Blue Midnight: The Film Biography of Little Walter
This is a trailer from the Blue Midnight, the upcoming film biography of Little Walter, widely considered to be the greatest blues harmonica player of all time. The film was produced and directed by Mike Fritz, a Boston-based film maker and musician.
The film was partially funded with a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. In March 2008, parts of the unreleased film were used during Little Walter's induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Little Walter, born Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 -- February 15, 1968), was an American blues harmonica player, whose revolutionary approach to his instrument has earned him comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix for innovation and impact on succeeding generations. His virtuosity and musical innovations fundamentally altered many listeners' expectations of what was possible on blues harmonica. Little Walter was inducted to the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 in the "sideman" category, making him the first and only artist ever to be inducted specifically for his work as a harmonica player.
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