Bone Walker – Stormy Monday Blues (1967) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12661-t-bone-walker-stormy-monday-blues.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12661-t-bone-walker-stormy-monday-blues.html T-Bone Walker – Stormy Monday Blues (1967)


1 Stormy Monday Blues 	2:50 	
2 All Night Long... 	2:57 	
3 My Patience Keeps Running Out 	2:23 	
4 Glamour Girl 	2:44 	
5 T-Bone's Way 	4:18 	
6 That Evening Train 	3:04 	
7 Louisiana Bayou Drive 	3:11 	
8 When We Were Schoolmates 	3:26 	
9 Don't Go Back To New Orleans 	1:19 	
10 Go To Cross The Deep Blue Sea 	1:49 	
11 (You'll Never Find Anyone) To Be A Slave Like Me 	4:21 	
12 Left Home When I Was A Kid 	3:12 	

Personnel: 
Aaron T-Bone Walker - vocals, guitar; 
Earl Palmer – drums;
Johnny Copeland – guitar;
Willard Burton – piano;
Jimmy Jones – bass.

 

Walker held the guitar differently — perpendicular to his body and parallel with the stage floor. He also played it behind his head long before Jimi Hendrix took that stunt mainstream. That wasn't the only Walker influence on rock 'n' roll.

"Chuck Berry just took T-Bone's style and put it to a different beat," says Robillard. "And a lot of the technique and the little T-Bone phrases that define his style, Chuck Berry, when he rearranged the beat, they became rock 'n roll guitar licks. So in essence, T-Bone was not only the first electric blues guitar player, but he was the first electric rock 'n roll guitar player, really."

But it was Walker's "Stormy Monday" blues that became his signature. Robillard says it's a different kind of blues.

"The guitar chord line, it's a little guitar ninth chord figure. That was a unique thing and it became T-Bone's signature. And that chord line seems to have grabbed everybody because everybody plays it with that line in it. And it's almost like a law, that you have to, when you play 'Stormy Monday.'"

T-Bone Walker not only inspired Robillard and B. B. King, but also Freddie and Albert King, Eric Clapton, Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Like B. B. King, Walker was a living link to pre-war blues for the younger generation of players. Walker continued performing almost to the end. But a lifetime of ill health and drinking led to a stroke in 1974. Aaron T-Bone Walker died on March 16, 1975. --- npr.org

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) T-Bone Walker Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:37:18 +0000
T-Bone Walker - Very Rare (1973) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12246-t-bone-walker-very-rare-1973.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/12246-t-bone-walker-very-rare-1973.html T-Bone Walker - Very Rare (1973)


01. Striking on You, Baby
02. Please Send Me Someone to Love
03. Last Clean Shirt, The
04. Evening
05. Come Back, The
06. Your Picture Done Faded
07. Don't Give Me the Runaround
08. Hard Times
09. Every Day I Have the Blues
10. Person to Person		play
11. Fever
12. Three Corn Patches
13. I'm Still in Love With You
14. Just a Little Bit
15. James Junior		play
16. Been Down So Long
17. If You Don't Come Back
18. Kansas City
19. Well, I Done Got Over It
20. Dialogue
21. Stormy Monday

Personnel:
Aaron "T-Bone" Walker (vocals, guitar)
David T. Walker (Guitar)
Jim Gordon, Paul Humphrey (Drums)
Ben Benay (guitar, harmonica)
Max Bennett, Wilton Felder, Joe Osborn (Bass)
Larry Carlton,Richard Bennett,Dean Parks,Louis Shelton (guitar)
John Tropea (sitar)
David Nadien,Julius Brand,Manny Green,Leo Khan (violin)
Theodore Israel,Harold Coletta (viola)
Charles McCracken (cello)
Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto saxophone)
Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis (trumpet)
Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan (Saxophone)

 

I've been waiting for this CD release for a long time. Produced by Lieber and Stoller the disc is a who's who of great players from rock, jazz and blues... with luminaries such James Booker, Zoot Sims, Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, Jim Gordon, Dean Parks, Larry Carlton and many more. Terrific arrangements, great production and of course some of the best vocal tracks that T-Bone Walker has recorded. This disc should have been released years ago and should be awarded a Grammy as one of the best Blues/ R&B reissues. --- D. Sidney, amazon.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) T-Bone Walker Wed, 23 May 2012 16:36:21 +0000
T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin' (1968) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/7967-t-bone-walker-good-feelin-1968.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/7967-t-bone-walker-good-feelin-1968.html T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin' (1968)

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1.Good Feelin' (Introduction) - 1:32 play
2.Every Day I Have The Blues - 2:49
3.Woman, You Must Be Crazy - 6:14
4.Long Lost Lover - 3:01
5.I Wonder Why - 4:19
6.Vacation Blues - 3:06
7.Shake It Baby - 3:42
8.Poontang - 2:55
9.Reconsider - 4:51 play
10.Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On - 2:51
11.When I Grow Up - 3:16
12.See You Next Time - 1:03

Personnel:
T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar, piano);
Slim Pezin (guitar);
Manu Dibango (saxophone, piano, organ);
Pierre Holassian, Francis Cournet (saxophone);
Unknown (trumpet);
Bernard Estardy (piano, organ, percussion);
Michel Sardaby (piano);
Jeannot Karl (bass guitar);
Lucien Dobat (drum);
Jean-Louis Proust,
Earl Lett (percussion);
Jackie Miller, Jane Jarest, Archie Stewart (background vocals).

 

Recorded in Paris during November 1968, Good Feelin' was the album that rekindled public interest in the life and music of Aaron "T-Bone" Walker throughout Europe and even in some portions of the United States of America. The album begins and closes with informal narration spoken by Walker while accompanying himself on the piano. The band behind him on the other ten tracks includes guitarist Slim Pezin, pianist Michel Sardaby and Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango blowing tenor alongside Pierre Holassian on alto, Francis Cournet on baritone, and a trumpeter whose identity remains a mystery. With T-Bone's electric guitar sizzling in its own juice and the horns signifying together over soulful organ grooves and freshly ground basslines, all of this music is rich and powerful. Each track is delicious; a funky instrumental strut entitled "Poontang" is the tastiest of all.

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) T-Bone Walker Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:11:43 +0000
T-Bone Walker – I Get So Weary (1961) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/6702-t-bone-walker-i-get-so-weary-1961.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/964-tbonewalker/6702-t-bone-walker-i-get-so-weary-1961.html T-Bone Walker – I Get So Weary (1961)

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1. Here In The Dark
2. I Miss You Baby
3. Life Is Too Short
4. I Get So Weary
5. You Just Wanted To Use Me
6. When The Sun Goes Down
7. Pony Tail
8. Through With Women
9. Street Walking Woman
10. Party Girl
11. High Society
12. Lollie You
13. Got No Use For You
14. Wanderin Heart
T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar).

 

"When I heard T-Bone Walker play the electric guitar I had to have one."- B.B. King

 

"All the things people see me do on the stage I got from T-Bone Walker." - Chuck Berry

 

"When T-Bone Walker came, I was into that. That was the sound I was looking for." - Albert King

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