First Listen: Charlie Wilson channels The Four Tops on new single

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(June 26, 2020) He's one of the great voices of a generation. Both as the lead singer of The Gap Band and in a second act as a solo artist, Charlie Wilson has defied time, changing musical tastes and his own personal demons to become an all-timer. And he is in the rarified air of a mature soul artist for whom every release is a major event. That's certainly the case with his newest single, "One I Got," the follow up to his #1 smash collaboration with Bruno Mars, "Forever Valentine."

Wilson's newest single, “One I Got,” gives a nod to the Four Tops classic ballad “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got),” recalling refrain in a song that is otherwise completely different melodically. “One I Got” follows the theme of many of Wilson’s recent hits, celebrating a good love in cheery fashion: “Ohhh, after all this time/ It just gets better / Just gets better / Believe when I say that.”

(June 26, 2020) He's one of the great voices of a generation. Both as the lead singer of The Gap Band and in a second act as a solo artist, Charlie Wilson has defied time, changing musical tastes and his own personal demons to become an all-timer. And he is in the rarified air of a mature soul artist for whom every release is a major event. That's certainly the case with his newest single, "One I Got," the follow up to his #1 smash collaboration with Bruno Mars, "Forever Valentine."

Wilson's newest single, “One I Got,” gives a nod to the Four Tops classic ballad “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I Got),” recalling refrain in a song that is otherwise completely different melodically. “One I Got” follows the theme of many of Wilson’s recent hits, celebrating a good love in cheery fashion: “Ohhh, after all this time/ It just gets better / Just gets better / Believe when I say that.”

The venerable Uncle Charlie sounds as good as ever, and may just delivered one of the songs that SoulTrackers will be jamming to for the remainder of this Summer.

Check out “One I Got” and welcome Charlie Wilson back to SoulTracks.

Charlie Wilson - "One I Got"

 

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