The Ultimate Collection: 1929-57

The Ultimate Collection: 1929-57

by T-Bone WalkerT-Bone Walker


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T-Bone Walker was a stunning guitarist who played the blues with a jazzman's soul, and while Walker wasn't a flashy singer, he got the job done with enough conviction that you can feel the country dust settling in behind his urbane delivery, and when he cut loose a little on guitar, the sparks flew with elegant tension. Walker was one of the first guitarists to amplify his instrument, which he did beginning in 1940, and he went on to have an influential place as a bandleader and as an in-demand session player. This generous five-disc, 129-track set collects essentially every track he recorded for the Columbia, Black & White, Comet, Capitol, Mercury, and Imperial record labels between 1929 and the end of the 1950s, and concludes with key tracks from his 1957 T-Bone Blues album from Atlantic Records. Included are several versions of his signature song, "Stormy Monday."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2014
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046750329
catalogNumber: 7503
Rank: 30525


Disc 1

  1. Wichita Falls Blues
  2. Trinity River Blues
  3. T-Bone Blues
  4. Mean Old World
  5. I Got A Break Baby
  6. Sail On Boogie
  7. I'm Still In Love With You
  8. T-Bone Boogie
  9. Evenin'
  10. Mean Old World Blues
  11. You Don't Love Me Blues
  12. My Baby Left Me
  13. Come Back Baby Blues
  14. I Can't Stand Being Away From You
  15. She Is Going To Ruin Me
  16. Bobby Sox Blues
  17. I'm Gonna Find My Baby
  18. No Worry Blues
  19. Don't Leave Me baby
  20. Don't Give Me The Runaround
  21. It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
  22. I'm In An Awful Mood
  23. Hard Pain Blues
  24. I Know Your Wig Has Gone
  25. Call It Stormy Monday Blues But Tuesday Is Just As Bad

Disc 2

  1. T-Bone Jumps Again
  2. She Had To Let Me Down
  3. Long Skirt Baby Blues
  4. Goodbye Blues
  5. Midnight Blues
  6. She's My Old Time Used To Be
  7. Too Much Trouble Blues
  8. Long Lost Lover Blues
  9. Dream Girl Blues
  10. Triflin' Woman Blues
  11. I'm Waiting For Your Call
  12. On Your Way Blues
  13. Hypin' Woman Blues
  14. So Blue Blues
  15. Lonesome Woman Blues
  16. That's Better For Me
  17. First Love Blues
  18. The Natural Blues
  19. Inspiration Blues
  20. Description Blues
  21. T-Bone Shuffle
  22. Vacation Blues
  23. That Old Feeling Is Gone
  24. Prison Blues
  25. The Time Seems So Long
  26. Home Town Blues

Disc 3

  1. Wise Man Blues
  2. Misfortune Blues
  3. I Wish You Were Mine
  4. I'm Gonna Move You Out And Get Somebody Else
  5. Plain Old Down Home Blues
  6. Go Back To The One You Love
  7. Born To Be No Good
  8. She's The No-Sleepinest Woman
  9. I Want A Little Girl
  10. West Side baby
  11. I'm Still In Love With You
  12. You're My Best Poker Hand
  13. Glamour Girl
  14. Strollin' With Bones
  15. The Sun Went Down
  16. You Don't Love Me
  17. The Hustle Is On
  18. Baby Broke My Heart
  19. Travelin' Blues
  20. Evil Hearted Woman
  21. I Walked Away
  22. Too Lazy
  23. No Reason
  24. Look Me In The Eye
  25. You Don't Understand
  26. Welcome Baby
  27. Alimony Blues

Disc 4

  1. Life Is Too Short
  2. I Get So Weary
  3. You Just Wanted To Use Me
  4. Tell Me What's The Reason
  5. I'm About To Lose My Mind
  6. Cold Cold Feeling
  7. News For You Baby
  8. I Got The Blues Again
  9. Get These Blues Off Me
  10. I Got The Blues
  11. Blues Is A Woman
  12. Street Walking Woman
  13. Through With Woman
  14. Blue Mood
  15. Here In The Dark
  16. Every Time
  17. I Miss You Baby
  18. Lollie Lou
  19. Party Girl
  20. Love Is Just A Gamble
  21. High Society
  22. Got No Use For You
  23. Railroad Station Blues
  24. Long Distance Blues
  25. I'm Still In Love With You
  26. My Baby Is Now On My Mind

