Talk:Al Jackson, Jr.
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I don't understand why Al Jackson Jr. is redirected to Al Jackson. I had thought he was called Al Jackson Jr. his whole life, not "Al Jackson." This is making it confusing about how to write other articles mentioning him. Also, some style guides do not put a comma before "Jr." these days, so I'm wondering what house style is here in case I do put "Jr." in. User:Bebop 05:50, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC) I wholeheartedly agree and came here with the intent of writing exactly what I found above! The man was never known as "Al Jackson" in his professional career, and I'm sure in deference to his father it is most appropriate to rename this page. --Tednor 14:42, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
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This appears to be the same guy at Allmusic:
Jackson as songwriter
I have found no evidence to support the assertion that Al Jackson, Jr., was a songwriter. In The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959–1968 he is listed as a co-writer of only two songs ("You Can't Get Away with It," recorded by Johnnie Taylor, and "Cold Feet," recorded by Albert King), apart from his contributions to recordings by Booker T. and the M.G.'s (which, strictly speaking, are not songs, because they have no lyrics). I can find no evidence that he co-wrote "Respect" or that anyone other than Otis Redding wrote the song. The assertion that Jackson wrote many other hits for Stax seems to be unfounded.
I suggest deleting all references to Jackson as a songwriter unless someone can give a convincing argument not to do so.