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Little Walter - The Best Of Little Walter (RSD)
Little Walter - The Best Of Little Walter (RSD)

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Vinyl: Mint

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Sealed. Hype Sticker. Record Store Day 2019. Limited Edition 700 Copies. Mono. White vinyl.

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Little Walter is a name that may not be familiar to everyone, but to blues music enthusiasts, he is a legend. Known as the "King of the Blues Harmonica," Little Walter was a groundbreaking musician who revolutionized the sound of the harmonica and influenced countless artists. And now, fans have even more reason to celebrate his legacy with the recent release of "The Best of Little Walter" on vinyl for Record Store Day.

Record Store Day is an annual event that celebrates independent record stores and the unique culture surrounding them. It also serves as a platform for artists and labels to release special edition vinyl records, often with limited quantities and exclusive content. This year, one of the most highly anticipated releases was "The Best of Little Walter," a compilation of some of his most iconic songs.

For those who may not be familiar with Little Walter, let's take a brief look at his life and career. Born Marion Walter Jacobs in 1930, he grew up in Louisiana and began playing harmonica at a young age. He moved to Chicago in the 1940s and quickly made a name for himself in the city's blues scene. He joined Muddy Waters' band and became known for his innovative use of amplification and effects on the harmonica, creating a sound that had never been heard before. His skills on the instrument were unmatched, and he became a sought-after session musician, playing on recordings for other artists.

In 1952, Little Walter released his first solo single, "Juke," which became a massive hit and solidified his status as a solo artist. He continued to release successful singles and albums throughout the 1950s, with songs like "My Babe" and "Boom, Boom Out Goes the Light" becoming blues standards. He also toured extensively, gaining a reputation as an electrifying performer.

Sadly, Little Walter's life was cut short at the age of 37 when he died in 1968 from injuries sustained in a fight. But his legacy and influence on the blues genre live on. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 and remains a beloved figure in the blues community.

"The Best of Little Walter" vinyl release for Record Store Day is a fitting tribute to this legendary musician. The compilation features 12 of his most popular songs, including "Juke," "My Babe," and "Boom, Boom Out Goes the Light." The vinyl itself is a beautiful translucent blue, making it a visually stunning addition to any record collection.

But what makes this release truly special is the inclusion of two previously unreleased tracks, "I Just Keep Loving Her" and "It's Too Late Brother." These rare recordings offer a glimpse into Little Walter's creative process and provide a deeper understanding of his musical genius.

In addition to the music, the vinyl release also includes a booklet with rare photos and liner notes written by blues historian and Little Walter expert, Tony Glover. This adds an extra layer of depth to the record, allowing fans to learn more about the man behind the music.

"The Best of Little Walter" vinyl release for Record Store Day is not only a must-have for fans of the blues, but it also serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving and celebrating the legacy of influential musicians. Little Walter's impact on the blues genre is undeniable, and this vinyl release is a testament to his enduring talent and influence.

So, if you're a fan of Little Walter or simply appreciate good music, make sure to get your hands on this limited edition vinyl release. It's a true collector's item that will be cherished by blues lovers for years to come. And who knows, it may even inspire a new generation of musicians to pick up the harmonica and continue Little Walter's legacy.




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