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Is This Jackie Wilson - If So, Which Version?

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I found this on YouTube, with Jackie's photo, saying it is him.  This version is listed at 3:13.  The 45 was under 3:00.  This guy sounds a little like him, but certainly not the way he sounded in 1967-68. But in later parts of the song he sounds like a completely different person.  Is this someone else, or a late remake by Jackie from the early 1970s?  The instrumental is different from the hit 45 version, and also different from the alternate LP version.  The bass, drums, and horns are different too, as are the background singers (not The Andantes'45 version):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=191&v=mzDVaKRApcg&feature=emb_logo

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Hiya, it sounds like a later re make ( a show recording ) or taken from one of those budget cd's where some tracks are re mastered or re made or as you say an impersonater, cheers

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It's a cheap modern day "studio group" remake by someone calling themselves "The Hit Co.".

Released on a digital only release from 2009 called "Wedding Reception Vol. 2".

It's on the APM label, a "library" music label that owns KPM, Bruton, etc. 

 

 

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Crap version..... 

Jackie would be disgusted!

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Thanks, I knew that everyone has a unique tone in their voices, and that voice didn't sound much like Jackie.

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I've never heard that version, and I find it strange that out of 12 million plus views, only a couple have commented on it being by another artist. There may be others further down the list, but I stopped looking after a couple of minutes.

 

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You can tell when he sings “Higher” it isn’t Jackie, well you can tell from the first note really. 

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in fairness, yes its inferior, but its a better Jackie Wilson impersonation than you'd get out of most singers. 

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The original poster put Jackie's picture on it and listed it as him as a joke to see how many people would be fooled by it into believing it was him.  Maybe he was betting with a friend whether or not anyone would catch the mislabeling.

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On the subject of strange... I remember having a fruitless argument with Matchy who is utterly convinced that Eddie Holland and JW are one and the same  - with crazy comments like 'no body's ever seen Eddie Holland live' and me saying that Brenda Holloway sees him every Sunday at church falling on deaf ears. Dx

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20 hours ago, Davenpete said:

On the subject of strange... I remember having a fruitless argument with Matchy who is utterly convinced that Eddie Holland and JW are one and the same  - with crazy comments like 'no body's ever seen Eddie Holland live' and me saying that Brenda Holloway sees him every Sunday at church falling on deaf ears. Dx

I can't believe Matchy has never seen photos of Eddie and Brian standing together showing their family resemblance, or seen videos of both of them and not seen videos of Jackie.  I've seen both of them in person, and all kinds of people I know have talked about them for 70 years.  It's like the fake moon landing conspiracy controversy.  If Jackie Wilson and Eddie Holland were the same person, why did they look so different, when we saw them and heard the music coming out of their mouths (not just lip sinking)?  How could such a secret have been kept for over 50 years?  It's very absurd.  I think Matchy was pulling your leg.  Nobody, especially a Soul fan, could have missed seeing film of both singing.

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So did I but he was dead serious - he just wouldn't have it, did my head in. Dx

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26 minutes ago, Davenpete said:

So did I but he was dead serious - he just wouldn't have it, did my head in. Dx

gear & bollox maybe? 😂

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