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Phillip Walker

Phillip Walker

(1937 – 2010)

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Phillip Walker

Phillip Walker
(1937 – 2010)

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Phillip Walker

(1937 – 2010)
About Phillip
This is an online obituary in memory of Phillip Walker was an American contemporary blues guitarist, most noted for his 1959 hit single, "Hello My Darling", produced by J. R. Fulbright. Although Phillip Walker continued playing throughout his life, he recorded more sparsely.
Phillip Walker grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast, and by his mid-teens was playing guitar in Houston. He worked with Lonesome Sundown (and would do so again in the 1970s) and Lonnie Brooks. In the mid 1950s he had a spell in Clifton Chenier's band. He spent the 1960s in Los Angeles, California leading a band that played a catholic repertoire of the R&B chart music, joined by his singing wife Ina, alias Bea Bopp. Singles furnished his album
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Bottom of the Top (Playboy, 1973), succeeded by sets for Joliet, Rounder, Hightone, JSP and Black Top.
Phillip Walker was also known for his variety of styles and the changes he would often make for each album. Not until 1969 did he begin to record more regularly when he joined with producer Bruce Bromberg. Since then, fans had a more steady supply of Phillip's music.
He appeared on show 237 of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour in 2002 when Live at Biscuits & Blues had just been released.
Phillip Walker's final studio release is Going Back Home (2007) on Delta Groove Productions.
Phillip Walker passed away on 22 July 2010. This is an online tribute dedicated to his life and his music.
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Phillip Walker

This is an online obituary in memory of Phillip Walker was an American contemporary blues guitarist, most noted for his 1959 hit single, "Hello My Darling", produced by J. R. Fulbright. Although Phillip Walker continued playing throughout his life, he recorded more sparsely.
Phillip Walker grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast, and by his mid-teens was playing guitar in Houston. He worked with Lonesome Sundown (and would do so again in the 1970s) and Lonnie Brooks. In the mid 1950s he had a spell in Clifton Chenier's band. He spent the 1960s in Los Angeles, California leading a band that played a catholic repertoire of the R&B chart music, joined by his singing wife Ina, alias Bea Bopp. Singles furnished his album...

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