The Exciting Wilson Pickett & The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
I have been impatiently awaiting the airing of this program. These two artists were a big part of my childhood days in Detroit. I grew up with The Motown Sound …Therefore, the R&B giants of the 60’s were played in high rotation on CKLW and Keener. Both of these singers were at the top of there game when these two albums were released. Tune in this Saturday and Sunday. You will not be disappointed.
The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Released in 1966 – This lp was Wilson’s third studio album barely missing the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 and charting at #3 on the R&B charts. This lp solidly cemented Wilson Pickett as a major “60’s Soul Man”
The album launched four singles – “Land of a 1,000 Dances” – “In The Midnight Hour” – 634-5789 (Soulsville, USA) and Ninety-nine & A Half (Won’t Do).
The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
Released in 1965, “Sings Soul Ballads” may have had the best back up band in pop music history – Otis was backed by – Basically, Booker T & The M.G.s, along with The Memphis Horns. The album was Otis’s second studio lp and deliver his first Top Ten – “Mr. Pitiful” – a nickname that was given to him by a Memphis DJ.
The launch many of Otis’s most notable songs – “That’s How Strong My Love Is” – “Mr. Pitiful” – “Chained & Bound” and “Come To Me”
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