George Jackson, born in Indianola, MS in 1945 was not only a great singer but also a prolific songwriter. Growing up the southern way, he was of course exposed to the finest Gospel singers, including Sam Cooke, The Soul Stirrers and The Staple Singers.
Ike Turner had him record his first 45 in New Orleans: Won't Nobody Cha-Cha With Me. Jackson's first "recognisable" single came out in 1965 and was titled There Goes My Pride.
There Goes My Pride (Dot, 1965)
Let Them Know You Care (Hi Records, 1973)
(If you'd like to know more about this outstanding artist, please go to Sir Shambling's website.)