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Middle Walter

Name  Middle Walter

Died  1986
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James Jones (known by his stage name Middle Walter) (July 16, 1935 - November 1, 1986) was an American blues harmonica player. He was based in Gary, Indiana.


Middle Walter was born in Augusta, Arkansas, United States. His stage name was given to him by Johnny Littlejohn, placing him between Big Walter Horton and Little Walter Jacobs.

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He was featured in issue 63 of Juke Blues magazine. The times when he was most active was during the 1950s and 1960s. He also played harmonica for Big Daddy Simpson and Melvin Simpson. In the 1970s, he played bass for The Kansas City Red Blues. Towards the end of his life, he toured with Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report.

He died in November 1986, aged 51.

Touring partners

  • Big Daddy Simpson
  • Melvin Simpson
  • The Kansas City Red Blues
  • Big Daddy Kinsey and The Kinsey Report
  • References

    Middle Walter Wikipedia

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