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(2015/Real Gone) 42 tracks, original RCA recordings 1973-75, 2-CD, 14-page booklet with liner... more

Wilson Pickett: Mr. Magic Man - The Complete RCA Studio Recordings (2-CD)

(2015/Real Gone) 42 tracks, original RCA recordings 1973-75, 2-CD, 14-page booklet with liner notes, label shots, photos and informations to the recordings. Incl. rare cover versions of Chuck Berry's 'Memphis, Tennessee', and Kris Kristofferson's 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' plus 4 rare promo songs! MM/Bear Family Records

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  • Album titlle: Mr. Magic Man - The Complete RCA Studio Recordings (2-CD)

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  • Genre Soul

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Pickett, Wilson - Mr. Magic Man - The Complete RCA Studio Recordings (2-CD) CD 1
01 Mr Magic Man Wilson Pickett
02 Only I Can Sing This Song Wilson Pickett
03 Love Is Beautiful Wilson Pickett
04 I Sho' Love You Wilson Pickett
05 Baby Man Wilson Pickett
06 Sin Was The Blame Wilson Pickett
07 What It Is Wilson Pickett
08 If You Need Me Wilson Pickett
09 I Can't Let My True Love Slip Away Wilson Pickett
10 I Keep Walking Straight Ahead Wilson Pickett
11 Take A Closer Look At The Woman You're With Wilson Pickett
12 Memphis, Tennessee Wilson Pickett
13 Soft Soul Boogie Woogie Wilson Pickett
14 Help Me Make It Through The Night Wilson Pickett
15 Never My Love Wilson Pickett
16 You Lay'd It On Me Wilson Pickett
17 Is Your Love Life Better Wilson Pickett
18 Two Women And A Wife Wilson Pickett
19 Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind Wilson Pickett
20 Take The Pollution Out Of Your Throat Wilson Pickett
21 Take A Closer Look At The Woman You're With (Mono Promo Version) Wilson Pickett
22 Soft Soul Boogie Woogie (Mono Promo Version) Wilson Pickett
Pickett, Wilson - Mr. Magic Man - The Complete RCA Studio Recordings (2-CD) CD 2
01 Iron It Out Wilson Pickett
02 Isn't That So Wilson Pickett
03 Take A Look Wilson Pickett
04 I Was Too Nice Wilson Pickett
05 Don't Pass Me By Wilson Pickett
06 What Good Is A Lie Wilson Pickett
07 Young Boy Blues Wilson Pickett
08 Take Your Pleasure Where You Can Find It Wilson Pickett
09 You're The One Wilson Pickett
10 Join Me And Let's Be Free Wilson Pickett
11 Let's Make Love Right Wilson Pickett
12 I've Got A Good Friend Wilson Pickett
13 Smokin' In The United Nations Wilson Pickett
14 Gone Wilson Pickett
15 Good Things Wilson Pickett
16 Higher Consciousness Wilson Pickett
17 Bailin' Hay On A Rainy Day Wilson Pickett
18 Mighty Mouth Wilson Pickett
19 Isn't That So (Mono Promo Version) Wilson Pickett
20 Take Your Pleasure Where You Can Find It (Mono Promo Version) Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour Although... more
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Wilson Pickett

In The Midnight Hour

Wilson Pickett

In The Midnight Hour

Although Atlantic Records had produced a Solomon Burke cover of his impassioned If You Need Me that outsold his Detroit-cut original for Lloyd Price and Harold Logan's Double-L label (see 'Sweet Soul Music 1963' for the full story), Wilson Pickett gravitated to Atlantic honcho Jerry Wexler's desk when his Double-L contract expired. He'd nailed a sizable hit for Price's firm with his searing soul ballad It's Too Late three months after the head-to-head battle over If You Need Me.

 

Wilson brought a finished master of I'm Gonna Cry with him, but neither that torrid rocker nor Come Home Baby, an over-produced ballad done in New York, made any chart inroads for the Prattville, Alabama-born soul screamer. Atlantic had entered into a profitable distribution deal with Stax Records in Memphis, and Jerry decided to escort Wilson down there to cut with The MG's, the label's resident rhythm section. Their guitarist Steve Cropper was entrusted with rounding up material.

"I didn't know who he was," says Cropper. "I knew he was in The Falcons, and he had sang some church stuff. So we got in the record shop and started trying to find stuff that this guy Wilson Pickett sang on. I had no idea. Jerry Wexler called and said, 'I'm bringing down this artist, and I know you guys would be great for him. Cropper, I want you to work with him and set him up, introduce him to the band!'" Steve dug into the racks at the Satellite Record Shop, conveniently located in the Stax/Volt complex and operated by label co-owner Estelle Axton. "So he was singing this gospel song: 'I'm gonna wait 'til the midnight hour, gonna see my Jesus in the midnight hour. Whoa, in the midnight hour!' Anyway, he had an idea too, and we finished that song."

Besides the fat-toned horns and Pickett's gutsy screams, one of Midnight Hour's defining traits was its delayed backbeat, the result of Wexler demonstrating a new dance. "Jerry was doing the Jerk in the studio, and I think that's where the delayed two and the four came from Al (Jackson, Jr.) a little bit on 'In The Midnight Hour,'" says bassist Duck Dunn. "Jerry was telling us about this dance that was going around up in New York City, and he got to doing it there in the studio. And then Al started playing the drums with it. Every time Jerry would throw his arms, Al would hit the snare drum. It kind of became a signature thing of Al's too, delaying that two and four." Midnight Hour paced the R&B hit parade and went to #21 pop. Cut that same day was Don't Fight It, his next big one;Memphis had cured Pickett's hit drought.

 

- Bill Dahl -

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Tracklist
Pickett, Wilson - Mr. Magic Man - The Complete RCA Studio Recordings (2-CD) CD 1
01 Mr Magic Man
02 Only I Can Sing This Song
03 Love Is Beautiful
04 I Sho' Love You
05 Baby Man
06 Sin Was The Blame
07 What It Is
08 If You Need Me
09 I Can't Let My True Love Slip Away
10 I Keep Walking Straight Ahead
11 Take A Closer Look At The Woman You're With
12 Memphis, Tennessee
13 Soft Soul Boogie Woogie
14 Help Me Make It Through The Night
15 Never My Love
16 You Lay'd It On Me
17 Is Your Love Life Better
18 Two Women And A Wife
19 Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind
20 Take The Pollution Out Of Your Throat
21 Take A Closer Look At The Woman You're With (Mono Promo Version)
22 Soft Soul Boogie Woogie (Mono Promo Version)
Pickett, Wilson - Mr. Magic Man - The Complete RCA Studio Recordings (2-CD) CD 2
01 Iron It Out
02 Isn't That So
03 Take A Look
04 I Was Too Nice
05 Don't Pass Me By
06 What Good Is A Lie
07 Young Boy Blues
08 Take Your Pleasure Where You Can Find It
09 You're The One
10 Join Me And Let's Be Free
11 Let's Make Love Right
12 I've Got A Good Friend
13 Smokin' In The United Nations
14 Gone
15 Good Things
16 Higher Consciousness
17 Bailin' Hay On A Rainy Day
18 Mighty Mouth
19 Isn't That So (Mono Promo Version)
20 Take Your Pleasure Where You Can Find It (Mono Promo Version)