Funky Midnight Mover

Title:  Funky Midnight Mover: Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978)

Artist:  Wilson Pickett

Label:  Rhino Handmade

Format:  6 CD Box Set

Release date:  January 25, 2010

One of the best box sets offered this year, Funky Midnight Mover includes Pickett’s complete output for Atlantic over a 16 year period.  As if that were not enough, the CDs are bound within a well-illustrated hardcover book featuring brief reminiscences by the late Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Michael Johnson, and Chris Morris, along with a “Track-by-track Commentary” by noted author Bill Dahl (Dahl and Johnson also served as producers of the set, along with Ted Springman).  Definitely destined for a Grammy nomination, and sure to sell out soon.  For additional information, check out the NPR feature by Ed Ward on Fresh Air.

Posted by Brenda Nelson-Strauss