500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Little Walter, 'The Best Of'

198. 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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