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T-Bone Walker - Everyday I Have The Blues (1969) Expanded Remastered 2014

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T-Bone Walker - Everyday I Have The Blues (1969) Expanded Remastered 2014

T-Bone Walker - Everyday I Have The Blues (1969) Expanded Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 211 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 118 Mb
Electric Texas Blues | Label: Ace Records UK | # CDCHM 1396 | Time: 00:38:58

Guitarist T-Bone Walker is one of the most influential musicians in musical history. The Texan was one of the pioneers of the electric guitar and his recordings, made in the early 1940s for Capitol, Rhumboogie, and Black & White, are some of the earliest defining moments for electric blues. His playing was influential upon others of his era: most notably B.B. King but also several jazz players and many rock greats. He made a lot of records throughout his later career, some of variable quality. The less ground-breaking albums have often been overlooked; one of the best is his 1969 Bluestime LP Every Day I Have The Blues . Producer Bob Thiele took him to Capitol studios, teamed him up with some of the best session musicians and made a crisp, slightly funky masterpiece. There are great vocal performances, such as on the title track and Sail On , and his guitar sounds amazing on For B.B. King . This album didn t sell well, is difficult to find and is largely forgotten. This is its first reissue, and is taken from original master tapes. As a bonus Ace have added two tracks that were recorded at a 1970 show at the Carnegie Hall, New York.

VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991

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VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991

VA - The Original American Folk Blues Festival '1962 (1963) CD Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 825 502-2 | Time: 00:49:12 | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Blues, Folk-Blues, Country-Blues, Delta Blues

Recorded live in a studio in Hamburg, Germany, in October 1962. Includes artists involved with that year's American Folk Blues Festival tour. With generally relaxed and reflective performances. The artists include Memphis Slim, T-Bone Walker, Shakey Jake, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and John Lee Hooker.

T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin' (1969) [Reissue 2006]

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T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin' (1969) [Reissue 2006]

T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin' (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Maison De Blues/Universal Music France (983 343-5)

Recorded in Paris during November 1968, Good Feelin' was the album that rekindled public interest in the life and music of Aaron "T-Bone" Walker throughout Europe and even in some portions of the United States of America. The album begins and closes with informal narration spoken by Walker while accompanying himself on the piano. The band behind him on the other ten tracks includes guitarist Slim Pezin, pianist Michel Sardaby and Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango blowing tenor alongside Pierre Holassian on alto, Francis Cournet on baritone, and a trumpeter whose identity remains a mystery. With T-Bone's electric guitar sizzling in its own juice and the horns signifying together over soulful organ grooves and freshly ground basslines, all of this music is rich and powerful. Each track is delicious; a funky instrumental strut entitled "Poontang" is the tastiest of all.

T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1959) Expanded Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

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T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1959) Expanded Reissue 1989 [Re-Up]

T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues (1959) Expanded Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Electric Texas Blues, Early R&B | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 8020-2 | Time: 00:47:55

The last truly indispensable disc of the great guitar hero's career, and perhaps the most innately satisfying of all, these mid-'50s recordings boast magnificent presence, with T-Bone Walker's axe so crisp and clear it seems as though he's sitting right next to you as he delivers a luxurious remake of "Call It Stormy Monday." Atlantic took some chances with Walker, dispatching him to Chicago for a 1955 date with Junior Wells and Jimmy Rogers that produced "Why Not" and "Papa Ain't Salty." Even better were the 1956-1957 L.A. dates that produced the scalding instrumental "Two Bones and a Pick" (which finds Walker dueling it out with nephew R.S. Rankin and jazzman Barney Kessel).

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

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VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set

VA - New Orleans Guitar 1947-1955 (2006) 4CD Box Set
Featuring: T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim, Smiley Lewis, Boo Breeding, Pee Wee Crayton

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 685 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 585 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
New Orleans Blues, New Orleans R&B | Label: JSP | # JSP7773 | Time: 04:15:37

JSP's New Orleans Guitar compiles four CDs of performances by Smiley Lewis, Guitar Slim, and T-Bone Walker. It's hard to go wrong with these 102 recordings cut between 1947 and 1955. The tracks have been remastered, making the majority of this material sound great. Unlike other packages of this type, the liner notes are informative, listing personnel, dates, and a concise history without going on ad nauseam. As an extra bonus this is a budget-priced set, making it highly recommended, especially for the blues novice.

