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A collection of '50s Atlantic sides from one of the most influential blues guitar players ever.

1. Papa Ain't Salty
2. Why Not
3. T-Bone Shuffle
4. Play On Little Girl
5. T-Bone Blues Special
6. Mean Old World
7. T-Bone Blues
8. Call It Stormy Monday
9. Blues For Marili
10. Shufflin' The Blues
11. Evenin'
12. Two Bones And A Pick
13. You Don't Know What You're Doing
14. How Long Blues
15. Blues Rock

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002I7E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,739 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Modern electric blues guitar can be traced directly back to this Texas-born pioneer, who began amplifying his sumptuous lead lines for public consumption circa 1940 and thus initiated a revolution so total that its tremors are still being felt today.
Few major postwar blues guitarists come to mind that don't owe T-Bone Walker an unpayable debt of gratitude. B.B. King has long cited him ... Read more in Amazon's T-Bone Walker Store

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A must have CD for all blues lovers!!!
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T-Bone's vocal style, and his guitar-playing style, launched a thousand guitar players and blues singers.
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T-Bone Walker wrote the book on electric blues guitar.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Docendo Discimus on August 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Originally issued by Atlantic Records in 1959, "T-Bone Blues" compiled 11 singles recorded between 1955 and 1957, and the 1994 CD reissue added four bonus tracks, including "Why Not", which Jimmy Rogers would later record as "Walkin' By Myself" and credit to himself, and a soulful rendition of Leroy Carr's "How Long Blues".

Many of these sides are re-recordings of Aaron "T-Bone" Walker's classic 40s sides, like "T-Bone Shuffle", "They Call It Stormy Monday", and "Mean Old World", and while any self-respecting blues collection should include Walker's original Capitol and Black & White singles (Rhino's "Blues Masters - The Very Best Of T-Bone Walker" is a great collection of those early sides), "T-Bone Blues" is perhaps the most satisfying album Walker ever made.

The sound is simply magnificent for mid-50s waxings, wonderfully clear and crisp and realistic, and T-Bone Walker is backed by men like Junior Wells, Jimmy Rogers, Ransom Knowling, legendary arranger/pianist Lloyd Glenn, and saxists John "Plas" Johnson, Jr., Edward Chamblee, Mack Easton, and Earl Hines-cohort Andrew "Goon" Gardner.
And T-Bone's own playing and singing is superb. Just listen to his inspired soloing on "Blues For Marili", "Mean Old World", the classic "T-Bone Blues", and this the definitive rendition of "Papa Ain't Salty". It's a delight to hear him playing with Little Walter Jacobs on the 1955 recordings, which include a swinging "Play On, Little Girl" and the fine bonus cut "T-Bone Blues Special", and Walker's re-recording of "They Call It Stormy Monday" captures the essence of the magnificent original version from 1947, this time with stellar fidelity.

There are a number of amazing instrumentals here, too...T-Bone Walker duels with his nephew R.S.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By "gordon@ruraltel.net" on June 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD
While these recordings did little to re-establish Walker's popularity, they might the quintessential T-Bone. His playing is still hot, Atlantic backed him with excellent musicains, and this music is recorded "state-of-the-art" for mid-50s recordings. Which means, in reality, he's recorded with a crispness and detail that far outshines any previous Walker recordings. If your a fan and don't have this one in your libaray, your missing prime T-Bone.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This recording from the mid-fifties is an absolute must for any blues lover. It fills the gap between jazz and blues in a very clever manner. The sound is absolutely great and it introduced one the most covered blues number of all time : Call it stormy monday. This is a real blues classic : buy it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fred Camfield on June 20, 2012
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Aaron "T-Bone" Walker was born in Texas in 1913, and spent his early career doing the usual playing blues in clubs, juke joints, and tent shows, before finally making studio recordings in the 1950s. The first five tracks on this CD were recorded in Chicago in 1955, and the rest in Los Angeles in 1956 and 1957. His backup includes some well know blues musicians from that era. The tracks on this CD include a large amount of instrumental music - T-Bone Walker was known for being an exceptionally good guitarist (who had backed up other vocalists) as well as being a good vocalist with a smooth delivery. You might call this easy listening blues. Total playing time is over 45 minutes. The 15 tracks on the CD are

1. "Papa Ain't Salty" with T-Bone Walker (vocals and guitar), Goon Gardner (alto sax), Eddie Chamblee (tenor sax), Mack Easton (baritone sax), John Young (piano), Ransom Knowling (bass), and LeRoy Jackson (drums).

2. "Why Not" recorded on the same day as track one, and assumed to have the same personnel.

3. "T-Bone Shuffle" with same personnel as track one.

4. "Play on Little Girl" with T-Bone Walker (vocals and guitar), Junior Wells (harmonica), Jimmy Rogers (guitar) an unknown bass player who may have been Willy Dixon, and an unknown drummer who may have been Francey Clay.

5. "T-Bone Blues Special" with the same personnel as track 4.

6. "Mean Old World" with T-Bone Walker guitar and vocals, Lloyd Glenn (piano), Billy Hadnott (bass), and Oscar Bradley (drums).

7. "T-Bone Blues" same personnel as track six.

8. "Call it Stormy Monday" same personnel as track six.

9. "Blues for Marili" same personnel as track six

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By W. K. Jerram on May 3, 2000
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Easily the best T-Bone album I've heard out there. You wanna know why he's at the root of most guitar players out there? Take a listen here. Chuck Berry's favorite guitar player. Need i say more. Buy it. You won't be sorry. Unless YOU are sorry! TASTY!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LakeKids on July 31, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love the blues and love the Guitar, so this is a no brainer choice. T-bone Walker has influenced so many great guitarists and rightfully so. There are so many tracks on this album and every one of them are so good you just want it to go on another 15 rounds. Trying to put a good blues collection together and almost every reference mentioned T-Bone so decided to start his collection with this album and NO Regrets! This will spur us on to more of his stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brent Lawrence on August 24, 2003
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This is T-Bone at his best. With personnel on board such as R.S. Rankin, Barney Kessel, Ray Johnson and Earl Palmer, T-bone Walker lays down some of the greatest tracks in the annals of Rhythm and Blues and in the process shows us how Blues, Jazz and Swing combined was what made his sound so appealing and influntial to almost every Blues guitarist after him, especially Chuck Berry. If you don't dig this, you got a hole in your soul!
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