Blues Axeman Phillip Walker Passes
July 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM (PT)
Legendary blues guitarist PHILLIP WALKER died of apparent heart failure at 4:30a early THURSDAY morning, JULY 22nd. He was 73 years old.
Born FEBRUARY 11th, 1937 near LAKE CHARLES, LA, WALKER left home at 16 to tour with Zydeco king CLIFTON CHENIER and never looked back. He moved to L.A. in 1959, cut his first side as a bandleader.
WALKER's work can be heard in recordings on ELKO RECORDS, HUGH HEFNER's short-lived PLAYBOY label, as well as HIGHTONE, BLACK TOP, ROUNDER, JSP, ALLIGATOR and mroe recently, DELTA GROOVE MUSIC.