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Little Walter

Little Walter defined the sound known as Chicago Blues harp. He was the first musician of any kind to purposely use electronic distortion as a musical technique, fundamentally altering the listener’s expectations of the harmonica. His virtuosity with the harp established the standard vocabulary for modern blues and blues rock harmonica players. Little Walter scored 14 top-ten hits between 1952-1958, and was the best blues artist produced by the post war Chicago blues movement.

 

 

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