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David T. Walker is a Legendary Artist/Guitarist/Musician/Producer/Composer known for His distinct and Beautiful Signature Sound/Touch which is often compared to a Harp, Birds or Water with “Soul, In Light & Grace”.

David T. Walker was born on June 25, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.
Ruth and Julius are his parents and He is the eldest child in a family of ten.
His parents migrated to San Pedro, CA when He was two years old.  

At age 7, the Family moved to Central California a very rural life largely based upon the Feudal System. Started playing the saxophone in the fourth grade and also had begun to hear Music from the local people and Family members. Music such as Chants from Indigenous or Native Americans, Black Gospel and the Blues of a Rural Funky Nature from the Field hands or working Black People. These were His earliest Musical influences heartfelt and pure emotional spirited life situations.

At age 14, His Family moved to Watts, part of Los Angeles. His Journey continued “In Full Bloom” with “The Power of Choice” and a “Joyful Insight”, with the wisdom and humility of “The Real T”.

At age 16, one of the reasons he started playing the Guitar was to stay out of trouble, be a productive and positive World Citizen while paying attention to how the world goes around. He is self-taught and schooled at working in juke joints or Blues Clubs etc. While in High School, the group called The Kinfolks was formed. The Kinfolks traveled the entire USA many times after High School playing and traveling all the back roads and out of the way Chitlin Circuits and Theatre Musical Circuits for 7 years. Their road gigs included time with The Olympics, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Etta James, and Little Willie John, just to name a few. The Kinfolks joined Motown Records, and worked/traveled with Artists, such as Martha and the Vandellas etc.

At age 28, He signed a recording contract and His first Solo Album was released and at the same time began to venture into Studio Recording Work.

He was the First call Extraordinary Creative and Talented session Guitarist and worked with eventually hundred upon hundreds of other Artists, such as Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Four Tops, James Brown, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderly, Stanley Turrentine, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Pharoah Sanders, Donald Byrd, The Crusaders, Marlena Shaw, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Sergio Mendes, Miriam Makeba, Dreams Come True, Boz Scaggs, Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke, Sammy Davis Jr. Barry White, Gene Page, Bill Withers, Dean Martin, The Isley Brothers, Mamas & Papas, Nancy Wilson, Barbara Streisand, Gladys Knight, Sarah Vaughn, and more, as you will see from reading His Discography.

David T. Walker has Recorded and Produced Fifteen Solo Albums (1968 – 2010). With tremendous Trust and Respect from Artists, He Performed on over 2,500 Albums, Film Soundtracks, TV, and Radio Commercials beginning in 1961.

He has received numerous achievement awards including Gold & Platinum Records.
He was and is also traveling and performing Globally and sharing/gathering Insight about People, Places and Things regarding Music and Life.

His Music is loved and respected by generations of Music lovers and Artists. He has been sampled by Hip Hop Artists such as Tupac Shakur, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock , De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, and many others.

These Works/Artistry were and Are done on pure Creativity, Imagination and Passion for the Art Form! “On Love”  with rectitude, trying to have correct behavior, a righteous course, understanding, equanimity of Spirit and the energy to “Press On” “With A Smile”!!!
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