Posted by NattyBoy on February 16, 2001 at 19:06:59:
In Reply to: Little Walter posted by Huge Fan on February 15, 2001 at 06:55:22:
: Marion Walter Jacobs died on this date in 1968 at the age of 37 in Chicago Ill. as a result of injuries suffered in a street fight. No single musician, with the exception of Jimi Hendrix, did more to change an instruments place in musical history. Walter was the first harmonica player to use a guitar amp and hand held mic. In the 1950s with "Muddy Waters Band" and then with his bands "The Nite Cats" then "The Jukes", Walter left his mark on urban Blues. Walter is buried in St.Marys Cemetery in Evergreen Ill.
I can see why he choose "Little Walter"...Would any of you guys out there like to be called Marion??
But hey, hey, hey please hear what they say, Little Walter still remains King of Blues Harp TODAY!!
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