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Walker was either born Autry DeWalt II or re-christened such following an earlier name, Oscar G. Mixon, on June 14, 1931. Although he mastered the crawl and the toddle, "Junior Walker" got that moniker not from frequent roaming but from his father, Roosevelt Walker.
Still, after his family moved from Blytheville, Arkansas to South Bend, Indiana, people started noticing his special rhythms. In his new home, he could pursue…

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  • Everybody forgets about thecontributions of Blues guitarist Willie Woods... I don't. Layed some lethal gritty grooves down. Sessionsman extraordinaire Bassist James Jamerson, too. Listen to him on "Shotgun" and others.
  • What idiot in LAST FM as suddenly decided to create 2 separate entries for Junior Walker & the All-Stars and Junior Walker & the All Stars. They use to be a single entry. Prats.
  • "Take Me Girl, I'm Ready" does it for me . . . should deffo be in their top ten plays, (though "Walk In The Night" is beautiful)
  • "Take Me Girl, I'm Ready" does it for me . . . should deffo be in their top ten plays
  • "I said,Shotgun shoot em for he runs now Do the jerk baby Do the jerk now Hey!"
  • Their name is only slightly erroneous, because it leaves Junior out of the "All Stars" ... when he was surely a star, too! These guys could really get it done.
  • cleo's mood is the sexiest song ever
  • Whow, love that cool sax! Own only 3 LPs, but what a sound. RIP man.
  • Great group I like the way he plays the sax in his songs
  • coolio........

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