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Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story

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Whenever you hear the prevalent wailing blues harmonica in commercials, film soundtracks or at a blues club, you are experiencing the legacy of the master harmonica player, Little Walter. Immensely popular in his lifetime, Little Walter had fourteen Top 10 hits on the R&B charts, and he was also the first Chicago blues musician to play at the Apollo. Ray Charles and B....more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Routledge (first published June 28th 2002)
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This is another story of a talented, complicated soul with a biographical arc that begins in hardship and poverty moves through hard won success and then ends tragically with dissolution.

This book was written by three people who talk and write about the blues a lot and frankly, parts of the biography suffers from it. It is dense with arcane analysis of techniques used during studio sessions. Sometimes it seemed as if the authors were trying to draw a conclusion from some minutia found on a maste...more
Little Walter was the genius of his instrument. He was without a doubt the most innovative and influential of all blues harpists. He lived a blues life to be sure - drinking, fighting and generally carousing. It all caught up to him at age 37 when he died after a severe beating in Chicago. Tony Glover does a great job of conveying the story of the music and the atmosphere. Recommended highly.
Great book, I was glad to get to read about one of the greatest Harp players!
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