Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia

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Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia
Studio album by Wilson Pickett
Released 1970
Recorded 1970
Genre Soul
Length 21:51
Label Atlantic Records
Producer Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Wilson Pickett chronology
Hey Jude
(1969)
Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia
(1970)
Right On
(1970)

Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia is the eleventh studio album by singer Wilson Pickett released in 1970. After cutting many of his earlier albums in the Deep South (Memphis and Muscle Shoals), Pickett headed to Philadelphia to work with Gamble and Huff. The result was Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The album reached number 12 on the soul albums chart in the United States. "Engine Number 9" charted at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the R&B Singles chart. "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" charted at number 17 on the Hot 100 and number 2 on the R&B chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Run Joey Run" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 2:37
  2. "Help The Needy" (Bobby Eli) 2:31
  3. "Come Right Here" (Victor Drayton, Reginald Turner) 2:35
  4. "Bumble Bee (Sting Me)" (Victor Drayton, Bunny Sigler, Reginald Turner) 2:13
  5. "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" (Jerry Akins, John Bellman, Victor Drayton, Reggie Turner) 2:46
  6. "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Part I)" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 2:46
  7. "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Part II) (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 3:37
  8. "Days Go By" (Ugene Dozier, Bunny Sigler) 2:24
  9. "International Playboy" (Bernard Broomer, Ugene Dozier, Lee Phillips, Bunny Sigler) 2:26
  10. "Ain't No Doubt About It" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 2:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Wilson Pickett - Lead Vocals
  • Vince Montana - Vibraphone, Percussion
  • Ronnie Baker - Bass
  • Thom Bell - Organ
  • Earl Young - Drums
  • Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, Roland Chambers - Guitar
  • Ugene Dozier, Lenny Pakula - Piano
  • Sam Reed & His Horn Section - Horns
  • Don Renaldo & His String Section - Strings

Charts[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 64
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 12

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US Pop US R&B
1970 "Engine Number 9"[3] 14 3
1971 "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You"[3] 17 2
1973 "International Playboy"[3] - 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  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. 

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