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Stockholm 1969 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, February 10, 1969. Very good Pre-FM broadcast.
Despite two albums, a well choreographed stage presence, Curtis Pope’s signature horns and Charles “Skip” Pitts’ guitar work, the Midnight Movers aren’t as well known as The Memphis Horns or the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. But it was “early days” in 1969 and they were more than able to burn the house down when they set the stage for Wilson Pickett.
A dynamic vocalist in his own right, Pope left the singing to “star” Wilson Pickett and when the band drove into the familiar horns of Am I The Same Girl (a song covered by Dusty Springfield and, in 1992, by Swing Out Sister), they had already won over the audience.
Pickett might not coo like Isaac Hayes or Barry White but he had an urgency that’s mighty infectious as on Mustang Sally and Land Of 1,000 Dances and when he turned on the love lights on Hey Jude and I’m In Love, he could sweet talk like the best of them.
A whole genre of vocal styles comes under the R&B rubric but with Pickett, one can’t really see him as a laidback crooner - he was feisty; a master showman and, ably supported by the Midnight Movers and with songs such as Land Of 1,000 Dances, to a generation of fans, soul music was dance music.
Thanks to Davmar77 for sharing the tracks on the Dime site and to Novella1949 for the artwork.
Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released.
Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter problems downloading the files.
Track 01. Radio Intro (715k)
Track 02. Instrumental - Sweet Lorene (5.3MB)
Track 03. Instrumental - Am I The Same Girl (Soulful Strut) (4.7MB)
Track 04. Instrumental (6.8MB)
Track 05. Instrumental / Wilson Pickett introduction (1.4MB)
Track 06. 634-5789 (4.6MB)
Track 07. People Make The World (3.1MB)
Track 08. Midnight Mover (4.8MB)
Track 09. Hey Jude (5.4MB)
Track 10. Mustang Sally (6.0MB)
Track 11. I’m In Love (6.3MB)
Track 12. Funky Broadway (10.3MB)
Track 13. Midnight Hour (5.9MB)
Track 14. Sweet Soul Music (6.3MB)
Track 15. Land Of 1,000 Dances / radio outro (7.7MB)
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