500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Little Walter, 'The Best Of'
303/500

303. Little Walter, 'The Best Of'

Chess, 1957

This Muddy Waters sideman attacked the harmonica with the authority of the bop sax players he loved, bringing a dynamic new sound to Chicago blues. In 1952, his own "Juke" topped the R&B charts. But he had no control of his personal life; he died at 37 after being injured in a street fight.

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