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Celebrating The Birthday Of T-Bone Walker

May 29, 2012

This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of T-Bone Walker with our special guest Bill Dye.

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975) was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was one of the most influential pioneers and innovators of the jump blues and electric blues sound.[1] He is the first musician recorded playing blues with the electric guitar.[2] In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked him at #47 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".[3]

On the funny side of things, of 12th Street Jump we talk directly to Alaskan jazz pianist and band leader Dan McElrath about what’s going down up there. Later, Dr. Pearl serves truth to the JP Morgan billionaire that wants us to feel sorry for him.

Song List:
I Want a Little Girl
T-Bone Shuffle
Two Bones and a Pick
All of Me
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Shufllin’ The Blues
Hands Off