Wednesday, February 9, 2011


The heart & soul sound of Chicago blues, Little Walter played with Muddy Waters live and on recordings long after he had officially left the group. Born in Louisiana in 1930 and dead at age 37 in 1968 due to a blood clot to the heart — although this came about right after one more fight during a break at a nightclub on the Southside of Chicago. The feisty one. His sonic and gristle harp playing and voice had an aura that transfixed lesser blues and rock acts for decades. Little Walter was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. About time.