T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954
T-Bone Walker - The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954
Singer: T-Bone Walker
Album title: The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954
Label: EMI USA ‎– CDP-7-96737-2
Series: EMI Blues Series –
Type: 2 x CD, Compilation, Reissue
Country: US
Date of released: 1991
Category: Blues
Style: Electric Blues, Jump Blues, Texas Blues Rating: 3.6/5
Format: MP3 FLAC TTA MPC DXD MOD FLAC MIDI WAV
mp3 size: 1360 mb | flac size: 1598 mb
Genre: Blues

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 Glamour Girl
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – B. Carter*
2:41
1-2 Strollin' With Bone
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – E. Davis*, V.L. Walker*
2:26
1-3 The Sun Went Down
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Boyd Lewis
2:17
1-4 You Don't Love Me
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – V. Lee*
2:52
1-5 Travelin' Blues
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – H.E. Owens*
2:18
1-6 The Hustle Is On (78 Rpm Version)
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – H.E. Owens*
2:30
1-7 Baby Broke My Heart (78 Rpm Version)
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Lou Baxter
2:41
1-8 Evil Hearted Woman (Alt. Take)
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Robert Sims Piano – Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Eddie Davis*Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Jim WynnTrumpet – Eddie HutchersonVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – B. Carter*
2:34
1-9 I Walked Away
Bass – Billy HadnottDrums – Unknown ArtistHorns – Unknown ArtistPiano – Marl YoungVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – J. LeBlanc
2:14
1-10 No Reason
Bass – Billy HadnottDrums – Unknown ArtistHorns – Unknown ArtistPiano – Marl YoungVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – C. David, M. Young*
2:28
1-11 Look Me In The Eye (78 RPM Version)
Bass – Billy HadnottDrums – Unknown ArtistHorns – Unknown ArtistPiano – Marl YoungVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – C. Davis*, R. Glenn*
2:25
1-12 Too Lazy (Alt. Take)
Bass – Billy HadnottDrums – Unknown ArtistHorns – Unknown ArtistPiano – Marl YoungVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – D. Dailey, M. Young*
3:25
1-13 Alimony Blues
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Freddie Simon
2:38
1-14 Life Is Too Short
Bass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By, Alto Saxophone – Edward Hale
2:42
1-15 You Don't Understand
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – V.L. Walker*
2:36
1-16 Welcome Blues (Say Pretty Baby)
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Argusties McGlothin
2:22
1-17 I Get So Weary
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – J. Williams*
2:39
1-18 You Just Wanted To Use Me
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Osscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Jessie Mae Robinson
2:22
1-19 Tell Me What's The Reason
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – F. Cadrez*
2:36
1-20 I'm About To Lose My Mind
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBass – Billy HadnottDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*Piano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistWritten-By – J. Williams*
2:20
1-21 Cold, Cold Feeling
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Jessie Mae Robinson
3:09
1-22 News For My Baby
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – V.L. Walker*
2:18
1-23 Get These Blues Off Me
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – V.L. Walker*
3:01
1-24 I Got The Blues Again
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – V.L. Walker*
3:13
1-25 Through With Women
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – J. White*
3:06
1-26 Street Walking Woman
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – J. White*
3:02
2-1 Blues Is A Woman
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – F. Cadrez*
2:45
2-2 I Got The Blues
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – H.E. Owens*
2:52
2-3 Here In The Dark
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Bernie Anders*
2:59
2-4 Blue Mood
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Jessie Mae Robinson
2:48
2-5 Every Time
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Jessie Mae Robinson
2:26
2-6 I Miss You Baby
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Freddie Simon
2:51
2-7 Lollie Lou
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – E. Hale*
2:53
2-8 Party Girl
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – E. White*
2:06
2-9 Love Is Just A Gamble
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – E. Hale*
2:52
2-10 High Society
Alto Saxophone – Edward HaleBaritone Saxophone – Jim WynnBass – Buddy WoodsonDrums – Oscar Lee Bradley*, Robert Sims Guitar – R.S. RankinPiano – Willard McDaniel, Zell KindredTenor Saxophone – Maxwell DavisTrumpet – Unknown ArtistVocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – E. White*
2:52
2-11 Long Distance Blues
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Bernice Carter
3:00
2-12 Got No Use For You
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Aaron Walker*
2:37
2-13 I'm Still In Love With You
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Aaron Walker*
3:03
2-14 Railroad Station Blues
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – D. Bartholomew*
2:37
2-15 Vida Lee
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Harold Young, Aaron Walker*
2:21
2-16 My Baby Is Now On My Mind
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Aaron Walker*
2:34
2-17 Doin' Time
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Jack White*
2:59
2-18 Bye Bye Baby
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Aaron Walker*
2:43
2-19 When The Sun Goes Down
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – D. Bartholomew*
2:28
2-20 Pony Tail
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – D. Bartholomew*
2:18
2-21 Wanderin' Heart
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Vida Lee Walker
2:27
2-22 I'll Always Be In Love With You
Alto Saxophone – Wendell DuCongeBaritone Saxophone – Herb HardestyBass – Frank FieldsDrums – Cornelius ColemanGuitar – Walter Nelson*Piano – Unknown ArtistTenor Saxophone – Lee AllenTrumpet – Dave BartholomewVocals – Baby Davis, Tiny Brown*Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Green*, Ruby*, Stept*
2:14
2-23 I'll Understand
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – Aaron Walker*
2:05
2-24 Hard Way
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – McDaniel*, Walker*
2:04
2-25 Teen Age Baby
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – McDaniel*, Walker*
2:02
2-26 Strugglin' Blues
Alto Saxophone – Lee GrossBass – Henry IvoryDrums – Clarence Stamp*Piano – T. J. FowlerTrumpet – John Lawton Vocals, Guitar – T-Bone WalkerWritten-By – McDaniel*, Walker*
2:29

