A History of the Blues

A History of the Blues – Little Walter – Juke

Juke” is a harmonica instrumental recorded by the Chicago bluesman Little Walter Jacobs in 1952. Although Little Walter had been recording sporadically for small Chicago labels over the previous five years, and had appeared on Muddy Waters‘ records for Chess Records since 1950, “Juke” was Little Walter’s first hit, and it was the most important of his career. Due to the influence of Little Walter on blues harmonica, “Juke” is now considered a blues harmonica standard.