Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits [1985]

Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits [1985]

by Wilson PickettWilson Pickett


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Wilson Pickett was one of the most consistently strong performers of the great soul era of the 1960's, but like most R&B artists of the period he was strongest in his singles, not his albums, and while he cut some fine long-players in his day, a quality compilation is still the best place to get started with The Wicked Pickett's raw but passionate music. Originally released in 1973 as a two-LP set, Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits got an upgrade to CD in the mid-1980's, and while it's value has since been supplanted by the more efficient The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett and the more thorough A Man and a Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett, this still pulls together twenty-four stellar performances from Pickett's glory days (including three recordings from his early group The Falcons). A few of the choices are not especially well advised - while not exactly awful, Pickett's versions of "Sugar, Sugar" and "You Keep Me Hanging On" may be best left to history - but can you really argue with an album that includes "Mustang Sally," "Land Of 1,000 Dances," "In The Midnight Hour," "Funky Broadway," and "634-5789 (Soulsville U.S.A.)"? Not the very best Pickett collection, but still a good one, and fine value for money if you should find it in a bargain bin.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678173721
catalogNumber: 81737
Rank: 4921

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wilson Pickett   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Cropper   Guitar
Bobby Womack   Guitar
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Coffey   Guitar
Duane Allman   Guitar
Tippy Armstrong   Guitar
Jack Ashford   Percussion
Charles "Packy" Axton   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Beckett   Piano,Keyboards
Thom Bell   Organ
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Conga
Gilbert Caples   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Chalmers   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Chambers   Guitar
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Judy Clay   Background Vocals
Tommy Cogbill   Electric Bass
Ugene Dozier   Piano
Don Renaldo   Strings
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Electric Bass
Bobby Eli   Guitar
Bobby Emmons   Keyboards
Isaac Hayes   Piano
Joe Hall   Piano
Norman Harris   Guitar
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Eddie Hinton   Guitar
David Hood   Bass
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Gerald Jemmott   Electric Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Ed Logan   Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Albert Lowe   Electric Bass
Gene Miller   Trumpet
Jimmy Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Chips Moman   Guitar
Vince Montana   Percussion,Vibes
Floyd Newman   Baritone Saxophone
Jay O'Rourke   Guitar
Spooner Oldham   Piano
Lenny Pakula   Piano
Sam Reed   Horn
John Utley   Background Vocals
Jackie Verdell   Background Vocals
Bobby Woods   Piano
Earl Young   Drums
Reggie Young   Guitar
Al Jackson   Drums
Tubby Zeigler   Drums
Billy Carter   Keyboards
Cold Grits   Vocals
Harold Cowart   Bass
Dave Crawford   Keyboards
Ron Baker   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Buddy Guy   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Kashif   Composer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Bert Berns   Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
Robert West   Composer
Johnny Bellman   Composer
Joan Griffin   Composer

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