The Essential Collection

The Essential Collection

by T-Bone WalkerT-Bone Walker


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T-Bone Walker's fluid guitar lines helped define the role of the electric guitar in the modern recording era, and it's as a guitar player that the blues community generally remembers him. But his smooth yet smoky vocals were every bit as classy as his guitar playing, as this two-disc, 36-track set of sides Walker recorded for the Black & White, Capitol, and Imperial record labels between 1946 and 1955 clearly shows. Highlights here include the fine "Mean Old World," the immortal "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" from 1947, as well as "Blue Mood" and "Love Is Just a Gamble," among others. Standing at the junction of blues, jazz, and R&B, Walker brought a little something to all of these genres, and with "Stormy Monday," gave the world a classic.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/2011
Label: Rockbeat Records
UPC: 0089353302122
catalogNumber: 3021

Album Credits

Performance Credits

T-Bone Walker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Lloyd Glenn   Piano
Freddie Slack   Piano
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Lee Bradley   Drums
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
Frank Clarke   Bass
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
John W. Davis   Bass
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Edwards   Vocals
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Edward Hale   Alto Saxophone
Eddie Hutcherson   Trumpet
Joe "Red" Kelly   Trumpet
Killian   Trumpet
Zell Kindred   Piano
Willard McDaniel   Piano
R.S. Rankin   Rhythm Guitar
Rabon Tarrant   Drums
Jack Trainor   Trumpet
Buddy Woodson   Bass
Jim Wynn   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dave Coleman   Drums
Jud de Naut   Bass
Tommy "Crow" Kahn   Piano
Robert "Snake" Sims   Drums
Tarrant   Drums
Hubert "Bumps" Myers   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
James Austin   Reissue Producer
Dallas Bartley   Composer
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Composer
Edward Hale   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Billy Vera   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Photo Courtesy
Aaron Walker   Composer
Dootsie Williams   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Florence Cadrez   Composer
Bernice Carter   Composer
Freddie Simon   Composer
Richard Reicheg   Photo Courtesy
Paul Reiner   Composer
John Cameron   Composer
Bernie Anders   Composer
John Criner   Composer
Harold Oxley   Composer
Shifti Henry   Composer
Don Howard   Caricatures
Jack White   Composer

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