Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service

From Library of Congress Name Authority File


Horton, Big Walter


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Horton, Walter
    • us: Horton, Shakey
    • us: Horton, Mumbles
    • us: Horton, Tangle Eye
    • us: Big Walter, 1921-1981
    • us: Mumbles (Musician)
  • Additional Information

  • Related Terms

  • Related Terms

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Old friends, together for the first time [SR] p1981: container (Big Walter Horton, vocals and harmonica; Walter Horton)
    • found: OCLC 13682038 (hdg.: Horton, Big Walter, 1918- )
    • found: American folk blues festival '70: container (Shakey Horton, blues harp)
    • found: Encyclopedia of the blues, 1992 (Horton, Big Walter, sometimes known as Shakey Horton or Mumbles, 1918-1981)
    • found: The roots of the blues, p1977: container (Katie left Memphis, Tangle Eye)
    • found: Bluesnet web site, Jan. 4, 2002: (Big Walter Horton; aka Shakey Walter Horton, Mumbles, Tangle Eye)
    • found: Cotton patch hot foot [SR] p1973 label (Walter "Mumbles" Horton) container (Shakey; Mumbles; Tangle Eye)
    • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 30, 2012 (Big Walter Horton; Walter Horton; Walter "Shakey" Horton; b. Apr. 6, 1917, Horn Lake, Miss., d. Dec. 8, 1981, Chicago, Ill.; American blues harmonica player)
    • found: Oxford music online, Mar. 30, 2012: Enc. of popular music, 4th ed. (Horton, Walter; aka "Shakey", "Mumbles", and "Big Walter"; b. Apr. 6, 1918, Horn Lake, Miss., d. Dec. 8, 1981, Chicago, Ill.; harmonica player)
    • found: Electric blues 1939-2005 : the definitive collection. Part 2, 1954-1967, p2011: container (Big Walter) booklet (Big Walter Horton; Walter Horton; born April 6, 1917, in Horn Lake, Mississippi; grew up in Memphis; nicknames "Shakey" and "Mumbles"; recorded with Jimmy DeBerry as Jimmy & Walter; died December 8, 1981 in Chicago)
    • found: Mouth harp maestro, ℗1988: label (Walter "Mumbles" Horton) insert (born April 6, 1918, Horn Lake, Desoto County, Mississippi; died December 8, 1981, Chicago; credited as "Mumbles" on discs released by Modern in 1951)
    • found: The Blues Foundation WWW site, April 13, 2017 (Big Walter Horton; born April 6, 1921 (the date officially confirmed by Mississippi's Vital Records office) near Horn Lake, Mississippi; some of his early records appeared under the name "Mumbles", and some later discs were credited to "Shakey" Horton; other nicknames included "Tangle Eye" and "Shakey Head"; joined the Muddy Waters band in Chicago in 1953; also toured and recorded with Willie Dixon's Chicago Blues All Stars; died December 8, 1981, Chicago) {https://blues.org/blues_hof_inductee/big-walter-horton/}
    • found: Wikipedia, April 13, 2017 (Big Walter Horton; Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter "Shakey" Horton; born April 6, 1921, Horn Lake, Mississippi; died December 8, 1981, Chicago, Illinois; American blues harmonica player)
    • notfound: Social Security death index, Mar. 30, 2012
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-10-08: new
    • 2017-04-14: revised
  • Alternate Formats