His Best is a greatest hits album by Chicago blues harmonica player Little Walter, released on June 17, 1997 by MCA and Chess Records as a part of The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (see 1997 in music). The album is seen as the CD successor to the 1958 The Best of Little Walter and features ten of the songs from that album. Juke" was Little Walters first solo recording for Leonard Chess and reached on the R&B Singles chart. A harmonica instrumental, it is Walter's most famous composition.
Side 1 Album Master Total Time 17:48 Side 2 Album Master Total Time 17:56. Notes on Back Cover). Matrix, Runout (Side A Runout etched): MCA-5679-M-ASR-1. Matrix, Runout (Side B Runout etched): MCA-5680-M-ASR-1. Matrix, Runout (Side 1 label): MCA 5679.
Little Walter - aka Marion Walter Jacobs - wasn't the first great harmonica player in the blues, but the instrument had a whole new force and personality after he was done with it. Little Walter was a technically gifted player with a dark, powerful sound, but he also approached the chromatic harmonica in a new way earlier players had not, and by using a microphone and amplifier to power his harp, he created sounds that were fierce, wild, and dramatic
The Best of Little Walter. The Best of Little Walter Tracklist.
Legendary blue harmonica player Little Walter was born Marion Walter Jacobs in Marksville, Louisiana and learned to play the guitar as a youngster, subsequently focusing more on his harmonica work when the bookings increased. Initially something of an acoustic harmonica player, his later switch to amplified harmonica was revolutionary; he first introduced the sound on Muddy Waters recordings, and even after leaving Muddys group, would invariably be brought back for recording purposes. His own recording career began in 1947 and like numerous other blues musicians, consisted of little more than.
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In 1991, The Best of Little Walter was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in the "Classics of Blues Recordings – Album" category3 The album is also ranked in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"5. All tracks written by All songs written by Walter Jacobs, except where noted.
|A3||You're So Fine||2:49|
|A5||Blues With A Feeling||3:08|
|A6||Can't Hold Out Much Longer||2:59|
|B2||Mean Old World||2:57|
|B3||Off The Wall||3:01|
|B4||You Better Watch Yourself||3:23|
|B6||Tell Me Mamma||2:40|
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 07673291924
|LP-1428, LP 1428||Little Walter||The Best Of Little Walter (LP, Comp, Mono)||Chess, Chess||LP-1428, LP 1428||US||1957|
|LP 1428||Little Walter||The Best Of Little Walter (LP, Comp)||Chess||LP 1428||US||1965|
|PLP-802||Little Walter||The Best Of Little Walter (LP, Comp, Mono, RE)||Chess, P-Vine Special||PLP-802||Japan||Unknown|
|LP-1428, LP 1428||Little Walter||The Best Of Little Walter (LP, Comp, RE)||Speakers Corner Records, Chess, Chess||LP-1428, LP 1428||Germany||2005|
|NPL 28043 NPL.28043||Little Walter||The Best Of Little Walter (LP, Mono, Comp)||Pye International||NPL 28043 NPL.28043||UK||1964|