The Blues World of Little Walter

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
If you really want to hear what Little Walter sounded like in his pre-amplified days and early stages of development with the Muddy Waters band, this is the one to get. The title is a bit of a misnomer as Walter is featured more as a sideman to Baby Face Leroy, Muddy Waters and others on early Parkway, Regal and Savoy sides, but it's clear that Walter at this stage of the game should have been paying royalties to both Sonny Boys and Walter Horton in particular. One of the high points features explosive slide work from Waters on a pre-Chess version of "Rollin' & Tumblin'," as crude as a version as you'll ever hear and certainly not to be missed. Although many of these sides...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
If you really want to hear what Little Walter sounded like in his pre-amplified days and early stages of development with the Muddy Waters band, this is the one to get. The title is a bit of a misnomer as Walter is featured more as a sideman to Baby Face Leroy, Muddy Waters and others on early Parkway, Regal and Savoy sides, but it's clear that Walter at this stage of the game should have been paying royalties to both Sonny Boys and Walter Horton in particular. One of the high points features explosive slide work from Waters on a pre-Chess version of "Rollin' & Tumblin'," as crude as a version as you'll ever hear and certainly not to be missed. Although many of these sides have appeared on other compilations usually taped up off of old scratchy 78s, this one features superior sound taken from the original lacquer masters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1994
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153064822
  • Catalog Number: 648
  • Sales rank: 17,333

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Just Keep Loving Her - Baby Face Leroy (2:52)
  2. 2 Muskadine Blues - Baby Face Leroy (3:10)
  3. 3 Rollin' and Tumblin', Pt. 1 - Baby Face Leroy (2:47)
  4. 4 Rollin' and Tumblin', Pt. 2 - Baby Face Leroy (3:12)
  5. 5 Boll Weevil - Baby Face Leroy (2:41)
  6. 6 Bad Acting Woman - Baby Face Leroy (2:43)
  7. 7 Red Headed Woman - Baby Face Leroy (2:43)
  8. 8 Moonshine Blues - Baby Face Leroy (2:51)
  9. 9 I Wanna Play a Little While - J.B. Lenoir (2:44)
  10. 10 Louise - J.B. Lenoir (2:56)
  11. 11 People Are Meddling (In Our Affairs) - J.B. Lenoir (2:51)
  12. 12 I Done You Wrong - Little Walter (2:42)
  13. 13 Low Down Sunnyland Train - Little Walter (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sunnyland Slim Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
J.B. Lenoir Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Little Walter Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Lockwood Jr. Guitar
Oliver Alcorn Tenor Saxophone
Baby Face Leroy Track Performer
Ernest "Big" Crawford Bass
Leroy Foster Drums, Vocals, Track Performer
Muddy Waters Guitar
Jimmy Rogers Guitar
Alfred Wallace Drums
Technical Credits
J.B. Lenoir Composer
Ma Rainey Composer
Leroy Foster Composer
Robert G. Koester Producer
Muddy Waters Composer
Jim O'Neal Liner Notes
P.D. Scots Pipe Band Composer
Walter Jacobs Composer
Traditional Composer
Steve Wagner Producer
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