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(2015 / Jasmine) 52 tracks, original Imperial and Capitol recordings, 1950-55. The CD contains...more

T-Bone Walker: Get The Blues Off Me (2-CD)

(2015 / Jasmine) 52 tracks, original Imperial and Capitol recordings, 1950-55.
The CD contains the complete T-Bone Walker 45rpm and 78rpm singles A and B sides recorded1950-55. Best of Texas Blues!

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  • Interpret: T-Bone Walker

  • Album titlle: Get The Blues Off Me (2-CD)

  • Label JASMINE

  • Genre Blues

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0604988305128

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Walker, T-Bone - Get The Blues Off Me (2-CD) CD 1
01Glamour girlT-Bone Walker
02Strollin' with bonesT-Bone Walker
03The hustle is onT-Bone Walker
04Baby broke my heartT-Bone Walker
05The sun went downT-Bone Walker
06You don't love meT-Bone Walker
07Travellin' bluesT-Bone Walker
08Evil hearted womanT-Bone Walker
09I walked awayT-Bone Walker
10Too lazyT-Bone Walker
11No reasonT-Bone Walker
12Look me in the eyeT-Bone Walker
13You don't understandT-Bone Walker
14Welcome home bluesT-Bone Walker
15Alimony bluesT-Bone Walker
16Lifeis too shortT-Bone Walker
17I get so wearyT-Bone Walker
18You just wanted to use meT-Bone Walker
19Cold cold feelingT-Bone Walker
20News for my babyT-Bone Walker
21Get these blues off meT-Bone Walker
22I got the blues againT-Bone Walker
23Lollie LouT-Bone Walker
24I got the bluesT-Bone Walker
25Street walking womanT-Bone Walker
26The blues is a womanT-Bone Walker
Walker, T-Bone - Get The Blues Off Me (2-CD) CD 2
01Blue moodT-Bone Walker
02Got no use for youT-Bone Walker
03Railroad station bluesT-Bone Walker
04Long distance bluesT-Bone Walker
05Party girlT-Bone Walker
06You're here in the darkT-Bone Walker
07EverytimeT-Bone Walker
08Tell me what's the reasonT-Bone Walker
09I'm about to lose my mindT-Bone Walker
10I miss you babyT-Bone Walker
11Pony tailT-Bone Walker
12When the sun goes downT-Bone Walker
13Vida LeeT-Bone Walker
14My baby is now on my mindT-Bone Walker
15Bye bye babyT-Bone Walker
16Wanderin' heartT-Bone Walker
17Teenage babyT-Bone Walker
18Strugglin' bluesT-Bone Walker
19Love is just a gambleT-Bone Walker
20High societyT-Bone Walker
21I'll understandT-Bone Walker
22The hard wayT-Bone Walker
23Papa ain't saltyT-Bone Walker
24T-Bone shuffleT-Bone Walker
25Why notT-Bone Walker
26Play on little girlT-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker Who's the father of the electric blues? Very simple: T-Bone Walker. Of... more
"T-Bone Walker"

T-Bone Walker

Who's the father of the electric blues? Very simple: T-Bone Walker. Of course, a handful of blues-based guitarists had already experimented with amplifying their instruments before T-Bone's appearance, but he wrote the vocabulary that everyone who followed him eagerly adopted. In short, T-Bone was the source. The elegant Mean Old World, recorded in Hollywood on July 20, 1942 with pianist Freddie Slack, bassist Jud DeNaut and drummer Dave Coleman as accompanists, was the real starting point for Walker, even though he had made his first record years earlier.

Born on 28 May 1910 in Linden, Texas, Aaron Thibeaux (T-Bone was a corruption of his middle name) Walker learned the blues from his mother, who played the guitar, and a stepfather who plucked the bass in the Dallas String Band. The famous blind Lemon Jefferson was another major influence - as a teenager Walker led him through Dallas, where Jefferson performed as a street musician. Before concentrating on his guitar playing, Walker acquired extraordinary agility as a professional dancer.

Walker made his first recordings at the end of 1929, a 78 for Columbia under the name Oak Cliff T-Bone (Oak Cliff was the district of Dallas where he grew up). At that time, of course, Walker only played acoustic guitar, even when he performed as a duo with another future pioneer of the electric guitar, Charlie Christian. T-Bone moved out to Los Angeles in the mid-1930s, where he continued to dance and concentrate on his full baritone singing - he was only a singer on his next record appearance with bandleader Les Hite in 1940.

Initially inspired by Les Paul, T-Bone began to try out the newly launched electric guitar models at that time. He decided on a Gibson ES-250 and soon developed the unusual technique of holding his guitar flat in front of him like a plate while he pecked grandiose melody single-tone lines and wonderful, voluminous niche chords. Walker's brilliant innovations prepared the field for most of the following, influential guitarists of post-war blues, from Gatemouth Brown and B.B. King to Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland. His acrobatic shows also impressed his fans.

"Man, he did the splits while he was playing the guitar behind his head," Collins raved. "It was incredible!"

 

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

 

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Tracklist
Walker, T-Bone - Get The Blues Off Me (2-CD) CD 1
01 Glamour girl
02 Strollin' with bones
03 The hustle is on
04 Baby broke my heart
05 The sun went down
06 You don't love me
07 Travellin' blues
08 Evil hearted woman
09 I walked away
10 Too lazy
11 No reason
12 Look me in the eye
13 You don't understand
14 Welcome home blues
15 Alimony blues
16 Lifeis too short
17 I get so weary
18 You just wanted to use me
19 Cold cold feeling
20 News for my baby
21 Get these blues off me
22 I got the blues again
23 Lollie Lou
24 I got the blues
25 Street walking woman
26 The blues is a woman
Walker, T-Bone - Get The Blues Off Me (2-CD) CD 2
01 Blue mood
02 Got no use for you
03 Railroad station blues
04 Long distance blues
05 Party girl
06 You're here in the dark
07 Everytime
08 Tell me what's the reason
09 I'm about to lose my mind
10 I miss you baby
11 Pony tail
12 When the sun goes down
13 Vida Lee
14 My baby is now on my mind
15 Bye bye baby
16 Wanderin' heart
17 Teenage baby
18 Strugglin' blues
19 Love is just a gamble
20 High society
21 I'll understand
22 The hard way
23 Papa ain't salty
24 T-Bone shuffle
25 Why not
26 Play on little girl