1 May 2014

Happy Birthday Marion Walter Jacobs AKA Little Walter (#432)

Little Walter, 1967 (photo credit)

The Blues Room, 30 April 2014
Episode # 432

Without a doubt Little Walter is the world's undisputed heavyweight of blues harmonica, period. He's had more novices and advanced professionals envying his harmonica playing since he caused the price of harmonicas to double in price after he recorded that great instrumental, Juke, back in 1952. 

In this episode we pay tribute to Little Walter and wish him a Happy Birthday, he would have turned 84 years old on 1 May 2014 (if he hadn't been fighting!) Here you'll hear some modern masters interpreting some great tunes by Little Walter. We just keep lovin' him!

1. Little Walter - Juke
2. Little Walter - Sad Hours
3. Little Walter - Tell Me Mama
4. Muddy Waters with Little Walter - All Night Long (Alternate Take)
5. Jim Liban Blues Combo - Mean Old World
6. Magic Dick - Can't Hold Out Much Longer
7. Billy Boy Arnold - You're So Fine
8. Rod Piazza - Oh Baby
9. George Harmonica Smith - You Better Watch Yourself
10. Ronnie Shellist - Last Night
11. Sugar Ray Norcia - My Babe
12. Dennis Gruenling - Roller Coaster
13. Red Devils (Lester Butler) - Quarter to Twelve

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