Another essential T-Bone Walker collection, Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954
is a two-disc dish with 52 sensational tracks from his stint at Lew Chudd
's Imperial Records label. Whether waxing with his own jump blues unit in L.A. or Dave Bartholomew
's hard-drivers in New Orleans, Walker always stayed true to his vision, and the proof was in the grooves: "Glamour Girl," "The Hustle Is On," "Tell Me What's the Reason," "High Society," "Cold, Cold Feeling," and the immaculate jumping instrumental "Strollin' with Bones" all date from this historic period of Walker's legacy.