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Jackie Wilson, '(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher'

Writers: Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner, Carl Smith
Carl Davis
Aug. '67, Brunswick
12 weeks; No. 6

At first, he sang it like a ballad. But Wilson hit the right gallop after producer Davis told him "to jump and go along with the percussion." Motown bassist James Jamerson played down below, along with several other moonlighting members of the Funk Brothers band.

Appears on: The Very Best of Jackie Wilson (Rhino)


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