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 Walter “Shakey” Horton

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Walter “Shakey” Horton Famous memorial

Birth
Horn Lake, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA
Death
8 Dec 1981 (aged 60)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot
Section J-1, Lot 39, Gr. 5
Memorial ID
4160 View Source

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.

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 12 Dec 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4160
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4160/walter-horton: accessed ), memorial page for Walter “Shakey” Horton (6 Apr 1921–8 Dec 1981), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4160, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .