Watch the Texlahoma online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Blues Alchemy: Post-War

You can trace just about any major electric blues guitarist from the 1960's on back to B.B. King, and since T-Bone Walker was one of the biggest influences on B.B. King, that makes Walker the big granddaddy of countless musicians that you know and love. Young B.B. was equally enamoured of Lonnie Johnson, who played both blues and jazz with aplomb, and Django Reinhardt, as well as the country bluesmen. Check out any of T-Bone’s many recordings and then give B.B.’s 1950's hits a spin and you'll hear the connection immediately.