‘The Exciting Wilson Pickett’

‘The Exciting Wilson Pickett’ is his second album (containing ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ and ‘In the Midnight Hour’) released in August 1966 by Atlantic.

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Track listing : . 1.Land of 1000 Dances (Chris Kenner) – 02:28. 2.Something You Got (Chris Kenner) – 02:58. 3.634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) – 03:00. 4.Barefootin’ (Robert Parker) – 02:22. 5.Mercy Mercy (Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller) – 02:30. 6.You’re So Fine (Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West) – 02:38. 7.In the Midnight Hour (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 02:36. 8.Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett) – 02:44. 9.Danger Zone (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 02:12. 10.I’m Drifting (Homer Banks, Wilson Pickett, David Porter) – 02:54. 11.It’s All Over (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 02:21. 12.She’s So Good to Me (Bobby Womack) – 02:17.

Musicians : . Wilson Pickett – vocals. Charles Packy Axton – tenor sax. Charles Chalmers – tenor sax. Tommy Cogbill – bass. Steve Cropper – guitar. Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass. Joe Hall – piano. Roger Hawkins – drums. Isaac Hayes – piano. Al Jackson, Jr. – drums. Wayne Jackson – trumpet. Jimmy Johnson – guitar. Andrew Love – tenor sax. Gene Miller – trumpet. Chips Moman – guitar. Floyd Newman – baritone sax. Spooner Oldham – piano.

Production. Produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, Tom Dowd. Tom Dowd – engineer. Rick Hall – engineer. Jim Stewart – engineer.

Packaging :. Haig Adishian – cover design. Bob Rolontz – liner notes. Nick Samardge – photography. A. Scott Galloway – liner notes.

Recorded May 12, 1965 – May 8, 1966 Memphis, Tennessee and Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Released in August 1966 by Atlantic.

(Source Official Website)

Off The Tracks
This is Wilson Pickett’s second album and actually it’s the only one I own by him. I used to have a pretty decent/comprehensive CD compilation but I’m not sure where that’s even go to now; I think I loaned it to someone and it never made it back. […]

W.L. Swarts Reviews The Universe
I Return To Wilson Picket With The Exciting Wilson Pickett, Which Is An Average Album!The sound of The Exciting Wilson Pickett is universally upbeat r&b tracks which are danceable and soulful. This comes from most of the primary instrumentation being in the brass section that backs Pickett. Pickett sings, backed up by trumpets, saxophones and heavy drums […]

Zappaholic@RateYourMusic
A third of the album’s songs were a hit and the rest is anything but filler. That’s no small accomplishment. Wilson Pickett‘s version of “Land of 1000 Dances” has the most famous rendition of the lyrics “Na, na na na na, na na na na, na na na, na na na, na na na na.” Man, is he a ball of FIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRE. People will be bustin’ a move to this music for decades to come. […]

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