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In the Midnight Hour
Genres: Pop, R&B
Originally released in 1965, Wilson Pickett's first album is actually just a compilation of various singles and B-sides dating as far back as 1961. Here's the wicked Pickett belting out greasy R&B with the Falcons ("I Foun... more »
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Originally released in 1965, Wilson Pickett's first album is actually just a compilation of various singles and B-sides dating as far back as 1961. Here's the wicked Pickett belting out greasy R&B with the Falcons ("I Found a Love," "Let's Kiss and Make Up") and duetting with Cissy Houston ("Teardrops Will Fall," "Come Home Baby"); he also tries his hand at a bit of Motown-style stomping on "I'm Gonna Cry" and lets a touch of gospel creep into "For Better or Worse." And then, of course, there are his early Stax hits like "Don't Fight It" and the title track. While it may lack a little in the way of cohesiveness, In the Midnight Hour is still an exciting tour through the first phases of the man's career. --Dan Epstein
Brett Lyda | Los Angeles CA | 10/05/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album! Half of the material documents Mr. Pickett's brief affair with Stax Records and its legendary house band Booker T.& the MG's. This is the team responsible for countless classics such as Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay", Sam and Dave's anthemic "Soul Man", Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood", as well as their own "Green Onions". Here, they add to their legacy by co-authoring with Pickett yet another soul staple, "In the Midnight Hour".The remaining half of the album showcases the artist before the fame and professionalism of "Midnight Hour"- the raw and formative years, if you will. The club years. All of the songs on the album are well crafted and the performances inspired. Throughout both phases of this collection, Pickett's patented scream and fierce delivery are in full formation. A must have for any fan of 60's memphis soul!"
firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 12/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this is the Raw Era of Wilson Pickett&you get the Stax Flavor that truly cooks with Wilson's Own Brand of Gut Bucket Soul."in the midnight hour" is still a Smoking cut. before He got Polished you get the Rawness of Him here.still a tight set."