Wilson Pickett

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Wilson Pickett
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Wilson Pickett con Pino Presti en 1969
Datos generales
Nacimiento 18 de Marzo, 1941
Origen Prattville, Alabama, Estados Unidos Bandera de los Estados Unidos
Muerte 29 de Enero, 2006 (64 años)
Detroit, Michigan, Estados Unidos Bandera de los Estados Unidos
Ocupación Cantante, Compositor
Información artística
Otros nombres The "Wicked" Wilson Pickett
Género(s) R&B, Rock and roll, Soul,
Período de actividad 1959 - 2006
Discográfica(s) Atlantic Records, Stax Records, RCA, Motown
Artistas relacionados The Falcons

Wilson Pickett (18 de marzo de 194119 de enero de 2006) fue un cantante afroamericano de rhythm and blues y soul. Nacido en Prattville, Alabama (Estados Unidos), y más tarde establecido en Detroit, es una de la figuras más destacadas del soul sureño. Apodado Wicked Pickett. Cantó en grupos de gospel locales mudándose a Detroit en 1955. Estuvo con The Falcons entre 1961-63. Su carrera despegó después de grabar en Memphis con el guitarrista/productor Steve Cropper.

Pickett murió de un infarto al corazón el 19 de enero de 2006, a los 64 años de edad, en Reston, Virginia.

Discografía[editar]

Álbumes de Estudio
  • It's Too Late (1963, Double L)
  • In The Midnight Hour (1965, Atlantic)
  • The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966, Atlantic) US: #21
  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett (1967, Atlantic) US: #35
  • The Wicked Pickett (1967, Atlantic) US: #42
  • The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (1967, Atlantic) US: #54
  • I'm In Love (1967, Atlantic) US: #70
  • The Midnight Mover (1968, Atlantic) US: #91
  • Hey Jude (1969, Atlantic) US: #97
  • Right On (1970, Atlantic)
  • Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia (1970, Atlantic) US: #64
  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett, Vol. II (1971, Atlantic) US: #73
  • Don't Knock My Love (1972, Atlantic) US: #132
  • Mr. Magic Man (1973, RCA) US: #187
  • Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits (1973) US: #178
  • Miz Lena's Boy (1973, RCA) US: #212
  • Pickett In The Pocket (1974, RCA)
  • Live In Japan (1974, RCA)
  • Join Me And Let's Be Free (1975, RCA)
  • Chocolate Mountain (1976, Wicked)
  • Funky Situation (1978, Big Tree)
  • I Want You (1979, EMI) US: #205
  • Right Track (1981, EMI)
  • American Soul Man (1987, Motown)
  • A Man And A Half: The Best Of Wilson Pickett (1992, Rhino/Atlantic)
  • It's Harder Now (1999, Bullseye Blues)
  • Live And Burnin' - Stockholm '69 (2009, Soulsville)
  • Live In Germany 1968 (2009, Crypt Records 2009)
  • Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978) (2010, Rhino)
Sencillos
Release date Title Chart positions
US Hot 100[1] US R&B UK[2]
1962 "If You Need Me" / "Baby, Call on Me" 64 30
1963 "It's Too Late" / "I'm Gonna Love You" 49 7
"I'm Down to My Last Heartbreak" / "I Can't Stop" 95 27
"My Heart Belongs to You" (re-lanzado en 1965) 109
1964 "I'm Gonna Cry" / "For Better or Worse" 124
"Come Home Baby" / "Take a Little Love"
1965 "In the Midnight Hour" / "I'm Not Tired" 21 1 12
"Don't Fight It" / "It's All Over" 53 4 29
1966 "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" / "That's a Man's Way" 13 1 36
"Ninety Nine and a Half (Won't Do)" / "Danger Zone" 53 13
"Land of 1000 Dances" / You're so Fine" 6 1 22
"Mustang Sally" / "Three Time Loser" 23 6 28
1967 "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" / "Nothing You Can Do" 29 19
"I Found a Love - Pt. 1" / "I Found Love - Part II" 32 6
"You Can't Stand Alone" (A-Side) 70 26
→ "Soul Dance Number Three" (B-Side) 55 10
"Funky Broadway" / "I'm Sorry About That" 8 1 43
"I'm in Love" (A-Side) 45 4
→ "Stag-O-Lee" (B-Side) 22 13
1968 "Jealous Love" (A-Side) 50 18
→ "I've Come a Long Way" (B-Side) 101 46
"She's Looking Good" / "We've Got to Have Love" 15 7
"I'm a Midnight Mover" / "Deborah" 24 6 38
"I Found a True Love" / "For Better or Worse" 42 11
"A Man and a Half" / "People Make the World (What It Is)" 42 20
"Hey Jude" / "Search Your Heart" 23 13 16
1969 "Mini-skirt Minnie" / "Back in Your Arms" 50 19
"Born to Be Wild" / "Toe Hold" 64 41
"Hey Joe" / "Night Owl" 59 29
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" / "You Keep Me Hangin' On" 92 16
1970 "Sugar, Sugar" (A-Side) 25 4
→ "Cole, Cooke, and Redding" (B-Side) 91 11
"She Said Yes" / "It's Still Good" 68 20
"Engine No.9" / "International Playboy" 14 3
1971 "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" / "Ain't No Doubt About It" 17 2
"Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1" / "Don't Knock My Love - Pt. II" 13 1
"Call My Name, I'll Be There" / "Woman, Let Me Be Down Home" 52 10
"Fire and Water" / "Pledging My Love" 24 2
1972 "Funk Factory" / "One Step Away" 58 11
"Mama Told Me Not To Come" / "Covering The Same Old Ground" 99 16
1973 "Mr. Magic Man" / "I Sho' Love You" 98 16
"Take a Closer Look at the Woman You're With" / "Two Woman And A Wife" 90 17
"International Playboy" / "Come Right Here" 104 30
1974 "Soft Soul Boogie Woogie" / "Take That Pollution Out Your Throat" 103 20
"Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It" / "What Good Is A Lie" 68
"I Was Too Nice" / "Isn't that So"
1975 "The Best Part of A Man" / "How Will I Ever Know" 26
1976 "Love Will Keep Us Together" / "It's Gonna Be Good" 69
1977 "Love Dagger" / "Time To Let The Sun Shine On Me"
1978 "Who Turned You On" / "Dance You Down" 59
"Groovin'" / "Time To Let The Sun Shine On Me" 94
1979 "I Want You" / "Love Of My Life" 41
1980 "Live With Me" / "Granny" 95
1981 "Ain't Gonna Give You No More" / "Don't Underestimate The Power Of Love"
"Back On The Right Track"
1987 "Don't Turn Away" / "Same" 74
"In the Midnight Hour" (re-grabado) / "634, 5789 (Soulsville U.S.A.)" 62
1988 "Love Never Let Me Down"

Referencias[editar]

  1. Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles, 12th edn, pp.759-760.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th edición). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 426. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.