Harry Van Walls Photo

Harry Van Walls

Born: Aug 24, 1918

Death: Feb 24, 1999

Birthplace: Middlesboro

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Harry Van Walls

Date of Birth : Aug 24, 1918
Date of Death : Feb 24, 1999
Birth Place : Middlesboro

Vann "Piano Man" Walls was an influential American rhythm and blues piano player, songwriter, studio musician, and professional recording artist. He was a long-standing session player for Atlantic Records, appearing on hits by artists including Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown, and The Clovers. Walls performed under a number of different names, and is variously credited as Van Walls, Harry Van Walls, and Captain Van. He led the Harry Van Walls Orchestra, and also performed with Doc Starkes and His Nite Riders, and as Le Capitaine Van.


  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Pianist

Also known as

  • Harry Eugene Vann
  • Vann "Piano Man" Walls
  • Van \"Piano Man\" Walls
  • Vann \"Piano Man\" Walls
  • Van "Piano Man" Walls

Awards Won

  • Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
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