JACKIE WILSON / “Lonely Teardrops”

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16 Responses to “JACKIE WILSON / “Lonely Teardrops””

hardCore Says:
September 14th, 2006 at 12:07 am

no pac this week? travesty!

Lucy Says:
September 16th, 2006 at 1:29 am

Everything that was written is so true. Reet Petite was not mentioned even though it was the first song that was written for Jackie by Berry. The story goes Berry owed money but he had an idea to open a record company since he owed nearly everyone he went to Jackie with the song the song made him the money he need to open Motown so if there was no Jackie maybe there would be no Motown. And also the connection to Michael goes further when Michael was just starting with Motown he would be in the back of the theatre watching Jackie dancing and admiring he’s shoes. There is a book called Lonely Teardrop The Jackie Wilson Story by Tony Douglas. I’m so happy that people out there Love Jackie Wilson So Much but not nearly as much as I do.

Lee Boyall Says:
February 13th, 2007 at 5:00 am

Lucy, I love him more than you, so there! I find it astonishing that more is not written about Jackie Wilson. This man was simply the greatest and most versatile singer of all time. After 20 years of listening day in day out to this man, I still can’t get enough. Much as I love James Brown, Sam Cooke + Elvis Presley and many others, NONE of them compare remotely to Jackie Wilson. When is someone to release a well-deserved DVD showcase of this man’s TV appearances. Yes, it won’t compare to his live shows, but it would still be SENSATIONAL. To all Jackie’s fans out there… we know who the greatest is, spread the word about Jackie as I do.

nails nathan Says:
March 15th, 2007 at 7:02 am

truly he was the best of all time..saw his perf 100’s of time ..helped pick out the material for his suits made in phila and he was the first & only person to get me a job at talent agency..he was one sweet friendly person who helped many without asking for anything in return…one hell of a great guy on and off the stage but keep your girlfriend under your eye at all times…he did love the honeys…may he sing nightly in the heaven above probably closing the show…

Tony Douglas Says:
April 8th, 2007 at 12:25 am

Great to read more about the GREAT Jackie Wilson. I wrote his biography and had the honor to meet and interview many of his family and friends.
Drop me a line if you care to know more.

I have ALL his recordings includind some never released before.

Gregory Cooper Says:
December 28th, 2008 at 10:42 am

Dear Tony,
You and Doug Carter author of the “Black Elvis” Book, are the only authors thus far to attempt to chronicle the life and importance of my musical hero, the late great, Jackie Wilson. I am forever appreciative. Jackie’s story should be made into a motion picture. His story has all the makings of a true Rock Bio. My admiration for the man runs pretty deep, like the millions who love Elvis. Please check my website and bio page. My last meeting with Jackie was at the Medford facility in New Jersey. I have a few stories that I would like to share with you. Also being an opening act for many R&B legends. I would like to chronicle my experiences into a book. I am almost certain you could give me some insight into the project. Looking forward to your response.


Gregory Cooper

The hardest working unknown man in show business.
Contact Info.:
e-mail: http://www.mr.soulman20@yahoo.com
Home # (301) 856-4321
Cell #(202) 716-2477

Ros Says:
December 31st, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Where can I find the Movie DVD “From Day One”? It’s about the life and times of Jackie Wilson. I think it was put out by his grandson/Jackie Wilson estate. I can’t seem to find out where to but it.
I have also been looking for good well prepared videos of Jackie Wilson. Especially the “Baby Work out Shindig” I checked on Ebay and Amazon and I can’t find the movie or the videos.

marlene johnson Says:
February 28th, 2009 at 5:49 am

why tell me why on one has but a dvd out of mr jackie wilson live on stage doing his thing come on i see almost every bady but mr jackie wilson

Cliff Brown Says:
April 10th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I’M a child of the 80s in to hip hop never into the soul until stationed in England and listened to Northern Soul. It shook my foundations!! then I went to a dance listened to this do i love you Lonely Teardrops -Jackie Wilson changed my life so fantastic. ” Thanks Jackie ” we moved to Texas and going to do Northern Soul Here ( Why Not)

LaMarr Jone Says:
June 3rd, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Elvis gave good credit to Jackie Wilson, but not according to the interpretation you’ve injected in this article. Actually, they were contemporaries (7 months apart in age), and I knew them both. To say that Jackie would out-do Elvis is not accurate in what Jackie stated: “A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied from Elvis.” Jackie Wilson at http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/jackie_wilson_elvis_presley.shtml

Elvis was the seminal music event that forever changed rock ‘n roll, whether you want that to be so…or not. And frankly, he gave many a rockabilly opportunity for others to develop their style, and especially opened the door for black artists. And most of the success of any black artist depended upon one fact…young white kids buying the records and tuning in on the radio.

It’s yet another “great black myth” to say Elvis stole his music from the black’s, along with saying all Jazz is black in origin. All you have to do is listen to the hot jazz of France of the 1920’s to know that that canard isn’t true.

Hey, all music works together and evolves, and many have benefitted from these changes in music over millenia.

All in all, I can appreciate Jackie Wilson’s music in it’s entirety, I love it. No one should make specious claims about any other artist, especially for racist reasons, which is the most common and deplorable one. It’s time for black people to grow up and quit the revisionist history gig. Enjoy what “is”, and don’t start some freakin’ fiction. LaMarr

LaMarr Jone Says:
June 3rd, 2009 at 12:23 pm

BTW, just check out the website I’ve listed above, and see who copied who in hair style!! It sure appears that Jackie did his hair like Elvis, and you can’t deny that color picture. Compare it to the early pictures you’ve got here showing Jackie, and you’ll understand. In some pictures, you’ll see Jackie with a big wave to his hair, just like Elvis. Doubtful that Jackie’s hair was alway straight, and like so many black artists, they straightened their hair to look more white. It’s a shame it was that way, but don’t deny it.

And that jacket Jackie is wearing…say it isn’t so…but it sure looks more like Elvis’ style, country-rockabilly.

Elvis and Jackie were good friends, and they didn’t have any problems with the other, so again, why create some fiction of who was the “better”? They were both great successes in their own right, appreciate that and move on. LaMarr

marlene johnson Says:
June 16th, 2009 at 10:14 am

why there are no DVD OF MR JACKIE WILSON

marlene johnson Says:
June 16th, 2009 at 10:16 am


Michael Says:
August 7th, 2009 at 12:55 am

Michael Jackson was a Jackie Wilson fan and its very evident in some of his dance moves that originated with Jackie, Jackie Wilson was way ahead of this time, one of the best talents to grace a stage. RIP Jackie and Michael

nluvr2@hotmail.com Says:
July 14th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

elvis never saw or heard of jackie wilson, before april, 1956. by then, elvis had been performing on stage for almost 2 years. he had already developed his dynamic style. if he copied some of jackie’s moves, it was later in his career. it was jackie imitating elvis in vegas in 1956. that’s what tickled elvis, so much. they were both great artists!

linda cannon Says:
March 3rd, 2015 at 7:41 pm

thanks for all the kind remarks about Jackie to me he was the greatest singer entertainer ever will be died too soon my brotherinlaw no one has or everwill have a voice like his . I wish they would do a movie of him. me and his kids miss him

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