Monday, May 28, 2012

The One and Only T- Bone Walker

I can't even remember the last time this happened to me
There's an episode of Seinfeld where George Costanza goes through ridiculous lengths to have people call him T-Bone. Of course, since it's an episode of Seinfeld, they never do.

There may be many people nicknamed T-Bone (T- Bone Burnett for instance), but there is really only one significant T- Bone:  Mr. Aaron Thibeaux Walker, born this day in Linden, Texas in 1910. He had a great career, partially obscured by one huge hit, Stormy Monday, a record so successful that it is often the only blues most people can actually sing, even if they only know a few lines.

The very fine Classic Blues Video channel has collected over an hour of fine T-Bone videos for the occassion, so if you want take time out this Memorial Day (or, as we blues fanatics say, Decoration Day) and celebrate a little T-Bone'in, check it out:

So, happy Decoration Day, loyal readers- don't forget all those good men and women who served our country, and don't forget T- Bone.

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