The Exciting Wilson Pickett

1966 studio album by Wilson Pickett / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Exciting Wilson Pickett, released in 1966, was the third album by R&B and soul singer Wilson Pickett. The album charted at #3 on the U.S. Billboard R&B albums chart and #21 on the popular albums chart, becoming the highest-charting studio album of Pickett's career. The making of the album saw Pickett end his relationship with Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, where he had cut his early singles, and move to Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he would record for the next two years. According to AllMusic, this album firmly established Picket's "stature as a major '60s soul man".[4] The album launched four major hits for Pickett, but AllMusic emphasizes that the album cuts, "of nearly an equal level", will be of more interest to collectors.[4]

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The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1966
RecordedMay 12, 1965May 8, 1966
StudioMemphis, Tennessee and
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
GenreSouthern soul[1]
ProducerJerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, Tom Dowd
Wilson Pickett chronology
In the Midnight Hour
The Exciting Wilson Pickett
The Wicked Pickett
Singles from The Exciting Wilson Pickett
  1. "In the Midnight Hour"
    Released: June 1965
  2. "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)"
    Released: January 1966
  3. "Ninety-nine and a Half (Won't Do)"
    Released: May 1966
  4. "Land of 1,000 Dances"
    Released: July 1966
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Originally released on the Atlantic label, the album has been re-issued on CD by Rhino, Collectables and Warner Bros. Records. In 2007, a new LP edition was released by the label 4 Men with Beards.