Song of the day: Jackie Wilson- Reet Petite
Jackie Wilson originally was a member of the Dominoes. He left the band and went solo. In 1957, he recorded his first solo-song, written by Berry Gordy and the cousin of Jackie Wilson. The title was stolen from Louis Jordan, who had a song called Reet, Petite and Gone. The song made it to number 6 in the UK and number 62 in the US. The money was used by Berry Gordy, who fund Motown with it… Three years after Jackie Wilson died, the song became a hit again because of a clay-animation. It now even made number 1 in the UK! Enjoy
Jackie Wilson- Reet Petite
Posted on February 5, 2015, in 1950-1959, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1957, berry gordy, fifties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, Jackie Wilson, Louis Jordan, motown, Music, number 1, reet petite, solo, the dominoes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.