Roy Gaines - I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues (1999) {Groove Note 180g} 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip plus Redbook CD Version

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Roy Gaines - I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues (1999) {Groove Note 180g} 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip plus Redbook CD Version

Roy Gaines - I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues (with 45RPM Bonus Disc)
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96kHz | FLAC (5% Recovery) | m3u & Tech Log, no cue | HQ Artwork
922 MB (24/96) + 293 MB (CD) + 339 MB (Bonus) + 116 MB (Bonus CD) | RAR 5% recovery | DR Analysis | Blues | 1999
Groove Note GRV 1002-1 and GRV 1002-45 (1999)
180g RTI Pressing mastered by Bernie Grundman

On , guitarist Roy Gaines pays tribute to his hero T-Bone Walker. Roy Gaines is the greatest living blues guitarist that you probably don’t know anything about. Not only is Mr. Gaines a sizzling blues guitarist, he also possesses one of the most magnificent blues voices around. The real tragedy is that until very recently this supremely talented musician was almost forgotten by blues fans in the US. Born in Houston in 1937, Roy started playing the guitar as a teenager and soon developed a reputation as an instrumental prodigy. By fourteen, he was actually being invited on stage to play with the legendary T-Bone Walker during the latter’s live gigs in Houston and became known as T-Bone Jr. By his early 20s, Roy was playing and recording with Roy Milton’s band in LA but returned to Houston to join the Duke / Peacock blues label as a full time session guitarist on such seminal blues recordings as Bobby Bland’s It’s My Life Baby and Junior Parker’s Driving Me Mad. He was also the featured guitarist on a whole bunch of singles recorded by Big Mama Thornton for the same label. After going on the road with Joe Turner, Roy joined forces with the blues great, Chuck Willis. Roy stayed with Willis until the later passed away in the late 50’s. He then moved to NYC and recorded with Jimmy Rushing, as well as doing a jazz album with Coleman Hawkins on Prestige. Roy returned to LA and during the 60s became one of the city’s leading session guitarists, playing with the Crusaders, Earl Grant, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder as well as continuing his pure blues work with the likes of Bobby Bland, Albert King and Lightning Hopkins for the Jewel label. In the last few years, Roy has been recording and playing live gigs in the Southland area but his career in 1998 is now taking off in a fresh direction. He has most recently recorded an album for the British blues label JSP in London which will be released in August 1998 and we all have high hopes for Roy’s first outing with Groove Note. The focus of this album is on the music and spirit of the late and very great T-bone Walker, Roy’s earliest mentor and inspiration as a guitar player. T-Bone’s body of work includes such timeless blues standards as Stormy Monday, Dream Girl, West Side Baby, T-Bone Blues and I’m in An Awful Mood and many others. This album focuses on the classic tunes and styles from the period of the 40s and 50s. Bonus acoustic version of Stormy Monday plus 2 other bonus tracks on 12" 45rpm LP. Plated and pressed by Nimbus Manufacturing, VA. Winner of the 1998 "Blues Comeback Artist of the Year" award by the monthly blues magazine Living Blues. The award is based on a poll of blues critics conducted by Living Blues, which is one of the main blues magazines in the USA. The Comeback Artist of the Year honor is awarded to the most significant bluesman to rebound onto the scene in 1998. "A modern blues masterpiece!" - Andy Griggs, Real Blues allmusic 2.5/5 stars SoundStage! 4.5/5 stars JazzTimes Highly recommended

LP track listing

Side One

1. "Stormy Monday" (T-Bone Walker) - 3:33
2. "T-Bone Shuffle" (T-Bone Walker) - 3:10
3. "Dreamgirl" (John "Shifty" Henry) - 5:01
4. "I Got a Break Baby" (T-Bone Walker) - 4:33
5. "That Old Feeling Is Gone" (Booker T. Reed) - 4:07

Side Two

6. "I'm in an Awful Mood" (Clarence Grady McDaniel, T-Bone Walker) - 8:27
7. "T-Bone Blues" (Les Hite) - 5:30
8. "Honky Tonk Blues" (Hank Williams) - 4:29
9. "West Side Baby" (Dallas Bartley, John Cameron) - 5:38

12" 45RPM Bonus Disc track listing

1. "Stormy Monday" (T-Bone Walker) - 3:36
2. "Stormy Monday (acoustic)" (T-Bone Walker) - 3:33

Side Two

3. "The Hustle Is Gone" (Eddy Owens) - 4:41
4. "House of Gold" (Hank Williams) - 3:26

Released: June 8, 1999
Recorded: August 11-12, 1998
Genre: Blues
Length: 44:28 + 15:16 (bonus disc)
Label: Groove Note
Producer: Joe Harley


* Roy Gaines - guitar, vocals
* Will Miller - trumpet
* Clifford Solomon - tenor saxophone
* George Parker - tenor saxophone (tracks 4, 6, 8)
* Andy Kaulkin - piano
* Bill Stuve - acoustic bass
* Steve Magulian - drums
* Brently Kearns - violin (track 7)
* Al Velasco - pedal steel guitar (track 7)

The bonus disc contains a repeat of the first track on the main disc. The only difference is that it is a 45RPM pressing. There are also 3 additional tracks on the bonus disc, including an acoustic version of Stormy Monday.

Roy Gaines - I Got the T-Bone Walker Blues
Groove Note GRV 1002-1 and GRV 1002-45 (1999)
180g US Pressing (bonus disc is 45 RPM)
24-bit / 96kHz Vinyl Rip by garybx
December 2011

Vinyl condition: New

Deadwax info
Side 1: GRV 1002-1-A BG
Side 2: GRV 1002-1-B BG
Bonus Disc Side 1: GRV 1002-45A-HH BG
Bonus Disc Side 2: GRV 1002-45-B2 BG

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