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August 12, 2014 On this edition of All Songs Considered, the R&B singer shares some of the songs and events that shaped his career, along with cuts from his new album of duets, Smokey & Friends.
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Jackie Wilson inspired singers ranging from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson.
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March 22, 2010 Jackie Wilson was a singer's singer — admired by everyone from Elvis Presley to Van Morrison to Michael Jackson. His awe-inspiring falsetto powered 15 Top 10 R&B hits. But his stage show could make your jaw drop.
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