Re:       Re: Song Information

Dick Waterman
Tue Mar 15 01:05:46 EST 2005

In a message dated 3/14/05 11:55:39 PM, writes:

> These are the same lyrics Jimmy Rushing sang with the Basie band in the
> thirties.  I've have recordings of both versions, and they're the same
> song.  T Bone Walker did the song much slower than the Basie version.
> I think it's interesting that Walker made some records where he sang
> differently from the cool approach he took most of the time.  In the
> forties he did shouting and crooning besides the voice that generally
> comes to mind when you think of him.
> His recordings from the forties and early fifties are gorgeous--hard to
> top.  The guitar is minimalist but perfect and his vocal phrasing is
> terrific but sounds so simple and easy it's almost like speech.
Interesting post in light of the fact that I am writing the section about 
T-Bone's influence on B. B. King in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Dick Waterman
Oxford, MS

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