- Released: October 7, 1997
- Label: Motown
- 2.Shake And Fingerpop
- 3.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
- 4.Cleo's Mood
- 5.Shoot Your Shot
- 6.Road Runner, (I'm A)
- 7.Pucker Up Buttercup
- 8.Do the Boomerang
- 9.Tune Up
- 10.Money (That's What I Want)
- 11.Come See About Me
- 12.Sweet Soul
- 13.Cleo's Back
- 14.Satan's Blues
- 15.Hip City Pt. 2
- 16.Home Cookin'
- 17.Twist Lackawanna
- 18.What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
- 19.These Eyes
- 20.Gotta Hold On To This Feeling
- 21.Do You See My Love (For You Growing)
- 22.Take Me Girl, I'm Ready
- 23.Way Back Home
- 24.Walk In The Night
- 25.Last Call
This is a collection of singles.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of Motown Records' Ultimate Collection series.
Personnel: Junior Walker (vocals, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, Robert White , Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin, Willie Woods, Joe Messina (guitar); Detroit Symphony Orchestra (strings); Danya Hartwick (flute, piccolo); Dan Turner, Andrew "Mike" Terry, Angelo Carlisi, Lanny Austin, Ernie Rodgers, Lefty Edwards, Bernie Peacock, Eli Fontaine, Henry Cosby, Eugene Rodgers, Kasuku Mafia, Larry Nozero, Wild Bill Moore (saxophone); Ted Buckner (alto saxophone); Floyd Jones , Eddie Jones , Russell Conway, Billy Horner, John Wilson , Johnny Trudell, Don Slaughter, Herbie Williams, Maurice Davis , Marcus Belgrave (trumpet); George Bohannon, Bill Johnson , Patrick Lanier, Jimmy Wilkins, Don White , Bob Cousar, Paul Riser (trombone); Victor Thomas (organ, keyboard bass); Earl Van Dyke, Ivy Jo Hunter , Johnny Griffith (keyboards); Jack Ashford (vibraphone, percussion); Jack Brokensha (vibraphone); James Graves, Richard Allen , Andrew Smith , Benny Benjamin, Uriel Jones, Tony Washington (drums); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Kevin Reeves.
Arrangers: Willie Shorter; H.B. Barnum; David Van De Pitte.
The Ultimate Collection nearly lives up to its billing, featuring 25 tracks on a single disc, including all of Junior Walker & the All-Stars' Top Ten pop and R&B hits ("Shotgun," "Do the Boomerang," "Shake and Fingerpop," "Cleo's Back," "(I'm A) Road Runner," "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)," "Come See About Me," "Hip City, Pt. 2," "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)," "These Eyes," "Gotta Hold on to This Feeling," "Do You See My Love (For You Growing)," "Walk in the Night"). For most casual fans, those who just want the hits, this will be the definitive collection. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine