Jackie Wilson He's So Fine
- Released: April 14, 2009
- Label: Hallmark UK
- 2.To Be Loved
- 3.Come Back To Me
- 4.If I Can't Have You
- 5.As Long As I Live
- 6.Reet Petite (the Finest Girl You Ever Want To Meet)
- 7.It's Too Bad We Had To Say Goodbye
- 8.Why Can't You Be Mine
- 9.I'm Wanderin'
- 10.Right Now!
- 11.Danny Boy
- 12.It's So Fine
In 1957, Jackie Wilson left the Dominoes and released this debut album on Brunswick Records a year later. The new songwriting team of Berry Gordy, Jr. & Tyran Carlo (aka Billy Davis) wrote six of the 12 songs. Backed by a big band, Wilson belts out "Reet Petite" like it's an Olympic event, displaying his irresistible vocal gymnastics; "Etcetera" treads the same path, but lacks the dynamics. "To Be Loved" and "Danny Boy," the old standard, are heartfelt, stately ballads. Wilson wrote "Come Back to Me," a rather bland jump tune. An overblown big-band sound mars all but the most crafted creations, and there's no denying Wilson's fantastic takes, but the Brunswick sound may be a bit too full for die-hard soul lovers. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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