In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett (Hardback)Tony Fletcher (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 586 g
Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 28 mm
Descriptions of both process and the end product are exemplary and he analyses important recordings with a musicians ear. * Elijah Wald, New Statesman *
Fletcher's account of this fractious and extraordinary man is enthralling and rigorously researched ... captivating book. * Mark Ellen, The Sunday Times *
a captivating account of the wild, pugnacious and swaggering soul singer Wilson Pickett. * Must Reads, The Sunday Times *
Fletcher's analysis and descriptions of Pickett's music are enthralling ... he does what any good music biographer should, and sends the reader back to the records. * Monkey Picks *
261 enthralling pages ... a good account of his life. * Echoes *
Beautifully written, especially when describing the classic songs, and vividly underpinned by civil rights developments and enthralling insights into Pickett's sharecropping background, the Wicked's first biography is destined to be the definitive work. * Kris Needs, Record Collector *
we have the perfect match; the music biographer with an eye for the fine detail and a gift for making songs come to life on the page and the multi-million selling Soul legend ... an authoritative study of the development of one of the finest singers of any generation ... ony Fletcher has delivered a long overdue and forensic assessment of arguably the greatest of all soul singers. It is highly recommended as essential reading for anyone with an interest in not only the flawed genius himself, but also the society that made him and the developing music industry within which he carved out a unique niche. * Dave Jennings, Louder than War *
Compelling stuff. * Hot Press *
an assured and illuminating book on the great soul singer ... a lively and entertaining read * Just backdated *
beautifully written * Shindig *
Fletcher's vibrant book brings Pickett and his music to glorious life. * Publishers Weekly *
This biography of soul singer Wilson Pickett is distinctive for its voluminous and nonjudgmental accounting of his life, from early childhood on, and of the complex early days of rhythm and-blues recording. In a book remarkable for its copious family research, Fletcher, a true devotee of the music, gives us the complete Pickett, more so than Mark Ribowsky did for Otis Redding, or James McBride has done for James Brown. * Booklist *
[In the Midnight Hour] is biography at its best: anecdotal, comprehensive, captivating and concise. * Shelf Awareness *
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