Harmonica legend Marion Walter Jacobs, better known as Little Walter, was born on this day in 1930. He teamed up with Muddy Waters in the 1950’s and helped to create the Chicago blues sound. As a solo artist, he amplified the harmonica, pushing the amplifier beyond its technical capability, giving the sound a quality of its own. He died in 1968 as a result of injuries sustained in a fight. "Confessin’ the Blues" was the B side of his 1968 single "The Toddle."
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I always love the blues and the harmonica is do part of it. What a shame he died so young and in a fight. I hope not over a woman.