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T Bone Walker'
I Got The T-Bone Walker BluesMastered from the Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at RTI!
Roy Gaines is the greatest living blues guitarist that you probably don't know anything about. Not only is Mr. Gaines a sizzling blues guitarist, he also possesses one of the most magnificent blues voices around. The real tragedy is that until very recently this supremely talented musician was almost forgotten by blues fans in the U.S.
Born in Houston in 1937, Roy started playing the guitar as a teenager and soon developed a reputation as an instrumental prodigy. By fourteen, he was actually being invited on stage to play with the legendary T-Bone Walker during the latter's live gigs in Houston and became known as T-Bone Jr. By his early 20s, Roy was playing and recording with Roy Milton's band in LA but returned to Houston to join the Duke / Peacock blues label as a full time session guitarist on such seminal blues recordings as Bobby Bland's It's My Life Baby and Junior Parker's Driving Me Mad. He was also the featured guitarist on a whole bunch of singles recorded by Big Mama Thorton for the same label.
After going on the road with Joe Turner, Roy joined forces with the blues great, Chuck Willis. Roy stayed with Willis until the latter passed away in the late 50's. He then moved to NYC and recorded with Jimmy Rushing, as well as doing a jazz album with Coleman Hawkins on Prestige. Roy returned to LA and during the 60s became one of the city's leading session guitarists, playing with the Crusaders, Earl Grant, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder as well as continuing his pure blues work with the likes of Bobby Bland, Albert King and Lightning Hopkins for the Jewel label.
The focus of this album is on the music and spirit of the late and very great T-Bone Walker, Roy's earliest mentor and inspiration as a guitar player. T-Bone's body of work includes such timeless blues standards as Stormy Monday, Dreamgirl, West Side Baby, T-Bone Blues and I'm in An Awful Mood and many others. This album focuses on the classic tunes and styles from the period of the 40s and 50s.
The LP includes an acoustic version of Stormy Monday and House of Gold as a bonus 45rpm supercut. Produced by Joe Harley and recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Sherman Oaks, CA. by engineer Mike Ross. All mastering was done from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman. All LPs are plated and pressed by RTI, CA.1. Stormy Monday
2. T-Bone Shuffle
4. I Got A Break Baby
5. That Old Feeling Is Gone
6. I'm In An Awful Mood
7. T-Bone Blues
8. Honky Tonk Blues
9. Westside Baby$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
T. Bone BluesT-Bone Walker's masterpiece T-Bone Blues on Atlantic Records is often cited as not only one of his finest achievements, but also one of the blues genre's most important crowned jewels. This 1959 classic showcases the late blues master's legendary handling of the electric guitar and his unequalled ability to powerfully sing some of the most revered classics in modern blues history.
This definitive classic recording features this multi-talented artist's finest tunes like T-Bone Shuffle, Papa Ain't Salty No More and of course the iconic Stormy Monday Blues. Over the years, many acclaimed artists have gone back to this album for inspiration. Classic blues rockers like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, John Mayall, The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Doug Sahm have all interpreted several songs from this classic album. Out of print for over forty years in the vinyl format, Friday Music is thrilled to announce the first time 180g gram audiophile vinyl release of T-Bone Walker's landmark masterpiece T-Bone Blues.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (T-Bone Walker/Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter/Boz Scaggs) from the original Atlantic Records monophonic tapes, this audiophile LP truly excites the listener, as each note bent and every vocal laid down by T-Bone Walker are truly captured in this historic recording.
Friday Music has corrected the original running order of this wonderful blues release, the first time since 1959, as well as used the original artwork elements and the stunning liner notes written by the late Ralph J. Gleason. As always, Friday Music includes a poly bag for the album cover and a poly line sleeve to protect your 180g vinyl album.1. Two Bones and a Pick
2. Mean Old World
3. T-Bone Shuffle
4. Stormy Monday Blues (Call It Stormy Monday)
5. Blues For Marili
6. T-Bone Blues
7. Shufflin' the Blues
9. Play On Little Girl
10. Blues Rock
11. Papa Ain't Salty$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Call It Stormy Monday - The Essential CollectionSpecial vinyl compilation of late '40s. early '50s recordings by one of the biggest trailblazers of blues guitar in music history, T-Bone Walker!
"Finally I heard 'Stormy Monday,' by my guy T-Bone Walker and I went crazy for the guitar and then crazy in every sense. I've never heard anything sound like that guitar to me." - B.B. King1. Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)
2. Mean Old World
3. Strollin' With Bones
4. I Got A Break, Baby
5. Don't Leave Me, Baby
6. Travelin' Blues
7. The Hustle Is On
8. Evil Hearted Woman
9. Alimony Blues
10. Cold Cold Feeling
11. I Got The Blues Again
12. Tell Me What's The Reason$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SPCO-PUR-9098xT. Bone Walker
T. Bone Walker Sings The Blues (Pure Pleasure)T-Bone Walker is one of the all time greats, an innovator and significant influence on just about every blues guitarist who followed. But his musical legacy is also incredibly enjoyable, full of humour as well as invention.
A man who played the blues with flair, sophistication, technical brilliance and a sense of humour, Aaron Thibeaux Walker was born in Linden, Cass County, of Cherokee Indian descent. His trademark was the cool, telling West Coast licks which emanated from his guitar - there have been few who have done the job better.
