Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 44 Deep Down Edition

Angel Grant
Best remembered for the soul classic "Show and Tell," singer Al Wilson was born June 19, 1939 in Meridian, Mississippi. From childhood forward he was singing professionally, and by the age of 12 was leading his own spiritual quartet and singing in the church choir, even performing covers of country and western hits as circumstances dictated. While he was in high school, Wilson and his family relocated to San Bernadino, California, where he worked odd jobs as a mail carrier, a janitor, and an office clerk, in addition to teaching himself to play drums; after graduation he spent four years touring with Johnny Harris and the Statesmen before joining the U.S. Navy and singing with an enlisted men's chorus. After a two-year military stint, Wilson settled in Los Angeles, touring the local nightclub circuit before joining the R&B vocal group the Jewels; from there he landed with the Rollers, followed by a stint with the instrumental combo the Souls. In 1966, Wilson signed with manager Marc Gordon, who quickly scored his client an a cappella audition for Johnny Rivers -- the "Secret Agent Man" singer not only signed Wilson to his Soul City imprint, but also agreed to produce the sessions that yielded the 1968 R&B smash "The Snake." The minor hit "Do What You Gotta Do" appeared that same year, but Wilson then largely disappeared from sight until 1973, when he issued the platinum-selling Weighing In -- the album's success was spurred by the shimmering "Show and Tell," a Johnny Mathis castoff that sold well over a million copies. 1974's "The La La Peace Song" proved another major hit, and two years later, "I've Got a Feeling We'll Be Seeing Each Other Again" cracked the R&B Top Three. With 1979's "Count the Days" Wilson scored his final chart hit. (Quote: Allmusic.com)

Enjoy the deep down edition of ‘Groovy, sexy and soulful’!

Tracklist:

Willie Hutch – Deep In Your Love (1979)
Marvin Gaye – Deep In It (1976)
Leon Ware – Deeper Than Love (1982)
Stephanie Mills – Deeper Inside Your Love (1979)
Ray, Goodman & Brown – Special Lady (1979)
The Tams – What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am) (1964)
Clarence Carter – Slip Away (1968)
Chef & Meatloaf – Tonight Is Right For Love [Eddy’s Edit] (1998)
Ronn Matlcok – You Got The Best Of Me (1979)
Isaac Hayes – Moonlight Loving (Menage A Trois) [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1977)
The Night People – Again (1981)
Johnny Bristol – If I Can’t Stop You (1980)
Al Wilson – How’s Your Love Life? (1976)
Richie Rome – Deep (1980)
Major Harris – Loving Is Mellow (1976)
Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (1976)
The Trammps – Hold Back The Night (1976)
The Coasters – Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart (1958)
Scott Walker – Delta Dawn (1974)
Joe Simon – The Chockin’ Kind (1969)
Brenda Russell – Deep Dark And Mysterious (1981)
Angel Grant – Deeper (1998)
Smoove & Turell – Now Or Never [Radio Edit] (2014)


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