Walter possessed a volcanic temper mixed with a fondness for drink that led to his untimely death from head injuries suffered in a Chicago street fight. Il quitte l'école à l'âge de 12 ans et quitte la Louisiane rurale et voyage en faisant des petits boulots et chantant dans les rues de la Nouvelle-Orléans, Memphis, Helena, Arkansas et Saint Louis pour essayer de gagner de l'argent. Découvrez Little Walter de Little Walter sur Amazon Music. Bien que dix ans plus âgé que Little Walter, Privine Hatch était surnommé, ... Little Hatch interprète un blues rural qu'il distille d'une voix plaintive et grave. Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Grave site information of Walter A Little (11 Jan 1882 - 1 Sep 1902) at Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States from BillionGraves Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. ", Jacobs made his first released recordings in 1947 for Bernard Abrams's tiny Ora-Nelle label, which operated out of the back room of Abrams's Maxwell Radio and Records store in the heart of the Maxwell Street district Afficher les profils des personnes qui s’appellent Little Walter.  In a short biographical note on Little Walter, Madison Deniro wrote that he was "the first musician of any kind to purposely use electronic distortion. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. your own Pins on Pinterest The original title of the track file was "Your Cat Will Play", but was renamed at Leonard Chess's suggestion. Death: 1 Mar 1989 (aged 76) Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario, Canada .  As a guitarist, Little Walter recorded three songs for the small Parkway label with Waters and Baby Face Leroy Foster (reissued on CD by Delmark Records as "The Blues World of Little Walter" in 1993) and on a session for Chess backing pianist Eddie Ware. English 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 and impact on succeeding generations has earned him comparisons to such seminal artists as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA. Albums include The Chess Box, The Best of Little Walter, and My Babe / … After reaching the age of majority based on a birth year of 1930, he consistently gave his birth year as 1930). If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to email@example.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Add to your scrapbook. Thanks for your help! Oops, we were unable to send the email. The Aces—the brothers David and Louis Myers on guitars and Fred Below on drums—were credited as the Jukes on most of the Little Walter records on which they played. Her story may have ended there, until his name was etched on her grave. Discover (and save!) , The music journalist Bill Dahl described Little Walter as "king of all post-war blues harpists", who "took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard.  He includes Jerry Portnoy, Rick Estrin of Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza, and William Clarke among those who later studied his technique and helped popularize it with younger players.. As MCA reconfigures their Chess catalog, this 20-track single-disc compilation now takes the place of their original 12-track Best of Little Walter collection, a landmark blues album which had remained in print for over three decades. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. Little Walter mastermind Phil Bradbury won the endorsements of A-list Nashville players with two previous amps: a 22-watt model driven by two 6V6 power tubes, and a 50-watter with dual 6L6s. He apparently sustained only minor injuries in this altercation, but they aggravated the damage he had suffered in previous violent encounters, and he died in his sleep at the apartment of a girlfriend, at 209 East 54th Street in Chicago early the following morning. , Jacobs had put his career as a bandleader on hold when he joined Waters's band, but he stepped out front again when he recorded as a bandleader for Chess's subsidiary label Checker Records on May 12, 1952. in Chicago.  His body was buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, on February 22, 1968. Further video of another recently discovered TV appearance in Germany during this same tour, showing Jacobs performing his songs "My Babe", "Mean Old World", and others, was released on DVD in Europe in January 2009; it is the only known footage of him singing. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Family members linked to this person will appear here. GREAT NEWS! Writing his own and covering other artist material, Walter recorded such blues classics as "Mean Old World", "Juke", "Blues With A Feeling", "Key To The Highway" and "Take A Look At Yourself." However, unlike other contemporary blues harp players, such as Sonny Boy Williamson I and Snooky Pryor, who like many other harmonica players had also begun using the newly available amplifier technology around the same time solely for added volume, Little Walter purposely pushed his amplifiers beyond their intended technical limitations, using the amplification to explore and develop radical new timbres and sonic effects previously unheard from a harmonica or any other instrument. He moved to Chicago in the early 1950s to become a session player for Chess Records, appearing on recordings of the labels top artist. Genres: Chicago Blues, Blues, Electric Blues. Try again later. Little Walter : Tous les CLIPS & LIVE sur Jukebox, de My Babe à The Blues Harmonica Legend + Agenda, Biographie, Quizz, Actualité, Concerts. Try again later. This led to a decline in his fame and fortunes, beginning in the late 1950s. Section SW, Block 28, Lot 5, Grave 5 (near the fence that borders Pulaski Rd.). 2007 Confessin' the Blues. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Muddy Waters Show all songs by Little Walter Popular Little Walter albums Juke. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. × The Photo Request has been fulfilled. Arriving in Chicago in 1946, he occasionally found work as a guitarist but garnered more attention for his already highly developed harmonica playing.  