Manufacturers of Soul

Studio album by Jackie Wilson and Count Basie
Released June 1968
Recorded January 3 & 4, 1968
Los Angeles, CA
Genre Soul jazz
Label Brunswick
Producer Nat Tarnopol and Teddy Reig

Manufacturers of Soul is an album by soul music vocalist Jackie Wilson and jazz pianist and bandleader Count Basie featuring performances of jazz versions of contemporary R&B/soul hits recorded in 1968 and released on the Brunswick label.

Track listing

“Funky Broadway” (Lester Christian) – 2:35
“For Your Precious Love” (Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks, Jerry Butler) – 2:40
“In the Midnight Hour” (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 2:47
“Ode to Billy Joe” (Bobbie Gentry) – 4:10
“Chain Gang” (Sam Cooke) – 2:47
“I Was Made to Love Her” (Stevie Wonder, Lula Mae Hardaway, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy) – 2:50
“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” (Wonder, Cosby, Moy) – 2:35
“I Never Loved a Woman (The Way I Love You)” (Ronnie Shannon) – 2:41
“Respect” (Otis Redding) – 2:20
“Even When You Cry” (Quincy Jones, Alan and Marilyn Bergman) – 2:42
“My Girl” (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) – 2:48


Jackie Wilson – vocals
Count Basie – piano
Al Aarons, Oscar Brashear, Gene Coe, Sonny Cohn – trumpet
Richard Boone, Steve Galloway, Grover Mitchell – trombone
Bill Hughes – bass trombone
Bobby Plater, Marshal Royal – alto saxophone
Eric Dixon, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
Freddie Green – guitar
Uncredited – bass
Harold Jones – drums
Benny Carter – arranger