On April 14, 1951, the great bluesman hit the Billboard R&B chart with the song that he later said was his absolute favourite among all his recordings.
The blues singer-writer’s consistent success wasn’t going to be ending anytime soon.
The prolific blues writer had his only hit in his own name with a song he didn't write himself.
After his self-titled breakthrough, the trailblazer from McComb, Mississippi was a hot property on the US R&B singles chart.
In between two R&B chart-topping remakes, the mighty vocalists scored with a medley of 'I Can See A Rainbow' and 'Love Is Blue.'
It was R&B top ten hit No. 5 for the man from Inverness, Mississippi.
The next instalment in the much-praised Chess Northern Soul 7” series, Chess Northern Soul Vol III, will be released as a numbered box set on 16 March 2018.
uDiscover puts the Rolling Stones' version of 'Hate To See You Go' back to back with the Little Walter original, so that you can see how they measure up.
In 1964, Chess Records released Surfin’ With Bo Diddley which is about as bizarre a concept album as you can possibly imagine.