T-Bone Walker - Back On The Scene (2003) [DVD-Audio]

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T-Bone Walker - Back On The Scene (2003) [DVD-Audio]

T-Bone Walker - Back On The Scene (2003)
DVD-5: ISO, NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | MLP 5.1 96/24
Blues | 00:37:47 | ~ 2.25 Gb

Guitarist T-Bone Walker is one of the links–if not THE link–between the suave, intricate jazz styles of Charlie Christian and Lonnie Johnson and the crackling electricity of Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix. Not only is he massively influential as a guitarist, but he was a dynamic showman (played that guitar behind his head way before Hendrix did) and his original songs have become standards ("Stormy Monday Blues"). Originally entitled HOME COOKING, this 1966 album from blues wizard T-Bone Walker, where he's accompanied by only three other musicians (with no drummer), proves the blues can be mellow without losing the sting or the zing.

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson with T-Bone Walker and Jay McShann - Kidney Stew Is Fine (1969) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson with T-Bone Walker and Jay McShann - Kidney Stew Is Fine (1969) Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson - Kidney Stew Is Fine (1969) Reissue 2007
with T-Bone Walker and Jay McShann

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
West Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: Delmark | # DD-631 | 00:37:29

Although its programming has been juggled a bit, and the CD has been given liner notes, this Delmark release is a straight reissue of the original LP. Clocking in at around 38 minutes, the relatively brief set is the only recording that exists of Vinson, pianist Jay McShann, and guitarist T-Bone Walker playing together; the sextet is rounded out by the fine tenor Hal Singer, bassist Jackie Sampson, and drummer Paul Gunther. Vinson, whether singing "Plese Send Me Somebody to Love," "Just a Dream," and "Juice Head Baby" or taking boppish alto solos, is the main star throughout this album (originally on Black & Blue), a date that helped launch Vinson's commercial comeback.

T-Bone Walker - The Talkin' Guitar (1990)

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T-Bone Walker - The Talkin' Guitar (1990)

T-Bone Walker - The Talkin' Guitar (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Blues Encore | # CD 52010 | 01:09:06

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 as a primary influence, marveling at Walker's penchant for holding the body of his guitar outward while he played it. Gatemouth Brown, Pee Wee Crayton, Goree Carter, Pete Mayes, and a wealth of other prominent Texas-bred axemen came stylistically right out of Walker during the late '40s and early '50s.

T-Bone Walker - Very Rare (1973) [Reissue 2000]

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T-Bone Walker - Very Rare (1973) [Reissue 2000]

T-Bone Walker - Very Rare (1973) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 400 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Blues, Jazz Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 6483)

Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the album is a who's who of great players from rock, jazz and blues… with luminaries such James Booker, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Mann, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Gerry Mulligan, Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, Jim Gordon, Dean Parks, Larry Carlton and many more.

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004) [Re-Up]

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Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004) [Re-Up]

Duke Robillard - Blue Mood: The Songs of T-Bone Walker (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: Stony Plane | # SPCD 1300 | Time: 00:53:36

Duke Robillard pays homage to T-Bone Walker with this collection of swing, big band and blues songs. The bubbly and bouncy "Lonesome Woman Blues" has a be-bop Count Basie feeling as his supporting players are given brief solos to shine, particularly the horn section. There is far more substance and style to this approach than a rehashed run-through à la Brian Setzer. This fluidity continues, albeit a bit slower in tempo with the swinging "T-Bone Shuffle" which carries the same head-bobbing groove. Here the horns lead the way but Robillard makes his presence felt on guitar near the homestretch, and throughout the stellar "Pony Tail." The barroom blues and drum brushes on "Love Is a Gamble" takes things down to a creepy crawl, bringing to mind Dr. John or Delbert McClinton. An early favorite has to be the rousing and toe-tapping "Alimony Blues," an indication that Robillard wants to pay tribute in the right way by nailing each song beautifully.

