Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. June 14, — November 23,known professionally as Junior Walkerwas an American saxophonist and vocalist who recorded for Motown during the s.
He began playing saxophone while in high school, and his saxophone style was the anchor for the sound of the bands he later played in. His career started when he developed his own band in the mids Sandy Concert - Tomorrows Gift - Tomorrows Gift the Jumping Jacks.
Nicks asked Willie Woods —a local singer, to perform with the group; Woods would learn how to play guitar. The group Break Out - Various - 信念に生きる男達 spotted by Johnny Bristoland he recommended them to Harvey Fuquainwho had his own record labels.
Walker All Stars. The members of the band changed after the acquisition of the Harvey label. Tony Washington, the drummer, quit the group, and James Graves joined. Their first and signature hit was " Shotgun ", written and composed by Walker and produced by Berry Gordywhich featured the Funk Brothers ' James Jamerson on bass and Benny Benjamin on drums.
From that time on, Love Walked In - Ray Conniff And His Orchestra And Chorus* - Rhapsody In Rhythm sang more on the records than earlier in their career. The band played two venues on each of the 14 nights. InWalker went solo, disbanding the All Stars, and was signed to Norman Whitfield 's Whitfield Records label,  but he was not as successful on his own as he had been with the All Stars in his Motown period.
Walker re-formed the All Stars in the s. Foreigner 's album 4 featured Walker's sax solo on " Urgent ". InWalker was re-signed with Motown. Walker died of cancer at the age of 64, in Battle Creek, Michiganon November 23, Walker's " Shotgun " was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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