T-Bone Walker – …Good Feelin’ – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

T-Bone Walker – …Good Feelin’ – Limited Edition 180 Gram LP

This Elemental Music release presents the first LP reissue in almost 50 years of one legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker’s less known albums: …Good Feelin’… Recorded in Paris during November 1968, this masterpiece was the album that rekindled public interest in the life and music of Aaron “T-Bone” Walker throughout Europe, and even in some portions of the United States. The album begins and closes with informal narration by Walker accompanying himself on the piano. The band behind him on the other ten tracks includes guitarist Slim Pezin, pianist Michel Sardaby and Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango blowing tenor, alongside Pierre Holassian on alto, Francis Cournet on baritone, and a trumpeter whose identity remains a mystery.

With T-Bone’s electric guitar sizzling in its own juice, and the horns signifying together over soulful organ grooves and freshly ground basslines, all of this music is rich and powerful. Each track is delicious, a funky instrumental strut entitled “Poontang” being probably the tastiest of all.

SIDE A:

01. GOOD FEELIN’
02. EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES
03. WOMAN YOU MUST BE CRAZY
04. LONG LOST LOVER
05. I WONDER WHY
06. VACATION

SIDE B

01. SHAKE IT BABY
02. POONTANG
03. RECONSIDER
04. SAIL ON LITTLE GIRL
05. WHEN I GROW UP
06. SEE YOU NEXT TIME

 

Vocals: T-Bone Walker
Guitars: T-Bone Walker, Slim Pezin
Piano: T-Bone Walker, Bernard Estardy, Manu Dibango, Michel Sardaby
Organ: Bernard Estardy, Manu Dibango
Saxophones: Manu Dibango, Pierre Holassian, Francis Cournet
Bass: Jeannot Karl
Percussion: Jean-Louis Proust, Bernard Estardy, Earl Lett
Drums: Lucien Dobat