Foster was first cousin to Little Johnny Jones and Little Willie Foster and came up to Chicago in 1945 in the company of Jones and Little Walter. He worked for tips on Maxwell Street before graduating to the clubs playing with the likes of Sunnyland Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson and Lee Brown. Around 1947 he became one of the founding members of the fabled “Headhunters”, a group who included Muddy Waters and Jimmy Rogers and got their name for cutting the heads of any musicians foolish enough to cross their path. Foster first appeared on record in 1945 playing guitar on Lee Brown’s “My Little Girl Blues” on the Chicago label. He pops up again with Lee Brown on a 1946 date for the Queen label, Little Johnny Jones in 1949, J.B. Lenoir in 1950, Little Walter in 1948 and 1950, Floyd Jones in 1948, Muddy Waters in 1948 and 1949, Snooky Pryor in 1949, Mildred Richards in 1950 and Sunnyland Slim in 1948 and 1950; an impressive recording resumé.
In 1950 Foster cut eight remarkable sides for the small Parkway label. In all, the label was in business for little more than 4 months and produced only 23 recordings, of which 14 were released at the time
Source: Jeff Harris/Big Road Blues