I've always heard his name mentioned by the greats as a major influence, but I'm finally getting a chance to get listen to some of his music. As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said " T-Bone Walker was the first to make a guitar wail, cry out and buckle under the weight of his emotion." He took the timing and runs normally reserved for horn players and applied them to the guitar. He inspired BB King to play electric guitar. Chuck Berry named him one his biggest influences, SRV, Clapton, etc.....heck I thought Hendrix was the first to play with his teeth and behind his head, but no that was T-Bone. He recorded "Stormy Monday" in 1947! A classic that still holds up well over 70 years later. It almost sounds like he could speed up and slow down time with those runs. When Rolling Stone released their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, he was only number 67! I'm disappointed in myself for not knowing more about him earlier, and I hope more people can recognize his genius because who knows where blues, rock and roll, and modern music would be without him. Here is his 1949 Gibson ES-5...a battleship of a guitar.