Walker Smith

The Color Line

"I dare you to walk away from this book uninspired. Readers of all races will learn volumes from this far-reaching new book for our times"

- Hycell B. Taylor, The African-American Revolt of the Spirit



“Jack The Rapper passed in 2000, but through Smith’s new book on the legend, his eight decades come to full life. Another case of the Walker Smith Experience taking readers on literary rollercoaster ride.”

— Don Saint James, EURweb.com



“Jack Gibson speaks to us through Walker Smith – his voice, his personality, his rap is as unadulterated as if he were sitting beside us; and the stories all flow together to create a lasting written tribute to a remarkable man.”

— Joe Donn Martin, Too Poor for Texas


“Being fortunate to actually have known Jack and attended his “Family Affairs” I was delighted to see his story put to print. He was such a transformative figure in black music, creating a networking platform for black executives and artists. Walker Smith put her literary skills to work by turning Jack’s stories into a must read for anyone serious about learning about the evolution of black music in America from one of its key figures.


This book displays all of the emotion of a man who loved the industry and, like others, felt abandoned by it.


I remember many of us gathering in Las Vegas for one of his last public appearances, it was a reunion that showed he wasn’t abandoned or forgotten, but truly loved and appreciated.


The clever use of song titles for chapters shows that music really is the soundtrack of our lives, and music was Jack’s life.”

  — David Linton, Chairman, Living Legends Foundation, Inc.;

former Sr. Vice President of Arista and Capitol Records

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