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).
WALTER JACKSON - IT'S ALL OVER