Jackie Wilson, "Reet Petite"
KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are in the New York City of 1957 for Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite", produced by Dick Jacobs and first released on Brunswick in August 1957...
"Detroit-born Jackie Wilson first came to fame as a member of Billy Ward and His Dominoes, where he was Clyde McPahatter's replacement. His solo debut, "Reet Petite", (co-written by Berry Gordy) was a minor hit, but it did become a UK#1 in 1986, almost 3 years after Jackie's death. It is said that his acrobatic live performances would send the ladies in the Apollo Theater's audience into a frenzy.
In late 1975, Jackie fell into a coma as a result of a heart attack, and I am proud to say that The Clash played a benefit concert in Detroit to help with his medical bills." - KV
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