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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential recording. Pure sax, soul, blues and all fun!, December 26, 2000
This review is from: Ultimate Collection (Audio CD)
Junior Walker is a Motown star who recorded his music under his own name (which actually was Autrey De Walt). The "All Stars" name came when at a show a fan screamed "These guys are All Stars!" He worked and died in Battle Creek, MI (where I lived for 3 years) in 1995. (Trivia: he's buried very close to the Kellogg family.) This album faithfully recalls his best work, of which my favorites are "Pucker Up Buttercup" (if you can't dance to this you are dead), "Way Back Home" (a powerful walk down memory lane, the lyrics conjer vivid images), "These Eyes", "Roadrunner", "Shake and Fingerpop", "Home Cookin' " "Hip City" "Do You See My Love" and of course, his most popular, "Shotgun." He also recorded some Motown standards ("Come See About Me", "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You") which he made his own with his approach to the song. His sax work is genre defining, highly copied today, and puts him amongst the best of the best of all time. His voice is scratchy, soulful, and his hootin' and hollerin' are what make him so soulful. This record will get you movin', make you happy, and put a smile on your face. Junior Walker & The All Stars probably belongs best in your car stereo crusin' down the highway on a summer day. Junior Walker -- you are sadly missed.
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