Walter “Shakey” Horton

Walter “Shakey” Horton

Birth
Horn Lake, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA
Death 8 Dec 1981 (aged 63)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section J-1, Lot 39, Gr. 5
Memorial ID 4160 · View Source
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Blues Musician. He was a blues harmonica player also know as "Big Walter" so he would not be confused with "Little Walter" Jacobs. He served a long tenure as a session player for Chess Records during the 1950s appearing on recordings of Otis Rush, Muddy Waters, Jimmie Rogers and many others. During the 1960s he backed such artists a Tampa Red and "Big Mama" Thornton before finishing his career as a member of Willie Dixon's Blues All Stars.


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King of the blues harmonica


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  • Added: 12 Dec 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4160
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter “Shakey” Horton (6 Apr 1918–8 Dec 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 4160, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .