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T-Bone Walker August 1995

T-BONE WALKER STRUCK THE STORMY
world of the blues like a lightning bolt
from the heavens. Infusing the blues with
a sophisticated, uptown flavor, Walker
helped redirect the course of the music,
taking it from juke joints and roadhouses
to swank nightclubs and large theaters.
Favoring swing…

T-BONE WALKER STRUCK THE STORMY
world of the blues like a lightning bolt
from the heavens. Infusing the blues with
a sophisticated, uptown flavor, Walker
helped redirect the course of the music,
taking it from juke joints and roadhouses
to swank nightclubs and large theaters.
Favoring swing rhythms and big band
accompaniment, Walker blended jazz and
blues and became a seminal figure in the
development of urban blues and early
rock and roll.

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