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Jr. Walker and the Allstars
« on: September 10, 2017, 11:03:28 PM »
Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. (June 14, 1931 November 23, 1995),[1] known by the stage name Junior Walker, styled as Jr. Walker, was an American musician. His group, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, were signed to Motown's Soul label in the 1960s, and became one of the company's signature acts.

Walker was born Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. in Blytheville, Arkansas,[1] and grew up in South Bend, Indiana. His saxophone style was the anchor for the band's overall sound. The other original members of the group were drummer Tony Washington, guitarist Willie Woods, and keyboardist Vic Thomas.

Foreigner's 1981 album 4 featured Walker's blistering sax solo on "Urgent".

Jr. Walker died of cancer at the age of 64, in Battle Creek, Michigan, on November 23, 1995.[1] He had been inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation that year. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Battle Creek, Michigan, under a marker inscribed with both his birth name of Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. and his stage name.

Walker's "Shotgun" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

Jr Walker & Allstars - Shotgun

Junior Walker & The Allstars - (I'm A) Roadrunner

jr. walker and the all stars - shake and fingerpop

JUNIOR WALKER and the ALLSTARS - "WHAT DOES IT TAKE" (to win your love) 1969

Tapeheads Soundtrack - Swanky Modes (Sam Moore and Junior Walker) - Betcher Bottom dollar

Tapeheads finale - Swanky Modes sing "Ordinary Man"

Junior Walker and Yes John Anderson What does it Take on Late Night, November 25, 1985