Jackie Wilson ‘Baby Workout’, Live 1965

There is no other singer in the world like Jackie Wilson. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed ‘Mr. Excitement’, and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul. He was considered a master showman, and one of the most dynamic and influential singers and performers in R&B and rock ‘n’ roll history. There’s something magnificent about the way this daredevil singer throws himself into every number he performs. People who didn’t grow up with him have no idea why he electrified audiences, so here’s a little taste of his talent in ‘Baby Workout.’

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