T-Bone Walker T-Bone Blues on 180g Import LP
The importance of T-Bone Walker's career and his influence on legions of jazz, rhythm & blues, and rock and roll artists who followed him cannot be overstated. He created the archetype of the performer with a guitar fronting his own band, and he did it as well as it has ever been done or will ever be done by anyone. He is unparalleled as a singer/songwriter/musician – a triple threat who also had a naturally exuberant and energetic stage presence. T-Bone Walker was, to put it simply, as good as it gets.
T-Bone Blues, his 1959 masterpiece for Atlantic, was one of the first to be aimed at an intellectual white audience. Not only is it cited as one of his finest achievements, but also one of the blues genre's most important crowned jewels. The definitive release showcases T-Bone's unrivaled mastery of the electric guitar and powerful vocal stylings like no other and is home to some of the music legend's finest like "T-Bone Shuffle," "Papa Ain't Salty No More" and of course the iconic "Stormy Monday Blues."