The Blues World of Little Walter

The Blues World of Little Walter

by Sunnyland Slim


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/1994
Label: Delmark
UPC: 0038153064822
catalogNumber: 648
Rank: 140561

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   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
Jim O'Neal   Liner Notes
P.D. Scots Pipe Band   Composer
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steve Wagner   Producer

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