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Monday, February 16, 2015
T-Bone Walker 1967 I Want A Little Girl
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 90,62 MB
This album was recorded in 1968, but not released until 1973. From the liner notes I gather that it was (studio) recorded in France, while T-Bone was on tour.
Most of the songs are slow or mid tempo, leaving lots of space for T-Bone's soulful vocals and crisp guitar lines. The guitar tone and style are very much in line with T-Bone's earlier work from the 40s and 50s. This sounds nothing like the blues guitar that I, at least, associate with the 1960s. (I'm thinking of BB King, Buddy Guy, or Michael Bloomfield, all of whom acknowledged a huge debt to T-Bone, in spite of not sounding like him.)
A distinguishing feature of this session is that the other musicians are basically jazz players. Hal Singer on the tenor sax is particularly outstanding, and his work would fit in quite nicely on a traditional hard bop date. (Hard bop was the bluesy, funky jazz style associated with players like Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and Lee Morgan.) Overall, the session has the feel of a (very) late night blues set in some smoky club, where most of the patrons are gone and the musicians are mostly playing for themselves. (The feel is similar to, say, John Coltrane's "Coltrane Plays the Blues.") But lucky you, the occasion was recorded and the sound is full and present.
Enjoy this disk, and get a copy for your friends. (Music Fan)
01 - I Want A Little Girl 05:09
02 - I Hate To See You Go 03:42
03 - Feeling The Blues 06:11
04 - Leaving You Behind 04:02
05 - Someone's Going To Mistreat You 03:28
06 - Baby Ain't I Good To You 04:31
07 - Ain't This Cold, Baby 06:34
08 - Late Hour Blues 05:58
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