T-Bone Walker- Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong

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T-bone Walker performs “Don’t throw your love on me so strong” from The American Folk Blues Festival collection. He was a pioneer of electric guitar, and he has influenced a lot of blues guitar players like Chuck Berry, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King or SRV and many more… This was recorded in 1962 for the Horst Lippman’s TV show called “Jazz gehört & gesehen” (Jazz heard & seen) on the SWF ( German TV station located in Baden-Baden). Also playing but not on the screen: Willie Dixon on bass Memphis Slim on piano Jump Jackson on drums
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He’s not playing notes, he’s not “performing”, he’s just…

Bone just kills the intro to this song.

Bone just kill the intro to this song

wow. 12 villages are missing their idiots…

according to human evolution theory, they say apes evolve to humans then humans evolve to t-bone walkers

Don’t hate me for replying without an actual answer, but i doubt t-bone played that run with any knowledge of what it might actually mean in the realm of music theory. Him, like many others of his time learned to play the guitar mostly by ear then went back to learn the theory behind it when they needed it. My approach to learning from these guys is simply listening and copying by ear without really analyzing what they are doing to much, i find that you get the real feel that way =)

Wow, what playing. And the whole ensemble has a great chemistry. Memphis Slim weaves his spell but never gets in T-Bone’s way.
A question for the musically knowledgeable out there. At about 3:43 T-Bone plays a run that really sweat. It seems to be off the blues scale; maybe a run off some passing chord. Anyway, if any body can analyze it, please let me know.

what an amazingly clean recording visually and audio.

I wish I was borned in 1930′s,i would see all of the blues kings live,today I can only watch stupid justin bieber live !!!!!!!!

Whoawww whoawwww howwww hold up hold up! Where did that steam come from yikes ooo now this is so hot it just has to be the bluessssssssssssssssssssssss…

as a guitar player …..the opening guitar playing that t-bone does ….its like a wealth of lessons …

i love the blues and i more then anyone say no arguing just enjoy the music, but no one should talk shit about clapton! white, black, whatever hes magic on the guitar.

Puro sentimiento…puro blues…

damn, get that stupid railing out of the frame


Your premise might be flawed.

@bozner88 It’s not that simple. Robert Jr. Lockwood was heavily influenced by RJ as a teen, so was Johnny Shines, and Muddy Waters. Muddy is the key. He mentions RJ by name to Alan Lomax in a 1941 interview. You can hear entire phrases lifted directly from RJ recordings in Muddy Waters earliest recordings until Muddy found his own voice, so if RJ did nothing other than influence Muddy Waters then he’d have done a lot, but of course he did much more.

The fact is that Walker was Jefferson’s protégé and KC jazzman Charlie Christian was his instructor. The first recorded single-note licks were performed by Jefferson during WWI.

And I can’t stand this Robert Johnson thing anymore… Yes, he may have been a great artist, but before the 1960s virtually nobody had an idea who the heck he was… Blues would still have developed the same way. The hype started with Clapton and Dylan.

My understanding is that t-bone was influenced by Lonnie Johnson…which i could see

@doorsgirl100 Sorry, But T-Bone’s career started LONG before Robert Johnson. Recording about 10 years earlier and working Dallas with Blind Lemon before that. No doubt Robert Johnson’s single string work was influenced by T-bone and Blind Lemon Jefferson. T-Bone was the real father of electric blues. Yes even before Muddy. T-bone looked younger than his years but don’t let that fool you. He’s close to 60 here….It’s hard to believe his urban sound predates Johnson but it is the truth.

i see where chuck berry got it

The way t-bone plays around with timing and rhythm is just amazing

@jeezuschryst Well Howlin Wolf was part of the tail end of that generation but his prime was in the 50s and 60s so even if he was older its still different generations of blues

woman you must be crazy?

@doorsgirl100 uhhhhh T Bone was a bit older than Johnson

@doorsgirl100 theres no other way to put it, tbone is the father of electric blues. the same genre of music that would lead to cream, the hendrix experience, bb king, chuck berry, black sabbath. the list goes on

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