On This Day In Music History: “T-Bone Shuffle”

You’ll be seeing quite a few of these “On this day…” entries in my blog. They are my way of celebrating music and musicians that, in my humble (or not-so-humble: I do have a blog.) opinion, deserve celebration.

Blues singer and guitarist T-Bone Walker recorded “T-Bone Shuffle” in Chicago, in 1955. This song has a wonderful guitar/sax riff in the introduction that I use with students who are interested in learning to play lead guitar. It also introduces them to the guitarist of whom Bill Dahl in the All Music Guide to the Blues says: “Modern electric blues guitar can be traced directly back to this Texas-born pioneer.”

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