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“Sir” Walter Scott

“Sir” Walter Scott plays rhythm guitar on Earwig CDs Rockin’ In The Juke Joint (4951), Bad Attitude (4967), and Angels Sing The Blues (4972).

Respected by his peers, “Sir” Walter Scott, 72, has played a guitar for as long as he can remember, and has performed with or toured with some of the biggest names in music, ranging from The Jackson Five to B.B. King.  In 2015, Scott was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame (CBHOF).

Scott has played the guitar since he was a child on Chicago’s South Side. The youngest of 10 children, Scott first learned to play the guitar from his mother, Ida Scott.  His older siblings all played instruments, and for a while formed their own group to sing doo-wops.

In the 1950s, the talented brothers eventually joined forces to play Dixieland, polka, waltz and jazz in the Chicago area as the Scott Brothers.  Walter eventually developed a reputation as great lead guitar player.

In the 1960s, they played at upscale establishments like the “Whiskey A Go-Go” on the North Side.  Eventually, Scott  played back-up or toured with several famous musicians, including The Chi-Lites, Ray Goodman and Brown, Tyrone Davis, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Johnny Taylor, Ernie Isley, Roberta Flack, B.B. King and The Jacksons. Scott said he played in a house band for the Jackson Five in the 1960s.

Scott continues to perform in Chicago area clubs.

Photo: Jerome Photography

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