I've been posting Blues for basically as long as I've been posting, but somehow I never posted Little Walter. This is pretty strange because I love me some Blues Harp and Little Walter is arguably the best Blues harpist who ever lived. Certainly he's the only harmonica player inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This song was his first #1 hit on the Billboard R&B chart, and to date is still the only Blues harmonica instrumental to ever chart #1.
His life was kind of a Blues song. Hard drinking and fighting went along with his musical talent, and that's what did him in at the far too young age of 37. You wonder what other music he would have made had he lived a little less roughly. But maybe it was the whole package, and living gentler might have stilled his muse.