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Ultimate Jackie Wilson

Jackie WilsonAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Lonely Teardrops 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. That's Why (I Love You So) 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Reet Petite 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. (You Were Made For) All My Love 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I'll Be Satisfied 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. To Be Loved 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Am I The Man 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Doggin' Around 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Talk That Talk 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. A Woman A Lover A Friend 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Alone At Last 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. You Better Know It 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Night 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. I'm Comin' On Back To You 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. My Empty Arms 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Baby Workout 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Think Twice [with LaVern Baker] 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. You Don't Know Me 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. No Pity (In The Naked City) 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Danny Boy 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Over The Rainbow 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Georgia On My Mind 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
listen  1. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Fairest Of Them All 2:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Whispers (Getting Louder) 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Who Am I 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. My Heart Is Calling 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. For Once In My Life 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. For Your Precious Love [with Count Basie] 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I Get The Sweetest Feeling 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. (My Love Is) Growin' Tall 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Who Who Song (Nobody But My Sweet Baby) 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. You Brought About A Change In Me 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Light My Fire 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Eleanor Rigby 2:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. (I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love Is Real 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. What A Lovely Way 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. You Got Me Walking 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. My Way 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Try It Again 2:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Because Of You 3:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Don't Burn No Bridges [with The Chi-Lites] 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Nobody But You 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 2, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 1957
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Brunswick Records
  • ASIN: B000EZ91BA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,977 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

The first-ever double-CD Jackie Wilson comp takes us from Jackie's 1957 beginnings (with Reet Petite ) all the way to his final, mid-'70s sides, 44 tracks remastered from the original Brunswick tapes! Extensive notes and photos accompany. Includes Lonely Teardrops; That's Why (I Love You So); You Better Know It; Doggin' Around; Talk That Talk; A Woman, a Lover, a Friend; Night; I'm Comin' On Back to You; Baby Workout; (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher; (I Can Feel Those Vibrations) This Love Is Real; I Get the Sweetest Feeling; Am I the Man; Whispers (Getting Louder); Danny Boy , and more.

About the Artist

Billboard Magazine ranks Jackie Wilson among their Top 30 R&B artists of all time. An electrifying performer, live and in the studio, who influenced Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. He's been immortalized in song by Van Morrison, The Commodores and Dexy's Midnight Runners. His music has been featured in too many movies to mention, as well as numerous commercial advertisements. Among R&B and pop fans alike, he's included in the pantheon of great artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Ray Charles.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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Jackie Wilson just may have been the greatest male singer/performer over the past fifty years and was loved by many including Elvis (who found his voice totally awesome) and Michael Jackson plus Jackie was given the title "Mr. Excitement" due to his incredibly great voice and amazing stage presence which always tore the house down!!!
Jackie Wilson shot to fame in the same era as Elvis and his career should have matched but due to poor management sadly this was not to be. Early classic hits composed by Berry Gordy such as "Lonely Teardrops" made money for Gordy and a Superstar out of Jackie but it was strange that Jackie Wilson would never be signed to Motown Records which was likely launched from the money made from Jackie's early Gordy composed hits...this was a real lost opportunity as Jackie would have blown the top off of that little Detroit Studio and would have easily become Motown Records brightest male Superstar and given Jackie Wilson the extraordinary career that his amazing once-in-a-lifetime talent warranted. Luckily great records still happened and this Ultimate Collection is a brilliant showcase of this amazingly versatile singer and not to be missed...hits galore and filled with one stunning performance after another, rush order this treasure chest of tremendous vocals and get ready for the musical experience of a lifetime...God Bless you Jackie Wilson and thanks for leaving behind this awesome treasure chest of brilliant classics for us to savor and are loved and missed.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Man, when I think of Jackie Wilson, a.k.a. Mr. Excitement,
my mind goes all the way back to those far away summers
at my grandparents house in the early 70's, when a very
musical young 8/9 yr old kid (myself) discovered a treasure
trove of old 45's, 78's, and albums that dated all the way
back to the mid 40's & down through the 50's and 60's
that once belonged to my mother, aunts and
uncles when they were teenagers!
They were kept in the large drawers of the two end tables that
flanked my grandparents old wood encased "hi-fi", which by
that time, there sat on top of it a then state-of-the-art
stereo system complete with an 8 track player!
(Ha!!--those were the days!)

