First Listen: Soul Legend Lou Wilson searches “On the Internet”

(February 19, 2020) He is an icon to deep soul fans. And at age 86, the great Lou Wilson isn’t slowing down. The Mississippi native made a name for himself after he moved to Michigan as a teenager, plugging into the region’s rich soul and blues scene. Wilson hit the top 20 in 1958 with his group Wade Flemons and the Newcomers on “Here I Stand” and later as a solo performer on “Got To Be Me” and “This Love is Getting Deeper.” But it was his career comeback in the 90s that brought him a new and bigger audience for a string of blues albums on his own Allo Records.

Now Lou has teamed with legendary producer Dr. Marlin McNichols (who recently worked on the fantastic comeback album by The Undisputed Truth) on the new album The Legendary Blues Man Lou Wilson and Today People Blues Experience, a collection that shows the intrepid Mr. Wilson sounding as great as ever.

(February 19, 2020) He is an icon to deep soul fans. And at age 86, the great Lou Wilson isn’t slowing down. The Mississippi native made a name for himself after he moved to Michigan as a teenager, plugging into the region’s rich soul and blues scene. Wilson hit the top 20 in 1958 with his group Wade Flemons and the Newcomers on “Here I Stand” and later as a solo performer on “Got To Be Me” and “This Love is Getting Deeper.” But it was his career comeback in the 90s that brought him a new and bigger audience for a string of blues albums on his own Allo Records.

Now Lou has teamed with legendary producer Dr. Marlin McNichols (who recently worked on the fantastic comeback album by The Undisputed Truth) on the new album The Legendary Blues Man Lou Wilson and Today People Blues Experience, a collection that shows the intrepid Mr. Wilson sounding as great as ever.

For our latest First Listen, we’re featuring a song that Wilson and McNichols teamed on that tells the story of a man trying to win his woman back after troubles. And he wants to win her back in the way that even an older gentleman does in the 21st century. He’s going to “Put It On The Internet.”

It is a fun song, and the band sounds great. Check it out below and welcome the great Mr. Lou Wilson to SoulTracks.

By Chris Rizik

Lou Wilson and Today’s People
“Put It On The Internet”

 
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