BIG WALTER HORTON

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Blues harmonica virtuoso Big Walter Horton was renowned for his innovative contributions to the music of Memphis and Chicago. Horton was born in Horn Lake on April 6, 1918, and began his career as a child working for tips on the streets of Memphis. He performed and recorded with Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Willie Dixon, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Winter, and many others. His technique and tone continue to be studied and emulated by harmonica players around the world.

Walter Horton was heralded as one of the most brilliant and creative musicians ever to play the harmonica. Born on a plantation near this site, as a child he blew into tin cans to create sounds. His birth date is usually cited as April 6, 1918, although some sources give the year as 1917 or 1921. Nicknamed “Shakey” due to nystagmus, an affliction related to eye movement that can result in involuntary head
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BIG WALTER HORTON The Soul Of Blues Harmonica album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soul Of Blues Harmonica
Blues 1964
BIG WALTER HORTON Walter ‛Shakey’ Horton / Martin Stone / Jessie Lewis / Jerome Arnold : Southern Comfort album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walter ‛Shakey’ Horton / Martin Stone / Jessie Lewis / Jerome Arnold : Southern Comfort
Blues 1969
BIG WALTER HORTON Big Walter Horton With Carey Bell : Big Walter Horton With Carey Bell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Walter Horton With Carey Bell : Big Walter Horton With Carey Bell
Blues 1973
BIG WALTER HORTON Walter & Floyd : Do Nothing Til You Hear From Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walter & Floyd : Do Nothing Til You Hear From Us
Blues 1976
BIG WALTER HORTON Fine Cuts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fine Cuts
Blues 1977
BIG WALTER HORTON Can't Keep Lovin' You (aka  Harmonica Genius) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Can't Keep Lovin' You (aka Harmonica Genius)
Blues 1984
BIG WALTER HORTON The Deep Blues Harmonica Of Walter Horton album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Deep Blues Harmonica Of Walter Horton
Blues 1984

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BIG WALTER HORTON Walter Horton & Paul Butterfield : An Offer You Can't Refuse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Walter Horton & Paul Butterfield : An Offer You Can't Refuse
Blues 1972
BIG WALTER HORTON Little Boy Blue (aka Live At The Knickerbocker Club) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Boy Blue (aka Live At The Knickerbocker Club)
Blues 1980
BIG WALTER HORTON Live At The El Mocambo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The El Mocambo
Blues 1991
BIG WALTER HORTON Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live
Blues 1999

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