Sunday, December 15, 2013

Little Walter: Jump

Little Walter was the great Chicago blues harmonica player, appearing as a member of the band or as a session musician on many recordings by the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters. It was his sound that many of the British R&B groups of the 1960s were seeking to emulate.

Here is playing in 1967 with, looking very relaxed, Hound Dog Taylor on guitar.

By all accounts Little Walter was mean as a coyote that had missed its breakfast and died from the effects of a street fight and hard living.

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