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The Ultimate Jackie Wilson

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Disc 1 of 2
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Lonely Teardrops
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That's Why (I Love You So)
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Reet Petite
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(You Were Made For) All My Love
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I'll Be Satisfied
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To Be Loved
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Am I The Man
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Doggin' Around
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Talk That Talk
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A Woman A Lover A Friend
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Alone At Last
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You Better Know It
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Night
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I'm Comin' On Back To You
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My Empty Arms
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Baby Workout
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Think Twice [with LaVern Baker]
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You Don't Know Me
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No Pity (In The Naked City)
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Danny Boy
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Over The Rainbow
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Georgia On My Mind
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(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
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The Fairest Of Them All
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Whispers (Getting Louder)
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Who Am I
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My Heart Is Calling
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Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy
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For Once In My Life
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For Your Precious Love [with Count Basie]
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I Get The Sweetest Feeling
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(My Love Is) Growin' Tall
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The Who Who Song (Nobody But My Sweet Baby)
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You Brought About A Change In Me
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Light My Fire
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Eleanor Rigby
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(I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love Is Real
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What A Lovely Way
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You Got Me Walking
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My Way
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Try It Again
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Because Of You
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Don't Burn No Bridges [with The Chi-Lites]
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Nobody But You
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Total Tracks: 44   Total Length: 124:04

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What a Voice!

WhiteEagleWoman

He passed through your bones with that voice! I'm speechless....

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re: pricing: not competitive

Cinthebox

Just to respond to tsweden, Amazon.com has this album as an mp3 download for 17.99 and individual tracks at .99, so I would call eMusic's price very competitive. I haven't seen this recently in my usual combing through the used bins, and the cheapest used offer on Amazon is $20.18. But on to the album itself, there are certainly some great tracks here, and I am partial to the earlier Cab Calloway influenced take on R+B, but the whole thing is padded out a bit for me. Sound is good, but for just the basics I would turn toward the lean and mean Original Brunswick Hit Recordings.

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pricing: not competitive

tsweden

great collection, but why is the price basically the same as downloading this from Amazon. and of course you can easily find this as a used CD for cheaper than emusic prices.

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What a voice

weeble11

Of the Top-40 chart-toppers, only Roy Orbison rivaled Jackie for true operatic range and delivery. These are tremendous songs that belong in every pop music library.

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One of the Greatest Showmen Ever

SoulStranger

First things first. These are the original recordings in good clean sound and if you’re looking to get acquainted with Jackie then this is a fine place to start. It contains all but 3 of Wilson’s 34 US pop chart hits, as well as gems like “No Pity (In the Naked City)” and “Because of You.” As you listen three things will pop out immediately. The main thing is his voice, capable of astounding feats of musicianship. The second is his style, which is unique and at times downright odd. And last there's his omnivorous taste in music. Wilson was never content to be boxed into one type of music, so in addition to 50s R&B and 60s soul you’ll find old-school rock’n’roll, straight pop, Vegas flash, and good old fashioned schmaltz (Wilson once recorded an entire album of Al Jolson songs.) All of which is to say: if anyone was ever born to sing “Danny Boy” it was Jackie Wilson, and if you skip downloading his version you’re just cheating yourself out of a heck of a show.

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Great Collection, Although Missing Some Tracks

Musiclover912

I've been a JW fan for years, but although this collection s great, it's missing some great tracks like "She's Alright" and "Love Uprising", but other than that, it is an excellent collection that can also serve as an introduction for those not familiar with the man we came to know and love as "Mr. Excitement"..too bad you couldn't get the rights to Rhino's box set titled "Mr. Excitement". It would've been great!

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Download all of disc 2, just the hits on disc 1

scrubbles.net

Jackie Wilson earned the nickname "Mr. Excitement" through cracklin' numbers like "Lonely Teardrops", "Reet Petite" and "Baby Workout". All those songs are here and excellent as always, but I'd only recommend the first disc of this comp for those livelier hits. Unfortunately the rest of that first half is padded out with several syrupy and overproduced ballads in a misguided effort to make Wilson an MOR singer. Download with caution. The second half, however, is a totally different story. Covering 1966-76, this disc showcases a funkier, looser Wilson starting with his comeback hits "Whispers (Gettin' Louder)" and "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher". Better songs, tighter arrangements, excellent backing (often by Motown's legendary Funk Brothers) make this a great deal. Even his takes on "Light My Fire" and "Eleanor Rigby" are interesting!

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JW Fan

ptrc.dotson

SORRY abject from Los Angeles Elvis & Sinatra was covering Jackie and other R&B singers because they was not allowed to do it themselves, PLEASE do your research. Jackie Wilson is one of the all time great singer. What CB have you purchased that you enjoy every cut?

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It's Alright (not included)

abject

I'm not the JW fanatic that some here are. But, listen to the previews, there are a few gems here, starting with Lonely Teardrops. A lot of B-sides and a lot of Jackie covering 70s-Elvis, 70s-Sinatra, stuff like that. Not what I want to remember him for, mostly. Good thing you don't have to buy the whole album.

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Ted Whittaker

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Utterly fantastic !!! If you're a fan then this is THE album. All original...the "original" that was Jackie Wilson

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