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The Very Best of Chuck Jackson 1961-1967
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
A seminal figure as R&B edged toward soul, Jackson took advantage of some of the best songs of the era from the likes of Bacharach-David- Hilliard, Goffin-King, and Leiber-Stoller. He showcases his authoritative barito... more »
A seminal figure as R&B edged toward soul, Jackson took advantage of some of the best songs of the era from the likes of Bacharach-David- Hilliard, Goffin-King, and Leiber-Stoller. He showcases his authoritative baritone to perfection on songs like "I Wake Up Crying" and "Any Day Now." The latter in particular is a protosoul masterpiece, copied note-for-note by Elvis and others. The sixteen titles on this collection run the gamut of Jackson's Scepter-Wand hits from the slow-burning perfection of his revival of "Since I Don't Have You" to the gospel-inflected "Something You Got." Sadly, Jackson became a forgotten man in the soul revolution he had, in part at least, midwifed. --Colin Escott
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Great collection, GREAT sound!
firstname.lastname@example.org | 09/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Without a doubt, these are some of the very best recordings to come out of New Yord in the 60s, and that's quite a statement. Luther Dixon was a great producer, and Sceptor was a great small label who really cared about the music. It shows in this collection. Oh, yeah, and there's Chuck Jackson, who's one of the greatest unknown soul singers.Don't buy this if you don't want to turn into a fervant fan. The production, arrangements, songwriting and singing are as fine as the 60s produced. Period.And Saraband/Varese did a whale of a job with the remastering. Wait until you hear "I Keep Forgetting." It will literally knock your socks off.A must have for 60s pop/soul fans."
Brian Dryburgh | Dubai | 01/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's a lot of brilliant 60's/70's soul men : Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Tyrone Davis, Wilson Pickett, ZZ Hill, Darell Banks, JJ Barnes, Jackie Wilson......Chuck Jackson is very definitely up there with the best of them."