Thursday, July 22, 2010

Philip Walker: Feb. 11th 1937 - July 22 2010

Singer/guitarist Phillip Walker, 73, died this morning at 4:30 AM of heart failure. Walker played guitar on the Specialty and Chess recordings of Clifton Chenier. He moved from Louisiana to California in 1959. Walker's first album, Bottom Of The Top, was released in 1973 on the Playboy Record Label. He also made recordings on Galaxy, Vault, Joliet, HighTone, JSP, Black Top, Rounder, Alligator, P-Vine, MC, and most recently on Delta Groove. Phillip was a noted sideman who contributed to albums by Lonesome Sundown, Eddie Taylor, Percy Mayfield, and Johnny Shines.

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