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Around the age of sixteen, Phillip Walker became the lead guitarist of Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band in the 1950's. He radically changed Clifton's zydeco sound--one that had a fiddle as the instrument working with the accordion--to a sound where the accordion worked with a guitar. Phillip is widely credited with making this transition in the Clifton Chenier sound. He was born in Louisiana but grew up in the Port Arthur, Texas area when he joined Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana band. His guitar picking style was an influence on people like Johnny Winter. He also played with Fats Domino and then replaced the late Jimi Hendrix in the lead guitar chair of the Little Richard Band


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Award-Winning Blues Guitarist and Vocalist Phillip Walker, 1937 - 2010

Award-Winning Blues Guitarist and Vocalist Phillip Walker, 1937 - 2010

Celebrated blues guitarist and vocalist Phillip Walker passed away as the result of heart failure in Palm Springs, CA (near his hometown of Los Angeles) on July 22, 2010. He was 73. Over the course of his 50-plus year career, Walker recorded many solo albums, toured with zydeco master Clifton Chenier and played behind countless blues ...


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Phillip Walker R.I.P.

Phillip Walker R.I.P.

PHILLIP WALKER 1937-2010 From Delta Groove Music: “It is with deepest sorrow that we report on the sudden and unexpected passing of legendary blues guitarist Phillip Walker. He died of apparent heart failure at 4:30 AM, early Thursday morning, July 22, 2010. He was 73 years old. Born February 11, 1937 near Lake Charles, Louisiana, in ...


Going Back Home

Label: Delta Groove Music
Released: 2007


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