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T-Bone Walker

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was a pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound. In 2018 Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 37 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Birth and Death Data: Born May 28th, 1910 (Linden), Died March 16th, 1975 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, piano

Notes: Billed on his first recording, in 1929, as "Oak Cliff T-Bone." Real name: Aaron Thibeaux Walker.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W149548 10-in. 12/5/1929 Trinity River blues T-Bone Walker Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W149549 10-in. 12/5/1929 Wichita Falls blues T-Bone Walker Male vocal solo ("blues singer"), with guitar and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119101 1966 Treat your Daddy well T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119102 1966 You ought to know better (no do right)-1, 5 T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119103 1966 Let your hair down baby (Natural ball) T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119104 1966 Old time used to be T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119105 1966 You don't love me and I don't care T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119106 1966 It ain't no right in you (Afraid to close my eyes) T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119107 1966 I ain't your fool no more-6 (TWB 2) T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, piano  
Decca 119108 1966 Don't let your heartache catch you-2 T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119109 1966 I don't be jiving-2, 4 T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119110 1966 Hate to see you go (Reconsider baby) (TWB 1)-2, 4 T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 119111 1966 It takes a lot to know how-2 T-Bone Walker vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Walker, T-Bone," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105350.

Walker, T-Bone. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105350.

"Walker, T-Bone." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105350

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