Editors’ Notes If we can credit a single artist with electrifying American blues, it’s T-Bone Walker. In the late ’30s and early ’40s the guitarist plugged in and pioneered a jazzy, amplified style that has loomed over every player ever since—fellow titans B.B. King and Albert King included. Walker was ahead of the game; after all, electrification didn’t become widespread in blues music until a decade later, during the postwar years. That’s when African Americans started moving to cities for factory work and the country’s power grid rapidly expanded. Electricity, it should be stressed, didn’t just make the music louder; it opened up new modes of expression that would be developed for generations to come. You can hear this most clearly in the Chicago scene, where Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, and others invented a throttling heaviness and distortion-soaked anguish that radically made over the country-blues tradition from which they had emerged.

SONG
ALBUM
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
3:58
 
I'm a Man
2:44
 
The Thrill Is Gone
5:31
 
Spoonful
2:44
 
Born Under a Bad Sign (Mono Mix)
2:49
 
I'm A King Bee (Digitally Remastered)
3:00
 
022 Hound Dog MASTER
2:49
 
Bright Lights, Big City
2:49
 
Hide Away
2:43
 
Hear My Train A-Comin' (Live At Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA)
11:13
 
I Ain't Drunk
4:07
 
Smoking Gun
4:08
 
Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
4:31
 
Strange Things Are Happening Everyday
2:50
 
I Ain't Supertitious
4:07
 
Crossroads (Live)
4:19
 
All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
2:38
 
Key to the Highway
2:21
 
Mannish Boy
5:24
 
Statesboro Blues
2:59
 
Bring It to Jerome
2:26
 
Wang Dang Doodle
3:01
 
How Blue Can You Get?
2:40
 
Bring It On Home (Single Version)
2:35
 
Smokestack Lightnin'
3:07
 
3:08
 
Crosscut Saw (Mono Mix)
2:35
 
Bright Lights
5:24
 
All Your Love
2:56
 
I Got Love If You Want It (Single Version)
2:49
 
It's Not My Cross To Bear
5:03
 
Boom Boom
2:40
 
Million Miles
6:21
 
You Better Run
7:35
 
4:00
 
3:51
 
I'll Take Care of You
5:13
 
Big Boss Man
2:46
 
I Pity The Fool
2:43
 
Messin' With the Kid
2:15
 
Be Careful With a Fool
5:14
 
Call It Stormy Monday
3:01
 
Going Down
3:24
 
The Sky Is Crying
2:46
 
Confidence Man
3:15
 
3:50
 
Frosty (Single Version)
3:05
 
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
3:46
 
Rack 'Em Up
4:07
 
Cognac (feat. Jeff Beck & Keith Richards)
5:22
 
You Shook Me
4:18
 
Steppin' Out (Mono Instrumental)
2:27
 
I Can't Quit You Baby
3:07
 
That's What Love Will Make You Do
3:21
 
Rollin' Stone
3:08
 
Leaving Trunk
4:52
 
3:00
 
Mama Talk to Your Daughter
2:32
 
I'm a Woman
4:35
 
Okie Dokie Stomp
2:34
 
Sweet Little Angel
3:00
 
Don't Start Me to Talkin' (Single)
2:36
 
Everything Is Broken
3:48
 
Back Door Man
2:48
 
Blues with a Feeling
4:24
 
Gangster of Love
2:53
 
Blues Power
10:16
 
That's All I Need
3:18
 
All the King's Horses
5:37
 
Strange Love
2:10
 
Learn How to Love
4:23
 
Telephone Angel
5:27
 
Boogie Chillen
3:10
 
Someday Baby
3:16
 
We're Gonna Make It (Single Version)
2:37
 
2:21
 
Blues Deluxe
7:20
 
Down Home Blues
5:15
 
Baby, What You Want Me To Do
2:27
 
Farther Up the Road
2:57
 
Rock 'Em Dead
2:27
 
2:06
 
Mean Old World
4:07
 
Cotton Crop Blues
3:01
 
I'm Tore Down
2:37
 
Shake Your Money Maker
2:32
 
The Freeze
2:19
 
The Forecast (Calls for Pain) [feat. The Memphis Horns]
4:01
 
First Time I Met the Blues (1960 Version)
2:17
 
Double Crossing Time (Stereo)
3:00
 
Double Trouble
2:43
 
Got My Mojo Working
2:52
 
Insane Asylum (feat. Willie Dixon) [Single Version]
4:22
 
Please Love Me
2:51
 
How Many More Years
2:43
 
I Feel So Good - I Wanna Boogie
4:46
 
Dimples
2:16
 

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