Walter Jackson

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by Walter Jackson

Biography

19 March 1938, Pensacola, Florida, USA, d. 20 June 1983, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Crippled by polio as a child, Jackson spent much of his life on crutches. This disability imbued his work with a greater pathos. Jackson recorded in 1959 as a member of the Velvetones, but his solo career unfolded on signing to the OKeh Records label. ‘It’s All Over’ (1964), a Curtis Mayfield -penned ballad, was Jackson’s first R&B hit. It was followed by exceptional performances such as... Read more

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soul
northern soul
60s
pop
male vocalists
chicago soul
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