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Little Walter

American blues harmonica player

Little Walter

American blues harmonica player
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birthday
1st
May, 1930
Death
15th
February, 1968
Birth Place
Marksville, Louisiana, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica had a strong impact on succeeding generations, earning him comparisons to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners’ expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, the first and, to date, only artist to be inducted specifically as a harmonica player.

instruments played
Guitar
Harmonica
Vocals
Associated Acts

Muddy Waters Jimmy Rogers the Aces Leroy Foster (musician) Memphis Minnie Floyd Jones Robert Lockwood Jr. Luther Tucker Otis Rush Bo Diddley Johnny "Man" Young Louisiana Red Sunnyland Slim Otis Spann Willie Dixon

Birth Name

Marion Walter Jacobs

Genres

Blues Chicago blues rhythm and blues

Labels

Chess Checker

Origin

Chicago, Illinois

Years Active

1945 1967

Name

Little Walter

Nationality

United States of America

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