Wilson Pickett - Songs


Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 - January 19, 2006) was a renowned R&B-soul singer and songwriter with a fiery and edgy style. Known as the "Wicked" Pickett, he was dubbed as being Atlantic Records' answer to James Brown.

"In The Midnight Hour" (1965) was the first of many signature songs to make Pickett a star. This song was followed by a long string of hits on both the R&B and Pop/Rock charts that included "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" (1966), "Mustang Sally" (1966), "Land Of 1000 Dances" (1966), "Funky Broadway" (1967), "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" (1971), and "Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1" (1971).

Prior to going solo in 1963, Pickett had been a member of the Falcons who had a hit in 1962 with "I Found A Love" in which he sang the lead. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and was honored with a Pioneer Award in 1993 by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.


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Wilson Pickett

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