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Blues with a feeling : the Little Walter story

Author: Tony Glover; Scott Dirks; Ward Gaines
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Blues with a Feeling explores the life, times, and musical creations of a founder of the Chicago Blues style. Little Walter revolutionized blues harmonica playing, and is generally recognized as the greatest innovator in modern blues. Beginning in the early '50s as a sideman with the legendary Muddy Waters, Walter appeared on many of Muddy's classic recordings through the mid-'60s, even after striking out on his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Walter (Little)
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Little Walter.; Walter Little
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Glover; Scott Dirks; Ward Gaines
ISBN: 0415937108 9780415937108 0415937116 9780415937115
OCLC Number: 50154086
Description: xii, 314, [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Night train : Louisiana 1920-43 --
2. Good evenin' everybody : New Orleans/Helena, Arkansas : 1943-44 --
3. Wonder harmonica king : St. Louis/points South/Chicago : summer 1943-46 --
4. I just keep loving her : Chicago/points south and/or St. Louis/Chiago : c.1946-48 --
5. Ebony boogie : Chicago/Helena/Mississippi/Chicago : September 1948-fall 1951 --
6. "Juke" : Chicago blues turns a corner : winter 1951-52 --
7. Diamonds and cadillac cars : Chicago/East and West coasts/Southern states : January 1953-February 1954 --
8. You gonna miss me when I'm gone : Chicago/the South and East : February-fall 1954 --
9. Roller coaster : Chicago/Alexandria, Louisiana/Boston/Chicago : fall 1954-fall 1955 --
10. I've had my fun : Chicago/the South/Chicago : December 1955-December 1957 --
11. Crazy mixed up world : Chicago and on the road ; January 1958-autumn 1959 --
12. I ain't broke, I'm badly bent : Chicago : fall 1959-February 1963 --
13. Back in the alley : Chicago/London/San Francisco/Boston : winter 1963/fall 1966 --
14. Mean old world : Chicago/Europe/UK/Chicago : fall 1966-February 1968 --
Epilogue : 1968-present.
Other Titles: Little Walter story
Responsibility: Tony Glover, Scott Dirks & Ward Gaines.
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Little Walter was a master blues harmonica player, immensely popular and celebrated by the likes of Ray Charles and B.B. King. But at the age of 37 he was lying in a pauper's grave in Chicago: This  Read more...

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"Maybe the best book I've ever read concerning music or any music personality.."-Blues Notes "Indispensable.."-The Times (London) "Noted blues scholars...paint a picture of Walter as a fiery, Read more...

 
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