Thursday, March 20, 2008

Harmonica Day 4 - Little Walter

Little Walter



Well back down there in Alabama, or any where else, you could walk into a pawn shop and buy a harmonica for 5o cents, after Little Walter put out that record Juke it went up to 5 or 10 dollars.

Sam Lay - Drummer for Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Paul Butterfield Blues Band

I relate to my favorite blues harmonica players for different reasons. Little Walter is one of my favorites because he is from my home state, because of the work he did in creating the Chicago electric harmonica blues sound with Muddy Waters, and because he was a man who definitely lived the blues.



Little Walter R&R Hall of Fame film




Notes from YouTube - A brief film about blues harmonica icon Little Walter Jacobs, which was shown as part of his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2008.



Hound Dog Taylor & Little Walter - Wild About you baby






Little Walter You're So Fine



References;

Little Walter's induction into the R&R Hall of Fame - Chicago blues icon Little Walter was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 10th, 2008. This is the complete induction ceremony: the 2:00 minute Tribute to Little Walter film, followed by musician Ben Harper's induction speech, then James Cotton performing both of Little Walter's #1 hits, "Juke" and "My Babe", accompanied by Paul Schaffer's Late Night Band, and featuring Ben Harper on "My Babe".

Bluesharp Little Walter page, includes several short mp3's of Little Walter on blues harp.

Little Walter@wikipedia

Little Walter - The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Little Walter - His Best Little Walter - The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection: Little Walter - His Best

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