Walter Horton & Alfred Harris: Harmonica Blues Kings
this is an important piece of Chicago blues harmonica history. This set contains Horton's first 45, recorded under his own name, plus six more classic cuts produced by Willie Dixon. Great sound! As a very special treat you will also receive eight tracks by one the big blues mysteries, harp ace Alfred Harris. Almost nothing is known about his whereabouts. And he is worth the disc, alone. All in all a superb harmonica blues record. Highly recommended.
Some of the most exciting and popular sounds on the Chicago blues scene during the 1950s feature the harmonica. Big Walter Horton's 'Hard-Hearted Woman' /'Back Home To Mania' was his first Chicago record under his own name, though he had recorded earlier. Willie Dixon produced the session and from then on Horton played on many Dixon-pro-duced sessions for Chess, Cobra and other labels, and toured with Dixon's band for many years. Big Walter, of course, was an internation-ally famous bluesman, who continued recording and touring until his death in 1981. Alfred Harris may remain a mystery man, but more than 45 years later, his lively, raw harmonica playing and singing will will him blues fans around the world. Descriptive notes enclosed by Jim O'Neal, founding editor, Living Blues magazine.
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