Jr Walker - Shotgun

Jr Walker was born in Blythville, Arkansas. His unmistakable saxophone style was the anchor for the band’s rambunctious sound. The other members of the group were drummer James Graves, guitarist Willie Woods, and keyboardist Vic Thomas.

The group was spotted by Johnny Bristol. He recommended them to Harvey Fugua, in 1961, who had his own recording labels. When Fuqua’s labels were taken over by Berry Gordy, Jr. Walker & The All Stars became members of the Motown Records family, recording for Motown’s Soul imprint.

Their first and signature hit was “Shotgun”, written by Junior Walker and produced by Berry Gordy. “Shotgun” reached #4 on the Pop chart and #1 on the R&B chart in 1965, and was followed by many other hits, such as “(I’m A) Road Runner”, “Shake and Fingerpop” and covers of the Motown classics “Come See About Me” and “How Sweet It IS (To Be Loved By You)”.

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