(1994 'Delmark') (66:14/11) Nach 60 Jahren sein Album-Debut - verrückt. Hat mit dem Chicagoblues-Klischee nichts am Hut. T-Bone Walker, mit einem Schuß seines alten Weggefährten Nat King Cole. Die Blues Swingers sind eine 9-köpfige traditionelle R&B-Bigband. Ein wunderschönes Album / beautiful debut. He played with jazz greats like Ben Webster, knew Nat King Cole very well, and his guitar teacher was the great T-Bone Walker! And that was his style. Great 1940s Blues and R&B performed by his great 9-piece band. A highly recommended album.
Guitarist/ vocalist Floyd McDaniel has been playing for over half a century in an urban hipster's world of jump and jive, of rug cutters, geets and flivvers, all cited in the lyrics of his recordings. Its resources are T-Bone Walker - influenced blues, jazz of every variety with a Charlie Christian shadow, hokum, stage evues, wasboard bands, a long run with the Ink Spots and success in the 1940s and 1950 with the Blazes on United Records. Recently he's been involved with the Blues Swingers, a hard - swinging R&B band led by tenor saxist/arranger Dave Clark with four horns up front and a rhythm section kicked by veteran drummers Kansas Fields (records with Bechet, Mezzrow, BG, Condon, Byas, Bird, etc.) or Hindu Hendersen, a startling if belated discovery. Floyds played the Michigan Ave. bridge, mob joints, the Cotton Club, the '33 World's Fair, the Apollo and now - your CD player.