Junior Walker & the All-Stars

Road Runner & Home Cookin'

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Motown had to reissue this one. Junior Walker's Shotgun LP failed to crack Billboard's Top 100 albums, despite being one of Motown's finest releases. This does better, #64 but still failed to obtain the lofty rungs it should have. The three rockers: "Road Runner," and exciting updates of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is," and Barrett Strong's "Money" should have punted this sucker into the Top 20, but for some reason Walker didn't get the type of promotion accorded other Motown artists.

Four hits exploded from this LP, the three mentioned, and "Pucker Up Buttercup." On the softer side, Ame Cherie (Soul Darling) is one of Junior's sweetest instrumentals. But, if you like the All Stars' harder sound, a remake of Harvey Fuqua's "Anyway You Wanna," "Last Call," and "Baby You Know It Ain't Right" are full of Junior's earthy vocals and sax assaults.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:49
2 3:04
3 3:18
4 4:34
5 2:23
6 2:41 Amazon
7 2:34 Amazon
8 4:13 Amazon
9 2:19
10 3:00 Amazon
11 3:55 Amazon
12 3:00
13 2:30
14 2:59
15 3:28
16 2:45
17 2:50
18 3:03
19
2:45
20 2:46
21 3:08
22 3:38 Amazon
23 3:12
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