Definitive Soul Collection

The Definitive Soul Collection

by Wilson Pickett
     
 
Rhino released a terrific double-disc Wilson Pickett collection in 1992 called A Man and a Half. It was a generous 44 tracks and spanned from Pickett's early recordings with the Falcons to his funky early-'70s work, and contained all the hits along the way. Fourteen years later, Rhino released a second double-disc Wilson Pickett

Overview

Rhino released a terrific double-disc Wilson Pickett collection in 1992 called A Man and a Half. It was a generous 44 tracks and spanned from Pickett's early recordings with the Falcons to his funky early-'70s work, and contained all the hits along the way. Fourteen years later, Rhino released a second double-disc Wilson Pickett collection, 2006's Definitive Soul Collection, which isn't nearly as comprehensive or definitive as A Man and a Half. It's 14 tracks shorter than its predecessor and isn't quite as attractively packaged, but it has a similar far-ranging scope, covering the same musical territory as A Man and a Half. Since it's not as lengthy as A Man and a Half, The Definitive Soul Collection pales when it's judged against its stellar predecessor, but if it's taken on its own terms, it's quite a good compilation, containing all of Pickett's biggest songs -- "In the Midnight Hour," "634-5789 (Soulsville, USA)," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Mustang Sally," "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," "Funky Broadway" -- along with a good sampling of the best of the rest. A Man and a Half may be the first choice for anybody looking for a double-disc set, but if that's hard to find, this is a good substitute.

Editorial Reviews

Denver Post - John Wenzel
A lovingly crafted two-disc set.... The man was possessed with a stunning talent.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227761424
catalogNumber:
77614
Rank:
40541

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Found a Love
  2. It's Too Late
  3. In the Midnight Hour
  4. Don't Fight It
  5. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)
  6. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
  7. Land of 1000 Dances
  8. Mustang Sally
  9. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
  10. Soul Dance Number Three
  11. Funky Broadway
  12. I'm in Love
  13. Stag-O-Lee
  14. Jealous Love
  15. She's Lookin' Good

Disc 2

  1. I'm a Midnight Mover
  2. I Found a True Love
  3. A Man and a Half
  4. Hey Jude
  5. Mini-Skirt Minnie
  6. Hey Joe
  7. You Keep Me Hanging On
  8. Sugar Sugar
  9. She Said Yes
  10. Engine Number 9
  11. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
  12. Don't Knock My Love, Pt. 1
  13. Call My Name, I'll Be There
  14. Fire and Water
  15. Funk Factory

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wilson Pickett   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Solomon Burke   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Chris Kenner   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Andy Kim   Composer
George Jackson   Composer,Author
Jeff Barry   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Bonny "Mack" Rice   Composer
Willie Schofield   Composer
Brad Shapiro   Composer
Robert West   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Mickey Stevenson   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Rodger Collins   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Arlester "Dyke" Christian   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Melvin Leakes   Composer
Harold Logan   Composer
Earl Cage   Composer
Larry Chambers   Composer
Victor Drayton   Composer
Raymond Moore   Composer
Billy Roberts   Composer
Willie Martin   Composer
Dirk Silk   Discographical Annotation
Reginald Turner   Composer

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