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T-Bone Walker The Truth (LP, 180g Vinyl)

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(Brunswick) 11 tracks - Re-issue on 180g Vinyl of the original 1968 'Brunswick' LP album.... more

T-Bone Walker: The Truth (LP, 180g Vinyl)

(Brunswick) 11 tracks - Re-issue on 180g Vinyl of the original 1968 'Brunswick' LP album. Produced by Huey Meaux

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  • Interpret: T-Bone Walker

  • Album titlle: The Truth (LP, 180g Vinyl)

  • Genre Blues

  • Label BRUNSWICK

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl record size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4000127817822

  • weight in Kg 0.4
Walker, T-Bone - The Truth (LP, 180g Vinyl) LP 1
01 Treat Your Daddy Well T-Bone Walker
02 You Ought To Know Better T-Bone Walker
03 Let Your Hair Down Baby T-Bone Walker
04 Old Time Used To Be T-Bone Walker
05 You Don't LOve Me And I Don't Care T-Bone Walker
06 It Ain't No Right In You T-Bone Walker
07 I Ain't Your Fool No More T-Bone Walker
08 Don't Let Your Heartache Catch You Crying T-Bone Walker
09 I Don't be Jiving T-Bone Walker
10 Hate To See You Go T-Bone Walker
11 Takes A Lot Of Know-How T-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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