Jackie Wilson was able to get the soul sound out despite his choice to record with a more conservative recording company. For example, Baby Workout was soulful, but I can imagine it being a more passionate soulful sound if had it been with a down home band with less brass and more bass. The musicians were arranged and did play at the level of Jackie Wilson’s groove, especially when you make up the possibilities let’s say if Ike Turner had been commissioned to do it.
The visual of Jackie Wilson singing Lonely Teardrops is magical. His ability to make it soulful from his body moves added to the unique voice is a song that is classical