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Wilson Pickett - "The Exciting Wilson Pickett" (1966)



Released August 1966, and Recorded May 12, 1965 - May 8, 1966


'The Exciting Wilson Pickett' is a testament to Wilson Pickett's prowess as a soul legend. The album features some of his most iconic tracks, including "In the Midnight Hour," "Land of a Thousand Dances," and "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)." Backed by talented musicians like Steve Cropper and Al Jackson Jr., Pickett's vocals soar, elevating each song. Despite occasional repetition in style, Pickett's charisma and the band's cohesion ensure an enjoyable listening experience throughout. Despite personal struggles, Pickett continued to dominate the soul music scene after the album's release. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, his legacy as one of the greatest soul singers endures, leaving behind a rich musical heritage that resonates with audiences worldwide.

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