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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 and singing… read more

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  • Avatar for applecloud
    wonderful his music, his voice, great him
  • Avatar for promisedeyes
    His singing is just out of this world!
  • Avatar for nightglow
    So beautiful and great!
  • Avatar for MusicQuizKing75
    a voice like satin.
  • Avatar for whythe60shateus
    good stuff.. fuck, very good music +♥
  • Avatar for dardar227
    R.I.P. Al. A wonderful irreplaceable talent who touched us with his great songs.
  • Avatar for djangotomi
    yeah :)
  • Avatar for sc-moebel
    This is "The" ultimate track, which remindes me of so many Soul Nighters ;-)
  • Avatar for itsmeted
    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.
  • Avatar for nightglow
    Sssssnake... ttttight!

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