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Big Walter Horton

Big Walter Horton

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birthday
6th
April, 1921
Death
8th
December, 1981
Birth Place
Horn Lake, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter “Shakey” Horton (April 6, 1921 – December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming, shy man, he is remembered as one of the premier harmonica players in the history of blues.Willie Dixon once called Horton “the best harmonica player I ever heard.”
Robert Palmer named him as “one of the three great harmonica soloists of modern blues”, with the two others being cited as Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Walter was known for his unique and masterful tongue-blocking techniques and a marvelous fat tone.

instruments played
Harmonica
Also Known As

Shakey Horton, Mumbles Horton, Tangle Eye, Shakey Head, Mumbles

Birth Name

Walter Horton

Genres

Blues, Chicago blues

Labels

Okeh Cobra Records Vocalion States Ace Alligator Blind Pig

Origin

Memphis, Tennessee

Years Active

Late 1930s 1981

Name

Big Walter Horton

Nationality

United States of America

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