The Wicked Pickett
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Originally released back in 1966, this aptly-titled set is the perfect representation of Wilson Pickett's searing soul chops and stylistic flexibility. While he never got the mainstream love given to peers like Otis Redding and James Brown, Wicked is proof positive he was right up there with them. Includes the timeless rabble-rouser "Mustang Sally."