Though he didn’t have quite the commercial impact of such important contemporaries of the 1940s as Louis Jordan or Nat “King” Cole, T-Bone Walker was one of the trailblazing artists of the era. Walker brought electricity to the blues: The Texas guitarist was the first to record in the genre with an electric instrument. His revolutionary approach to the genre garnered him a host of imitators and acolytes; B.B. King is probably Walker’s most outspoken devotee, but it’s difficult to think of a blues guitarist that succeeded him who remained untouched by his innovations.
A brilliant stylist who straddled the boundary between blues and jazz and crafted several R&B hits... Read More