Wilson Pickett's Breakout Moment in Memphis

Jan 19, 2017

Tony Fletcher authored the recent book "In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of WIlson Pickett." He says that Pickett's sessions at Memphis Stax Records helped change the singer's fortunes.
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Tony Fletcher's new biography, In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett, delivers new insight into both the great American soul singer's life and some of his classic tunes, several of which were recorded at Memphis' Stax Records. In fact, Pickett's career finally skyrocketed after his Memphis sessions. Fletcher tells WKNO why songs like "In the Midnight Hour" have such staying power.