Album of the Day
The Sound of Wilson Pickett
That Alabama-born soul shouter Wilson Pickett could do no wrong in 1967 is borne out by THE SOUND OF WILSON PICKETT. Comprised of recent singles, the Atlantic collection was cut at Muscle Shoals' Fame Studios with Rick Hall, Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler handling production chores and guitarist Chips Moman and keyboardist Spooner Oldham among the ace players backing Pickett. The Wicked One really sinks his teeth into these 11 songs, which include sizzling performances of “You Can't Stand Alone,” his old Falcons hit “I Found A Love” and Top 10 single “Funky Broadway.” Allmusic said THE SOUND OF WILSON PICKETT “may be his finest album performance of the entire decade,” and its consistent quality makes it hard to argue the point.