Wilson Pickett

Genres: Music & Radio Books Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Tags: soul rhythm and blues funk blues oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 March 1941, Prattville, Alabama, USA, d. 19 January 2006, Reston, Virginia, USA. The ‘wicked Pickett’ was one of the great southern soul singers to emerge during the 60s. Pickett moved to Detroit, Michigan in his early teens. He joined gospel group the Violinaires and embarked on church tours throughout North America. In his late teens he graduated to secular music and began performing with Detroit-based R&B groups. He later joined the Falcons, an act already established by the million-selling ‘You’re So Fine’. Pickett wrote and sang lead on their 1962 hit ‘I Found A Love’, after which he launched his solo career. A false start at Correctone was overturned by two powerful singles, ‘If You Need Me’ and ‘It’s Too Late’ (a different song from the Chuck Willis standard), recorded for Lloyd Price’s Double L outlet. The former track’s potential was undermined by Solomon Burke’s...

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