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Al WilsonAl Wilson

b. Allen Lamar Wilson, 19th June 1939, Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.A.

d. 21st April 2008, Fontana, Nr. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Al Wilson was not only a talented vocalist, he was also a drummer.

He moved from Mississippi to California in the late '50's, and sang with a group called The Rollers between 1960 to 1962, a San Bernardino-based quartet whose major claim to fame came in 1961 with 'The Continental Walk'.

Al was, also, a former member of the Jewels.

He was a member of Johnny Harris & the Statesmen in the mid-'60's, and then signed with Soul City in the late '60's.

Al then turned to solo recording, signing to the Soul City imprint, a label owned by the singer Johnny Rivers.

Al Wilson the snake

Al released his first single, 'The Snake', in 1968.

Show and Tell

His biggest release arrived in 1974 with 'Show and Tell'.

The song spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hit 100 singles chart in January 1974 and was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis.

The album was released the same year for the Rocky Road imprint.

His song 'I've Got A Feeling (We'll Be Seeing Each Other Again)' later reached number 3 in the R & B charts.

Al's last chart appearance came in 1979 with 'Count The Days'.

Al Wilson has died in 2008. He was 68.

Reports state that he died due to kidney failure in a hospital in Fontana, a city about 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

Al Wilson

Al Wilson

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Searching for the Dolphins (Soul City 1968)

Show and Tell (Rocky Road 1973)

Weighing In (Rocky Road 1973)

La La Peace Song (Bell 1974)

I've Got a Feeling (Playboy 1976)

Count the Days (RCA 1979)

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