T-Bone Walker (vcl, g), Melvin Moore, Nick Cooper (tp, background vocals), Nathan Jones, Frank Derrick (as), Moses Gant, Jack McVea, Eddie Davis (ts), Marl Young (p, background vocals), Micky Sims (b), Red Saunders (d)
Reference: OCM CD 024
Together with Lonnie Johnson, the blues guitar most respected by the Jazz critic. This CD concentres on just 6 sessions an essential chapter for the blues guitar history, made between 1945-1953 for the Rhumboogie, Black & White and Imperial labels. Includes solid backing by Jack McVea, Ted Buckner, Lloyd Glenn, Bumps Myers, Jim Wynn plus a finest New Orleans date with Dave Bartholomew's Band. It's all pure Blues with a whole touch of Swing featuring his new fresh electric sound and soft calm voice opposite to the aggressive patterns of other bluesmen.
1. My Baby Left Me (2:53)
2. Come Back To Me Baby Blues (3:07)
3. She Is Going To Ruin Me (2:55)
4. I Can't Stand Being Away From You (3:09)
5. No Worry Blues (2:43)
6. Don't Leave Me Baby (2:48)
7. Bobby Sox Baby (2:39)
8. I'm Gonna Find My Baby (2:54)
9. I Know Your Wig Is Gone (2:44)
10. T-Bone Jumps Again (2:42)
11. Call It Stormy Monday But (But Tuesday's Just As Bad) (3:01)
12. She Had To Let Me Down (3:13)
13. Glamour Girl (2:43)
14. Strollin' With Bone (2:28)
15. The Sun Went Down (2:19)
16. You Don't Love Me (2:54)
17. Travelin' Blues (2:19)
18. The Hustle Is On (2:29)
19. Baby Broke My Heart (2:40)
20. Evil Hearted Woman (2:35)
21. When The Sun Goes Down (2:30)
22. Pony Tail (2:20)
23. Wanderin' Heart (2:30)
24. I'll Always Be In Love With You (2:14)
Total Time : (65:03)
Tracks #1-4: T-BONE WALKER and MARL YOUNG'S ORCHESTRA
Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker (vcl, g); Melvin Moore, Nick Cooper (tp, background vocals); Nathan Jones, Frank Derrick (as); Moses Gant (ts); Marl Young (p, background vocals); Micky
Sims (b); Theodore "Red" Saunders (d).
Chicago, December 19, 1945
#5-8: T-BONE WALKER & His Guitar with JACK McVEA All-Stars
T-Bone Walker (vcl, g); Joe "Red" Kelly (tp); Jack McVea (ts); Tommy "Crow" Kahn (p); Frank Clarke (b); Rabon Tarrant (d).
Hollywood, LA May 12, 1946
T-Bone Walker (vcl, g); John "Teddy" Buckner (tp); Hubert "Bumps" Myers (ts); Lloyd Glenn (p); Arthur Edwards (b); Oscar Lee Bradley (d).
Hollywood, LA September 13, 1947
T-Bone Walker (vcl, g); Eddie "Go Go" Hutcherson (tp); Edward Hale (as); Eddie Davis (ts); "Big" Jim Wynn (ts, bs); Zell Kindred (p); Buddy Woodson (b); Robert "Snake" Sims (d).
Los Angeles, April 5 & 6, 1950
#21-24: T-BONE WALKER with DAVE BARTHOLOMEW'S BAND
T-Bone Walker (vcl, g); Dave Bartholomew (tp, leader); Wendell Duconge (as); Lee Allen (ts); Herb Hardesty (bs); Walter Nelson (g); Salvadore Doucette (p); Frank Fields (b); Cornelius Coleman (d).
New Orleans, November 6, 1953