Sunday, August 22, 2010

SCPC Concert: Junior Walker's All Stars

Before mentioning this evening's Somerset County Park Commission concert's featured group, I would like to repeat that these are outside concerts held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Duke Island Park on Old York Road in Bridgewater. If the weather looks questionable for outdoor activities, call the SCPC at (908)722-1200 X 351 to check if the concert has been cancelled.

This week's concert features Junior Walker's All Stars. From the SCPC 2010 Summer Concert Series brochure:
"Junior Walker and the All Stars were signed to Motown in the 1960s, and became one of the label's signature acts. Although Junior Walker has since passed on, the All Stars continue to tour and play all the R&B hits that made them a legend on the Billboard charts, including Shotgun, Come See About Me, and How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You. They have been inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and the Roll Legends Hall of Fame. Their songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame."

The original 1960s Motown group appeared at my college in the early 1970s led by the late Junior Walker (1931-1995), performing such early hits as Shotgun, These Eyes, and Come See About Me.

There are so many tribute groups with variations on the Junior Walker name that I am not even going to try to pick out a website for this evening's group.

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