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Chuck Jackson

Chuck Jackson (born July 22, 1937) is an R&B singer who was one of the first artists to successfully record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. He has performed with moderate success since 1961. His hits include "I Don't Want to Cry," "Any Day Now," "I Keep Forgettin'" and "All Over the World". He was born on July 22, 1937, in Latta, South Carolina, but was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He was "discovered" when he opened for soul legend Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater. He signed a recording contract with Scepter Records. His first single, "I Don't Want to Cry", which he co-wrote, was his first hit (1961). The song charted on both the R&B and pop charts. In 1962, Jackson's recording of "Any Day Now", the Burt Bacharach-Bob Hilliard classic, became a huge hit.chuck jackson He was so successful that in 1967 he bought up the time on his contract from Scepter and moved to Motown Records. There he recorded a number of successful singles, including "Are You Lonely for Me Baby" and "Honey Come Back." He later recorded for All Platinum and other labels, but with minimal success.

Chuck Jackson

After meeting producer/composer Charles Wallert at the Third Annual Beach Music Awards, the two collaborated to record "How Long Have You Been Loving Me" on Carolina Records. The song became an instant Beach Music/Shag hit and remains a classic both in the Southeast and the UK.

In 1998 Jackson teamed with longtime friend Dionne Warwick to record "If I Let Myself Go", arranged as a duet by Wallert for Wave Entertainment. The recording received critical acclaim and charted at number 19 on the highly competitive Gavin Adult Contemporary Charts. Jackson followed with "What Goes Around, Comes Around", another Wallert production and composition, and reached number 13 on the Gavin Charts.

Several of Jackson's songs later became successful hits for other artists: Ronnie Milsap covered "Any Day Now" in 1982, and reached 1 on the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. Michael McDonald had a huge hit with his cover of Jackson's "I Keep Forgettin'". Jackson was close friends with political strategist Lee Atwater. He appears in the award-winning documentary Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story.

    "I Don't Want To Cry"
    "(It Never Happens) In Real Life"
    "Mr. Pride
    "I Wake Up Crying"
    "Any Day Now"
    "I Keep Forgettin'"
    "Who's Gonna Pick Up the Pieces"
    "Getting Ready For the Heartbreak"
    "Tell Him I'm Not Home"(w/ Doris Troy)
    "Tears of Joy"
    "I Will Never Turn My Back On You"
    "Any Other Way"
    "Hand It Over"
    "Beg Me"
    "Somebody New""
    "Since I Don't Have You"
    "Hold On I'm Coming"(w/ Maxine Brown)
    "Honey Come Back"
    "Good Things Come To Those Who Wait"
    "I Can't Break Away"
    "I'm Needing You, Wanting You"
    "I Wanna Give You Some Love"

        1992: Rhythm and Blues Foundation, "Pioneer Ward"
        2009: Carolina Beach Music Hall Of Fame "Joe Pope Pioneer Award"

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