Blues Harmonica Giant: Classic Sides 1951-1956

Blues Harmonica Giant: Classic Sides 1951-1956

by Walter "Shakey" Horton
     
 

Big Walter Horton was a giant on the amplified harmonica, bringing the electricity of the instrument into the modern blues era with his works as a sideman and as a bandleader. This three-disc box does a great job of looking at the length, breadth, and scope of his career with a disc of Horton solo and as a bandleader in the 1950s; a second disc of him working with the…  See more details below

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Big Walter Horton was a giant on the amplified harmonica, bringing the electricity of the instrument into the modern blues era with his works as a sideman and as a bandleader. This three-disc box does a great job of looking at the length, breadth, and scope of his career with a disc of Horton solo and as a bandleader in the 1950s; a second disc of him working with the likes of Joe Hill Louis, Willie Nix, Mose Vinson, Johnny Shines, Tampa Red, Sunnyland Slim, and others during the same decade; and a third disc featuring Horton's 1970s work with Carey Bell. It's a nice and rounded overview of a remarkable musician.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065230524
catalogNumber:
2305
Rank:
201246

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Cotton Patch Hotfoot  - Big Walter Horton
  2. What's the Matter with You  - Big Walter Horton
  3. Little Boy Blue  - Big Walter Horton
  4. Blues in the Morning  - Big Walter Horton
  5. Now Tell Me Baby  - Big Walter Horton
  6. I'm in Love with You Baby  - Big Walter Horton
  7. Black Gal  - Big Walter Horton
  8. Hard Hearted Woman  - Big Walter Horton
  9. Jumpin' Blues  - Big Walter Horton
  10. So Long Woman  - Big Walter Horton
  11. What's the Matter with You  - Big Walter Horton
  12. Little Boy Blue  - Big Walter Horton
  13. I'm I Love with You Baby  - Big Walter Horton
  14. Grandmother Got Grandfather Told  - Big Walter Horton
  15. In the Mood  - Big Walter Horton
  16. Grandmother Got Grandfather Told  - Big Walter Horton
  17. We All Gotta Go  - Big Walter Horton
  18. Little Walter's Boogie  - Big Walter Horton
  19. We All Gotta Go  - Big Walter Horton
  20. Little Walter's Boogie  - Big Walter Horton
  21. West Winds Are Blowing  - Big Walter Horton
  22. Little Walter's Boogie  - Big Walter Horton
  23. West Winds Are Blowing  - Big Walter Horton
  24. Walter's Instrumental  - Big Walter Horton
  25. Off the Wall  - Big Walter Horton
  26. Off the Wall  - Big Walter Horton
  27. Hard Hearted Woman  - Big Walter Horton
  28. Back Home to Mama  - Big Walter Horton

Disc 2

  1. Hard Hearted Woman  - Big Walter Horton
  2. Back Home to Mama  - Big Walter Horton
  3. Need My Baby  - Big Walter Horton
  4. Have a Good Time  - Big Walter Horton
  5. Need My Baby  - Big Walter Horton
  6. Selling My Whiskey  -  Jackie Boy & Little Walter
  7. Midnight Showers of Rain  - Willie Nix
  8. Prison Bound Blues  - Willie Nix
  9. Riding in the Moonlight  - Willie Nix
  10. Let's Take a Little Walk  - Willie Nix
  11. Easy  -  Jimmy & Walter
  12. Hydramatic Woman  - Joe Hill Louis
  13. Tiger Man (King of the Jungle)  - Joe Hill Louis
  14. Seems Like a Million Years  - Willie Nix
  15. Seems Like a Million Years  - Willie Nix
  16. Worry You Off My Mind  - Mose Vinson
  17. Shine Boy  - Mose Vinson
  18. Evening Shuffle  - Johnny Shines
  19. Evening Shuffle  - Johnny Shines
  20. Evening Sun  - Johnny Shines
  21. No Name Blues  - Johnny Shines
  22. Brutal Hearted Woman  - Johnny Shines
  23. Gonna Call the Angel  - Johnny Shines
  24. Gonna Call the Angel  - Johnny Shines
  25. Big Stars Falling Blues  - Tampa Red
  26. Rambler's Blues  - Tampa Red
  27. Evalena  - Tampa Red
  28. Highway 61  - Sunnyland Slim
  29. It's You Baby  - Sunnyland Slim

Disc 3

  1. Hard Hearted Woman  - Big Walter Horton
  2. Sick & Tired  - Big Walter Horton
  3. Walter's Jump  - Big Walter Horton
  4. Leaving in the Morning  - Big Walter Horton
  5. Walter & Carey  - Big Walter Horton
  6. Walking by Myself  - Big Walter Horton
  7. My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble  - Big Walter Horton

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter "Shakey" Horton   Primary Artist
Big Walter Horton   Indexed Contributor,Harmonica,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass
Earl Hooker   Guitar
Blind Willie Johnson   Guitar
Joe Hill Louis   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Red Holloway   Tenor Saxophone
Harold Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Tampa Red   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Jones   Piano,Vocals
Mose Vinson   Piano,Vocals
Kenneth Banks   Bass
Carey Bell   Harmonica,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Fred Below   Drums
Lee Cooper   Guitar
Jimmy DeBerry   Guitar
Duncan   Drums
Jack Kelly   Piano,Vocals
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Lafayette Leake   Piano
S.P. Leary   Drums
Billy "Red" Love   Piano
Calvin Newborn   Guitar
Phineas Newborn   Piano
Willie Nix   Drums,Vocals
Odie Payne   Drums
Pinetop Perkins   Piano
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Otis Rush   Guitar
Johnny Shines   Guitar,Vocals
Sunnyland Slim   Piano,Vocals
Houston Stokes   Drums
Joe Willie Wilkins   Guitar
Albert Williams   Piano
Bob Woodfork   Bass,Guitar
Israel Franklin   Drums
George Lawson   Tenor Saxophone
Smith   Bass
Phineas Newborn   Drums
Edward Irvin   Drums
Willie Lacey   Guitar
John Cameron   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Neil Slaven   Annotation

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