Little Walter

The Toddle / Confessin' The Blues

Checker : 890 D J


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  • Artist: Little Walter
  • A Side: The Toddle
  • B Side: Confessin' The Blues
  • Label: Checker
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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What are the chances in 2021 to find a MINT previously unplayed R&B Chicago stomper still housed in its serrated bottom flip-over seam brown paper birth-sleeve.

I find it quite astonishing when this level of condition presents itself over 60 years after its birth!

But this listing is so much more than just the miraculous condition we found it in. It is just as much about the mesmeric Harmonica work from Marion Walter Jacobs, that has received appreciative airing at dedicated R&B Mod clubs. WE noticed nEil Henderson imaginatively opened his impressive set several years ago, at the Hideaway Club, Manchester with "The Toddle" setting the scene for a magnificent excursion into underplayed toip quality R&B dance grooves.

The opening choice of Little Walter's searing Harmonica signaling exactly what the next hour was about to bring. Great choice to captivate an club audience from the get-go, an imprisoning slab R&B dance experience, a statement making turntable drop. .

Flip it over for another archetypical slice of Southside Chicago from the King Of Blues Harpists, featuring his scorching Harmonica solo, after you've been treated to a display of intricate blues guitar picking and Little Walter's snarling confirmation of love, validated by that most-magnificent Harp manipulation.

Impossible condition, remarkable preservation of Little Walter R&B/Blues we are unlikely to reencounter whilst on impromptu crate-dig..

50's R&B 45s in this immaculate condition are long-gone..

Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, Previously unplayed vinyl, revealing only minuscule sign of being cocooned in its birth-sleeve for spanning 8 decades.

A Side

  • Title: The Toddle

    B Side

  • Title: Confessin' The Blues
  • Year: 1958
  • City: Chicago, Il