T-Bone Shuffle

Album: T-Bone Blues (1956)

Songfacts®:

  • According to Helen Oakley Dance in her biography of the legendary guitarist, 'Possibly more than anyone else, T-Bone was responsible for the wave of popularity for the shuffle beat. His "T-Bone Shuffle" and "T-Bone Boogie" made him instantly recognizable.'

    The downtempo "T-Bone Shuffle" was written by Walker, and recorded by him at Chicago in 1955.

    Walker was a star in the '40s, and one of the first musicians with a wild stage act, which along with his guitar sound, was emulated by Chuck Berry.
  • Eddie Chamblee played the tenor saxophone on this track. Chamblee was a Chicago player who scored a local hit in 1948 with an instrumental called "Long Gone." He would later play in Lionel Hampton's band. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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