Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker.
Born: May 28, 1910, in Linden, Texas. Died: March 16, 1975, in Los
Guitar: (All Gibsons)
(1930s-1950s), ES-5 (1950s-1970s), ES-335 (early 1970s). T-Bone occasionally used a Gibson
Barney Kessell model in the 1960s-1970s.
Amp: Fender tweed 4x10 Bassman. In the late
30s and early 40s, T-Bone is reputed to have plugged into a Gibson
Classic cuts: "T-Bone Shuffle,"
"Call It Stormy Monday."
Best bet albums: The Complete Black and
(Capitol 7243 8 29379 2),
The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954
What others say:
"When I heard T-Bone Walker
play the electric guitar I had to have one. He had a touch that nobody has been able to
"All the things people see me
do on the stage I got from T-Bone Walker." --Chuck Berry
"When T-Bone Walker came, I
was into that. That was the sound I was looking for." --Albert King
"No one else can touch T-Bone
in the blues on guitar."--Jimmy
"He was the first man that
made the electric guitar popular."--John Lee Hooker