Sings the Blues + 4 Bonus Tracks
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4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
This quintessential reissue includes one of Walker’s finest albums: T-Bone Sings the Blues (Imperial, 1959). This masterpiece features Walker’s 1950-1952 sides for the Imperial label. Highlights include “You Don’t Love Me,” “Evil Hearted Woman,” “Travelin’ Blues,” and Walker’s 1950 recording of “Strollin’ with Bones” – an uptempo 12-bar jump-blues that begins with T-Bone’s spikey, uptown electric blues licks sandwiched between a swinging two-bar, unison horn-section figure in calland- response fashion.
This sensational release has been remastered and packaged in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 4 bonus tracks from the same period.
T-BONE WALKER, vocals & lead guitar, plus:
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (tenor sax), Edward Hale (alto sax),
Eddie Hutcherson (trumpet), Jim Wynn (baritone & tenor sax),
Buddy Woodson (bass), Zell Kindred (piano),
Robert “Snake” Sims (drums), among others.
Recorded in Los Angeles & New Orleans between 1950 & 1953.
01. STROLLIN’ WITH BONES
02. YOU DON’T LOVE ME
03. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND
04. WELCOME BLUES (aka SAY! PRETTY BABY)
05. TELL ME WHAT’S THE REASON
06. BLUE MOOD
07. I’M ABOUT TO LOSE MY MIND (*)
08. I MISS YOU BABY (*)
01. THE SUN WENT DOWN
02. TRAVELIN’ BLUES
03. EVIL HEARTED WOMAN
04. COLD, COLD FEELING
05. I GOT THE BLUES AGAIN
06. BLUES IS A WOMAN
07. GET THESE BLUES OFF ME (*)
08. RAILROAD STATION BLUES (*)
(*) BONUS TRACKS: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP