Little Walter Photo Tribute

The late Little Walter came into this world to forever expand the boundaries of the blues harmonica. His stirring use of
tone, phrasing, and dynamics is to this day unequalled. Please enjoy these images of a true musical genius.

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Little Arthur Duncan with Little Walter.

The cover of cash box magazine in November 1952 featured a photo of disc-jockey Al Benson interviewing Little Walter and Leonard Chess about Walter’s new hit single Juke!

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Sunnyland Slim, Jump Jackson, Roosevelt Sykes, Little Walter (sitting) and Little Brother Montgomery. Photo by Paul Oliver.

Little Walter with Brian Smith and John Roberts in Manchester, England. Photo courtesy of Brian Smith.

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Little Walter on Maxwell Street Playing Guitar – 1964
(Photo by Ray Flerlage)

Little Walter at Teresa’s, 1965. Photo by Ray Flerlage.

Little Walter, Junior Pettis, Sammy Lawhorn. Photo by Ray Flerlage.

Little Walter relaxing at Theresa’s Lounge. Photo Ray Flerlage.

Junior Wells and Little Walter at Theresa’s Lounge. Photo Ray Flerlage.

Little Walter. Photo Ray Flerlage.

Fred Below and Little Walter. Photo by Ray Flerlage.

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Little Walter & Bukka White in Europe – 1967
(Photo by Jean-Pierre Loloir)

Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.

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Little Walter & Hound Dog Tayler in Europe – 1967
(Photo by Jean-Pierre Loloir)

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Koko Taylor, Sonny Terry, Odie Payne, Little Walter 1967
(Photo by Jean-Paul Lenoir)

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(Photo by Don Bronstein)

Per Scott Dirks, Little Walters affidavit of birth, issued in 1967 so that Walter would be able to get a passport. Note that Walter had also gone to Europe in 1964, leaving the question of a passport during that earlier trip.

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Little Walter & James Cotton
(Photo by Ernest Withers)

Freddie Robinson, Little Walter, and Walter’s girlfriend Mattie.

Chuck Berry, Little Walter, Ric Ricardo, Roy Hamilton 

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2 thoughts on “Little Walter Photo Tribute

  1. Juke was the first blues song I heard as a teenager, I found a tape in a bargain bin called FOREVER. BLUES and Juke was the first cut. I played that tape until it disintegrated, have loved Little Walter ever since. He was always easy go to guy on my radio show!!!

  2. Bob, the ‘unknown’ in the photo labelled of Chuck Berry, Walter and Roy Hamilton was positively ID’d on the RBF group as Ric Ricardo, Chicago DJ. Jim

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