How did I miss this one when making my list years ago?

Back in 2018, I wrote one of my favorite stories ever. It was all about these songs that mention Wichita Falls. Great read if you don't remember this one. Of course I am not perfect and I was bound to miss some. I did forget to add the infamous Wichita Falls German disco song.

However, this one I had never heard of until today. Let's go back to 1929, when blues artist T-Bone Walker dropped 'Wichita Falls Blues'. Back then, he had just signed to Columbia Records and his first single was 'Wichita Falls Blues'.

I walked from Topeka Kansas, baby
And to Wichita Falls
I walked from Topeka Kansas, baby
And to Wichita Falls
I walked from Topeka Kansas, baby
And to Wichita Falls
If I hadn't've found my brown-skinned girl
Wouldn't've been no walk at all

I legit had no idea this song ever existed and I don't think a lot of people do. Some may not even know who T-Bone Walker is, but Rolling Stone has him ranked as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Chuck Berry said that T-Bone Walker was one of his main influences growing up.

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T-Bone Walker was born in Linden, Texas, but did spend his teenage years in Dallas. I can't find any history of Mr. Walker spending time here in Wichita Falls, but I would love to know how he came up with the idea for this song. If anybody knows the history of 'Wichita Falls Blues', please let me know.

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