Johnny Otis
Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker
Good Rocking Tonight: The Best of Roy Brown
Guitar Shorty

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More piano-based and jazz-influenced than anything else, West Coast Blues is -- in actuality -- the California style, with all of the genre's main practitioners coming to prominence there, if not actual natives of the state in particular. In fact, the state and the style played host to a great many post-war Texas guitar expatriates, and their jazzy, T-Bone Walker style of soloing would become an earmark of the genre. West Coast blues also features smooth, honey-toned vocals, frequently crossing into urban blues territory. The West Coast style was also home to numerous jump-blues practitioners, as many traveling bands of the 1940s ended up taking permanent residence there. Its current practitioners work almost exclusively in the standard small-combo format.

West Coast Blues Artists Highlights

Johnny Otis
Johnny Otis
Guitar Shorty
Guitar Shorty
Lowell Fulson
Lowell Fulson
Big Joe Turner
Big Joe Turner
Charles Brown
Charles Brown
Jimmy McCracklin
Jimmy McCracklin

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West Coast Blues Album Highlights

Blues Masters: The Very Best of T-Bone Walker
T-Bone Walker
Blues Masters: The Very ...
Good Rocking Tonight: The Best of Roy Brown
Roy Brown
Good Rocking Tonight: The ...
The Very Best of T-Bone Walker [Koch]
T-Bone Walker
The Very Best of T-Bone ...
Driftin' Blues: The Best of Charles Brown
Charles Brown
Driftin' Blues: The Best ...
The Very Best of Johnny "Guitar" Watson [Rhino]
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
The Very Best of Johnny ...
The Tramp Years
Lowell Fulson
The Tramp Years

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West Coast Blues Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
West Side Baby T-Bone Walker
Let the Four Winds Blow Roy Brown
Black Night Charles Brown
Three Hours Past Midnight Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Tramp Lowell Fulson
Bad Bad Whiskey Amos Milburn
Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker
Flip Flop and Fly Big Joe Turner
Vida Lee T-Bone Walker
Please Send Me Someone to Love Percy Mayfield

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