Disc 5

  1. Vida Lee
  2. Bye Bye Baby
  3. Doin' Time
  4. Pony Tail
  5. When The Sun Goes Down
  6. Wanderin' Heart
  7. I'll Always Be In Love With You
  8. Strugglin' Blues
  9. Teen Age Baby
  10. Hard Way
  11. I'll Understand
  12. Papa Ain't Salty
  13. T-Bone Shuffle
  14. Why Not?
  15. Play On Little Girl
  16. T-Bone Blues Special
  17. Mean Old World
  18. T-Bone Blues
  19. Stormy Monday
  20. Blues For Marili
  21. Shufflin' The Blues
  22. Evening
  23. Two Bones And A Pick
  24. How Long Blues
  25. Blues Rock

Album Credits

Performance Credits

T-Bone Walker   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Lloyd Glenn   Piano
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
T.J. Fowler   Piano
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
John Young   Piano
Eddie Chamblee   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Slack   Piano,Guest Appearance
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Jack McVea   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Lee Bradley   Drums
Otis Lee Bradley   Drums
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
Paul Campbell   Trumpet
Frank Clarke   Bass
Cornelius Coleman   Drums
Joe Comfort   Bass
John W. Davis   Bass
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Wendell DuConge   Alto Saxophone
Allen Durham   Trombone
McKinley Easton   Baritone Saxophone
Arthur Edwards   Bass
Frank Fields   Bass
William K. "Billy" Hadnott   Bass
Herb Hardesty   Baritone Saxophone
Hite   Alto Saxophone
Roger Hurd   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Hutcherson   Trumpet
Henry Ivory   Bass
LeRoy Jackson   Drums
Nat Jones   Alto Saxophone
Joe "Red" Kelly   Trumpet
Killian   Trumpet
Zell Kindred   Piano
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Willard McDaniel   Piano
Melvin Moore   Trumpet,Vocals
Sol Moore   Baritone Saxophone
Walter Nelson   Guitar
George Orendorff   Trumpet
Earl Palmer   Drums
Frank Pasley   Guitar
R.S. Rankin   Guitar
Red Saunders   Drums
Robert Tarrant   Drums
Jack Trainor   Trumpet
Floyd Turnham   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Nat Walker   Piano
Buddy Woodson   Bass
Big Jim Wynn   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marl Young   Piano
Bumps Myers   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Derrick   Alto Saxophone
Andrew Gardner   Alto Saxophone
Walter Williams   Trumpet
Fred Whiting   Bass
John Lawton   Trumpet
Douglas Finnell   Piano,Guest Appearance
Moses Gant   Tenor Saxophone
Robert "Snake" Sims   Drums
Que Martyn   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Morgan   Bass
Marl Young Orchestra   Guest Appearance
Nick Cooper   Trumpet
Eddie Davis Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bartholomew's band   Guest Appearance
Forrest Powell   Trumpet
Eddie Hale   Alto Saxophone
Jack Mcvea All Stars   Guest Appearance
Ray Johnson   Piano
Walter Cox   Tenor Saxophone
Rich Cornell   Drums
Jim Wynn & His Orchestra   Guest Appearance
Henderson Smith   Trumpet
Micky Simms   Bass
Thomas "Crow" Kahn   Piano
Killian Quintet   Guest Appearance
Clarence Stamps   Drums
T.J. Fowler's Band   Guest Appearance
Lee Cross   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Dallas Bartley   Composer
John Cameron   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Edward Hale   Composer
Shifty Henry   Composer
Hite   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Herman Ruby   Composer
Aaron Walker   Composer
Marl Young   Arranger,Composer,Director
Walter Williams   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Lou Baxter   Composer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Boyd Lewis   Composer
Grover McDaniel   Composer
Dossie Terry   Composer
Florence Cadrez   Composer
Bernice Carter   Composer
Richard Williams   Composer
Freddie Simon   Composer
Jack White   Composer
Sam Goldberg   Composer
Emanuel "Duke" Brooks   Arranger
Eddie Davis Orchestra   Composer
Harry White   Composer
Paul Watts   Liner Notes
Fred Simons   Composer
John Willie Henry   Composer
Oscar McLollie   Composer
H. E. Owens   Composer
R. Glenn   Composer
John L. Crainer   Composer
Booker T. Reed   Composer
Paul Reiner   Composer
B. Anderson   Composer
Sam Stept   Composer
Pete Johnson   Composer
Burghardt   Composer
Argusties McGlothlin   Composer
Carmen Davis   Composer
Clarence Grady McDaniel   Composer
Harold Francis Oxley   Composer
Everett Jack White   Composer
Edward J. White   Composer
Jessie Leblanc   Composer

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