Right On (Wilson Pickett album)

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Right On
Studio album by Wilson Pickett
Released 1970
Recorded Late 1969, Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre R&B/Soul
Length 38:14
Label Atlantic
Producer Dave Crawford, Jerry Wexler, Rick Hall, Tom Dowd
Wilson Pickett chronology
Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia
(1970)
Right On
(1970)
Don't Knock My Love
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Right On is the tenth studio album release by R&B and soul singer Wilson Pickett released in 1970. The album is considered by many critics to be a valley in between the two peaks of the Hey Jude album in 1968 and the Gamble and Huff produced Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia album that came later in 1970. Hit covers of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (#16 R&B, #92 Pop) and The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" (#4 R&B, #25 Pop), as well as the Pickett original "She Said Yes" (#20 R&B, #68 Pop) came from these sessions. The album, however, had dismal sales. It stayed in the bottom parts of the Billboard 200.

The backing band was Cold Grits; consisting of Billy Carter, Harold Cowart, Jimmy O'Rourke and Ron Ziegler; and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Groovy Little Woman" (Ernest Smith, Pickett) 2:38
  2. "Funky Way" (Pickett, Dave Crawford) 2:29
  3. "Sugar, Sugar" (Jeff Barry, Andy Kim) 2:56
  4. "Sweet Inspiration" (Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham) 2:53
  5. "This Old Town" (William R. Stevenson, Don Covay, Pickett) 3:23
  6. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Holland, Dozier, Holland) 4:54
  7. "Lord, Pity Us All" (Mac Rebennack) 3:19
  8. "It's Still Good" (Jerry Williams, Gary U.S. Bonds) 2:36
  9. "Woman Likes To Hear That" (Jackson) 2:51
  10. "She Said Yes" (Pickett, William R. Stevenson, Don Covay, Johnny Nash) 3:13
  11. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) 3:03
  12. "Steal Away" (Traditional; arranged by Tom Dowd) 3:50

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 197
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 36

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US Pop US R&B
1969 "You Keep Me Hangin' On"[3] 92 16
1970 "Sugar, Sugar"[3] 25 4
"She Said Yes"[3] 68 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b "Wilson Pickett US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wilson Pickett US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28.