A virtuosic blues harmonica player who transformed the genre with his heavily amplified sound both as a member of Muddy Waters’ legendary Chicago band and as a successful bandleader, Little Walter skyrocketed to fame with the iconic “Juke” in 1952, the first harmonica instrumental ever to top the Billboard R&B chart. Also a singer/songwriter and guitarist, Walter was born in rural Louisiana who performed at New York’s Apollo Theater. He charted 14 more Top Ten hits on his own including “My Babe,” “Sad Hours,” and “Blues With a Feeling.”
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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.