Little Walter


Little Walter | SF Gate | tc680

Blues musician, singer, and songwriter Marion Walter Jacobs (Little Walter) was born in Marksville, Louisiana on May 1, 1930 and died in Chicago, Illinois on February 15, 1968. He is regarded as an innovator especially in the use of the harmonica and electric guitar. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Little Milton – We’re gonna make it

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The Dells – Oh what a night

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Mamie Galore

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Mamie Galore Davis | Copyright control | tc483

Mamie Galore Davis was born on September 24, 1940 and died on October 6, 2001 of a stroke.

She toured with Little Milton and Ike & Tina Turner before signing to St. Lawrence Records in Chicago. Her 1966 recording ‘It Ain’t Necessary’ was a local hit. She moved to California where she continued to write and record Blues songs. Mamie recorded ‘No Right to Cry’ and duetted with her songwriting partner Dee Irwin for Imperial Records. In 1972 she became a music teacher in the Southern states, and was known as ‘The Soul Queen of Greenville’. On some recordings she is credited as Mamie P. Galore.

Chuck Berry

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1958, US Television

Howling Wolf

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1964, UK television

Bo Diddley

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Ramsey Lewis

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Muddy Waters

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