Wilson Pickett - It's Too Late (1963)

Wilson Pickett was an American soul singer and songwriter.

Pickett was born in Alabama, and moved to Detroit in 1955. His passionate vocal delivery was developed singing in churches, and he was a member of gospel group The Violinaires in the late 50s. Eventually he was lured away from gospel into secular music, joining The Falcons in 1960 (replacing Joe Stubbs). The Falcons scored an R&B hit in 1962 with "I Found A Love", which Pickett co-authored and sang lead on. Soon afterwards he began recording as a solo artist. One of his songs, "If You Need Me", became a hit for Solomon Burke. His first top ten R&B hit of his own was his song "It's Too Late" in 1963.
This album (released on the Double L label) came on the heels of the success of its title song, and introduced Pickett as a serious solo artist. It was also a brilliant early example of the then-emerging genre of soul music. It included his first three singles and b-sides (including "If You Need Me"), plus an extra five tracks.

|> In The Midnight Hour (1965)


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