onsdag 30 december 2015

WILSON PICKETT/THE EXCITING WILSON PICKETT SD 8129 (-66) US

Something for the New Years Eve dancing? His third original album, but listening today it's more like a greatest hits with classics like "Land Of 1000 Dances", "In The Midnight Hour", "Ninety-nine And A Half (Wont Do)" and "634-5789 (Soulsville USA)" - all high on the lists back then - plus other known songs like "Barefootin" and "Mercy Mercy". A party record for sure - up-tempo or slow movers all treated with same energy and powerful vocals. I get a lot of presence here, a guy reaching out to touch. The stereo isn't exactly to my taste - sometimes sounding true, sometimes fake and almost too loud at parts, but when you hit the dance floor it's all about the power and the rest is soon forgotten. Also as US mono (8129). First UK on Atlantic (587/88 029). Premiere US stereo had label as shown here, glossy cover and Atlantic ad inner. (YZÄ*)

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