The conventional line on the difference between Memphis soul and Motown soul was that the former was spontaneous and “rougher,” while the latter was scripted and arranged. As if to counter this generalization, Berry Gordy signed Jr. Walker & The All Stars to Motown’s Soul label. By stripping “Shotgun” to music’s primary element, rhythm, Jr. Walker, like James Brown on “Cold Sweat,” demonstrated that one chord is sometimes enough.
Shotgunby Jr. Walker & The All Stars
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"Shotgun" as recorded by Jr. Walker & The All Stars
Drum sheet music transcribed by James Morton. Immediate PDF download.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate Genre: Classic Rock, Soul
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