Harvey Fuqua of Motown Hitsville, U.S.A owned a record label, Anna Records and Harvey's label's artist Johnny Bristol, brought a band to Harvey's attention: "Jr. Walker and The All Stars" with Tony Washington on drums, Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker on sax and vocals, Victor Thomas on keyboards and Willie Woods on guitar.
Harvey Fuqua signed the band to his label in 1963; he closed his label and Harvey Fuqua brought his artists including the band with him to Motown Records. They started recording in 1964. Harvey became a songwriter and executive at Motown.
The 90's sadly brought the untimely death of Autrey DeWalt (aka) Jr. Walker and Willie Woods. Since then, Victor Thomas and Tony Washington have united with Kenny Walker on sax and Acklee King on percussion.
Throughout the 48 years of making music this band has worked side by side with Harvey Fuqua and in 2002 was inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame.
The 'Ultimate Motown Party Band' known worldwide as Jr. Walker's All Star Band will present to you, spectacular one-hour live performances of unforgettable non-stop foot-stomping hits that guarantee everyone will be on their feet within minutes.
"Jr. Walker's All Star Band" whose 1965 sax driven #1 hit "Shotgun" catapulted them to instant fame with its unmistakable soulful groove that shaped the backbone of the Detroit "Motown Sound".
Jr. Walker's "All Star Band" is very much alive and coming your way ... soon. Hear the Motown Sound played by the guys who lived it. For booking and dates please call us at 231/629-1298 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Victor Thomas, Tony Washington, Kenny Walker, Acklee King.
Jr. Walkers All Star Band from Motown Records
Featuring Terry Hanck former sax Player of Elvin Bishop Bay Area tenor saxophonist Terry Hanck, a veteran of Elvin Bishop's band who has also worked with Etta James, Sista Monica, and Tracy Nelson,
"Terry Hanck is the funkiest, sexiest, most prolific and talented singer/songwriter/musician on the earth. He has to be Jr. Walker's bastard child." --Tracy Nelson