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Friday, July 15, 2016

Little Willie Anderson - Swinging The Blues

 

Some folks called Chicago harpist Little Willie Anderson "Little Walter Jr.," so faithfully did Anderson's style follow that of the legendary harp wizard. But Anderson was already quite familiar with the rudiments of the harmonica before he ever hit the Windy City, having heard Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Nighthawk, and Robert Jr. Lockwood around West Memphis.
Anderson came to Chicago in 1939, eventually turning pro as a sideman with Johnny Young. Anderson served as Walter's valet, chauffeur, and pal during the latter's heyday, but his slavish imitations probably doomed any recording possibilities for Anderson -- until 1979, that is, when Blues On Blues label boss Bob Corritore escorted him into a Chicago studio and emerged with what amounts to Anderson's entire recorded legacy.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice player with nice way of playing, and the jazz bits are very nice too, Robert Lockwood as well -- I think the blurb undersells this!

manymany thanks, thanksss!

goinsidemyhead said...

...what a voice...this so cool ...equal mix of gravel and fried chicken bones...again bag on head dude you are scary hip...i will build an alter with scented candles to begin pagan worship of you right after I finish listening to this great great recording...

Anonymous said...

Man, some great music on this blog. I've gone wild tonight, all kinds of good blues. Thanks

Anonymous said...

This is a tremendous album, the musicians in harmony feeling, blues jazz undercurrents; was Willie Anderson Little Walters valet? A fine soloist, but the voice sounds like garling with gin, which could be true. fine blues, thank you...

Anonymous said...

awesome album here the real deal !! does he has more??? cant seem to find any
Maple B

OldBopper said...

Thanks for this, I had the LP many years ago, picked it up at Down Home Music in El Cerrito. Robert Jr and Freddie Below on it, I think. Looking forward to hearing it again.

Xyros said...

OldBopper, glad you found it again and it is a great LP with top class backing.

yt said...

wow great post,thank you so much for your effort and taste.