on 26 March 2014
The first song of Jackie Willson I heard . Mesmersidedwas Rete Petite. I was in Piccadilly London walking past a large record store and the track stopped me. mesmerised I floatd into the store as the rocord stopped. I rushed up to a young fellow and gasped who was that on the last record. He smiled and said Jackie Wilson that's great but We have an even better one. And he played Your love is Lifting me Higher, which made every one in the shop listen.. I bought both 45's yes that's how long ago it was.
It finally took a film to make his renderings famous, unfortunately he had died by then. But at last he has been recognised for his rhythmic voice.