Lonely Teardrops turned out to be something of a pivotal single for Jackie Wilson. A single that would top the R&B chart and make the Top Ten pop, it was one of the last tracks written for Jackie by Berry Gordy and Billy Davis before there was a parting of the ways owing to royalty disputes. Whilst Berry Gordy went on to claim his own place in music history, things still happened for Jackie Wilson. Lonely Teardrops became something of a signature tune for the man dubbed Mr Excitement, largely based on his stagecraft. Indeed, his live work would go on to inspire the likes of Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson, both of whom acknowledged their debt to Jackie Wilson. This album, originally issued on Brunswick in 1959, failed to chart yet shows the sheer diversity of material that Jackie was prepared to tackle.
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