THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180-GRAM PURE VIRGIN VINYL LPs IN GATEFOLD PACKAGING
INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
T-Bone Walker’s I Get So Weary, released in 1961 by the Imperial Records label, is a terrific collection consisting of 14 tunes from the wildly influential blues legend, to whom electric blues and rock music owe their existence. It features Walker’s 1951-1953 sides from his Imperial period, which represent the transition from his notable Black & White recordings to his LP debut in 1960 on the Atlantic label. Among the highlights is the song that gives name to the album: “I Get So Weary”, as well as the essentials “I Miss You Baby,” “Party Girl,” and “Here in the Dark”, on which Walker is backed by such musicians as Dave Bartholomew and his band, Maxwell Davis, and Billy Hadnott.
T-BONE WALKER, vocals & guitar, plus:
A3-A6 & B1-B2: Edward Hale (alto sax), Maxwell Davis (tenor sax), unknown (tp),
Willard McDaniel (piano), Billy Hadnott (bass), Oscar Lee Bradley (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California, between August and December 1951.
A1-A2 & B3-B5: Probable personnel: Edward Hale (alto sax),
Maxwell Davis (tenor sax), Jim Wynn (baritone sax),
Zell Kindred or Willard McDaniel (piano), R.S. Rankin (rhythm guitar),
Buddy Woodson (bass), Robert “Snake” Sims or Oscar Lee Bradley (drums).
Unknown trumpet player. Recorded in Los Angeles, California, March 1952.
A7-A8 & B6-B8: The Dave Bartholomew Band. Probable personnel: Dave Bartholomew (tp),
Wendell Duconge (alto sax), Lee Allen (tenor sax), Herb Hardesty (baritone sax),
Walter Nelson (guitar), Frank Fields (bass), Cornelius Coleman (drums),
Baby Davis or possibly Tiny Brown (vocals on B6). Unknown piano player.
Recorded in New Orleans or Los Angeles, between March and November 1953.
1 HERE IN THE DARK
2 I MISS YOU BABY
3 LIFE IS TOO SHORT
4 WELCOME BLUES
5 I GET SO WEARY
6 YOU JUST WANTED TO USE ME
7 WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN *
8 PONY TAIL *
1 THROUGH WITH WOMEN
2 STREET WALKING WOMAN
3 PARTY GIRL
4 HIGH SOCIETY
5 LOLLIE LOU
6 GOT NO USE FOR YOU
7 WANDERIN’ HEART *
8 I’LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU *
* BONUS TRACKS: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP