JUNIOR PARKER

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An important figure in the development of R&B; enjoyed considerable success in the late 1950s and early '60s.

His velvet-smooth vocal delivery to the contrary, Junior Parker was a product of the fertile postwar Memphis blues circuit whose wonderfully understated harp style was personally mentored by none other than regional icon Sonny Boy Williamson.

Herman Parker, Jr. only traveled in the best blues circles from the outset. He learned his initial licks from Williamson and gigged with the mighty Howlin' Wolf while still in his teens. Like so many young blues artists, Little Junior (as he was known then) got his first recording opportunity from talent scout Ike Turner, who brought him to Modern Records for his debut session as a leader in 1952. It produced the lone single "You're My Angel," with Turner pounding the 88s and Matt Murphy deftly handling guitar duties.

Parker and his band, the Blue Flames (including
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JUNIOR PARKER Driving Wheel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Driving Wheel
Blues 1962
JUNIOR PARKER Like It Is (aka Baby Please) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Like It Is (aka Baby Please)
Blues 1967
JUNIOR PARKER Honey-Drippin' Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Honey-Drippin' Blues
RnB 1969
JUNIOR PARKER Blues Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Man
Blues 1969
JUNIOR PARKER The Outside Man (aka Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Outside Man (aka Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On)
RnB 1970
JUNIOR PARKER You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues (aka Blue Shadows Falling) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues (aka Blue Shadows Falling)
Blues 1971
JUNIOR PARKER I Tell Stories Sad And True I Sing The Blues And Play Harmonica Too It Is Very Funky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Tell Stories Sad And True I Sing The Blues And Play Harmonica Too It Is Very Funky
Blues 1972
JUNIOR PARKER Sometimes Tomorrow My Broken Heart Will Die album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sometimes Tomorrow My Broken Heart Will Die
Blues 1973

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