Frank Wilson (musician)

Frank Wilson (musician)

Frank Wilson is an African American former songwriter and record producer for Motown Records. He joined the company in 1965, working with Brenda Holloway. He went on to write and produce hit records for Brenda Holloway, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Eddie Kendricks, and more. Wilson also tried his hand at being a recording artist himself, recording the single “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" for release on the Motown subsidiary label 'Soul.' Supposedly 250 demo 45s were pressed, but by that time Frank Wilson decided he would rather focus on producing and had the demos trashed. Somehow at least two known copies survived, one of which fetched £15,000 (aprox. $28,000.00). Because of the scarcity of the original single and the high quality of the music (it was one of the most popular records in the Northern soul movement), it has been championed as one of the rarest and most valuable records in history (along with other "impossible to find" records by such acts as Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and the Five Sharps).

Wilson left Motown in 1976 and became a born-again Christian. He is now a minister, traveling and writing books with his wife Bunny Wilson, and is also involved in the production of gospel music as well.


Soul Records
*Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)/Sweeter As The Days Go By (1966)

Production and songwriting highlights

*1965:Castles In the Sand"- [Stevie Wonder]
*1965 "Somebody Else Somewhere Needs Me"- [Tina Turner]
*1965 "I'm So Thankful"-Ikettes
*1966: "Whole Lotta Shaking Gong On in My Heart"-Smokey Robinson
*1967: "You've Made Me So Very Happy" - Brenda Holloway, later covered by Blood, Sweat & Tears
*1967: "All I Need" - The Temptations
*1967: "Chained" _ Marvin Gaye
*1968: "Love Child" - Diana Ross & the Supremes
*1969: "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" _ Diana Ross & the Supremes & the Temptations
*1969: "I'm Livin' in Shame" - Diana Ross & the Supremes
*1970: "Up the Ladder to the Roof" - The Supremes
*1970: "Everybody's Got The Right To Love" (The Supremes)
*1970: "Still Water (Love)" - Four Tops
*1970: "Stoned Love" - The Supremes
*1970: "It's Time to Break Down" - The Supremes
*1970: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (The Supremes)
*1971: "It's the Way Nature Planned It" [the Four Tops]
*1971: "Nathan Jones" - The Supremes
*1971: "Touch" The Supremes (Mary Wilson shared vocals with lead singer Jean Terrell)
*1971: "This Is The Story" (The Supremes)
*1971: "Here Comes The Sunrise" (The Supremes - Written by Clifton Davis)
*1971: "If you Will Let Me"-Eddie Kendrick
*1972: "Girl You Need A Change of Mind"-Eddie Kendricks
*1973: "Keep on Truckin'" - Eddie Kendricks
*1974: "Boogie Down" - Eddie Kendricks
*1975: "Going Down to Lovetown"-The Originals
*1977: "It Must Be Love"-Alton McClain & Destiny
*1978: "Cause I Love You" _ Lenny Williams
*1978: "Stare & Whisper"- [Renee Geyer]
*1978: "You Got Me Running" - Lenny Williams
*1978: "Love Train" (The Supremes)

External links

* [ Frank & Bunny Wilson's official website]

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