Blues Harmonica Giant: Classic Sides 1951-1956

Blues Harmonica Giant: Classic Sides 1951-1956

by Walter "Shakey" HortonWalter "Shakey" Horton

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Overview

Big Walter Horton was a giant on the amplified harmonica, bringing the electricity of the instrument into the modern blues era with his works as a sideman and as a bandleader. This three-disc box does a great job of looking at the length, breadth, and scope of his career with a disc of Horton solo and as a bandleader in the 1950s; a second disc of him working with the likes of Joe Hill Louis, Willie Nix, Mose Vinson, Johnny Shines, Tampa Red, Sunnyland Slim, and others during the same decade; and a third disc featuring Horton's 1970s work with Carey Bell. It's a nice and rounded overview of a remarkable musician.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2010
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065230524
catalogNumber: 2305
Rank: 49287

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Walter "Shakey" Horton   Primary Artist
Willie Dixon   Bass
Earl Hooker   Guitar
Big Walter Horton   Harmonica,Vocals
Blind Willie Johnson   Guitar
Joe Hill Louis   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Red Holloway   Tenor Saxophone
Harold Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Tampa Red   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Jones   Piano,Vocals
Mose Vinson   Piano,Vocals
Kenneth Banks   Bass
Carey Bell   Harmonica,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Fred Below   Drums
Lee Cooper   Guitar
Jimmy DeBerry   Guitar
Duncan   Drums
Jack Kelly   Piano,Vocals
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Lafayette Leake   Piano
S.P. Leary   Drums
Billy "Red" Love   Piano
Calvin Newborn   Guitar
Phineas Newborn   Piano
Willie Nix   Drums,Vocals
Odie Payne   Drums
Pinetop Perkins   Piano
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Otis Rush   Guitar
Johnny Shines   Guitar,Vocals
Sunnyland Slim   Piano,Vocals
Houston Stokes   Drums
Joe Willie Wilkins   Guitar
Albert Williams   Piano
Bob Woodfork   Bass,Guitar
Israel Franklin   Drums
George Lawson   Tenor Saxophone
Smith   Bass
Phineas Newborn   Drums
Edward Irvin   Drums
Willie Lacey   Guitar
John Cameron   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Neil Slaven   Annotation

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