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Allen LaMar "Al" Wilson (June 19, 1939 – April 21, 2008) was an American soul singer best known for the hit song "Show and Tell", and in the UK for the earlier hit, "The Snake"

Wilson was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He showed little interest in education but performed in school plays, sang in talent shows and won first prize in a local art contest. Wilson began his career at the age of 12 leading his own spiritual quartet…

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  • wonderful his music, his voice, great him
  • His singing is just out of this world!
  • So beautiful and great!
  • a voice like satin.
  • good stuff.. fuck, very good music +♥
  • R.I.P. Al. A wonderful irreplaceable talent who touched us with his great songs.
  • yeah :)
  • This is "The" ultimate track, which remindes me of so many Soul Nighters ;-)
  • The fact that Al could one-up the great crooner Johnny Mathis says EVERYTTHING about the ingenuity of 70's soul. "Show and Tell" (Al's version) is a monumental and gorgeous example of great soul music.
  • Sssssnake... ttttight!

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