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Format: CD
Sku: 60134570
UPC: 077779673728
UPC 14: 00077779673728
Release Date: 10/20/1998
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Glamour Girl ~ T-Bone Walker
2. Strollin' With Bone ~ T-Bone Walker
3. Sun Went Down, The ~ T-Bone Walker
4. You Don't Love Me ~ T-Bone Walker
5. Travelin' Blues ~ T-Bone Walker
6. Hustle Is On, The - (78 RPM version) ~ T-Bone Walker
7. Baby Broke My Heart - (78 RPM version) ~ T-Bone Walker
8. Evil Hearted Woman - (alternate take) ~ T-Bone Walker
9. I Walked Away ~ T-Bone Walker
10. No Reason ~ T-Bone Walker
11. Look Me In The Eye - (78 RPM version) ~ T-Bone Walker
12. Too Lazy ~ T-Bone Walker
13. Alimony Blues ~ T-Bone Walker
14. Life Is Too Short ~ T-Bone Walker
15. You Don't Understand ~ T-Bone Walker
16. Welcome Blues (Say Pretty Baby) ~ T-Bone Walker
17. I Get So Weary ~ T-Bone Walker
18. You Just Wanted To Use Me ~ T-Bone Walker
19. Tell Me What's The Reason ~ T-Bone Walker
20. I'm About To Lose My Mind ~ T-Bone Walker
21. Cold, Cold Feeling ~ T-Bone Walker
22. News For My Baby ~ T-Bone Walker
23. Get These Blues Off Me ~ T-Bone Walker
24. I Got The Blues Again ~ T-Bone Walker
25. Through With Women ~ T-Bone Walker
26. Street Walking Woman ~ T-Bone Walker
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Blues Is A Woman ~ T-Bone Walker
2. I Got The Blues ~ T-Bone Walker
3. Here In The Dark ~ T-Bone Walker
4. Blue Mood ~ T-Bone Walker
5. Every Time ~ T-Bone Walker
6. I Miss You Baby ~ T-Bone Walker
7. Lollie Lou ~ T-Bone Walker
8. Party Girl ~ T-Bone Walker
9. Love Is Just A Gamble ~ T-Bone Walker
10. High Society ~ T-Bone Walker
11. Long Distance Blues ~ T-Bone Walker
12. Got No Use For You ~ T-Bone Walker
13. I'm Still In Love With You ~ T-Bone Walker
14. Railroad Station Blues ~ T-Bone Walker
15. Vida Lee ~ T-Bone Walker
16. My Baby Is Now On My Mind ~ T-Bone Walker
17. Doin' Time ~ T-Bone Walker
18. Bye Bye Baby ~ T-Bone Walker
19. When The Sun Goes Down ~ T-Bone Walker
20. Pony Tail ~ T-Bone Walker
21. Wanderin' Heart ~ T-Bone Walker
22. I'll Always Be In Love With You ~ T-Bone Walker
23. I'll Understand ~ T-Bone Walker
24. Hard Way ~ T-Bone Walker
25. Teen Age Baby ~ T-Bone Walker
26. Strugglin' Blues ~ T-Bone Walker

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar); R.S. Rankin, Walter Nelson (guitar); Edward Hale, Wendell Duconge, Lee Gross (alto saxophone); Jim Wynn (tenor & baritone saxophones); Eddie Davis, Maxwell Davis, Lee Allen (tenor saxophone); Herb Hardesty (baritone saxophone); Eddie Hutcherson, Dave Bartholomew, John Lawton (trumpet); Zell Kindred, Marl Young, Willard McDaniel, T.J. Fowler (piano); Buddy Woodson, Billy Hadnott, Frank Fields, Henry Ivory (bass); Robert Sims, Oscar Lee Bradley, Cornelius Coleman, Clarence Stamp (drums).
Muze PNote Recorded in Los Angeles, California, New Orleans, Louisiana and Detroit, Michican between 1950 and 1954. Includes liner notes by Pete Welding.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Personnel: T-Bone Walker (vocals, guitar); Tiny Brown, Baby Davis (vocals); R.S. Rankin, Walter Nelson (guitar); Wendell DuConge, Edward Hale, Lee Gross (alto saxophone); Jim Wynn (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis , Eddie David, Lee Allen, Maxwell Davis (tenor saxophone); Herb Hardesty (baritone saxophone); Dave Bartholomew, Eddie Hutcherson, John Lawton (trumpet); Marl Young, Zell Kindred, T.J. Fowler, Willard McDaniel (piano); Clarence Stamp, Cornelius Coleman, Robert Sims, Oscar Lee Bradley (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Pete Welding.
Muze PNote Recording information: Detroit, MI (04/05/1950-06/20/1954); Los Angeles, CA (04/05/1950-06/20/1954); New Orleans, LA (04/05/1950-06/20/1954).
Muze PNote An important (and often underrated) guitarist, T-Bone Walker was a direct influence on B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, and nearly everyone who played the electric guitar in his wake. A pioneer of the fleet, jazzy leads (complete with choppy, syncopated accents, "duck walk" single-note runs, and blazing embellishments) that would come to characterize rock and blues guitar thereafter, Walker's contribution is difficult to overestimate. THE COMPLETE IMPERIAL RECORDINGS is arguably the Walker set to buy since it contains--with the exception of his trailblazing sides for Black and White Records--the bulk of his most important material.
Muze PNote Whether on mid-tempo strollers ("Travelin' Blues"), boogie-woogie numbers ("The Hustle Is On"), smoldering slow blues ("Blues Is a Woman"), or jump blues ("Bye Bye Baby"), Walker and his band infuse traditional 12-bar structures with a keen sense of swing, instrumental interplay, and sophistication. At times, as on the energetic "Strollin' with Bone," the sheer vitality of Walker's performance is palpable, and is very close in feel to the rock & roll (especially where Walker's guitar playing is concerned) that would emerge in subsequent years. This dynamic set of early electric blues captures the music at one of its richest, most definitive turning points.

Producer: Pete Welding (Compilation)

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Blues Lackawanna 0205
Muze Music Compilations Gold:blues
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To The Blues
Muze Music Compilations All Time Greatest Blues Songs
Muze Music Compilations Duane Allman's Jukebox

Associated Artists and Works

Copeland, Johnny
Fulson, Lowell
Hopkins, Lightnin'
King, B. B.
King, B.B.
Robillard, Duke
Spann, Otis
Super Black Blues ~ Spann, Otis
Turner, Big Joe

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/23/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1991
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : E2-96738
Music Label Name Label : EMI Music Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00077779673728

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (11/14/91)
- 4.5 Stars - Excellent Plus - "...[For] guitar innovators, Walker wrote the book....catches Walker at his peak...These are timeless performances - there's not a mediocre track in the set..."

Down Beat (2/92, p.48)
- 5 Stars - Excellent - "..a sampling of Walker's raw and expressive R&B steeped in traditional blues and flavored by swing..."

Living Blues (1/92-2/92, p.50)
- "...eloquently indicates the monumental significance of T-Bone Walker's classic period..."

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