Aaron Thibeault Walker (1910-1975), best known as T-Bone Walker, was one of the most influential blues guitarists of the 20th century. He is listed at Number 67 of the Rolling Stone List of 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Here’s B.B. King talking about the influence of T-Bone Walker:
Here are some videos of T-Bone Walker performing, arranged in chronological order:
T-Bone Walker performing Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong on German TV, 1962
T-Bone playing guitar on Call Me When You Need Me in 1962
T-Bone Walker performing Hey Baby in 1965
T-Bone Walker in London, 1966
Here more of T-Bone Walker in 1966, playing at a Norman Granz Jazz at the Philharmonic show in the U.K., backed by some of the best musicians in jazz.
Here are some websites with more information on T-Bone Walker:
- AllMusic.com – Biography
- AllMusic.com – Discography
- Arhoolie Foundation – interview
- The Telgraph (U.K.)
Here are some instruction videos on T-Bone Walker’s guitar style. The instructors promote their products in the videos – note: we take no position on the quality of their products – but these promotional videos give some interesting tips on playing T-Bone Walker’s style:
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