SoulTracks Lost Gem: Bill Wolfer, Michael Jackson and Jon Gibson are "So Shy"

Bill Wolfer was a hot young session musician who received an unexpected chance in 1982 to make his own record -- and made the most of it. The Wyoming native's star had been rising in the Soul Music world, and in the prior year he was involved with Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July and had been responsible for the synthesizer and keyboard work on perhaps the year's most memorable song: Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Click Here for the full biography

Bill Wolfer was a hot young session musician who received an unexpected chance in 1982 to make his own record -- and made the most of it. The Wyoming native's star had been rising in the Soul Music world, and in the prior year he was involved with Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July and had been responsible for the synthesizer and keyboard work on perhaps the year's most memorable song: Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Click Here for the full biography

With his opportunity for a solo album, he put together an all-star collection of musicians, including Wonder and Jackson and released Wolf, a hot collection of funk and soul numbers, with great guest vocalists such as Finis Henderson and Jon Gibson. It was Gibson who, with Michael Jackson singing in the background, led the excellent cut, "So Shy." It never hit the charts, but became a sought-after track for three decades afterward. Take a listen to it below and tell us what you think!

 

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