Jr. Walker & The All Stars Shotgun

Mojo (Publisher): 4 stars out of 5 - "A mix of gritty blues instrumentals, R&B jazz workouts and rough, unruly vocal cuts, it made the US R&B chart top spot with no problem."c
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item number:  66GGY
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CD Details

  • Released: March 13, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - 12/03, p.132
4 stars out of 5 - "A mix of gritty blues instrumentals, R&B jazz workouts and rough, unruly vocal cuts, it made the US R&B chart top spot with no problem."c

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Personnel includes: Junior Walker (vocals, saxophone); Willie Woods (guitar); Vic Thomas (keyboards); James Graves (drums).
While Motown became the pioneering soul crossover label of all time, Junior Walker and the All-Stars maintained their roots in gutbucket funk. Every bit the equal of their southern brethren Booker T. and the MGs, Junior Walker and the All-Stars also had the secret weapon of Walker's voice, a gravelly shout that was as distinctive and soulful as his sterling tenor sax playing. According to legend, Walker's takeover of vocal duties was an accident, but his appealingly raspy voice is such a perfect fit for dance tracks like "Shoot Your Shot" that it's impossible to imagine anyone else singing them. Organist Victor Thomas and ultra-funky rhythm guitarist Willie Woods are SHOTGUN's other MVPs, as integral to the rhythmic drive of grooves like the jazzy "Cleo's Back" as drummer James Graves. The album's hidden gem, however, is the overlooked "I'm A Roadrunner," a Holland/Dozier/Holland effort that exhibits the powerful immediacy of their Temptations classics.

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Holy Shotgun-Its Junior Walker and The AllStars! Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- February, 19, 2015

A truly classic album! Born Autry Dewalt, Junior Walker and The All Stars were one of the best acts that Motown ever had! This album went top ten in the r&b charts back in 1965 and had everybody dancing! At least 6 songs on the album were big hits and to be honest, this album was actually Junior Walker's and The All Stars very best! Even on the famed Motortown revues, it was hard to follow Jr Walker and The All Stars knowing that their concert performances left audiences wanting more! Not only was Junior Walker a great saxophonist but a good singer who could get down and funky with the best of them!


Product Info

  • UPC: 731453024526
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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