Wilson Pickett – Engine Number 9


A lot of the time I bring you a record it’s because it fits a theme at that particular moment in time or (as is becoming more common these days) as a tribute to an artist who had recently passed away. Today’s selection fits neither category – it’s just a damn good song courtesy of a legendary soul star.

I’d probably be insulting you somewhat to go into a whole biography of the “Wicked Pickett” such is his popularity, so I’ll give it a miss. What I will say is this particular 45 is arguably one of the funkiest tracks he ever cut. Released in 1970, this song featured on the album “Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia” and perhaps unsurprisingly was produced by the legendary Gamble & Huff partnership, so you know full well it’s gonna have a groove!!



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