Little Walter

Little Walter
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Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), known as Little Walter, was an American blues musician, singer, and songwriter, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica had a strong impact on succeeding generations, earning him comparisons to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, the first and, to date, only artist to be inducted specifically as a harmonica player.

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Birth nameMarion Walter Jacobs
Birth1930-5-1
BirthMarksville, Louisiana, U.S.
ActivityMusician
LabelsChess, Checker
Musical instrumentsHarmonica, vocals, guitar
RelatedMuddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Aces
Years of activity1945–1967

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