KOSMO's VINYL of the Week:
This week we are back in Stax Studios, 926 E. McLemore Ave, Memphis, on the 20th December 1965 for Wilson Pickett's "Ninety Nine And A Half (Just Won't Do)", first released on "The Exciting Wilson Pickett" LP by Atlantic in 1966...
"Alabama born in 1941, Wilson Pickett moved to Detroit in his early teens and soon became involved in the Motor City's gospel scene. He eventually came to the attention of Atlantic's Jerry Wexler as the co-writer of a Solomon Burke hit. Once teamed with the set up at Stax in 1965, and then with Muscle Shoals' Fame Studios in 1966, Wilson had a heap of hits of his own.
He also had his problems with alcohol, cocaine and a fiery temper and left us, aged 64. I once read an interview he gave which he concluded by saying "Don't write anything nice about me, remember I am known as the Wicked Pickett"." - KV
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