Part of Capitol's ongoing development of its vaults, this two-disc set was produced by the late Pete Welding. The 39 cuts feature T-Bone Walker, Gatemouth Brown, Lowell Fulson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Smokey Hogg and Pee-Wee Crayton, with sides drawn from their stints with Imperial and Aladdin. While the intent is to represent Texas blues artists from those labels (with recordings from 1945 to 1953), the result is a fascinating conglomeration of styles that have a bit less to do with guitar than the album title would lead one to believe. Still, it's a fine compilation, wonderfully produced, marvelously annotated and a lot of fun to listen to -- T-Bone Walker, particularly, was a fine jazz vocalist, as well as a brilliant guitar player whose onstage antics provided the model for Chuck Berry. by Steven McDonald, Allmusic

CD 1
T-Bone Walker
1. My Baby Left Me 2. Come Back To Me Baby 3. I Can't Stand Being Away From You 4. She Is Going To Ruin Me
Gatemouth Moore
5. Gatemouth Boogie 6. Guitar In My Hand 7. After Sunset 8. Without Me Baby
Lowell Fulson
9. Night And Day 10. Double Trouble Blues 11. Stormin' And Rainin' 12. Good Woman Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins
13. All Through My Dreams 14. Mean And Evil Blues
Smokey Hogg
15. Uo Today - Down Tomorrow 16. Great Big Mama 17. Worryin' Blues 18. Need My Help 19. In This World Alone 20. Key To My Door
CD 2
T-Bone Waker
1. The Hustle Is On 2. Baby Broke My Heart 3. Evil Hearted Woman 4. No Reason 5. Look Me In The Eye 6. Too Lazy
Pee Wee Crayton
7. When It Rains It Pours 8. Daybreak
Lowell Fulson
9. Blues Don't Leave Me 10. Blues Never Fail 11. Chuck With The Boys 12. You Gotta Reap Lowell
Smokey Hogg
13. When I've Been Drinking 14. I Gotta Ride 15. Tear Me Down 16. Train Whistle 17. My Baby's Gone 18. Peace Of Mind 19. Oo-Oo-Wee
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