Sunday, July 13, 2014

T-Bone Walker: Hey Baby

On Tuesday we saw a photo of T-Bone Walker playing at what I knew as the Wyvern in Granby Street, Leicester. So here is playing for the BBC the same year.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says of him:
T-Bone Walker’s single-string solos influenced blues players like B.B. King and such rockers as Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. 
As Pete Welding wrote: “T-Bone Walker is the fundamental source of the modern urban style of playing and singing the blues. The blues was different before he came onto the scene, and it hasn’t been the same since.”
And "T-Bone"?

His full name was Aaron Thibeaux Walker.

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