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records USA
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records USA
  • Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI MFG.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Henry Marquez
  • Design – Lu Ann Graffeo
  • Liner Notes – Pete Welding
  • Photography – Michael Ochs Archives
  • Photography By – Geoff Spear
  • Reissue Producer – Pete Welding
  • Remastered By – Ron McMaster

Notes

Produced for re-release by Pete Welding.
Digital transfer by Ron McMaster, Capitol Recording Studios, June 1991, Hollywood, California.

Disc 1:
Tracks 1-8 recorded in Los Angeles April 6th, 1950
Tracks 9-12 recorded in Los Angeles around September 1950
Tracks 13-20 recorded in Los Angles August 20th, 1951
Tracks 21-26 recorded in Los Angeles circa March 1952 (unconfirmed)

Disc 2:
Track 1 recorded in Los Angeles circa March 1952 (unconfirmed)
Track 2 recorded in Los Angeles circa December 1951 (unconfirmed)
Tracks 3-6 recorded in Los Angeles, March 1952
Tracks 7-10 recorded in Los Angeles, March 10th, 1952
Tracks 11-14 recorded in New Orleans, March 20th, 1953
Tracks 15-18 recorded in Detroit Michigan, October 21st, 1953
Tracks 19-22, recorded in New Orleans on March 20th, 1953 or Los Angeles on November 6th, 1953
Tracks 23-26 recorded in Los Angeles on June 20th, 1954

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7777-96737-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 077779668472
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 96738 2-2-9
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 96739 MO S4318K 7 2-1-10 EMI JAX
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L043
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): none
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 & 2): IFPI 1654

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DRCD11259 T-Bone Walker Complete 1950-1954 Recordings ‎(2xCD, Comp) Definitive Records DRCD11259 Spain 2004
D 200451 T-Bone Walker The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 ‎(2xCD, Comp, Club, Rei) EMI D 200451 US 1991
CDP-7-96737-2 T-Bone Walker The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 ‎(2xCD, Comp, Rei) EMI USA CDP-7-96737-2 US 1991
CDP-7-96737-2 T-Bone Walker The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 ‎(2xCD, Comp) EMI Records USA CDP-7-96737-2 Benelux 1991
CDP-7-96737-2 T-Bone Walker The Complete Imperial Recordings: 1950-1954 ‎(2xCD, Comp) EMI Records USA CDP-7-96737-2 Benelux 1991

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