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Sunday, May 12, 2013


While much of Walter Jackson's music was on the pop side of soul (including this cut), his voice has so much depth and power that it puts him into a (very soulful) class of his own.

This amazing track was written by Curtis Mayfield, and his co-production with Carl Davis shows how well the deep soul voice of Walter Jackson merged with the slick harmonies and production, making for a variety of pop soul that was as deep as the sea.

Born in Florida, his family moved to Michigan when he was a child in the early '40's. Walter was stricken with polio as a child which left him unable to walk without crutches.

As a member of a group called the Velvetones, Walter was discovered by legendary Chicago (Okeh Records) A&R man/ producer Carl Davis who signed him to Okeh, where he had a nice run of hit singles. Jackson recorded up until his death in 1983 of a brain hemorrhage (on the same day his final 45 was released).

from 1964...


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