Anywayz, everybody from Louis Jordan to Big Maybelle to
Laverne Baker to The Flamingos, Little Richard, Sam Cooke,
early James Brown, Ray Charles, etc. was in that drawer,
and I could go on and on!
But there was this one record called "Danny Boy" by an artist
named Jackie Wilson, that went straight to the core of me!
This man's voice was the purest, most soaring, most dexterious,
most soulful & beautiful voice that I'd ever heard in my life
to that point!--This man was SANGIN'---not just singing!

I think I played that song, along with "Your Love Keeps
Liftin' Me Higher" and "Your Whispers Gettin' Louder"
about 25 times a piece that day!
And as the years went on, I learned more and more about this man
who they say the ladies used to swoon over and the guys
wanted to be like!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Jackie Wilsom January 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is my second purchase of this CD. I took it on a recent trip to Indiana to see my favorite cousin and as I played it he said I must have that CD. I gladly gave it to him knowing I could return to My Amazon and order me another. I'm more than pleased with all the selections as they remind me of my mother and I can still see her dancing to this music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Excitement July 8, 2009
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I saw Jackie Wilson at Scarlet O'Hara's in Underground Atlanta on either October 31st or November 1st of 1972. He was, as my title suggests, an electrifying performer, one of the greats.

All of his great hits are here with the exception of 1 top 20 song and a few others that were in the top 40. However, in my opinion, that does not diminish this double CD as none of those songs are my favorites. This is the most complete compilation of Jackie Wilson's hits with three, from March of 1960 to January of 1961, being covers of classical staples, Night, Alone At Last and My Empty Arms.

I guarantee that any Jackie Wilson fan who buys this double CD will play it at least 3 times before playing something else.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest November 30, 2009
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I love all of the music on this cd he was one of the greatest artist,he was the black elvis.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great Collection from a Great Artist June 4, 2006
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Jackie WIlson always put something down in the Studio with His Vocals. you have to admire his phrasing&Tone. you understand his impact on Elvis Presley&Michael Jackson amongest others who felt the soulful&Smooth delievery from Jackie Wilson. He was so versatile&truly a one of a kind Artist.the biggest mystery is why he was never signed directly to Motown Records?? imagine his voice on some of those Motown Classics in the mid to late 60's??? His Influence is felt over so many Artists past&present. a must have collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Jackie Wilson Hits Album October 9, 2013
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After listening to this set of Jackie Wilson hits, you'll fully appreciate why NPR had Jackie Wilson as one of the best voices of the twentieth century. His voice communicated tremendous emotion, no matter whether he was performing a show tune, a popular classic, rock-n-roll or rythm and blues. In all of these genres, his delivery was energetic and masterful.

this set of Jackie Wilson hits is extremely well done, fully conveying the essence of Jackie. There are a must have for those who appreciate rhythm and blues, rock-n-roll as well as jazz, show tunes and so-called "easy listening" vocals. The sound quality is top notch and not to be missed.

I prefer to have much more than just the hits for an artist I really enjoy. There are many reasons why an extremely good performance may not have become a hit that have nothing to do with the particular performance such as the amount of promotion done for the performance, what the DJs were into at the time and what other performers were offering. So, if you enjoy this set, look around for other sources of Jackie Wilson music.

That being said, this set is an extremely good introduction to the music of Jackie Wilson and includes samples of his music as his career progressed. It provides an initial broad overview of the music of Jackie Wilson, but there is a lot more out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very nice music from a talented artist. Glad we bought it.
Published 29 days ago by char
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is a great CD
Published 1 month ago by S. Vickous
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Mr Excitement
Awesome collection. So good that my 8 year old daughter loves listening to it.
Published 1 month ago by LIGHTSKIN LORI
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love everything on this album. He was the greatest.
Published 1 month ago by Jeral Shelton
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST $18 i have ever spent!
I'm a fan of of Jackie's but this album includes songs that i've never heard before. some of my new favorites are "Danny Boy" for his vocal range and "For Once in My... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cinny
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The old school for the ones that enjoy music of the past , real music.
Published 2 months ago by Lovemusicman
5.0 out of 5 stars Jackie Wilson - Ultimate Jackie Wilson ("Work Out")
The music keeps you moving. Everyone I play it for loves it. My wife is going to take it to Silver Sneakers at Senior Solutions to get people moving during exercise. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Dennis Omick
2.0 out of 5 stars Only 1 or 2 good songs
I was disappointed in the selection of song on the CD. I expected more rememberable songs on this CD I got.
Published 22 months ago by Choochers
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Jackie
Love it! Jackie is the best. All of the songs you want are right here. The download was simple and quick. Too bad you have to download yet another app. to get mp3s from Amazon.
Published on September 19, 2008 by lboogie7
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