T-Bone Blues – T-Bone Walker’s Story In His Own Words

Posted: August 24, 2012 in Jane Greenhough, T-Bone Walker, West Coast Blues

Author: Stenographic Notes by Jane Greenhough

Source: Record Changer, October 1947, pages 5-6 & 13


“EVERYBODY in the South has a nickname or initial. I was called “T-Bow” but thepeople got it mixed up with “T-Bone.” My name is Aaron Walker but “T-Bone” is catchy, people remember it. My auntie gave it to me when I was a kid. Mother’s mother was a Cherokee Indian full blooded. There were sixteen girls and two boys in my mother’s family, all dead  but two”.


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