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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: March 27, 1932 | Died: November 18, 1971    

Junior Parker was one of the premier singers of his time and had a considerable following on the black club circuit, but in working and recording almost exclusively for that market, he remained virtually invisible to the new blues audience of the ‘60’s. The versatile Parker may have been tagged as a blues artist, but was equally at home across the R&B spectrum, and even covered some early soul.

Herman Parker Jr. was born in West Memphis, Arkansas on March 27, 1932, to a farming family situated near enough to West Memphis for Little Junior (who had started singing in church) to involve himself in the local music scene at an early age. His biggest influence in the early days was Sonny Boy “Rice Miller” Williamson, in whose band Parker worked for some time before moving on to work for Howlin' Wolf, later assuming the leadership of the latter's backing band. He was a member of the ad hoc group the Beale Streeters, with Bobby Bland and B.B. King, prior to forming his own band, the Blue Flames, in 1951, which included the well-regarded guitarist Auburn “Pat” Hare....
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Featured recording “Junior Parker: The Collection”

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Junior Parker: The Collection

Spectrum Music (2003)
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