On Monday, May 24th, 2010,[lastfm]T-Bone Walker[/lastfm] was our Artist of the Week. T-Bone remains a major influence on blues guitarists. He had a few pretty big hit records on the R&B charts as far back as the 1940′s, so his tone and style of playing was heard and often copied by many players in the very early period of electric guitar. Friday would have been his 100th birthday.
- SONG – ARTIST
- SUMMERTIME – [lastfm]EDDIE C. CAMPBELL[/lastfm] This is from Eddie’s 2009 album, Tear this World Up. Eddie will be at Buddy Guy’s Legends this Saturday. Still no one is saying when exactly when the new location at 700 S. Wabash will open, but it should be open by Saturday.
- CALL IT STORMY MONDAY – [lastfm]T-BONE WALKER[/lastfm] This is the original 1947 recording of T-Bone’s best known song.
- THE HUSTLE IS ON – [lastfm]T-BONE WALKER[/lastfm] Recorded in 1950.
- ON YOUR WAY DOWN – [lastfm]TROMBONE SHORTY[/lastfm] From the brand new album by Troy Andrews (Trombine Shorty) called, Backatown. This is an Allen Toussaint song that many XRT listeners know from the Little Feat recording.
- COLD, COLD, FEELING – [lastfm]JIMMY JOHNSON[/lastfm] A live recording of one of Jimmy’s best known songs from the Delmark DVD, It Ain’t Over. Jimmy will be a part of our our Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends this June 10 on the eve of the Chicago Blues Festival. 6pm to 7:30pm. Free admission.
- RAIN SO HARD – [lastfm]OTIS TAYLOR[/lastfm] From the just released album, Clovis People, Vol 3. Otis will once again be a part of our Blues Breakers Blues Fest Broadcast from Buddy Guy’s Legends this June 10.
- THREE HOURS PAST MIDNIGHT – [lastfm]DUKE ROBILLARD[/lastfm] From Duke’s 2009 release, Stomp the Blues Tonight.
- WEST SIDE BABY – [lastfm]T-BONE WALKER[/lastfm] One of T-Bone’s hits this 1947 recording made it to #8 on the R&B charts.
- BOBBY SOX BLUES – [lastfm]T-BONE WALKER[/lastfm] A #3 R&B hit in 1946.
- DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD – [lastfm]BETTYE LaVETTE[/lastfm] This is from an album to be released tomorrow called Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook, which should pretty much explain it’s content.
- EDGE OF THE LEDGE – [lastfm]THE HOLMES BROTHERS[/lastfm] From the new album, Feed My Soul.