Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: T-Bone Walker

Waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit NYC on Monday put me in mind of T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday." Recorded in 1947 and covered by countless artists, the song is one of the recordings named to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, according to a fine account by NPR. Above, T-Bone Walker, one of the most innovative and influential blues guitarists, plays his masterpiece.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

This song might just turn out to be prophetic - Tuesday may indeed be just as bad! I didn't realize that T. Bone Walker actually wrote "Stormy Monday". I thought is just sort of appeared on the radar screen - one of those songs that seems to have been here forever.

Jeff Tone said...

Like all songs, even those that have been reworked over time such as "Stagger Lee," the song did have a composer. T-Bone Walker was the one.