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T-Bone Walker - Every Day I Have The Blues (Remastered) (2014)

10-10-2016, 08:44
Blues | Rock | FLAC / APE

Title: Every Day I Have The Blues
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Ace Records
Genre: Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues
Quality: Flac (image, log, .cue)
Total Time: 38:58
Total Size: 346 Mb (covers)


1. Every Day I Have The Blues
2. Vietnam
3. Shake It Baby
4. Cold, Cold Feeling
5. T-Bone Blues Special
6. For B.B. King
7. Sail On
Bonus tracks:
8. Stormy Monday Blues (Live)
9. Sail On (Live)

T-Bone Walker - guitar, vocals
Louie Shelton - guitar
Paul Humphrey - drums
Max Bennett - bass
Artie Butler - piano, organ
Tom Scott - sax

Two songs into Every Day I Have the Blues, T-Bone Walker starts singing a slow-crawling 12-bar blues about "Vietnam," a pretty good indication that this 1969 LP belongs to its era. That's not the only way this record evokes its time. Released on Bob Thiele's newly launched Bluestime imprint, this is redolent of every production trend of the late '60s: topical songs compete for space with fuzz guitar, tracks that stretch out, way out, as both Walker and his supporting band get a lot of space to solo. Compared to other LPs from Bluestime -- including The Real Boss of the Blues by Big Joe Turner and Otis Spann's Sweet Giant of the Blues, both reissued in 2014 simultaneously with this Walker record -- Every Day I Have the Blues is more about the sounds and feel of 1969, which makes sense. Turner belonged to the '50s and Spann was an amiable session man but Walker was a frontman ready to ride the wave of fashion, hopefully getting toward the charts but, more realistically, garnering just enough attention to get back into the studio one more time. Every Day is filled with his signature single-note runs -- he was never less than a consummate guitarist -- and he amiably plays with the burbling organ, slightly too bawdy horns, and too loose rhythms. What's fun here is that very distant disconnect, how Walker doesn't fully embrace his new surroundings but is game anyway, playing up a storm on otherwise undistinguished instrumentals like "T-Bone Blues Special" and launching a cut called "For B.B. King" that is inexplicably based on Ray Charles' "Lonely Avenue" and finds T-Bone playing in his own style, never once attempting B.B.'s runs. Then again, much of the pleasure of this record is hearing Walker stay true to himself, no matter what his band does. He's happy to groove, he'll weather the fashions but he won't change his style, and that makes for an enjoyable listen. [Ace's 2014 reissue is augmented by two tracks originally released on the live 1970 LP Super Black Blues, Vol. 2.]

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chunkya   User offline   12 February 2015 21:15

is it possible to up this with MP3 as well? thanks

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