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About Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price

"I am just a country boy from Gonzalez, Texas." Around 1954, Big Walter first started playing barrelhouse boogies and jive-talking blues. Jr. Moore and Spot were right along his side for the original Thunderbirds. Around 56 he followed the lead of his former San Antonio roommate, "Gatemouth" Brown, and moved to Houston. Big Walter recorded for T-N-T records, Peacock, and Goldband with hit songs such as "Shirley Jean," "Get to Getting," "If Blues was Money," "Jr. Jump In," to name a few. It's no doubt the Big Walter's type of jump blues helped define modern blues and early R&B. His type of piano playing helped influence the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley. He worked alongside many legends like Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Albert Collins. Big Walter would like to thank God for giving him the opportunity to play with the guys he started with. Big Walter 'The Thunderbird" Price is a true legend of Texas music.

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Texas Southside Kings

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Texas Southside Kings