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Rachel Walker

Phil Gaber discovered Ronnie Walker, a North Philly indigenous, and put him to function writing tunes for his P & L record label. With article writer/arranger/musician Glenn Williams, Walker published “Problems,” “The Like I Keep” and “I’m Problems With My Heart,” for the Providers in 1966; Gaber leased the 1st two tunes to Liberty Bell Information but poor distribution and promotion stifled a chance it experienced. Walker, most of 16 years, released his 1st single “I’m Stating Goodbye” b/w “My Baby (Doesn’t Like Me Anymore)” the same 12 months. Appearing using the Providers at hops, Walker constructed a reputation like a clean vocalist. Philips Information released Walker’s second solitary “Really, REALLY LIKE You” b/w “Ain’t It Funny,” July 1967; it been successful the first work and produced Philly’s top, while bubbling along underneath from the Billboard and Cashboxes’ best 100 graphs. It still gets performed on Philly’s traditional oldies channels. The Philips association dissolved after another single, “Your THE MAIN ONE,” fizzled in 1967. A falsetto vocalist, Walker’s was acknowledged as a primary contributor to Philly’s legion of sugary singers. One of is own best, “Precious” arrived on Vent Information in 1968 and reappeared in ’69 on the trunk of Walker’s remake from the Wonders’ “It’s AN EXCELLENT, Good Sense” on Nico Information. Nico leased it to ABC Information who force it into Philly’s top. Despite its regional success, ABC hardly ever issued another one, leaving four extra tracks to get dust within their vaults. Of the additional songs, “Think I’ll By no means Understand,” got produced over with strings and made an appearance with “Didn’t We” in 1970 on Paramount Information by Walker beneath the pseudonym of Fletcher Walker III. Remarkably, it didn’t strike in Philly but offered well in St. Louis, MO. Insufficient success didn’t quit Walker, in 1972 he slice four edges for Gaber, who released “SEARCHING FOR Like” b/w “THERE Is certainly You,” on Gala Information; it didn’t perform much business, as well as the various other two monitors, including a rendition of Theola Kilgore’s “THAT IS My Prayer,” got jettison. Rather, the following calendar year, Gala released Walker’s disco edition of Stevie Wonder’s “IS IT POSSIBLE TO Love AN UNHEALTHY Boy.” Event Information released two singles by Walker in 1974 & ’75, but neither “YOU NEED TO Try Harder,” nor “CANNOT State Hello (Once You State Goodbye)” established the charts burning. He kept active writing music for others including Unwanted fat Larry, Charo and Dave Shultz, who have scored a local strike with Walker’s “Charges Container.” Vic Damone, Ester Philips and Carole Williams likewise have documented Walker’s tunes. And there’s even more arriving since Walker continues to be active and looking for that elusive nationwide strike record. Philly Spirit Quantity 1 features nine songs by Walker together with his compositions from the Providers.

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