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Big Walter Horton

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04/06/1917
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Died: 
12/08/1981
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Years Active: 
1920's-1981
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Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter Horton or Walter "Shakey" Horton, was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as one of the premier harmonica players in the history of blues. Willie Dixon once called Horton "the best harmonica player I ever heard."