Shotgun (Junior Walker & the All Stars song)
|Single by Junior Walker & the All Stars|
|from the album Shotgun|
|Released||February 13, 1965|
|Recorded||Hitsville, USA (Studio A), Detroit, Michigan, 1964|
|Label||Soul Records (Motown)|
|Junior Walker & the All Stars singles chronology|
"Shotgun" is a 1965 single by Junior Walker & the All Stars, which was written and composed by Walker and produced by Berry Gordy Jr. and Lawrence Horn. It reached number one on the U.S. R&B Singles chart for four non-consecutive weeks and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Guitarist Jimi Hendrix performed the song live with the All Stars.
- Junior Walker: Tenor saxophone, Lead vocals
- Willie Woods: Guitar, Harmony vocals
- Victor Thomas: Organ
- Benny Benjamin: Drums
- James Jamerson: Bass
- Jack Ashford: Tambourine
- Eddie Willis: Guitar
Shotgun in film
The song was also used as the theme song for "Ain't Nothin' But a Woman". A sketch-comedy segment previously featured on BET's ComicView
It was likewise referenced in Sister Act 2 during the opening number, "The Greatest Medley Ever Told."
In 1965, by:
In 1969, by Vanilla Fudge in a heavily psychedelic version, on Near the Beginning
In 1988, by Vanity with Kareem and Dave Koz, for the soundtrack of Action Jackson
In 2001, by saxophonist Richard Elliot, as an instrumental on Crush
In 2006, by Yo La Tengo, on Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics
- Bronson, Fred (1993). The Billboard Book of Number One Rhythm & Blues Hits. New York: Billboard Books:Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 3.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 607.
- "Shotgun by Junior Walker & the All-Stars". songfacts.com. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
- Schlueter, Brad (December 2007). "The Greatest Grooves of R&B and Soul". DRUM! Magazine. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Nicholls, Geoff (September 7, 1992). "Obituary: Larrie Londin". The Independent. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- "Crush overview". Allmusic.com.
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