Little Walter: Rock Bottom / Mean Old Frisco / My Babe / I Got To Go / Quarter To Twelve [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On May 1st…

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O Marion Walter Jacobs, περισσότερο γνωστός ως Little Walter, γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα, 1 Μαΐου του 1930 στο Marksville της Louisiana. Singer – songwriter, κιθαρίστας και πάνω απ’ όλα, ο πρώτος bluesman που ανέδειξε τη φυσαρμόνικα σαν σολιστικό όργανο, επηρεάζοντας γενιές επιγόνων. Η καριέρα του θα απογειωθεί από τα early ’50s, με σόλο κυκλοφοριες και συμμετοχές σε ηχογραφήσεις καλλιτεχνών όπως οι Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rodgers, Memphis Minnie, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush… Ο αλκοολισμός και ένα εξαιρετικά βίαιο ταμπεραμέντο τον έκαναν να μπλέκει διαρκώς σε καυγάδες, ένας από τους οποίους του κόστισε τελικά την ζωή του σε ηλικία 38 χρόνων.


Marion Walter Jacobs, better known as Little Walter, was born on this date, May 1, 1930, in Marksville, Louisiana. Singer – songwriter, guitarist and above all, the first bluesman to make the harmonica a respected solo instrument, influencing generations of harpists after him. His career would take off from the early ’50s, with releases as a leader and a guest in records by artists such as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rodgers, Memphis Minnie, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush… Alcoholism and a notoriously short temper made him constantly getting into fights, one of which ultimately cost him his life, at the age of 38.

0:00 Rock Bottom 2:17 Mean Old Frisco 4:45 My Babe 7:25 I Got To Go 10:07 Quartet To Twelve

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More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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