Jackie Wilson

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Jackie Wilson
Nazionalità Stati Uniti Stati Uniti
Genere Rhythm and blues
Soul
Pop
Periodo di attività 1953-1975
Etichetta DeeGee Records, King Records, Federal Records, Brunswick Records

Jackie Wilson, nome d'arte di Jack Leroy Wilson Jr (Detroit, 9 giugno 1934Mount Holly, 21 gennaio 1984), è stato un cantante e ballerino statunitense.

Considerato uno dei più grandi performer di tutti i tempi (tantissimi gli artisti che si sono ispirati a lui, primo fra tutti Michael Jackson), venne soprannominato Black Elvis e Mr. Excitement. Wilson ha svolto un ruolo fondamentale nell'evoluzione del R & B. Nei primi anni di attività fu membro del gruppo vocale The Dominoes, avviando una fortunata carriera da solista a partire dal 1957. Registrò oltre 50 singoli di successo, nei quali si cimentò in numerosi generi, R & B, pop , soul, doo-wop e adult contemporary. Durante un concerto di beneficenza nel 1975, si sentì male sul palco a causa di un attacco di cuore mentre cantava Lonely Teardrops ed entrò subito in coma, rimanendovi per quasi nove anni, fino al decesso nel 1984.

Discografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Album[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Anno Titolo Posizione in classifica
US pop US R&B
1958 He's So Fine - *
1959 Lonely Teardrops - *
1959 So Much - *
1960 Jackie Sings the Blues - *
1960 A Woman, A Lover, A Friend - *
1961 You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet - *
1961 By Special Request - *
1962 Body and Soul - *
1962 Jackie Wilson At the Copa #137 *
1963 Jackie Wilson Sings the World's Greatest Melodies - *
1963 Baby Workout #36 *
1963 Shake a Hand - *
1963 Merry Christmas from Jackie Wilson - *
1964 Somethin' Else!!! - *
1965 Soul Time - -
1965 Spotlight on Jackie Wilson! - -
1966 Whispers #108 #15
1967 Higher and Higher #163 #28
1968 Manufacturers of Soul #195 #18
1968 I Get the Sweetest Feeling - -
1970 Do Your Thing - #50
1970 This Love is For Real - -
1971 You Got Me Walkin' - -
1973 Beautiful Day - -
1974 Nowstalgia - -
1976 Nobody But You - -

Singoli[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Anno Titolo Posizione in classifica
US Pop US R&B UK
1957 "Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet)" #62 - #6
1958 "To Be Loved" #22 #7 #23
1958 "I'm Wanderin'" - - -
1958 "We Have Love" #93 - -
1958 "Lonely Teardrops" #7 #1 -
1959 "That's Why (I Love You So)" #13 #2 -
1959 "I'll Be Satisfied"
scritta da Berry Gordy, Roquel Billy Davis e/o Gwendolyn Gordy
#20 #6 -
1959 "You Better Know It" #37 #1 -
1959 "Talk That Talk" #34 #3 -
1960 "(You Were Made For) All My Love" #12 - #33
1960 "A Woman, a Lover, a Friend" #15 #1 -
1960 "Night" #4 #3 -
1960 "Doggin' Around" #15 #1 -
1960 "Alone At Last" #8 #20 #50
1960 "Am I the Man" #32 #10 -
1961 "My Empty Arms" #9 #25 -
1961 "The Tear of the Year" #44 #10 -
1961 "Please Tell Me Why" #20 #11 -
1961 "Your One and Only Love" #40 - -
1961 "I'm Comin' On Back to You" #19 #9 -
1961 "Lonely Life" #80 - -
1961 "Years From Now" #37 #25 -
1961 "You Don't Know What It Means" #79 #19 -
1961 "My Heart Belongs to Only You" #65 - -
1961 "The Way I Am" #58 - -
1962 "The Greatest Hurt" #34 - -
1962 "There'll Be No Next Time" #75 - -
1962 "I Found Love"
(con Linda Hopkins)
#93 - -
1962 "Hearts" #58 - -
1962 "I Just Can't Help It" #70 #17 -
1962 "Forever and a Day" #82 - -
1963 "Baby Workout" #5 #1 -
1963 "Shake a Hand"
(con Linda Hopkins)
#42 #21 -
1963 "Shake! Shake! Shake!" #33 #21 -
1963 "Baby Get It (And Don't Quit It)" #61 - -
1964 "Big Boss Line" #94 #34 -
1964 "Squeeze Her - Tease Her (But Love Her)" #89 - -
1965 "Danny Boy" #94 #25 -
1965 "You'll Never Walk Alone" - - -
1965 "No Pity (In the Naked City)" #59 #25 -
1965 "I Believe I'll Love On" #96 - -
1966 "Think Twice"
(con LaVern Baker)
#93 #37 -
1966 "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)" #11 #5 -
1967 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" #6 #1 -
1967 "I Don't Want to Lose You" #84 #11 -
1967 "I've Lost You" #82 #35 -
1967 "Just Be Sincere" #91 #43 -
1967 "Since You Showed Me How to Be Happy" #32 #22 -
1968 "Chain Gang" #84 #37 -
1968 "For Once in My Life" #70 - -
1968 "For Your Precious Love" #49 #26 -
1968 "I Get the Sweetest Feeling" #34 #12 -
1969 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
(UK re-release)
- - #11
1969 "Helpless" - #21 -
1969 "I Still Love You" - #39 -
1970 "Let This Be a Letter (To My Baby)" #91 #34 -
1970 "(I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love is for Real" #56 #9 -
1971 "Love Is Funny That Way" #95 #18 -
1972 "You Got Me Walking" #93 #22 -
1972 "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
(UK re-release)
- - #9
1972 "The Girl Turned Me On" - #44 -
1973 "Because of You" - #45 -
1975 "Don't Burn No Bridges" - #91 -
1975 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"/"I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
(UK re-release)
- - #25
1986 "Reet Petite"
(UK re-release)
- - #1
1987 "I Get the Sweetest Feeling"
(UK re-release)
- - #3
1987 "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
(UK re-release)
- - #15

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