Personalities | Joe Louis Walker | Eighties | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1949)

A passionate, gospel-influenced singer, Walker came up in the 1960s on the San Francisco blues scene. In 1975 he began singing with the Spiritual Corinthians, remaining on the gospel circuit until 1985 when he formed his own band, the Boss Talkers. He recorded some strong albums during the 1980s for the High Tone label, such as his 1986 debut Cold Is The Night and 1988’s The Gift. Walker continued to turn out consistently good recordings in the 1990s – including 1994’s JLW, 1995’s Blues Of The Month Club and 1997’s Great Guitars – and remains active.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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