EU-only 180gm vinyl LP pressing including two bonus tracks and digital download. This quintessential release includes Jackie Wilson's sensational third LP, SO MUCH, originally issued by the Brunswick label in 1959, and long unavailable on vinyl. Produced and arranged by Dick Jacobs, the album contain some of Wilson's greatest studio recordings from the beginning of his career. It was cut to capture some of the memorable performances which had been exciting thousands of patrons of the R&B circuit. SO MUCH opens with the rocking title track. The album also contains some outstanding tunes by the tandem of Berry Gordy and Billy Davis (also known as Tyran Carlo), such as 'Thrill of Love', and 'I'll Be Satisfied.' Other standouts include 'Talk That Talk,' and 'The Magic of Love.' Wilson is inspired on just about every track. There is no filler. He trills, he growls, he uses melisma, he skirts to the top of his range with his effortless ease and surprising dramatic effect. His grunts and growls on 'Happiness' embody the title, while 'Doggin' Around,' with it's tinkling piano, heightens the tension. On tracks like 'I Know I'll Always Be in Love with You' (sung in a style similar to Sam Cooke) and 'Never Go Away' his performances are so convincing that Jackie even makes the bombastic production sound cool. Wilson also sings one of his own compositions, 'Wishing Well.' in addition to the original masterpiece, this WaxTime collector's edition contains 2 bonus tracks from the same period: A soulful mid-tempo, 'Years from Now,' and the joyful 'Am I the Man.' One of the pioneers and most important singers in rock and soul music, there's no better proof of Jackie Wilson's talents than these joyful, consistent, stylish and exuberant recordings.
So Much Written-By D. Burton*, Jackie Wilson, J. Keyes*, J. Dias*, R. Dicks
I Know I'll Always Be In Love With You Written-By Barbara Campbell
HappinessWritten-By Kenny Jacobson, Rhoda Roberts
Only You, Only Me Written-By Benny Davis, Ted Murry
The Magic Of Love Written-By Ben Raleigh, Don Wolf
Wishing Well Written-By Jackie Wilson
Talk That Talk Written-By Sidney J. Wyche
Ask Written-By D. Serino*, F. Tishman*, W. Rowland*
I'll Be Satisfied Written-By Berry Gordy, Tyran Carlo
It's All Part Of Love Written-By Benny Davis, Ted Murry
Never Go Away Written-By Ben Raleigh, Don Wolf
Thrill Of Love Written-By Berry Gordy, Tyran Carlo
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.