Saturday, January 21, 2006

Pickett in Philadelphia

Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back on Time, Engine Number 9

As I mentioned in my Live Journal post from some time ago, Wilson Pickett's greatness, in part, came from his amazing versatility. Although at the core a Southern soul singer, his recorded work included covers of pop songs and several different styles. At the dawn of the '70s Pickett hooked up with Gamble & Huff for a great album, In Philadelphia, which featured today's selection. "Engine No. 9" is a piece of solid voodoo funk featuring a fantastic bass intro and great singing by Pickett.

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