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Essential [CD]

Junior Walker Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Feb 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum Audio
  • ASIN: B00004SA5Z
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,009 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. (I'm A) Road Runner
2. I Ain't Going Nowhere
3. Pucker Up Buttercup
4. Anyway You Wannta
5. Right On Brothers And Sisters
6. Probe Your Mind
7. Nothing But Soul
8. Take Me Girl, I'm Ready
9. I Need You Here Right Now - Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Thelma Houston
10. Shotgun
11. Moody Junior
12. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
13. Urgent
14. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
15. Shake And Fingerpop
16. Just Can't Get Enough
17. Don't Blame The Children
18. These Things Will Keep Me Loving You

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Sean
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This compilation contains a wide range of Junior Walker's recordings, at Motown. It's a nice little compilation, with his versions of other artist's hits, and 'what does it take (to win your love)', and 'take me girl I'm ready', alone, make this CD a worthwhile purchase, at a very reasonable price, too!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the Past 16 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
Fabulous album, takes you right back to the raw soul of the late 60s, early 70s. Fantastic sax, haunting vocals,all the keynote hits from this accomplished band. Astonishing that there have not been (to my knowledge) smash hit covers of these seminal melodies.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By MJ King VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Jnr Walker hardly fitted Berry Gordy's "Sound Of Young America" image for Motown, being easily the oldest of the labels stars.

His sound wasn't really that typical of Motown either with a voice that was 'rougher' & more gritty than the labels usual sound.

He also played sax & was (I think) the only instrumentalist to have hits for Motown.

In the early days the sax was raw & usually found on Junior's more obviously Motown songs such as "I'm A Road Runner" & "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" & his No. 1 song "Shot Gun".

Later in his career his biggest hits (especially in the UK) were more sweet soul such as "Walk In The Night".

But this album does include some great tunes from that period such as "Take Me Girl I'm Ready" and What Does It Take". These were big hits and featured more mellow sax & singing with very nice sounding girl singers providing back up.

The album also includes two absolute corkers - the Northern Soul fave "I Ain't Going Nowhere" (co written by Gloria Jones, one time girl friend of Marc Bolan) & the truly superb ballad "I Need You Here Right Now" featuring fine mellow sax & the exquisite vocals of Thelma Houston.

Other nice but lesser known tracks include "Right On Brothers & Sisters" and "Don't Blame The Children" both written by the great Johnny Bristol and both again of the 'sweet' soul variety.

All in all a great album at a very good price. One or two of Junior's biggest hits are missing otherwise its a 5 star album!

An 'essential' purchase at this price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gut bucket 9 July 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Gut bucket sax at its best - gets all of my stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jr Walker 15 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Given many hours of pleasure so far bringing back lovely memories from way back. Never tire of listening to it
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