“When Big Walter played, the blues fell all over you,” said the legendary Sam Phillips, who recorded two of Horton’s definitive early songs, “Easy” and “I Almost Lost My Mind,” at Sun Studios in 1951. Cited as one of the great creative geniuses of modern blues harmonica, Horton’s heavily amplified style became one of the trademarks of the Chicago blues sound, exemplified by the 1956 “Walking By Myself.” Born in Horn Lake, Miss., Horton shared the stage with many of the genre’s greatest names, including Muddy Waters.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.