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. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Like most blues artists before the mid-1960s, Little Walter was a singles artist. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location.  Biographer Tony Glover notes Little Walter directly influenced Junior Wells, James Cotton, George "Harmonica" Smith, and Carey Bell. By the late 1950s, Little Walter no longer employed a regular full-time band, instead hiring various players as needed from the large pool of blues musicians in Chicago. Jan 11, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Pam Barr. In the late 1950s, Jacob's fame and fortunes began to decline. Norfolk, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada. Failed to delete memorial. ). , Jacobs often played the harmonica on records by others in the Chess stable of artists, including Jimmy Rogers, John Brim, Rocky Fuller, Memphis Minnie, the Coronets, Johnny Shines, Floyd Jones, Bo Diddley, and Shel Silverstein. Parcourez notre sélection de little walter : vous y trouverez les meilleures pièces uniques ou personnalisées de nos boutiques. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Discographie Apparaît dans 28-07-2011 Harmonica Classics By The Blues Masters. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. He quit school and by the age of 12 had left rural Louisiana and travelled, working odd jobs and busking on the streets of New Orleans, Memphis, Helena and West Helena, Arkansas, and St. Louis. His guitar playing was also featured occasionally on early Chess sessions with Waters and Jimmy Rogers. Try again later. Il est l'une des figures historiques du Chicago blues. Jacobs recorded and toured infrequently in the 1960s, playing mainly in and around Chicago. There was an error deleting this problem. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Little Walter among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. Failed to report flower. Little Walter discography and songs: Music profile for Little Walter, born 1 May 1930. based on information from your browser. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? GREAT NEWS! Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Wilmington native Lizzie Turlington was murdered by the man she was engaged to in 1886. Bio by: Jim Adams Flowers • 238 Left by Kathy & Buddy & Our Cat Family on 15 Sep 2020 Other TV appearances in the UK (in 1964) and the Netherlands (in 1967) have been documented, but no footage of these has yet been uncovered. We’ve updated the security on the site. Little Walter & His Night Cats. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Playlists. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Why, the virtuosic Little Walter, without a solitary doubt. He also played on recordings for other labels, backing Otis Rush, Johnny "Man" Young, and Robert Nighthawk. LITTLE WALTER. In some other documents he filled out before reaching the age of majority he indicated birth years of 1925 and 1928, probably to appear to be of legal age to sign contracts for recordings and club work. " His legacy has been enormous: he is widely credited by blues historians as the artist primarily responsible for establishing the standard vocabulary for modern blues and blues rock harmonica players. His Best: Chess 50th Anniversary Collection, Little Walter: Marion Walter Jacobs (1930–1968), "Show 4, The Tribal Drum: The Rise of Rhythm and Blues. The one album released during his lifetime, Best of Little Walter, included ten of his charting singles plus two B-sides. Écoutez de la musique en streaming sans publicité ou achetez des CDs et MP3 maintenant sur Amazon.fr. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. His tone was thick and fierce, covered in rich distortion and with enough balls to send guitarists and sax players scurrying to the back of the stage. The first appearance on record of Little Walter's amplified harmonica was on Waters's "Country Boy" (Chess 1952), recorded on July 11, 1951. Join Facebook to connect with Little Walter and others you may know. , In 1967 Chess released a studio album, Super Blues, featuring Little Walter, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters. He could thus compete with any guitarist's volume. Jacobs' date of birth is usually given as May 1, 1930, in Marksville, Louisiana. Failed to remove flower. , Jacobs left Waters's band in 1952 and recruited his own backing band, the Aces, a group that was already working steadily in Chicago backing Junior Wells. He was also a proficient guitarist. Jacobs est né en 1930 (récemment découvertes, des données de recensement suggèrent qu'il est né plus tôt, peut-être dès 1925) à Marksville, en Louisiane, et a grandi dans Paroisse des Rapides (anglais : Rapides Parish), en Louisiane, où il a appris à jouer de l'harmonica. Little Walter My Babe. (1983). Little Walter's grave remained unmarked until 1991, when fans Scott Dirks and Eomot Rasun had a marker designed and installed. Little Walter also occasionally included saxophone players in his touring bands during this period, among them the young Albert Ayler, and Ray Charles on one early tour. Walter Leslie Little . Blues Musician. Legacy The music journalist Bill Dahl described Little Walter as "king of all post-war blues harpists", who "took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy."  Little Walter's grave remained unmarked until 1991, when fans Scott Dirks and Eomot Rasun had a marker designed and installed. The fiery harmonica wizard took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5.  He was raised in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where he learned to play the harmonica. By 1955 the members of the Aces had each separately left Little Walter to pursue other opportunities and were initially replaced by the guitarists Robert "Junior" Lockwood and Luther Tucker and drummer Odie Payne. In the late 1950s, Jacob's fame and fortunes began to decline. 