Little Walter invented the overdriven, reverb-soaked harmonica sound that came to epitomize Chicago blues. Beginning in the late 1940s and early '50s, first as Muddy Waters' sideman and later as a soloist, Little Walter altered the role of the harmonica in the blues band and influenced thousands of blues harpists in the process.
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: LITTLE WALTER Title: HIS BEST Street Release Date: 06/17/1997 Domestic Genre: BLUES
Marion "Little Walter" Jacobs is perhaps the most influential harmonica player on contemporary blues, and his collection is a great place to start. He was trained by Muddy Waters, but brought a more swinging feel to blues. Muddy and his band accompany Little Walter on many hits, as do Robert "Jr." Lockwood, the Aces, and other Chicago greats. In the 1950s, Little Walter''s popularity eclipsed even Waters'', his style a little more relaxed and pop-oriented. Walter''s versions of many songs are the standards: "Blues with a Feeling," "You''re So Fine," "Juke." Great stuff. --Robert Gordon
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