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Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits [1985]

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678173721
  • Catalog Number: 81737
  • Sales rank: 11,713

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wilson Pickett Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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 Jr. 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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WICKED WILSON

    NOW I KNOW WHY THEY CALLED HIM WICKED WILSON PICKET. A CLASSIC! A MUST FOR ANY TRUE MUSIC LIBRARY.

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