It's 'show and tell' time and today I'm sharing these rare transcription radio discs as a tribute to the late, great AL WILSON, an American soul singer who is both overlooked and underappreciated (not to mention unrelated). "Show And Tell" was a #1 soul smash that still sounds awesome on the radio today. Hear the story of AL WILSON via radio show interviews including "Sounds Like The Navy" with Sam Riddle from May 1974 and the Army reserve program "Rap N' Rhythm" with host Al Gee at the peak of his "Show And Tell" success.
Listen to Wilson's sweet but husky soul voice showing its heavy side on a hard hitting cover version of CCR's "Born On The Bayou" (and an earlier cover of "Lodi" shows Wilson's Fogerty further fondness). Another one of Al's singles from 1974 is a Carpenters medley!
"Touch And Go" is an obvious re-write of his #1 but dang, it's a really good place to revisit.
AL WILSON LIVES!
SOUNDS LIKE THE NAVY May 1974:
RAP N' RHYTHM circa 1973: