Sunday, February 16, 2014

'Can't Hold On Much Longer' - Little Walter

In 1957, Chess Records released a compilation album featuring the top hits of blues harp legend, Little Walter. He had 10 hits on the Billboard chart in the 50's, making him a staple of the post-war Chicago blues.

Walter, not just a proficient solo artist, was also the main harp player for Muddy Waters and many other bluesmen, such as Johnny Shines, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rodgers, and others.

His legacy as a blues harpist was evident when he was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and is the only harmonica player to receive such an award.

Here's 'Can't Hold On Much Longer', which features label mates Muddy Waters and Jimmy Rodgers on guitar. 

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