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The Essentials – Wilson Pickett

The Essentials - Wilson Pickett Artist: Wilson Pickett
Album: The Essentials
Release Date: July 2, 2002
Duration: 34:34
Genre: R&B
Styles: Memphis Soul, Deep Soul, Soul, Southern Soul

Rhino’s Essentials offers a concise selection of some of Wilson Pickett’s best-known songs, including “Funky Broadway,” “Land of 1000 Dances,” “Mustang Sally,” and “In the Midnight Hour.” The collection is smaller than either of the label’s other Pickett collections, Best of Wilson Pickett and A Man and a Half: The Best of Wilson Pickett, but Essentials still manages to make room for “634-5789 (Soulsville U.S.A.),” as well as Pickett’s covers of “Hey Jude” and “Sugar Sugar.”

Title/Composer Performer Time
In the Midnight Hour / Steve Cropper / Wilson Pickett Wilson Pickett 2:34
634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) / Steve Cropper / Eddie Floyd Wilson Pickett 2:58
Land of 1000 Dances / Fats Domino / Chris Kenner Wilson Pickett 2:26
Mustang Sally / Sir Mack Rice Wilson Pickett 3:06
Funky Broadway / Arlester “Dyke” Christian Wilson Pickett 2:36
She’s Lookin’ Good / Rodger Collins / Roger Collins Wilson Pickett 2:27
Hey Jude / John Lennon / Paul McCartney Wilson Pickett 4:07
Sugar Sugar / Jeff Barry / Andy Kim Wilson Pickett 2:57
Engine Number 9 / Kenny Gamble / Leon Huff Wilson Pickett 2:48
Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You / Jerry Akins / Johnny Bellman / Victor Drayton / Reggie Turner Wilson Pickett 3:03
Don’t Knock My Love, Pt. 1 / Wilson Pickett / Brad Shapiro Wilson Pickett 2:17
Fire and Water / Andy Fraser / Paul Rodgers Wilson Pickett 3:15
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