Here we present the second volume in our definitive history of singing legend Jackie Wilson. The three mid-priced 2 CD sets cover his lengthy and illustrious career, each volume embracing a different musical phase.
This second volume covers Wilson’s unique readings of the 20th Century’s greatest songs. With his unmatchable soaring tenor, Jackie could turn take on any song from any genre and make it his own, from Sinatra’s “My Way” to Jolson’s “My Yiddishe Momma” via Bacharach and David, Lennon and McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bobbie Gentry, Anthony Newley and Otis Redding.
Authoritatively annotated by Tony Rounce, the forty-track package includes two tracks making their first appearance on CD. Look out for Volume 3, the self-explanatory “Chicago Soul Of Jackie Wilson”.