Big Walter Horton's Blues Harp Band with Memphis Charlie
Big Walter "Shakey" Horton / Memphis Charlie (biography follows below) Walter Horton (1917-2981)
BORN: April 6, 1917, Horn Lake, MS
DIED: December 8, 1981, Chicago, IL Big Walter "Shakey" Horton is one of the all-time great blues harp (harmonica) players. Along with Little Walter, Horton defined modern amplified Chicago-style harmonica. There is no harp player (and that includes Little Walter) with Horton's big tone and spacious sense of time. Horton (who is said to have been somewhat shy) was not a natural group leader and therefore has produced few solo albums.