Jackie Wilson

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Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American singer and performer. Known as "Mr. Excitement", Wilson was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was considered a master showman, and one of the most dynamic and influential singers and performers in R&B and rock 'n' roll history. Gaining fame in his early years as a member of the R&B vocal group Billy Ward and His Dominoes, he went solo in 1957 and recorded over 50 hit singles that spanned R&B, pop, soul, doo-wop and easy listening.This included 16 R&B Top 10 Hits , including 6 R&B # 1's. On the Billboard Hot 100, he scored 14 Top 20 Pop Hits,6 of which made it into the Pop Top 10. During a 1975 benefit concert, he collapsed on stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death in 1984, at the age of 49. By this time, he had become one of the most influential artists of his generation.

A two-time Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Jackie Wilson #69 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1958 He's So Fine Jackie Wilson 1
1959 Lonely Teardrops Jackie Wilson 1
1960 A Woman, a Lover, a Friend Jackie Wilson 1
1960 Jackie Sings the Blues Jackie Wilson 1
1963 Baby Workout Jackie Wilson 1
1963 Merry Christmas From Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1
1965 Soul Time Jackie Wilson 1
1966 Soul Galore Jackie Wilson 1
1966 Whispers Jackie Wilson 1
1967 Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson 2
1968 I Get the Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson 1
1968 Manufacturers of Soul Jackie Wilson & Count Basie 1
1969 Do Your Thing Jackie Wilson 1
1971 You Got Me Walking Jackie Wilson 1
1972 Beautiful Day Jackie Wilson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 The Very Best of Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1
1992 Mr. Excitement! Jackie Wilson 1
1993 Reet Petite Jackie Wilson 1
1993 Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson 1
1994 So You Say You Wanna Dance Jackie Wilson 1
1994 The Very Best of Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1
1999 The Titan of Soul Jackie Wilson 1
1999 Sweetest Feelin' The Very Best Of Jackie Wilson 1
2000 Christmas Eve With Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1
2002 The Best of Jackie Wilson, Volume 2: 1966 - 1975 Jackie Wilson 1
2003 Reet Petite & Others Classics Jackie Wilson 1
2006 Best of the Original Soul Brother Jackie Wilson 1
2006 Say You Will Jackie Wilson 1
2006 The Ultimate Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1
20 Greatest Hits Jackie Wilson 1
Greatest Hits Jackie Wilson 1
Greatest Hits Jackie Wilson 1
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson 1
Reet Petite: The Very Best of Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1
The Best Of Jackie Wilson 1
The Great Jackie Wilson 1
The Jackie Wilson Story Jackie Wilson 1
Titan of Soul Jackie Wilson 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Reet Petite / By the Light of the Silvery Moon Jackie Wilson 1
1958 Lonely Teardrops / In the Blue of the Evening Jackie Wilson 1
1958 To Be Loved / Come Back to Me Jackie Wilson 1
1959 Talk That Talk / Only You, Only Me Jackie Wilson 1
1960 Night / Doggin' Around Jackie Wilson 1
1960 Doggin' Around Jackie Wilson 1
1967 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson 1
1969 I Still Love You / Hum De Dum De Do Jackie Wilson 1
1969 I Get the Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson 1
2001 Reet Petite Jackie Wilson 2

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Best Of Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Mr. Excitement Jackie Wilson 1

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