Little Walter

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Sideman

Inducted in: 2008

Inducted by: Ben Harper

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1995 (ranked #13 in the Sidemen (Individuals) category) .

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Juke (1952)
Mellow Down Easy (1954)
Boom Boom, Out Goes the Light (1957)

Little Walter @ Wikipedia


8 comments so far (post your own)

My GrandMother was Little Walter's Aunt.
MY Father Louis Mcgee was his first cousin.
which made him my second cousin.
My GrandMother,s name was Theresa Morris Leviege

Posted by connie mcgee leMelle on Monday, 03.10.08 @ 21:28pm

I saw Cadillac Records today. He is featured in this movie as force, but not sure how many hits or what his influence is on musicians today, but he may have had some influence on other blues artists as well as Stevie Wonder as it relates to playing the harmonica

Posted by Drebaby on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 00:20am

He had a harmonica instrumental go #1 on the R&B charts for 8 weeks. How exactly is that possible??? He has to be in, and very deservingly is.

Posted by Chris on Thursday, 02.25.10 @ 11:56am

Everyone unfamiliar with him should check out some of his playing on YouTube. Brilliant.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 04:39am

lil walter was my 2nd cuzn twice gr-gr grandfather(albia leviege)and his grnd father(sidney leviege)were brothers..sidneys daughter,(beatrice jacobs)is the mother of lil walter(marion walter jacobs)

Posted by brian jacquet on Sunday, 05.29.11 @ 19:33pm

My mother is Little Walter's first cousin, Bertha Leviege. Saw Cadillac Records. Asked her about some of the scenes. She has no memory of some of the most disturbing depictions of her cousin. Feel free to contact me. Looking to reunite with extended family.

Posted by Corey on Thursday, 09.8.11 @ 21:44pm

Lil Walter is my distant cousin. Lil Walters Grandparents is Helaire Jacob and Arsene Ray Jacob and Lil Walters father Adam is their son who went to prison at Angola for murder. Lil Walter was 2 years old at the time. Lil Walter's father Adam Jacob was a border in the home of the Levrige's where he met Beatrice Levrige 18 and he was 22. Lil Walter's Grandfather Helaire Jacob is the son of Franscois Jacob my third generation Grandfather. The Jacob blood runs deep. See The Jacob(s) Project. 713-303-2484

Posted by Paul Jacob III on Thursday, 03.22.12 @ 12:16pm

My father and Lil Walter was cousins, John Leviege, born in Marksville, Louisiana too. I remember Lil Walter sister Margaret in California. The story I have heard was as kids he'd and my father would run together and Lil Walter would play the harmonica and my dad would collect the money.

Posted by Kathy on Sunday, 08.25.13 @ 00:43am

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