Ronnie Walker

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Ronald Benjamin Walker
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Between 1966 and 1975, Philadelphia soul singer Ronnie Walker (died 15th January 2019) released nine singles on almost as many labels. In the late '60s, a couple of his singles -- 1967's "Really, Really Love You" and 1969's "It's a Good Feelin'" -- did well enough locally to make the charts of Philadelphia soul radio stations, without making noise on a national level. Like a number of other male Philly soul singers of the time, Walker, still in his teens when he began making records, had a rich falsetto voice. The records, like many other Philadelphia soul singles famous and obscure, boasted full, sumptuous production, and echoing doo wop in some aspects of the harmonies and song construction. However, they were quite modern in the textural arrangements, combining horns, strings, organs, female backup singers, and such in a polished manner. His singles were not top-level Philly soul in the manner of Brenda & the Tabulations, the Delfonics, Eddie Holman, and so on, but were respectable, and worth finding by fans of the aforementioned artists who want more in the same vein.
All but one of the songs from Walker's seven 1966-1972 singles, along with ten previously unreleased songs, were issued by Philly Archives on the 2000 CD Someday. Walker, incidentally, also wrote or co-wrote songs that were recorded by several other artists, ranging from a 1966 single by the Agents to some material in the late '70s, including one song by Esther Phillips. His most famous songwriting credit, however, is attached to a song that has little to do with his own Philly soul recordings: Charo's "Cuchi Cuchi."
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Singles & EPs

BELL 651 Ronnie Walker - I'm Sayin' Goodbye / My Baby (Doesn't Love Me Anymore) illustration d'album Ronnie Walker I'm Sayin' Goodbye / My Baby (Doesn't Love Me Anymore)(7", Single) Bell Records BELL 651 US 1966 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - Ain't It Funny / Really, Really Love You illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Ain't It Funny / Really, Really Love You (Single) Philips US 1967 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - You're The One / Thanks To You illustration d'album Ronnie Walker You're The One / Thanks To You (Single) Philips US 1968 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - It's A Good Feelin' / Precious illustration d'album Ronnie Walker It's A Good Feelin' / Precious (Single) Nico Records (4) UK 1969 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - In Search Of Love / Now There Is You illustration d'album Ronnie Walker In Search Of Love / Now There Is You Gala Records (6) US 1972 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - You've Got To Try Harder (Times Are Bad) illustration d'album Ronnie Walker You've Got To Try Harder (Times Are Bad) Event Records Inc. US 1974 Vendre cette version
EV 220 Ronnie Walker - You've Got To Try Harder (Times Are Bad) illustration d'album Ronnie Walker You've Got To Try Harder (Times Are Bad)(7") Event Records Inc. EV 220 US 1974 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - Magic's In The Air illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Magic's In The Air (Single) Event Records Inc. US 1975 Vendre cette version
I-101 Ronnie Walker - Trouble / Why Did You illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Trouble / Why Did You(7", Single) Impact (4) I-101 US 2004 Vendre cette version
I-102 Ronnie Walker - On And On illustration d'album Ronnie Walker / Impact Sound Orchestra Ronnie Walker / Impact Sound Orchestra - On And On(7", Ltd) Impact (4) I-102 US 2009 Vendre cette version
102 Ronnie Walker - On And On illustration d'album Ronnie Walker On And On(7", Single, Promo, TP) Impact (4) 102 US 2009 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - Can You Love A Poor Boy illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Can You Love A Poor Boy (Single) MD Records (13) UK 2018 Vendre cette version
MD-104 Ronnie Walker - Lord What's Happening / No One Will Ever Know illustration d'album Authentics Ft Ronnie Walker Authentics Ft Ronnie Walker - Lord What's Happening / No One Will Ever Know(7", Single, Ltd) MD Records (13) MD-104 UK 2019 Vendre cette version
Ronnie Walker - Nothing's Gonna Change / Now There Is You illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Nothing's Gonna Change / Now There Is You (Single) Impact (4) US Unknown Vendre cette version
V-1005 Ronnie Walker - Everything Is Everything / Precious illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Everything Is Everything / Precious(7", Single, Promo) Vent Records V-1005 US Unknown Vendre cette version

Compilations

PH-7 Ronnie Walker - Someday illustration d'album Ronnie Walker Someday(CD, Comp) Philly Archives PH-7 US 2000 Vendre cette version