Little Walter - Boom Boom LP

Little Walter - Boom Boom LP

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Blues harmonica innovator Little Walter was a critically important creative force. Between his brilliant, combustible musicality, equally incendiary temperament, penchant for hard living and tragic death at 37, he exerted an inuence so pervasive and profound that, much like his bandstand boss Muddy Waters, he has assumed an almost mythological stature in blues hierarchy. As the first musician ever to bring the microphone right up to the harp, cupped within his hands, Little Walter was revolutionary. Prior to that breakthrough, the microphone was almost never removed from its stand; it was static, an immobile object which the performer catered to, but Little Walter completely exploded that limitation. The simple physical act alone was audacious, but Walter took it the full route, also experimenting with squeezing the most out of an amplier, cranking it all the way up and adding distortion, introducing wild new sonic dimensions for the instrument. His development and use of these techniques were nothing short of revelatory and profoundly enhanced and expanded the entire genre