Junior Walker & The All Stars - Roadrunner


Junior Walker & The All Stars - Roadrunner

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  "Roadrunner" was released by Junior Walker & the All-Stars during 1966. The band's second album, it reached #6 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and #64 on Billboard's pop albums chart.

Among the album's notable songs were four charting singles. The Holland-Dozier-Holland song "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" had previously been a hit for Marvin Gaye. The cover version peaked at #18 on the Billboard hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart. Not far behind, "(I'm a) Road Runner", by the same songwriters, reached #4 on the R&B and #20 on the hot 100 chart. "Pucker Up Buttercup" did not crack the top 10, but reached #11 on Billboard's R&B chart and #31 on the hot 100 chart. A distant fourth, Junior Walker & the Allstar's cover of the 1959 Barrett Strong hit "Money (That's What I Want)" reached #35 on the R&B and #52 on the Billboard's hot 100 charts.

The album is titled for "(I'm a) Roadrunner", which had been previously released on Junior Walker & the All-Stars' 1965 debut album, "Shotgun". It proved so successful in its March single that it was included and singled out on the band's follow-up.

 

Junior Walker & the All Stars - Roadrunner

U.K. Tamla Motown STML 11038 (1966)

The vinyl record attais a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is clear and strong throughout.

Both record center labels are clean and unmarked.

The albums laminated flipback cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor age discolouring and minimal signs of wear.

The original inner sleeve is excellently presented.

For full track listing see Own tab.

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