Jr. Walker & The All Stars – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (1966)

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Saxophonist Jr. Walker was the most gutbucket of Motown’s consistent ’60s hit makers. Even when trying his hardest to conform to label formulas (“What Does It Take [To Win Your Love],” “Gotta Hold On to This Feeling”), he sounded like he’d be just as much at home in the backroom of a barbecue joint. When pursuing his muse in even more minimalist form (“Shotgun,” “[I’m a] Road Runner,” the smoky “Cleo’s Mood”), he sounded like the owner of the place. [Source]

[Via Jens Unmack. Dedicated to Henrik Hall]

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