T-Bone Walker

Essential Albums

  • T-Bone Blues

Artist Playlists

About T-Bone Walker

Somewhere between the blues-jazz of Lonnie Johnson and Charlie Christian and the electrified blues of B.B. King, Chuck Berry, and Buddy Guy is Aaron "T-Bone" Walker. During the 1930s through the 1950s, the height of his recording and performing career, T-Bone fused influences of the past and reshaped them into modern guitar blues. A master showman as well as a brilliant guitarist and singer, Walker is a performer whose influence cannot be underestimated: nearly every blues guitarist of the past half-century has paid props to the man. His best-known song, "Stormy Monday," is a staple of every bar band's repertoire.

Linden, TX
May 28, 1910