Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Standard of the Week: 'My Babe' - Little Walter

In 1955, the great blues harpist Little Walter released 'My Babe', which was written by Willie Dixon, bassist and blues songwriter extraordinaire. The song is based on old gospel songs but with lyrics changed to be about love and cheating. 

The song reached #1 on the R&B charts and was a great success for Walter and Chess Records:

Since then it's become a blues standard and was has been covered by just about everyone, including:

Elvis Presley

Sonny Boy Williamson with The Animals

Chuck Berry

George Thorogood & The Destroyers feat. Charlie Musselwhite

Ike & Tina Turner

Columbus Short as Little Walter, from Cadillac Records

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