T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]

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T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]

T-Bone Walker - Sings The Blues (1959) + Singing The Blues (1960) [2LP on 1CD, 1999]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Scans ~ 131 Mb | Time: 01:04:04
Electric Texas Blues, Jump Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD461

This contains straight-up reissues of two of T-Bone's Imperial albums, themselves merely collections of the original 78s. Everything on these 24 sides was recorded between 1950 and 1954 – not as trailblazing a period as the one from 1946 to 1947 on Black and White, but still prime T-Bone by any yardstick. The majority of these sides were cut in Los Angeles, with the exception of the New Orleans-recorded "I'm Still in Love With You" and the Windy City cut of "Bye Bye Baby." Loads of great T-Bone guitar and a cool West Coast sound to most everything on here make this an important addition to anyone's blues collection.

T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) [Blues Reference Series]

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T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) [Blues Reference Series]

T-Bone Walker - Feelin' The Blues (1999) [Blues Reference Series]
Recordings 1968-1969, In Paris, France.
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:16
Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Jazz-Blues | Label: Black And Blue | # BB 432.2

Taking inspiration from Charlie Christian and Lonnie Johnson, T-Bone Walker plays with an exceptionally elegant and relaxed style, the perfect foil for Charles Brown's piano. An innovator of this caliber could only spark emulation. T-Bone Walker's influence can be heard in B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown or Buddy Guy. Even Jimi Hendrix confessed his indebtedness. Today guitarists, like Duke Robillard, Pete Mayes or Otis Grand, still perpetuate his legacy. In 1962 he toured with the very first American Folk Blues Festival (with John Lee Hooker). T-Bone Walker subsequently performed in Europe on a regular basis, with a marked preference for France. In November 1968, Black & Blue took advantage of one of his tours to have him record the album "Feelin’ The Blues," rightly considered to be one of the best he made at the end of his career. We thought it appropriate to add a few titles from his sessions with Jay McShann and Eddie Vinson, recorded a few months later while T-Bone was doing a stint at the Trois Mailletz club in Paris. T-Bone Walker is surely the most jazzy blues musician, while McShann and Vinson are among the most bluesy jazz musicians! It was impossible for this confrontation to produce anything but success.

T-Bone Walker - Classics of Modern Blues (1975) [Reissue 2002]

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T-Bone Walker - Classics of Modern Blues (1975) [Reissue 2002]

T-Bone Walker - Classics of Modern Blues (1975) [Reissue 2002]
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 330 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers - 80 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BGO Records (BGOCD543)

An excellent set that brings together 28 early 50s recordings by T-Bone Walker - crucial sides that link together jazz and blues traditions, with incredible work on guitar that would go onto influence both genres tremendously. The fact that Walker became a huge influence on soul jazz guitarists like Billy Butler, George Freeman, and Wild Bill Jennings is probably not lost on Blue Note - who included the set here as the only non-jazz set in their 2LP 70s reissue series.

T-Bone Walker - I Want A Little Girl (1973) [Reissue 1992]

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T-Bone Walker - I Want A Little Girl (1973) [Reissue 1992]

T-Bone Walker - I Want A Little Girl (1973) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers (19 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DD-633)

The first impression made here is surprisingly not from the master's guitar, but from his vocal, the song itself more of a doo wop ballad than a gutbucket blues. The only kind of T-Bone still savored by European blues fans since the mad cow disease scare barely plays guitar at all as the song begins to unfold, casually wrapping his lips around the lines like a saloon singer with a couple of shots under his belt. But when the instrumental section starts and he begins playing guitar, that's when the listener knows for sure this isn't a Johnny Hartman record. I Want a Little Girl was originally recorded in the late '60s for release on another label, and is in some ways like some of the sides Hartman created for Impulse with small combos backing him, sometimes even featuring guitarists, although never with the edge exhibited by Walker…