|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Peter Wolf
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #63) .
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Posted by Bill G. on Tuesday, 12.20.11 @ 01:37am
Being one of the most important black agents in turning R&B into soul, it's no wonder that Jackie Wilson had few equals in terms of vocal power and stagemenship which earned him the nickname, "Mr. Excitement". Few perfomers before or since have poessessed the charismatic stage presence of Wilson. He had a natural tenor and sang with the grace of Sam Cooke combined with the frenzied dynamism of James Brown. With all the flair at his disposal, Jackie could drive audiences to the brink of hysteria. A mainstay of the R&B charts from 1958 to 1968, Wilson had two dozen Top 40 singles, but his records didn't always show his artistic genius. Jackie was well known in the world of R&B even before he went solo when he replaced Clyde McPhatter in Billy Ward & The Dominos.
Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 11.7.12 @ 23:48pm
****JACKIE WILSON:"MR. EXCITEMENT"****
Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 08.17.13 @ 21:42pm
Jackie Wilson was one of the most important singers in black music's transition from R&B to soul. People called him "Mr. Excitement," and with good reason as Jackie was a gifted singer of range with few rivals and a charismatic showman who could command a stage in a way that few could or have since.
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 02.8.14 @ 23:23pm
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