- Aaron T-Bone Walker (vocal, guitar)
- Eddie Hutcherson (trumpet)
- Edward Hale (alto saxophone)
- Eddie Davis (tenor saxophone)
- Jim Wynn (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone)
- Willard McDaniels (piano)
- Buddy Woodson, Billy Hadnott (bass)
- Robert "Snake" Sims (drums)
Recording: April 1950, August and December 1951, January1952
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Strollin' With Bones
2. You Don't Love Me
3. You Don't Understand
4. Say! Pretty Baby
5. Tell Me What's the Reason
6. Blue Mood
7. The Sun Went Down
8. Travelin' Blues
9. Evil Hearted Woman
10. Cold, Cold Feeling
11. I Got the Blues Again
12. Blues Is a Woman$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stormy Monday BluesCall It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) (usually shortened to Stormy Monday) is a song written and recorded by American blues electric guitar pioneer T-Bone Walker. It is a slow twelve-bar blues performed in the West Coast Blues-style that features Walker's smooth, plaintive vocal and guitar work. The song reached number five in the 1948 Billboard magazine Race Records chart and became Walker's best-known and most recorded song. Stormy Monday is one of the most popular blues standards with numerous renditions.1. Stormy Monday Blues
2. All Night Long
3. My Patience Keeps Running Out
4. Glamour Girl 2:51
5. T-Bone's Way (Inst.)
6. That Evening Train
7. Lousiana Bayou Drive (Inst.)
8. When We Were Schoolmates
9. Don't Go Back To New Orleans
10. Got To Cross The Deep Blue Sea
11. (You'll Never Find Anyone) To Be A Slave Like Me
12. Left Home When I Was A Kid$14.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Alright Again!One of the most satisfying contemporary Brown [albums] of all for the discerning blues fan. Nothing but swinging, horn-abetted blues adorn this album, as Gate pays tribute to an influence and a protege by covering T-Bone Walker's Strollin' with Bones and Albert Collins's Frosty. Brown's jauntily revives Junior Parker's I Feel Alright Again and Percy Mayfield's Give Me Time to Explain, while his own numbers -- a funky Dollar Got the Blues, the luxurious blues Sometimes I Slip -- are truly brilliant.
- Bill Dahl (All Music)1. Frosty
2. Strollin' With Bones
3. Give Me Time To Explain
4. Baby Take It Easy
5. Sometimes I Slip
6. I Feel Alright Again
7. Alligator Boogaloo
8. Dollar Got The Blues
9. Honey In The Be-Bo
10. Gate Walks To Board$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Evenin' BluesPart of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.
All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom
Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock
This relaxed, rather informal August 15, 1963, session is one of Jimmy Witherspoon's rarest and was the only time that the great Arkansas shouter recorded with T-Bone Walker, the Texas-born father of electric blues guitar. In an unusual appearance as a sideman, Walker contributed his trademark brittle-toned solos, obbligatos, and "from the five" intros to a set of tunes that included such standards as "Money's Gettin' Cheaper" (a 'Spoon favorite since he borrowed it from Charles Brown in the late Forties), "How Long Blues," "Good Rockin' Tonight," "Kansas City," and "Don't Let Go." And adding further Texas seasoning was San Antonio saxophonist Clifford Scott, best known for his distinctive solos on "Honky Tonk" and other Bill Doggett hits, who not only played tenor (as the original credits indicate), but blew searing alto on "Grab Me a Freight" and flute on 'Spoon's reading of the haunting title track, a blues ballad previously associated with both Jimmy Rushing and Walker. With Clifford Scott, Bert Kendrix, T-Bone Walker, Clarence Jones and Wayne Robertson.1. Money's Gettin' Cheaper
2. Grab Me a Freight
3. Don't Let Go
4. I've Been Treated Wrong
6. Cane River
7. How Long Blues
8. Good Rockin' Tonight
9. Kansas City
10. Drinking Beer$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In A Heavy BagInducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1993, Lowell Fulson (he also recorded for business reasons as Lowell Fullsom and Lowell Fulsom). The Tulsa, Oklahoma native was a big-voiced blues-guitarist and songwriter in the West Coast Blues tradition. Along with T-Bone Walker, Fulson was one of the most important figures in West Coast blues. In a Heavy Bag is the original '69 Jewel Records album which has Lowell dishing out incredible, deep Muscle Shoals blues-funk!1. Look at You Baby
2. Why Don't We Do It in the Road
4. Lady in the Rain
5. My Baby
6. Man on the Run
7. Don't Destroy Me
8. This Feeling
9. Trouble Everywhere
10. Cheating Woman
11. Man of Motion$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mann MadeAlso released in 1965, Mann Made offers another irresistible mix of ace originals and imaginative covers, with originals by band members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Mike Vickers as well as personalized takes on classic tunes originally popularized by the Temptations, the Skyliners, and T-Bone Walker. It's a solid showcase for Jones' interpretive skills, while underlining the band's status as a peerlessly punchy performance unit.1. Since I Don't Have You
2. You're For Me
3. Look Away
4. The Abominable Snowman
5. Watch Your Step
6. Stormy Monday Blues
7. I Really Do Believe
8. Hi Lili, Hi Lo
9. The Way You Do The Things You Do
10. Bare Hugg
11. You Don't Know Me
13. I'll Make It Up To You$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now