T-Bone Walker ‎– Very Rare

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2XS 6483 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(2xLP, Album, Promo) Reprise Records 2XS 6483 US 1973 Sell This Version
2XS 6483 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(2xLP) Reprise Records 2XS 6483 US 1973 Sell This Version
REP 94 001 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(2xLP) Reprise Records REP 94 001 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
K 94001 Aaron "T-Bone" Walker* Very Rare(2xLP, Album) Reprise Records K 94001 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
K 94001 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(2xLP, Album) Reprise Records K 94001 UK 1973 Sell This Version
REP 94 001 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(2xLP, Album, TP) Reprise Records REP 94 001 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
936 247 758-2 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(CD) Reprise Records 936 247 758-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
WOU 6483 T-Bone Walker Very Rare(CD, Comp) Wounded Bird Records WOU 6483 US 2000 Sell This Version

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WORBVINYL

WORBVINYL

January 16, 2017
referencing Very Rare, 2xLP, Album, K 94001
Also exists as white label press same cat no etc
Allan1234

Allan1234

September 21, 2011
referencing Very Rare, 2xLP, Album, Promo, 2XS 6483
I really can't understand how or why people find fault with this album. Thank heavens I didn't read some such review prior to getting the album, otherwise I may never have got it. It's a brilliant album, an absolute classic, and every single track is perfect. I love it. The overall feel of the album is upbeat and uplifting. It's definitely in my top 20 blues albums (if I was forced to have to choose!).
gboe

gboe

January 14, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Very Rare, 2xLP, 2XS 6483
★★☆☆☆☆This release, one of the last recordings put down by T-Bone Walker two years before his death, is exceptional by design alone. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, these 20 tracks was recorded in 1973 with the A-line of early 70's LA session players, quite a number of sidemen already major jazz artists themselves, a big band horn-section and The Sweet Inspirations as the vocal backing. Musicians like Wilton Felder, Michael Omartian, James Booker, Jom Gordon, Dean Parks and Larry Carlton are heard together with jazz-legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Herbie Mann and blues singer Charles Brown is heard on piano only. Throughout the 20 tracks the musicians are shuffled from track to track, whichh actually makes the records more equal than one could expect - but unfortunately also equally neat, more blues by definition than by feeling. Here again with a horn section - as he often was on his 50's Imperial recordings - one could have hoped for more of that receipt, slow, torned and soaked in brass, but instead of a late night club feeling, you end up with a feeling just as was most likely the atmosphere during recordings: blues by broad daylight. Impressive credits though.