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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 11:58 AM
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Poll question: Favorite song by Jackie Wilson?

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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 03:14 PM
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1. So, unless I miss my guess...

...the good folks at DU are quite fond of Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher!" :think:
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 03:16 PM
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2. Yes, we like Higher and Higher
:yourock: Jackie
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 04:21 PM
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3. Lonely Teardrops for me.
:kick: for,"Mr. Excitement."
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 05:18 PM
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4. Doggin around!! ALL THE WAY!!!!
It's intense..I like intense!
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 07:32 PM
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5. I love all of them
But "Lonely Teardrops" got my vote. He was one of the very best.



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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 07:47 PM
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6. Man, what an awesome photo!
Thank you so much! I had never before seen that shot of Jackie with Elvis.

Guess what my next wallpaper's gonna be? :yourock:
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-03 09:04 AM
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7. It's from 1967, I think, on the set of one of Elvis' movie
I've seen another of the same shot signed with Elvis' dedication to Jackie - must have come from Jackie's personal effects.

They had a mutual admiration society since the '50s - when Jackie was in hospital before he died, Elvis paid his hospital bills (it's terrible how Jackie Wilson ended up destitute, ripped-off by his 'handlers').

Here're more from August of 1974:



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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-03 11:24 AM
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8. On "The Complete Million Dollar Session" LP...

...Elvis talks about having seen Billy Ward and the Dominoes perform in Las Vegas, and how impressed he was with their lead singer. At that time, the group's lead was a young Jackie Wilson!
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-03 11:29 AM
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9. And on his third and final Ed Sullivan show (Jan 6, 1957),
the only one that was actually shot from the waist up, Elvis threw some Jackie Wilson vocal mannerisms (that he discussed during the Million Dollar Quartet session a month earlier) into "Don't Be Cruel." This is the version that's most often shown on TV these days and it's a real killer.

Also, 1962's "Return To Sender" was sung somewhat in a Wilsonesque way and Elvis paid tribute to Jackie in his stage moves during the film scene that the song was tied to.

They were both incredible performaers and vocalists, and both had similarities in the vast RANGE of their abilities, both vocally and in terms of the kind of material that they covered (everything from blues and pop to country and pseudo-Neapolitan opera). And then there's that whole stage-presence thing, and charisma....
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