Chris Walker (musician)

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Chris Walker
OriginHouston, Texas
GenresR&B, jazz
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1981 - present
LabelsPendulum Records

Chris Walker is an American musician best known for his 1992 Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hit "Take Time".


Walker was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where he began singing before speaking. He got his start in the church as a member of his family gospel group, The Walker Brothers. Walker plays the bass upside down, similar to one of his guitar heroes, Jimi Hendrix.

Walker then moved to New York City, where he became Ornette Coleman's bass guitarist for two and a half years before releasing his debut album.[1] He then toured with Regina Belle, where he soon became musical director. When Belle noticed his voice, she gradually worked his vocals into her act; Walker credits her for teaching him to find his voice.

Walker's 1991 debut album, First Time yielded two Top Five R&B hits, "Giving You All My Love" and "Take Time", which peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Walker then released his second album Sincerely Yours in 1993, which featured the single "How Do You Heal a Broken Heart". As a solo artist, Walker remained absent from the public music scene for a decade, but he was hard at work and taking a new direction.


Solo albums[edit]

  • 1991: First Time
  • 1993: Sincerely Yours
  • 2005: I Know It's Love
  • 2011: Zone

Solo singles[edit]

  • 1991: "No Place Like Love"
  • 1992: "Take Time"
  • 1992: "Giving You All My Love"
  • 1993: "Love Tonight"
  • 1994: "How Do You Heal a Broken Heart"