I Got The T-Bone Walker Blues (2004)

Roy Gaines

Almost a quarter of a century after T-Bone Walker’s death, his clean and distinctive sound remains a key part of the heritage of blues, R & B, jazz, and other genres. However, that signature bluesy eloquence, both on electric guitar and vocals, survives most profoundly in the artistry of the few remaining players who actually performed with and learned directly from the older Walker. And of those, nobody absorbed T-Bone’s classy style more fully over a longer period of time, or articulates it more authentically today, than Roy Gaines. As a fourteen-year-old prodigy who had quickly absorbed the master’s basic idiom, Roy first shared the stage with his idol T-Bone Walker at City Auditorium in Houston over forty-five years ago.

Now an accomplished multi-dimensional professional and recognized master musician himself, Roy has finally made the recording he’s been rehearsing for since then. Appropriately titled I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues, this Album is not so much homage to an individual as it is a tribute to a sound – a document of Roy’s vision of what blues music is at its best

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I Got The T-Bone Walker Blues (2004)

Roy Gaines

Analog Recording Equipment: ATR-100 2 Track. Tape: BASF 900 @ 30 ips
Executive Producers: Ying Tan and Sebastian Koh
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
Mastering Room: DSD 128 and DSD 256 Download Files Created by Tom Caulfield at the NativeDSD Mastering Lab, Marshfield, MA
Microphones: AKG C-12, C-12A, KM 54 Neumann M-50, M-49, U-67, 251, U-47FET, Sony C55p, Shure 57
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Producer: Joe Harley
Recording location: OceanWay/Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA, August 11 & 12, 1998
Recording Type & Bit Rate: Analog to DSD

This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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Stormy Monday
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T-Bone Shuffle
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Dreamgirl
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I Got A Break Baby
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That Old Feeling Is Gone
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I'm In An Awful Mood
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The Hustle Is On
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T-Bone Blues
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Honkey Tonk Blues
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Westside Baby
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