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He was born without a birth certificate and when he applied for a Social Security card in 1940, his birthdate was listed as May 1, 1923 (over the years he often gave different years, but May 1 was constant. He was the beloved husband of Peggy for 45 years. Please try again later. LITTLE, Walter B. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Little Walter I found on Findagrave.com. The first completed take of the first song attempted at his debut session became his first number one hit, spending eight weeks at the top of the Billboard R&B chart. Why, the virtuosic Little Walter, without a solitary doubt. , Jacobs suffered from alcoholism and had a notoriously short temper, which in late 1950s led to violent altercations, minor scrapes with the law, and increasingly irresponsible behavior. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. 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Born Marion Walter Jacobs, he is given credit for changing the sound of the blues by amplifying the harmonica to achieve the moaning, echoing hornlike sounds that are common in today's blues. Try again. Thanks for helping with Find a Grave! Year should not be greater than current year. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. "Juke" was the biggest hit to date for any artist on Chess and its affiliated labels and one of the biggest national R&B hits of 1952, securing Walter's position on the Chess artist roster for the next decade. Il a perf… Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. He suffered from alcoholism and had a notoriously short temper. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. Walter possessed a volcanic temper mixed with a fondness for drink that led to his untimely death from head injuries suffered in a Chicago street fight. Il incarne d'une certaine façon l'âme authentique du blues, acoustique, sans age et hors des modes. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. (Three other harmonica instrumentals by Little Walter also reached the Billboard R&B top 10: "Off the Wall" reached number eight, "Roller Coaster" reached number six, and "Sad Hours" reached number two while "Juke" was still on the charts.) To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Please contact Find a Grave at email@example.com if you need help resetting your password. "My Babe" in 1955), a level of commercial success never achieved by Waters or by his fellow Chess blues artists Howlin' Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson II. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Walter Little was 19 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. × Découvrez Little Walter sur Amazon Music - Écoutez en ligne sans pubs ou achetez des CD, vinyles ou MP3 au meilleur prix. And now there’s the Twin 22/50, which combines both amps in a single head. × Advertisement Photo added by Robert Little × Advertisement. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Following the pattern of "Juke", most of Little Walter's singles released in the 1950s featured a vocal performance on one side and a harmonica instrumental on the other. 1974: The Little Hatchet Band : The Little Hatchet Band : Envoyer sur cette galette. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. 1993: Well, All Right! The fiery harmonica wizard took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy. 20 fans Top titres. "The Dark Road of Floyd Jones". 71, a long time resident of Marshfield, and who was born and raised in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, died Friday, February 12, 2010.  His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. He honed his musical skills on harmonica and guitar, performing with older bluesmen including Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Honeyboy Edwards, and others. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Resend Activation Email. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? According to Chicago bluesman Floyd Jones, Little Walter's first recording was an unreleased demo recorded soon after he arrived in Chicago, on which Walter played guitar backing Jones. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Glover, Tony; Dirks, Scott; and Gaines, Ward (2002).  The official cause of death stated on Little Walter's death certificate was coronary thrombosis (a blood clot in the heart); evidence of external injuries was so insignificant that the police reported that his death was due to "unknown or natural causes", and no external injuries were noted on the death certificate. Little Walter scored fourteen top-ten hits on the Billboard R&B charts between 1952 and 1958, including a second #1, "My Babe" in 1955, a level of commercial success never achieved by his former boss Waters. Little Walter (Interprète), Howlin' Wolf (Interprète), Magic Sam (Interprète), Little Johnny Taylor (Interprète) CD album 1 Guide offert Après le succès du dernier album des Rolling Stones 'Blue & Lonesome' avec plus de 200 000 albums vendus, MCA a décidé de … Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Politique de confidentialité FILMube . GREAT NEWS! You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Verify and try again. Little Walter joined Muddy Waters's band in 1948, and by 1950 he was playing acoustic (unamplified) harmonica on Waters's recordings for Chess Records. Drag images here or select from your computer for Little Walter memorial. This account has been disabled. Little Walter's daughter, Marion Diaz Reacco, has established the Little Walter Foundation in Chicago, to preserve the legacy and genius of Little Walter. He suffered from alcoholism and had a notoriously short temper. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. The foundation aims to create programs for the creative arts, including music, animation and video. View the profiles of people named Little Walter. Try again later.  