• Walter Jackson

    The Velvetones (3) (Detroit)

    Personnel :

    Walter Jackson (lead)

    Ronald Head

    Neil Magby

    Bobby Jones

    Mary Nicholson

Discography :

1959 - Who Took My Girl / Stars Of Wonder (Deb 1008)

    Biography :

    Walter Jackson began singing in local groups whilst attending High School when His family relocated to Michigan. Walter had been crippled by polio as a child, and spent much of his life on crutches, although he never saw himself as a disabled person, however, his disability did contribute to a very personal and distinctive Soulful delivery. By 1959, Walter had become a member of the vocal group the Velvetones with Ronald Head, Neil Magby, Bobby Jones and Mary Nicholson , who recorded the song 'Who Took My Girl' b/w 'Stars Of Wonder' for the Deb Records imprint.

                                                                                                                             Walter Jackson

    Walter returned to solo recording following the demise of the group, and, at the age of 24, he was persuaded by Carl Davis to leave Detroit and head for Chicago, following Carl attending a show at Detroit's 20 Grand Club and seeing Walter perform there. Carl was the head of A & R for Columbia's subsidiary, the OKeh label. Walter signed with OKeh in 1962, where he stayed for six years.

    Songs :
    (updated by Hans-Joachim) 

    Stars Of Wonder                                 Who Took My Girl

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