|By Keane (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 06:57 pm:|
Forum members: I thought I would rephrase my query. To my ear the beautiful song by George
Jackson on Hi Fi: :Hey Aretha, Play One For Me,
sounds just like Chuck Jackson of the Independents. Does someone have an explanation for this similarity.
Whoever these voices are--they sure are great!
|By RD (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 07:26 pm:|
Keane: George Jackson is a noted southern soul singer and songwriter. He first recorded as a duo with Dan Greer as George and Greer and also under the moniker Louie Palmer. He recorded the song in question in 1972 for Hi Records and does sound similar to the Independents' Chuck Jackson; however, the latter's voice is heavier and to me more soulful. Though he cut a long grocery list of singles I always liked him more as songwriter, i.e. "I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')" for Candi Staton.
|By Keane (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 07:31 pm:|
Thank you RD: You're right about the heavier Chuck
voice, I thought perhaps the difference was due simply to place and time changes--you know, older,
|By RD (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 19, 2003 - 07:47 pm:|
Keane, I forgot to mention that George recorded a nice, sweet pop/soul number entitled "Wonderful Dream" as Bart Jackson on Decca Records. I can listen to that one over and over. To me, he was much better singing light or uptown soul than the grittier southern variety.
|By matt (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 12:56 pm:|
aren't there two soul-world george jacksons? there's the one who does "don't use me" and "tossin' and turnin'" on mercury...different guy from the decca/fame/hi guy, i think...
|By Heikki (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 21, 2003 - 02:51 pm:|
Yes, the Mercury guy is another George Jackson. Our George doesn't recognize those titles.
There was also one George Jackson, "Mr. Blues", who in the mid-50s recorded for Atlantic and RPM.
And there's still one Big George Jackson, who's a modern day blues guy and a harmonica player.