Junior Walker

Junior Walker

Junior Walker

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Top Songs

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Cleo's Mood
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What Does It Take
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How Sweet It Is
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Shotgun
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Shake And fingerpop

Albums

  • Hold On (feat. Miles Stakz)

    May 2014 • 1 song

  • What Does It Take

    Dec 2011 • 10 songs

  • Shake And Fingerpop

    Dec 2006 • 11 songs

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Junior Walker

Biography

Motown's skilled but mostly anonymous instrumentalists very rarely stepped out on their own. The lone exception to the rule was tenor saxman Junior Walker, whose rough-and-ready, old-school R&B was a marked contrast with the label's typically smooth, polished product. Walker's squealing gutbucket style was inspired by jump blues and early R&B, particularly players like Louis Jordan, Earl Bostic, and Illinois Jacquet. Possessed of a raspy, untrained voice, Walker's singing nonetheless complemented the energy of his sax playing, and he cut a wealth of danceable, party hearty R&B...
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