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.

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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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