Great Minds: Joe Louis Walker, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Blues legend Joe Louis Walker joins Great Minds this week to discuss his music, his extraordinary career, and his many influences.

Chapters:

  • 00:17 – 05:56 – The intersection of blues and gospel
  • 06:10 – 11:13 – Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke
  • 11:14 – 14:39 – The bridges to the past
  • 14:40 – 17:24 – The intersection of politics and art
  • 17:24 – 22:11 – His friendship with Mike Bloomfield
  • 22:18 – 28:12 – The Great Muddy Waters
  • 28:19 – 33:21 – What led him to discovering the blues?
  • 33:21 – 35:34 – How did things change for him?
  • 35:34 – 42:51 – Working with some of the blues greats
  • 42:51 – 46:25 – Willie Dixon
  • 46:25 – 49:48 – About his latest album
  • 49:48 – 53:11 – Joe on playing in New York City

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