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Little Walter
Original name: Marion Walter Jacobs
Birth: May 1, 1930
Marksville
Avoyelles Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1968
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Blues Musician. Born Marion Walter Jacobs, he is given credit for changing the sound of the blues by amplifying the harmonica to achieve the moaning, echoing hornlike sounds that are common in today's blues. He was also a proficient guitarist. He moved to Chicago in the early 1950s to become a session player for Chess Records, appearing on recordings of the labels top artist. This earned him an invitation to join the Muddy Waters band giving him the exposure needed to start his own recording career. Writing his own and covering other artist material, Walter recorded such blues classics as "Mean Old World", "Juke", "Blues With A Feeling", "Key To The Highway" and "Take A Look At Yourself." His reputation and influence were so widespread that a new generation of harmonica players have polished their skills listening to his records. Walter possessed a volcanic temper mixed with a fondness for drink that led to his untimely death from head injuries suffered in a Chicago street fight. (bio by: Jim Adams) 
 
Burial:
Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Evergreen Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section SW, Block 28, Lot 5, Grave 5 (near the fence that borders Pulaski Rd.).
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jim Adams
Record added: Jan 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6125406
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love my babe!!!R.I.P.
- amiya
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
Happy Birthday
- Cindy
 Added: May. 1, 2016
When you played that harmonica I was in pure Heaven. Wish you had been more careful with your life, we would have loved another fifty years of Little Walter.
- Dizzy Harris
 Added: Apr. 21, 2016
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