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Tempo: T-Bone Walker

Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1966

WHEN AARON T-Bone Walker plays guitar he makes people cry and he gets response from the audience as though the performance was really a church meeting. Bone, as Muddy Waters calls him, has not been on a lot of recordings. His best known ones are on Atlantic, but there is another on Decca called The Original American Folk Blues Festival recorded live in Germany, and on a Prestige album he backs singer Jimmy Whitherspoon. There are probably others on which he is an anonymous sideman.

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