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

With his horn section, swinging eight-to-the-bar grooves, and relaxed, jivey vocal style, T-Bone Walker had more in common with R&B stars like Louis Jordan and Wynonie Harris than south side Chicago blues shouters like Muddy Waters. While Muddy had a direct influence on the British Invasion bands, and therefore on the sound and attitude of rock ‘n roll generally, T-Bone’s music has been carried on as more of a cultivated taste, first by revivalists like Roomful of Blues and later by a cadre of fleet-fingered west coast guitarists like Hollywood Fats and Rick Holmstrom.