Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jackie Wilson - Do Your Thing (1968)

Soul singer Jackie Wilson's career had faltered just a bit in the 1960's; His voice and performance style were still amazing, but he'd had some trouble weathering changing trends in pop music.

This 1968 LP came the year following a resurgence with his hit single 'Higher and Higher', which was essentially his last career highpoint.

With a great sound crafted by influential producer Carl Davis and Eugene Record (of The Chi-Lites), it's a sweet album overall, though perhaps a bit typically 'schizophonic' with respect to song choices - - mixing semi-current Rock hits with splashy 'big room' showpieces.

From the 'Do Your Thing' LP (Brunswick Records, 1968),
Listen to Jackie Wilson:

To Change My Love
This Guy's In Love With You
Why Don't You Do Your Thing
This Bitter Earth
Light My Fire
That Lucky Old Sun
With These Hands
Hold On, I'm Comin'
Eleanor Rigby

- - OR download all 10 tracks in one 27.7 Mb zipfile.

See also:
Jackie Wilson at All Music.Com

Mr. Excitement - The Official Jackie Wilson website

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