44 Songs, 2 Hours 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jackie Wilson was a troubled kid who later became one of the most charismatic performers to ever touch a stage. This well-curated set is a ticking timepiece that captures “Mr. Excitement” in the evolution of R&B, soul, and rock ’n’ roll. And the musical arc here is dramatic: from the rat-a-tat attack of the Berry Gordy–penned 1957 hit “Reet Petite” (Wilson’s first post-Dominoes solo single) to his 1967 smash “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” to his 1968 soul-chill revision of “For Once in My Life” to “Nobody but You,” a gospel lifter off his 1976 final album.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jackie Wilson was a troubled kid who later became one of the most charismatic performers to ever touch a stage. This well-curated set is a ticking timepiece that captures “Mr. Excitement” in the evolution of R&B, soul, and rock ’n’ roll. And the musical arc here is dramatic: from the rat-a-tat attack of the Berry Gordy–penned 1957 hit “Reet Petite” (Wilson’s first post-Dominoes solo single) to his 1967 smash “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” to his 1968 soul-chill revision of “For Once in My Life” to “Nobody but You,” a gospel lifter off his 1976 final album.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings
Will Frisch ,

Excellent Singer! One of Elvis' favorites.

I love Jackie Wilson. I love Elvis Presley. To the guy who said it was a shame that Elvis ripped Jackie Wilson's style off...

Elvis was a huge Jackie Wilson fan and there's a big difference between "ripping someone's style off" and being influenced by another artist. Music is all about inspiring each other. Think before you bash Elvis who, like Jackie Wilson, will also always be one of the greatest singers who ever lived.

scrupples ,

Great Album

Firstly, saying Elvis ripped off Wilson's singing style is a lie. One, Elvis was making his legendary Sun recordings before Wilson ever recorded, and next Wilson never recorded
the differsity of music Elvis did, like country and gospel. Lastly, I don't think it is possible to rip off a style, either you can do it or not. There are other endless points to make
on this. All that being said Jackie Wilson was one of the all-time greats, and maybe the least recognized truly great singer ever, and this album is a great proof of that, all Elvis
haters aside.

onxy ,

Titan of Soul

I love Jackie had the most powerful voice. It is sad to people like Elvis rip his singing style off. You must buy Danny Boy, Over the Rainbow, No Pity, Georgia On my Mind, Nobody but You. These songs showcase his powerful operatic tenor which can reach the soprano range. He is the best so lets show him some respect.

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