Modern electric blues guitar can be traced directly back to this Texas-born pioneer, who began amplifying his sumptuous lead lines for public consumption circa 1940 and thus initiated a revolution so total that its tremors are still being felt today.
Few major postwar blues guitarists come to mind that don't owe T-Bone Walker an unpayable debt of gratitude. B.B. King has long cited him as a primary influence, marveling at Walker's penchant for holding the body of his guitar outward while he played it. Gatemouth Brown, Pee Wee Crayton, Goree Carter, Pete Mayes, and a wealth of other prominent Texas-bred axemen came stylistically right out of Walker during the late '40s and early '50s. Walker's nephew, guitarist R.S. Rankin, went so far as to bill himself as T-Bone Walker, Jr. for a 1962 single on Dot, "Midnight Bells Are Ringing" (with his uncle's complete blessing, of course; the two had worked up a father-and-son-type act long before that).
"I Get So Weary" is one more LP of Walker's elegant guitar and smooth vocals.
|A1||Here In The Dark|
|A2||I Miss You Baby|
|A3||Life Is Too Short|
|A4||I Get So Weary|
|A5||You Just Wanted To Use Me|
|A6||When The Sun Goes Down|
|A7||Everytime Pony Tail|
|B1||Thorough With Women|
|B2||Street Walking Woman|
|B6||Got No Use For You|
T-Bone Walker - I Get So Weary (1961)
(192 kbps, front cover included)