Guitarist David T. Walker was one of the go-to guys for recording sessions from the 1960s-80s. In fact, he estimates that he has appeared on over 2,500 albums, film soundtracks, TV and radio commercials since he first entered a studio in 1961.
The hundreds of artists he has worked with include Motown stars (Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations), jazz musicians (Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Smith, Pharoah Sanders), pop singers (Carole King, Barbra Streisand) and disco artists (Barry White, Gene Page).
Along the way, Walker managed to find time to put out 15 albums of his own, beginning with The Sidewalk in 1968 and following it with Going Up! a year later. Both were decidedly in a funk vein and from Going Up, you can listen to and download the Motown standard, Baby I Need Your Loving. The MP3 is taken from a 45.
Baby, I Need Your Loving
Going Up was briefly available on CD from Japan's P-Vine label in 2003. It has been discontinued and is not available as a download. Several of Walker's other albums from the 1970s are available from iTunes (and other sources), as is his latest release from 2010, For All Time.
David T. Walker's official website is worth a visit. There's a biography, discography, photos and links to some recent videos. And while we're at it, here's another sampling of Going Up, from You Tube.