Ultimate Collection 1929-57
T-Bone Walker was among the first to amplify his guitar, making him unquestionably one of the most important pioneers of the electric blues sound— specifically the style most closely associated with the West Coast—and a key influence on B.B. King and Chuck Berry. This comprehensive collection comprises 129 tracks across 5 CDs and encompasses every side he recorded during the years indicated in the title, beginning with two early tracks from 1929 (Wichita Falls Blues and Trinity River Blues) and ending with cuts from the LP T-Bone Blues, which he laid down for Atlantic in 1956-7 and considered by many to be his finest work! In between are important performances from the early ’40s with other leaders’ bands and his many solo sessions for the Black & White, Capitol, Comet and Imperial labels through the mid ’50s, highlighted by blues standards and chart hits like Call it Stormy Monday; Bobby Sox Blues, and West End Blues! Acrobat.
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