Wilson Pickett

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Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett with Pino Presti during the European tour in 1969.
Background information
Also known as The "Wicked" Wilson Pickett
Born March 18, 1941(1941-03-18)
Prattville, Alabama, United States
Origin Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died January 19, 2006(2006-01-19) (aged 64)
Reston, Virginia, United States
Genres R&B, rock and roll, soul, Southern soul
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Years active 1959–2006
Labels Atlantic, Stax, RCA, Motown
Associated acts The Falcons

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter.

Picket was a major figure in the development of American soul music. Among his best known hits are "In the Midnight Hour", "Land of a Thousand Dances", "Mustang Sally", "Hey Jude" and "Funky Broadway". Pickett often crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Discography[change | edit source]

Albums[change | edit source]

  • In the Midnight Hour (1965)
  • The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966)
  • The Best of Wilson Pickett (1967)
  • The Wicked Pickett (1967)
  • The Sound of Wilson Pickett (1967)
  • I'm In Love (1967)
  • The Midnight Mover (1968)
  • Hey Jude (1968)
  • Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia (1970)
  • Right On (1970)
  • The Best of Wilson Pickett, Vol. II (1971)
  • Don't Knock My Love (1972)
  • Mr. Magic Man (1973)
  • Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits (1973)
  • Pickett in the Pocket (1974)
  • I Want You (1980)
  • American Soul Man (1987)
  • A Man and a Half: The Best of Wilson Pickett (1992)

Singles[change | edit source]

  • "If You Need Me" (1962)
  • "It's Too Late" (1963)
  • "I'm Done to My Last Heartbreak" (1963)
  • "My Heart Belongs to You" (1963)
  • "I'm Gonna Cry" (1964)
  • "Come Home Baby" (1964)
  • "In the Midnight Hour" (1965)
  • "Don't Fight It" (1965)
  • "634-5789" (1966)
  • "Ninety Nine and a Half" (1966)
  • "Land_Of_A_Thousand_Dances|Land of 1000 Dances" (1966)
  • "Mustang Sally" (1966)
  • "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" (1967)
  • "I Found a Love Pt. 1" (1967)
  • "You Can't Stand Alone" (1967)
  • "Funky Broadway" (1967)
  • "I'm in Love" (1967)
  • "Soul Dance Number Three" (1967)
  • "I'm a Midnight Mover" (1968)
  • "I've Come a Long Way" (1968)
  • "She's Looking Good" (1968)
  • "I Found a True Love" (1968)
  • "Jealous Love" (1968)
  • "A Man and a Half" (1968)
  • "Hey Jude" (1968)
  • "Mini-skirt Minnie" (1969)
  • "Born to Be Wild" (1969)
  • "Hey Joe" (1969)
  • "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (1969)
  • "Engine Number 9" (1970)
  • "Sugar, Sugar" (1970)
  • "She Said Yes" (1970)
  • "Cole, Cooke, and Redding" (1970)
  • "Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1" (1971)
  • "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" (1971)
  • "Call My Name, I'll Be There" (1971)
  • "Fire and Water" (1972)
  • "Funk Factory" (1972)
  • "Mr. Magic Man" (1973)
  • "Take a Closer Look at the Woman You're With" (1973)
  • "International Playboy" (1973)
  • "Soft Soul Boogie Woogie" (1974)
  • "Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It" (1974)
  • "I Want You" (1979)
  • "Live With Me" (1980)
  • "Don't Turn Away" (1987)

References[change | edit source]