|Single by Wilson Pickett|
|from the album The Sound of Wilson Pickett|
|Writer(s)||Arlester "Dyke" Christian|
|Wilson Pickett singles chronology|
The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and number eight on its Hot 100 chart. The song is notable as being the first charted single with the word "Funky" in the title as well as being prototypical funk music itself.
The credits on the recording are:
• Wilson Pickett, vocal • Spooner Oldham, keyboards • Chips Moman, Jimmy Johnson, guitars • Tommy Cogbill, bass • Roger Hawkins, drums • Bowlegs Miller, trumpet • Charlie Chalmers, Jimmy Mitchell, tenor sax • Floyd Newman, baritone sax
The "Broadway" referred to in the title is the original Dyke and the Blazers song is Broadway in Buffalo, New York as well as Broadway Street in Phoenix, Arizona, not the famous Broadway in New York City.
"Cold Sweat"- Part 1 by James Brown and The Famous Flames
|Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single (Wilson Pickett version)
September 30, 1967
"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson