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Best of Al Wilson
     

Best of Al Wilson

by Al Wilson
 
Although he scored hits in the mid-'70s with "Show and Tell" and "La La Peace Song," it always seems that there should have been more success due Al Wilson, whose smooth, soulful voice made most songs go down easy. In the end, it was a matter of just not getting the right material, as this sampler of his three Rocky Road albums (1973's Weighing In and Show

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Although he scored hits in the mid-'70s with "Show and Tell" and "La La Peace Song," it always seems that there should have been more success due Al Wilson, whose smooth, soulful voice made most songs go down easy. In the end, it was a matter of just not getting the right material, as this sampler of his three Rocky Road albums (1973's Weighing In and Show and Tell and 1974's La La Peace Song) makes clear. Aside from the two hits and an interesting reimagining of John Fogerty's "Born on the Bayou," there just isn't much to write home about here, although Wilson's singing is always arresting, even if the songs seem to unravel almost before they can get off the ground. Wilson's earlier 1960s material for Johnny Rivers' Soul City imprint has more life to it, but there isn't a collection on the market that combines both eras, which is a shame, since the two phases actually balance nicely.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2003
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046870027
catalogNumber:
700
Rank:
58235

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wilson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Producer
John Fogerty   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Arranger
Johnny Bristol   Producer
Eddie Campbell   Composer
Richard Cason   Composer
David Cole   Liner Notes
Eugene Dozier   Producer
Marc Gordon   Producer
Jerry Long   Arranger
Eddie Martinez   Producer
Johnny Rivers   Producer
John Stevenson   Composer
Jerry Tawney   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Leon Ware   Producer
Bill Justice   Arranger
Jerry Fuller   Composer
Johnny Stevenson   Producer

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