Me daba pereza ver el documental de Keith Richards en Netflix, quizá no esperaba que me emocionara tanto.
Es una absoluta joya, maravilloso.
Este momento en el que cuenta cómo conoció a Muddy Waters en los estudios Chess me pone los pelos de punta.
Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, blues, Hank Williams, Chicago, country, London, Nashville: sólo le falta hablar de T-Bone Walker para describirme musicalmente.
“T-Bone Blues Special” 💣🥩🧱🎸🎶🎙
The last truly indispensable disc of the great guitar hero's career, and perhaps the most innately satisfying of all, these mid-'50s recordings boast magnificent presence, with T-Bone Walker's axe so crisp and clear it seems as though he's sitting right next to you as he delivers a luxurious remake of "Call It Stormy Monday." .
Atlantic took some chances with Walker, dispatching him to Chicago for a 1955 date with Junior Wells and Jimmy Rogers that produced tracks 1 - 5 on the album including the incendiary “T-Bone Blues Special.” .
The remaining 1956-1957 dates recorded in Los Angeles produced the particularly scalding instrumental "Two Bones and a Pick" (which finds Walker dueling it out with nephew R.S. Rankin and jazzman Barney Kessel).
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45 of the day...
Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollypop / Say You Understand
Darl 1002 (1956)
Fourteen year old from Brooklyn who was “discovered” (owned) by New York mafioso mobster Corky Vastola. The song was apparently written by Robert Spencer of The Cadillacs. Recorded in a style of jump blues known as “shuffle” which was popularised in the 40s by artists like Louis Jordan and T-Bone Walker. This blues style was then transported across to Kingston, Jamaica by the likes of Coxsone Dodd and Laurel Aitken, eventually morphing into ska. Chris Blackwell re-discovered the song in 1964 and gave it to Millie Small to record her own ska version which became a smash hit and is incredibly similar to this original record by Barbie Gaye.
Two Texas guitar players, one on the left Clarence " Gatemouth" Brown, and T Bone Walker , Mr. Stormy Monday, both could wail the blues and jump blues.I was lucky to see T Bone Walker Live at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles, he put on a hell of a show, he was part of a Johnny Otis Revue. #tbonewalker#clarencegatemouth brown #johnnyotis
0 79 May, 2019
Lots o blues gigs this week. Here I am with the Soul Searchers, bringing it “way down, way down” in B. I’ll be playing with this band tomorrow and Friday. #bluespiano#slowblues#tbonewalker