Little Walter Chess

Jimmy Rogers with Muddy Waters & Little Walter - Chicago Bound (1970) Reissue 1994, Chess Blues Collection 26

Jimmy Rogers with Muddy Waters & Little Walter - Chicago Bound (1970)
Reissue 1994, Chess Blues Collection 26

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 165 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 226 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: MCA | # MVCM-22026 | Time: 00:42:15

Starkly printed in black and white with washed-out, grainy photographs, this is one heavy slab of blues by a player who is not as well-known as he should be. Guitarist Jimmy Rogers was usually overshadowed by the leaders he worked for, Muddy Waters particularly. He was also sometimes confused with the hillbilly singer Jimmie Rodgers, and although they might have sounded good together, they don't have anything in common. This reissue collection grabs 14 tracks done at various times in the mostly early '50s which involve practically a who's who of performers associated with the most intense and driving Chicago blues. This includes the aforementioned Waters, leaving behind his role as leader for a few numbers to add some stinging guitar parts. There is also a pair of harmonica players, each of whom could melt vinyl siding with their playing. These are the Walters, big and little, as in Big Walter Horton and Little Walter. Pianist Otis Spann, bassist Willie Dixon, and drummer Fred Belew are also on hand, meaning the rhythm section action is first class.
Little Walter - The Chess Years 1952-1963 (4CD Box Set) (1992)

Little Walter - The Chess Years 1952-1963 (4CD Box Set) (1992)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 271 min | 620 MB
Label: Charly/Chess | Rel: 1992

Damn near everything (Blues with a Feeling popped any semblance of absolute completion) that the Chicago harp genius ever waxed for Chess (95 sides in all), spread over four generously programmed discs. Particularly revealing are the lengthy snippets of studio chatter on the final rarities disc Sonny Boy had nothing on Walter when it came to verbally sparring in the studio with Leonard Chess.
Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set

Little Walter - The Complete Chess Masters 1950-1967 (2009) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.57 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 915 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Harmonica Blues, Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Geffen/Hip-O Select | # B0012636-02 | Time: 06:01:43

It is no exaggeration to call Little Walter the Jimi Hendrix of the electric harp: he redefined what the instrument was and what it could do, pushing the instrument so far into the future that his music still sounds modern decades after it was recorded. Little Walter wasn't the first musician to amplify the harmonica but he arguably was the first to make the harp sound electric, twisting twitching, vibrant runs out of his instrument; nearly stealing the show from Muddy Waters on his earliest Chess recordings; and so impressing Leonard Chess that he made Muddy keep Walter as his harpist even after Waters broke up his band. Chess also made Walter into his studio's house harpist and started to release Little Walter solo records with the instrumental "Juke" in 1952. "Juke" became a smash hit and turned Little Walter into a star, making him a steady presence on the '50s R&B charts.

Little Walter - Confessin' The Blues (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 3, 2011
Little Walter - Confessin' The Blues (1997)

Little Walter - Confessin' The Blues (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+Cue, Log+Checker + Covers & Booklet (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 291 Mb
MP3 CBR320 + Covers & Booklet (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 107 Mb | FileSonic, FileServe | 3% Recovery
Harmonica Blues, Chicago Blues | Label: Chess / MCA Records | Catalog#: MCD 09366

This release is a little confusing, coming out as it does more than a year after the release of MCA-Chess' Little Walter rarities collection Blues with a Feeling, and two years after the double-CD anthology set that contains most of the best parts of this collection. Still, this disc, coupled with the two best-of volumes, and the other Walter compilations, fills in some holes that are well worth filling. Made up of songs cut between 1953 and 1959 – none of which had ever appeared on LP before the original 1974 release of this collection…
Little Walter - Blues With A Feelin' [Chess Collectibles Vol. 3] (1997)

Little Walter - Blues With A Feelin' [Chess Collectibles Vol. 3] (1997)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | October 24, 1997 | 715 Mb
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA | Hotfile, Fileserve

Blues with a Feeling is a two-CD, 40-track compilation which makes the perfect audio bookend to The Essential Little Walter (or the single disc The Best of Little Walter for those on a budget) by systematically combing the Chess vaults and rounding up the best stuff. No bottom-of-the-barrel scrapings here; this compilation effectively renders all '70s Euro vinyl bootlegs null and void, both from a sound and selection standpoint. While not as exhaustive as the European nine-CD retrospective (in and out of print as of this writing), there are still things on this compilation that are left off the box set on Charly.

The Blues World of Little Walter - 1988 (1994)  Music

Posted by mfrwiz at Feb. 28, 2009
The Blues World of Little Walter - 1988 (1994)

The Blues World of Little Walter - 1988 (1994)
Flac Image + Cue: 166 Mb | Mp3 (CBR 320 Kbps): 140 Kbps) | Original Release Date: 1988 | Audio CD (January 14, 1994)
Label: Delmark - ASIN: B000004BJW - Blues, Chicago Blues
Little Walter - The Complete Checker Singles As & Bs 1952-60 (2016)

Little Walter - The Complete Checker Singles As & Bs 1952-60 (2016)
Harmonica Blues, Rockin' Blues, R&B | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:22:38 | 336 MB
Label: Acrobat Records | Release Year: 2016

Little Walter Jacobs was blues harmonica player, singer, songwriter and occasional guitarist who revolutionised the way that the harmonica was played and recorded, bringing a new dimension to the blues during the 1950s. He was one of the first artists to amplify his harmonica by holding it to a microphone and maybe the first artist on any instrument deliberately to use electronic distortion as part of his range of sounds.

Sourcebook of Little Walter/Big Walter Licks for Blues Harmonica  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Kruzzz at July 8, 2010
Sourcebook of Little Walter/Big Walter Licks for Blues Harmonica

Sourcebook of Little Walter/Big Walter Licks for Blues Harmonica
Centerstream Publications | English | 2000 | ISBN-10: 157424096X | 128 pages | PDF/MP3 | 100 MB
Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 23. - Little Walter : Blues with a Feeling (1993)

Charly Blues Masterworks Vol. 23. - Little Walter : Blues with a Feeling (1993)
Blues | Mp3 320 Kbps | 101,76 MB

Willie Dixon - The Chess Box (1988)  Music

Posted by uff at May 12, 2014
Willie Dixon - The Chess Box (1988)

Willie Dixon - The Chess Box (1988)
Blues | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Chess/MCA MCD 16500 | 32bit remaster 1997 | 605Mb

This was the most unusual, and probably the most difficult to assemble of MCA's Chess Box series, mostly because of the unusual nature of Willie Dixon's contribution to Chess Records. To be sure, Dixon rates a place in the history of the label right alongside that of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter, but his role was more subtle than that of a performer (indeed, two of the half-dozen recordings here that feature Dixon as a singer were previously unreleased). So he is all over this two-CD set, as a songwriter, producer, and bassist, and occasionally as a singer as well, but the unifying element are the Dixon songs, and he is the only blues songwriter to be honored by a major label with a retrospective of this type.