Saturday, June 22, 2024

Record #0708: You Don’t Love Me / The Sun Went Down – T-BONE WALKER


Imperial 5086 (original 78 rpm) USA, July 1950
Words & Music by:  Side A – Vida Lee; Side B – Boyd Lewis
Musicians: T-Bone Walker (guitar and vocals), Buddy Woodson (bass), Robert “Snake” Sims (drums), Zell Kindred (piano), Edward Hale (alto sax), Eddie Davis (tenor sax), Jim Wynn (tenor sax, baritone sax), Eddie Hutchinson (trumpet)
Recording sessions: Los Angeles, CA, on 6. April 1950
Highest chart positions:  unknown

T-Bone Walker recorded for Imperial in 1950-1954. This was his second release there.

“You Don’t Love Me” was written by Walker’s wife.

Walker was a big influence for other guitar players such as Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Lonnie Mack, Steve Miller and Jimi Hendrix.

List price:  Les Docks’ value guide lists this for $10-$15

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