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T-Bone Walker- Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
Published: 2007/05/24
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T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1960)
T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1960)
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: Daniel Neiva
T-Bone Walker - All the Best (FULL ALBUM)
T-Bone Walker - All the Best (FULL ALBUM)
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: Don't Stop the Music
T-Bone Walker w/ Jazz At The Philharmonic - Live in UK 1966
T-Bone Walker w/ Jazz At The Philharmonic - Live in UK 1966
Published: 2007/05/26
Channel: xraymusicdotcodotuk
T-Bone Walker - Goin
T-Bone Walker - Goin' to Chicago
Published: 2011/05/05
Channel: TEXANOBLUES
T-Bone Walker -  Stormy Monday Blues (Live!)
T-Bone Walker - Stormy Monday Blues (Live!)
Published: 2011/02/19
Channel: TheBluesfan12
T Bone Walker - T Bone Shuffle
T Bone Walker - T Bone Shuffle
Published: 2013/12/31
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T- BONE WALKER - No Worry Blues (Full Vinyl)
T- BONE WALKER - No Worry Blues (Full Vinyl)
Published: 2015/03/23
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T Bone Walker & Shaky Jake Harris - Call me when you need me
T Bone Walker & Shaky Jake Harris - Call me when you need me
Published: 2013/12/19
Channel: Buena Música
How to play T-Bone Walker
How to play T-Bone Walker's signature intros..
Published: 2014/11/14
Channel: Damian Bacci
t-bone walker- t-bone blues - mean old world
t-bone walker- t-bone blues - mean old world
Published: 2013/07/11
Channel: bongolicious77
T Bone Walker "Hey Baby" 1965
T Bone Walker "Hey Baby" 1965
Published: 2013/01/22
Channel: corporalhenshaw
BB King - Guitar Lesson - Early Influences - T-Bone Walker
BB King - Guitar Lesson - Early Influences - T-Bone Walker
Published: 2012/08/08
Channel: design0flaw
T-Bone Walker - Strollin
T-Bone Walker - Strollin' With Bones (1950)
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: TheBluesfan12
T Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday
T Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Nick Taylor
T-Bone Walker - I Got The Blues (1951)
T-Bone Walker - I Got The Blues (1951)
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: TheBluesfan12
Roots of Blues -- T-Bone Walker „She Is Going To Ruin Me"
Roots of Blues -- T-Bone Walker „She Is Going To Ruin Me"
Published: 2008/07/18
Channel: Slowtubbi
T-Bone Walker - Hard Pain Blues (1947)
T-Bone Walker - Hard Pain Blues (1947)
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Okmusix
T-Bone Walker - Heartache
T-Bone Walker - Heartache
Published: 2009/08/23
Channel: JJIB4FORLIFE
T- BONE WALKER VS CHUCK BERRY
T- BONE WALKER VS CHUCK BERRY
Published: 2017/03/22
Channel: Alain Robert
T-Bone Walker - My Patience Keeps Running Out
T-Bone Walker - My Patience Keeps Running Out
Published: 2009/08/22
Channel: JJIB4FORLIFE
Very Rare 1973 (Full Album) - T-Bone Walker
Very Rare 1973 (Full Album) - T-Bone Walker
Published: 2015/12/28
Channel: MJR Lormans
T-Bone Walker Guitar Lesson - Basic Licks
T-Bone Walker Guitar Lesson - Basic Licks
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: Old School Blues Guitar
Everyday I have the blues
Everyday I have the blues
Published: 2008/02/06
Channel: Niels Rozeboom
T-Bone Walker - I Got The Blues Again
T-Bone Walker - I Got The Blues Again
Published: 2012/03/10
Channel: zateuz
Roots of Blues -- T-Bone Walker „Mean Old World"
Roots of Blues -- T-Bone Walker „Mean Old World"
Published: 2008/07/20
Channel: Slowtubbi
T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Otis Spann & George
T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Otis Spann & George 'Harmonica' Smith - Paris Blues
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: Isaac Hayes M.K.
Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, T Bone Walker
Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, T Bone Walker
Published: 2009/04/01
Channel: Bluesjunkie12
T-Bone Walker Stormy Monday in Boston 1971
T-Bone Walker Stormy Monday in Boston 1971
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: bobvidpix
T-Bone Walker stormy monday
T-Bone Walker stormy monday
Published: 2012/04/26
Channel: Kostas Petrou
Guitar Boogie, T BONE WALKER, Texas Blues Guitar Legend
Guitar Boogie, T BONE WALKER, Texas Blues Guitar Legend
Published: 2010/06/17
Channel: TheBluesfan12
T-Bone Walker - You Don
T-Bone Walker - You Don't Understand (Alibi)
Published: 2011/07/28
Channel: Innovation Alzheimer
T-Bone Walker - Cold, Cold Feeling
T-Bone Walker - Cold, Cold Feeling
Published: 2009/08/23
Channel: JJIB4FORLIFE
T-Bone Walker - The Hustle Is On (1950)
T-Bone Walker - The Hustle Is On (1950)
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: TheBluesfan12
T-Bone Walker - All Night Long
T-Bone Walker - All Night Long
Published: 2009/08/22
Channel: JJIB4FORLIFE
T-Bone Walker - Why My Baby (Keep On Bothering Me)
T-Bone Walker - Why My Baby (Keep On Bothering Me)
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: BoneDryShart
A Classic T-Bone Walker-Style Blues Lick | Guitar Lesson
A Classic T-Bone Walker-Style Blues Lick | Guitar Lesson
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: anyonecanplayguitar.co.uk
T Bone Walker - Pony Tail
T Bone Walker - Pony Tail
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: daddynap
T-Bone Walker - High Society (1952)
T-Bone Walker - High Society (1952)
Published: 2011/01/06
Channel: TheBluesfan12
T-Bone Walker - Live 1962-1967
T-Bone Walker - Live 1962-1967
Published: 2015/07/26
Channel: SOLO BLUES Jay Bee Rodríguez
Roots of Blues -- T-Bone Walker „Evening"
Roots of Blues -- T-Bone Walker „Evening"
Published: 2008/07/18
Channel: Slowtubbi
T-Bone Walker - "Stormy Monday" Cover by Ben Bailey
T-Bone Walker - "Stormy Monday" Cover by Ben Bailey
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Ben Bailey
BLUE MOOD by T-Bone Walker 1952
BLUE MOOD by T-Bone Walker 1952
Published: 2010/02/27
Channel: cdbpdx
T-Bone Walker - When We Were Schoolmates
T-Bone Walker - When We Were Schoolmates
Published: 2009/08/22
Channel: JJIB4FORLIFE
T - BONE  WALKER   "T-Bone Shuffle"  Deutsche CAPITOL 1953 R&B
T - BONE WALKER "T-Bone Shuffle" Deutsche CAPITOL 1953 R&B
Published: 2015/05/29
Channel: MrSteamhammer100
How to Play Stormy Monday On Guitar - T Bone Walker Stormy Monday Blues
How to Play Stormy Monday On Guitar - T Bone Walker Stormy Monday Blues
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: Guitar Control
T-Bone Walker Style Blues Guitar Lesson - EP102
T-Bone Walker Style Blues Guitar Lesson - EP102
Published: 2015/05/23
Channel: Active Melody
Blues Lick: T-Bone Walker Style (Guitar Lesson BL-553)
Blues Lick: T-Bone Walker Style (Guitar Lesson BL-553)
Published: 2015/08/31
Channel: JustinGuitar
T-Bone Walker - Glamour Girl (1950)
T-Bone Walker - Glamour Girl (1950)
Published: 2012/09/16
Channel: Overjazz Records
T-Bone Walker Struggling Blues
T-Bone Walker Struggling Blues
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: Jazz Cafe
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T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker in 1942.jpg
Publicity photo of Walker, 1942
Background information
Birth name Aaron Thibeaux Walker
Also known as Oak Cliff T-Bone
Born (1910-05-28)May 28, 1910
Linden, Texas, U.S.
Died March 16, 1975(1975-03-16) (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Blues, electric blues, Texas blues, Chicago blues, jump blues, West Coast blues
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, bandleader
Instruments Guitar, vocals, piano, banjo, ukulele, violin, mandolin
Years active 1928–1975
Labels Atlantic, Black & Blue, Black & White, Blues Way Records, Brunswick, Capitol, Charly, Columbia, Duke, Imperial, Modern, Polydor, Reprise