These and several other of his early recordings, like many blues harp recordings of the era, owed a strong stylistic debt to the pioneering blues harmonica player Sonny Boy Williamson I (John Lee Williamson). O'Brien, J. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. They played together in Clarksdale. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. His reputation and influence were so widespread that a new generation of harmonica players have polished their skills listening to his records. [Part 2]", "Little Walter (1930–1968) – Find a Grave Memorial", "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire", His Best — The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Little_Walter&oldid=991632930, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2017, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Includes 5 pre-Checker songs with Little Walter on unamplified harmonica, plus 3 more on rhythm guitar; reissue of the early 1980s Delmark album of the same name, Includes 12 of his charting singles, plus 8 non-charting songs; essentially supersedes the 1958 Chess album, Reissue of the 1974 Chess album, plus 6 extra tracks, Reissue of the 1969 Chess album, plus 2 extra tracks, Reissue of the 1958 Chess album, plus 3 extra tracks, 126 songs on 5 CDs; all known/available Checker/Chess recordings, including many alternate takes, 2008 – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Little Walter inducted (Sideman category), 2008 – Blues Hall of Fame: "My Babe" (Classics of Blues Recordings — Singles or Album Tracks), This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 01:52. , *Also reached #106 on the Billboard Pop chart; (i) = instrumental track. , Jacobs had fourteen top-ten hits on the Billboard R&B charts between 1952 and 1958, including two number-one hits (the second being Many of Walter's vocal numbers were written by him or Chess A&R man Willie Dixon or adapted from earlier blues themes. Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum.  Jacobs, reportedly frustrated with having his harmonica drowned out by electric guitars, adopted a simple but previously little-used method: He cupped a small microphone in his hands along with his harmonica and plugged the microphone into a public address system or guitar amplifier. Among others who worked in Little Walter's recording and touring bands in the 1950s were the guitarists Jimmie Lee Robinson and Freddie Robinson, and drummer George Hunter. Marion Walter Jacobs, dit Little Walter, est un chanteur, harmoniciste et guitariste de blues américain, né à Marksville, Louisiane, le , décédé à Chicago, le .Connu pour son caractère querelleur et acariâtre, il mourut accidentellement lors d'une rixe de rue. Currently available albums, released by the most recent Chess successor, are as follows: Little Walter also recorded a number of songs as a sideman. This earned him an invitation to join the Muddy Waters band giving him the exposure needed to start his own recording career. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. He died in his sleep at the apartment of a girlfriend at … We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Little Walter (born Marion Walter Jacobs in Marksville, Louisiana; May 1, 1930; died on February 15, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American blues singer, harmonica player, and guitarist, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica earned him comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix for innovation and impact on succeeding generations. Birth: 25 Mar 1912. , In January 1952, talent scout Ike Turner tried to get Jacobs to record for Modern Records while in Helena, but Jacobs was on his way to Mississippi. Malgré une courte vie, Little Walter a joué un rôle d'une importance capitale dans la définition du Chicago blues électrique aux côtés de Muddy Waters (il a fait partie de son premier orchestre) et de Jimmy Rogers, et surtout dans l'affirmation de la place prééminente de l'harmonica au sein de l'orchestre de blues. After his death, various singles were compiled on albums, often with significant overlap. Biografia Início da vida Little Walter nasceu em Marksville, Louisiana e cresceu em Alexandria, Louisiana, onde aprendeu a tocar harmónica. , A few months after returning from his second European tour, Little Walter was involved in a fight while taking a break from a performance at a nightclub on the South Side of Chicago. 268 likes. For help using the website visit our help page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In general, his sound was more modern and up-tempo than the popular Chicago blues of the day, with a jazzier conception and rhythmically less rigid approach than that of other contemporary blues harmonica players. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Oops, something didn't work. 1996 Blues With a Feeling. For years after his departure from Waters's band in 1952, Chess continued to hire him to play on Waters's recording sessions, and as a result his harmonica is featured on most of Waters's classic recordings from the 1950s. There is a problem with your email/password. McKinley Morganfield (né à Rolling Fork, Mississippi le 4 avril 19131 mort le 30 avril 1983)2,3, plus connu sous le nom de Muddy Waters, est un musicien américain de blues. The 1967 European tour, as part of the American Folk Blues Festival, resulted in the only known film footage of Little Walter performing. Super Duper Two-In-One When I say “both amps,” I mean it. Please try again later. Little Walter changed the instrument's role by hooking it up to a microphone and plugging into an amplifier. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. The song was "Juke", and it is still the only harmonica instrumental ever to be a number-one hit on the Billboard R&B chart. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower?