Album · 2009 · 16 Songs. Mouth Harp Maestro Walter Horton. Walter "Shakey" Horton & Paul Butterfield.
Long before he arrived in Chicago, Horton was knocking 'em dead with his amplified harmonica wizardry in Memphis. Sam Phillips produced the classic sides that comprise much of this album in 1951, when Horton was billed as "Mumbles. Sizzling backup by guitarists Joe Hill Louis and Calvin Newborn urged the introverted harp giant on to dazzling heights on his earliest sides as a leader.
Ships from and sold by -importcds. But first and foremost, "Mouth Harp Maestro" demonstrates the depth and breadth of Horton's talent as a harpist. Wilie Dixon once called him "the best harmonica player I have ever heard", and his playing on "Little Boy Blue", "Walter's Blues" and the magnificent, understated instrumental "Cotton Patch Hot Foot" is the equal of anything Little Walter Jacobs or John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson ever did.
Mouth Harp Maestro (MP3) Walter Horton. Horton cut a total of 13 sides for Modern at Sam Phillips studio in Memphis, all of which are presented here. A cut from Jim Lockhart, recorded about the same time at Phillip studio is added as are two sides from the little known Alfred 'Blue King' Harris. These were probably recorded on an early 50s field trip to the south and fit musically with the rest of the selections.
Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter "Shakey" Horton (April 6, 1921 – December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming, shy man, he is remembered as one of the premier harmonica players in the history of blues. Willie Dixon once called Horton "the best harmonica player I ever heard. Background information. Also known as. Shakey Horton, Mumbles Horton. Two of the best compilation albums of his work are Mouth-Harp Maestro and Fine Cuts He worked at blues festivals and often performed at the Maxwell Street market in Chicago. In 1977, he played on the Muddy Waters album I'm Ready, produced by Johnny Winter.
Альбом: Mouth Harp Maestro. Исполнитель: Big Walter Horton. Дата выпуска: Альбом Треки: 1. Big Walter Horton - Jumpin' Blues. 2. Big Walter Horton - Black Gal. 3. Big Walter Horton - Hard Hearted Woman. 4. Big Walter Horton - Go 'Long Woman. 5. Big Walter Horton - What's The Matter With You (Take 2). 6. Big Walter Horton - Cotton Patch Hot Foot. 7. Big Walter Horton - Little Boy Blue (Take 2). 8. Big Walter Horton - Walter's Blues (I'm in Love With You) (take 1). 9. Big Walter Horton - Blues In The Morning. 10. Big Walter Horton - Now Tell Me Baby.