- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic SD 8138 (1966)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A huge crossover hit, The Wicked Pickett broke the Top 50 on both the Pop and Black Album charts, reaching #5 on the latter. Originally released in 1966 by Atlantic, the album is arguably his finest ever featuring pristine songwriting, production, and musicianship.
- 1.Mustang Sally
- 2.New Orleans
- 4.Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
- 5.Ooh Poo Pah Doo
- 6.She Ain't Gonna Do Right
- 7.Knock On Wood
- 8.Time Is On My Side
- 9.Up Tight Good Woman
- 10.You Left The Water Running
- 11.Three Time Loser
- 12.Nothing You Can Do
Personnel: Wilson Pickett (vocals); Chips Moman, Junior Lowe, Tommy Cogbill (guitar); Charles Chalmers (tenor saxophone); Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone); Gene Miller, Ben Cauley (trumpet); Spooner Oldham (piano, organ); Roger Hawkins (drums).
Liner Note Author: Bob Rolontz.
This 12-track compilation from Collectables brings together a fine selection of cuts featuring Wilson Pickett doing what he does best: kicking up gritty Southern soul in style. While the collection sidesteps "In the Midnight Hour" and "Land of a 1000 Dances," it does include "Mustang Sally" and a few fierce renditions of soul classics like "Knock on Wood." As usual, Pickett proves himself an excellent interpreter of others' material, with Don Covay's "Three Time Loser," Bobby Womack's "Nothing You Can Do," and Norman Meade's "Time Is On My Side" among the highlights.