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Little WalterThe Complete Checker Singles As & Bs 1952-60 (2CD)

Little WalterThe Complete Checker Singles As & Bs 1952-60 (2CD)

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Little Walter Jacobs was blues harmonica player, singer, songwriter and occasional guitarist who revolutionised the way that the harmonica was played and recorded, bringing a new dimension to the blues during the 1950s. He was one of the first artists to amplify his harmonica by holding it to a microphone and maybe the first artist on any instrument deliberately to use electronic distortion as part of his range of sounds. He was a member of Muddy Waters band, appearing on many of his records during the 1950s, but from 1952 recorded for the Chess subsidiary Checker, his releases regularly featuring a harmonica-led instrumental on one side and a vocal performance on the others.

He scored an R&B No. 1 with his first solo single Juke, and another one a few years later with what became a staple of blues bands the world over My Babe. Little Walter became the only harmonica player to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame. This great value collection, with extensive booklet notes plus comprehensive discographical, chart, session and personnel information, comprises all of his Checker A & B sides from 1952 to 1960 plus two bonus tracks from 1961 and 1962, and includes all of his 15 R&B chart hits.


REVIEWS

"Blues Genius." - Norman Darwen (R2)

"Little Walter was the first to really grasp the possibilities of amplification, reslishing the opportunities for distortion and innovative, modern sounds." - Trevor Hodgett (R2)

"Astounding how rewarding it is to play these... there is nothing here that isn't completely wonderful" - Howard Rye (Blues & Rhythm)

"Potent enough to blow off your pedal-pushers and get you shaking all over. It's classic R'n'B opening the door to Rock'n'Roll but reaching well beyond." - Andrew Liddle (JustJazz)


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Juke Little Walter and the Night Cats
2 Can't Hold On Much Longer Little Walter and the Night Cats
3 Mean Old World Little Walter and the Night Cats
4 Sad Hours Little Walter and the Night Cats
5 Don't Have To Hunt No More Little Walter
6 Tonight With A Fool Little Walter
7 Off The Wall Little Walter and the Night Cats
8 Tell Me, Mama Little Walter and the Night Cats
9 Blues With A Feeling Little Walter and the Jukes
10 Quarter To Twelve Little Walter and the Jukes
11 Lights Out Little Walter and the Jukes
12 You're So Fine Little Walter and the Jukes
13 Rocker Little Walter and the Jukes
14 Oh, Baby Little Walter and the Jukes
15 You'd Better Watch Yourself Little Walter and the Jukes
16 Blue Light Little Walter and the Jukes
17 Last Night Little Walter and the Jukes
18 Mellow Down Easy Little Walter and the Jukes
19 My Babe Little Walter and the Jukes
20 Thunder Bird Little Walter and the Jukes
21 Roller Coaster Little Walter and the Jukes
22 I Got To Go Little Walter and the Jukes
23 Too Late Little Walter and the Jukes
24 I Hate To See You Go Little Walter and the Jukes
25 Who Little Walter and the Jukes
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 It Ain't Right Little Walter and the Jukes
2 One More Chance With You Little Walter and the Jukes
3 Flying Saucer Little Walter and the Jukes
4 Teenage Beat Little Walter and the Jukes
5 Just A Feeling Little Walter and the Jukes
6 It's Too Late, Brother Little Walter and the Jukes
7 Take Me Back Little Walter and the Jukes
8 Nobody But You Little Walter and the Jukes
9 Everybody Needs Somebody Little Walter and the Jukes
10 Boom, Boom, Out Goes The Light Little Walter and the Jukes
11 Temperature Little Walter and the Jukes
12 The Toddle Little Walter
13 Confessin' The Blues Little Walter
14 Key To The Highway Little Walter and the Jukes
15 Rock Bottom Little Walter and the Jukes
16 My Baby's Sweeter Little Walter
17 Crazy, Mixed Up World Little Walter
18 Everything's Gonna Be All Right Little Walter
19 Back Track Little Walter
20 Me And Piney Brown Little Walter
21 Break It Up Little Walter
22 Ah'w Baby Little Walter
23 I Had My Fun Little Walter
24 My Babe Little Walter
25 Blue Midnight Little Walter
26 I Don't Play Little Walter
27 Just Your Fool Little Walter
  • EAN:
    824046316525
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    June 2016
  • Artist:
    Walter Little
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3165
  • Weight:
    0.12kg