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Big Walter Horton With Carey Bell

Big Walter Horton & Carey Bell

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Album Review

The teacher/pupil angle might be a bit unwieldy here — Bell was already a formidable harpist in his own right by 1972, when Horton made this album — but there's no denying that a stylistic bond existed between the two. A highly showcase for the often recalcitrant harp master, and only his second domestic set as a leader.

Biography

Born: 06 April 1918 in Horn Lake, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Big Walter Horton, sometimes known as Shakey Walter Horton, is one of the most influential blues harmonica players of all time, and a particular pioneer in the field of amplified harmonica. He isn't as widely known as his fellow Chicago blues pioneers Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson II, due mostly to the fact that, as a rather shy, quiet individual, he never had much taste for leading his own bands or recording sessions. But his style was utterly distinctive, marked by an enormous, horn-like...
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