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