jackie wilson

jackie wilson

FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE, Jackie Wilson & Count Basie, Brunswick #55365 1968

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FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE, Jackie Wilson & Count Basie, Brunswick #55365 1968 Flipside: UPTIGHT Jackie Wilson was the lead singer of Billy Ward & His Dominoes (1953-1957) and became one of R & B's greatest singers of all time. He had 54 songs charted nationally on Billboard but it is hard to imagine, the iconic vocalist he was, he never had a #1 song. He left us much too soon on September 25, 1975 when he died of a heart attack. All of his 54 songs charted were recorded on the Brunswick Label. His biggest song was NIGHT. It charted in May of 1960 for 17 weeks and reached #4 nationally. Jackie Wilson's version of FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE with The Count Basie Orchestra charted in March, 1968 for 7 weeks and reached #49. FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE was co-written by Jerry Butler whose version with The Impressions charted in July, 1958 on Vee-Jay #280 for 12 weeks and reached #11 nationally on Billboard. It was also recorded and charted by Garnet Mimms and The Enchanters on United Artists #658 in December, 1963 for 9 weeks reaching #26. Other artists who covered this song were :Oscar Toney, Jr. (1967, Hot 100 #23,) Linda Jones as "YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE" (1972, Hot 100 #74,) Otis Redding covered the song for his album The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads in 1965. The Rolling Stones covered it during their sessions for 1989's Steel Wheels album. It was never released, but can be heard on YouTube. It is also featured in the movies Tell No One (2006 thriller) and Mr. Nobody (2009) FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE was ranked as the 327th greatest song of all-time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2004. Enjoy this cover version by one of the "GREATS!"