Willie Walker (2)

Blues guitarist and singer, who played the Piedmont blues style.
Born: April 1896 in South Carolina, United States
Died: March 4, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States (Congenital syphilis)

Sometimes refered to as "Blind" Willie Walker. He was described by blues musicians such as Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson as an outstanding guitarist. Josh White called him the best guitarist he had ever heard, even better than Blind Blake: "Blake was quick, but Walker was like Art Tatum." In his performances, he was often accompanied by guitarist Sam Brooks. Walker recorded "Dupree Blues" / "South Carolina Rag" on 6 December 1930 (two takes of "South Carolina Rag" were released). Also recorded, but never issued, were the songs "Rider Blues" and "Da Da Da".


Singles & EPs

14578-D Willie Walker (2) - South Carolina Rag / Dupree Blues album art Willie Walker (2) South Carolina Rag / Dupree Blues(Shellac, 10") Columbia 14578-D US 1931 Sell This Version