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975) was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was an influential pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound.[1][2] In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 67 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[3]

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Walker was born in Linden, Texas, of African-American and Cherokee descent. His parents, Movelia Jimerson and Rance Walker, were both musicians. His stepfather, Marco Washington, taught him to play the guitar, ukulele, banjo, violin, mandolin, and piano.[4]

Walker began his career as a teenager in Dallas in the 1920s. His mother and stepfather (a member of the Dallas String Band) were musicians, and Blind Lemon Jefferson, a family friend, sometimes came over for dinner.[5] Walker left school at the age of 10, and by 15[3] he was a professional performer on the blues circuit. Initially, he was Jefferson's protégé and would guide him around town for his gigs.[4] In 1929, Walker made his recording debut with Columbia Records, billed as Oak Cliff T-Bone, releasing the single "Wichita Falls Blues" backed with "Trinity River Blues". Oak Cliff is the community in which he lived at the time, and T-Bone is a corruption of his middle name. The pianist Douglas Fernell played accompaniment on the record.[1]

Walker married Vida Lee in 1935; the couple had three children.

By the age of 25, Walker was working in clubs on Central Avenue, in Los Angeles, sometimes as the featured singer and as guitarist with Les Hite's orchestra.[5] In 1940 he recorded with Hite for the Varsity label, but he was featured only as a singer.[6]

Newfound style[edit]

In 1942, Charlie Glenn, the owner of the Rhumboogie Café, brought T-Bone Walker to Chicago for long-time stints in his club. In 1944 and 1945, Walker recorded for the Rhumboogie label, which was tied to the club, backed up by Marl Young's orchestra.[6]

Much of his output was recorded from 1946 to 1948 for Black & White Records, including his most famous song, "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" (1947).[1] Other notable songs he recorded during this period were "Bobby Sox Blues" (a number 3 R&B hit in 1947)[7] and "West Side Baby" (number 8 on the R&B singles chart in 1948).[8]

Throughout his career Walker worked with top-notch musicians, including the trumpeter Teddy Buckner, the pianist Lloyd Glenn, the bassist Billy Hadnott, and the tenor saxophonist Jack McVea.

He recorded from 1950 to 1954 for Imperial Records (backed by Dave Bartholomew). Walker's only record in the next five years was T-Bone Blues, recorded during three widely separated sessions in 1955, 1956 and 1959 and released by Atlantic Records in 1960.

By the early 1960s, Walker's career had slowed down, in spite of an energetic performance at the American Folk Blues Festival in 1962 with the pianist Memphis Slim and the prolific writer and musician Willie Dixon, among others.[1] However, several critically acclaimed albums followed, such as I Want a Little Girl (recorded for Delmark Records in 1968). Walker recorded in his last years, from 1968 to 1975, for Robin Hemingway's music publishing company, Jitney Jane Songs. He won a Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording in 1971 for Good Feelin', while signed with Polydor Records, produced by Hemingway,[4] followed by another album produced by Hemingway, Fly Walker Airlines, released in 1973.[9]

Walker at the American Folk Blues Festival in Hamburg, March 1972

Walker's career began to wind down after he suffered a stroke in 1974.[1] He died of bronchial pneumonia following another stroke in March 1975, at the age of 64.[1][10]

Legacy[edit]

Walker was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980[11] and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.[10][12]

Chuck Berry named Walker and Louis Jordan as his main influences.[13] B.B. King cited hearing Walker's recording of "Stormy Monday" as his inspiration for getting an electric guitar.[14] Walker was admired by Jimi Hendrix, who imitated Walker's trick of playing the guitar with his teeth.[5] "Stormy Monday" was a favorite live number of the Allman Brothers Band.

Discography[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Jimmy Witherspoon

With Eddie Vinson

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dahl, Bill. "T-Bone Walker Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Dance, Helen Oakley. "Walker, Aaron Thibeaux (T-Bone)". The Handbook of Texas Online. Denton: Texas State Historical Association. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "100 Greatest Guitarists". Rolling Stone. 23 November 2011. ISSN 0035-791X. 
  4. ^ a b c Nadal, James. "Profile of T-Bone Walker". All About Jazz. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books. pp. 58–59. ISBN 1-85868-255-X. 
  6. ^ a b Pruter, Robert; Campbell, Robert L. "The Rhumboogie Label". Retrieved 2017-02-15. 
  7. ^ Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books. p. 13. ISBN 1-85868-255-X. 
  8. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  9. ^ "T-Bone Walker: Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  10. ^ a b "T-Bone Walker Blues Guitarist Career Profile". Blues.about.com. Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  11. ^ "Performers in Blues Hall of Fame". Blues Foundation. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "T-Bone Walker: Inducted in 1987". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  13. ^ Harper, Johnny. "T-Bone Walker: Blues Guitar Godfather". There Productions. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  14. ^ Welding, Pete (1991). The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950–1954 (CD booklet). Hollywood, CA: EMI Records USA. pp. 9–10. CDP-7-96737-2. 

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