T-Bone Walker and the Descendants of Jump

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  1. Larry F

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    West coast jump styles have never really been my preference, although I knew enough to fake that style when I needed to.

    I do, however, love T-Bone's playing. Who are some others I should listen to in order to immerse myself in it?

    I'm familiar with a lot of recent players, but the ones I hear are not as sinuous as T-Bone, and more choppy or jumpy.

    But who is in between T-Bone and, say, Hollywood Fats, or Junior Watson? Pee Wee Crayton,...?
     
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    Sean Costello, perhaps. Maybe Ronnie Earl, too.
     
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    Maybe Freddie King or Earl Hooker.
     
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    You already got him.

    There’s Junior Watson and there’s everybody else .

    I also love Rick Holmstrom but Junior will make you bust out laughing . Huge chops but way more importantly - a sense of humor and anything’s possible in his playing.

    That Pee Wee record with him and the beat up ‘54 Strat on the cover is great but you already knew that too.

    With everything else - the cream rises .

    You might discover obscure players you haven’t heard but probably not any mind-blowers you haven’t heard of...

    *Special mention for Lowell Fulson (older) and Charlie Baty (more recent)
     
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    Are you looking specifically for guitarists?
     
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    Yes, guitarists. But always glad to anything interesting.
     
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    I don't know, man. Nappy Brown's "Long Time Coming" is a good vehicle for comparison because both Junior and Sean are on it. IMO, as great as he is, Junior is a single scoop of vanilla, while Sean is the triple decker sundae of your dreams...with double extra sprinkles. That said, Junior was obviously a huge influence on Sean at some point, but Sean carried the ball a whole lot further down the field than Junior ever has.

    I've never heard Junior do a version of "Hucklebuck" that compares to this:



    And then there's this one. The 2-minute solo fries me every time.

     
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    I know he's "Chicago", but I hear a lot of T-Bone in Magic Sam's playing.

     
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    These are great, thanks!
     
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    Not being a wise ass here but Cbuck Berry's R&R style developed in no small part to both absorbing the hard rhythmic playing style of his piano player Johnny Johnson and speeding up T- Bone's phrasing too.

    Jimmy Vaughan ( early) , Duke Robillard, Hollywood Fats and even Johnny Winter ( with is playing on Muddy Waters last albums) - all infused with T-Bone!
     
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    Or, if we wanna go pre-T-Bone we can hit up some Carl Hogan. :cool:
     
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    If you're interested in a step back from T-Bone, I've always loved Brownie's less famous brother Stick McGhee. His biggest call to fame is being the composer of Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee. (The original lyrics were a bit too blue for me to post here, but great fun in a Bo Carter kinda way. Unfortunately he never recorded them to my knowledge.)

     
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    Playing that stuff gets easier with a couple of basic rules-

    Hold the V cord, rather than V, IV, I in a regular blues progression.

    Get familiar with the mII, V, I progression, especially licks over the II chord. You have to pretty much pick licks from each chord centre, as the basic Blues scale doesn't fit. You'll use the VI note a lot more.

    David Blacker does some Truefire courses which are pretty detailed.
     
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    Good call. I was in his West Coast Blues course earlier today.
     
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    He played a tenor, but Tiny Grimes was cool.
    Bill Jennings
    Gatemouth Brown
    Contemporary: Tommy Harkenrider
     
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