Funky Midnight Mover – The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978)

Artist Name
Wilson Pickett
Release Date


Funky Midnight Mover – The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978)
Is Available Now For Pre-Order Exclusively At

Rhino Handmade Running Poll Now To Put One Sold-Out Handmade Title
Back In Print Later This Year For Limited Run

LOS ANGELES – Rhino Handmade kicks off plans for a steady stream of new titles in 2010 beginning with the six-CD Wilson Pickett collection, FUNKY MIDNIGHT MOVER – THE ATLANTIC STUDIO RECORDINGS (1962-1978). This collection – the first comprehensive compilation of Pickett’s Atlantic material – includes all his originally issued recordings for the label, as well as early pre-Atlantic sides, his 1978 album for the Atlantic-distributed Big Tree imprint, and a full CD of rare or previously unreleased recordings. The set is presented in an elaborate 92-page, linen-wrapped book with many rare and unseen photos. This Rhino Handmade exclusive release is available for pre-order now at for a $99.98 and will ship in late January.

The comprehensive set’s 154 tracks encompass all 35 of the singer’s R&B smashes – including five #1 hits – from “In The Midnight Hour,” his first hit for Atlantic Records, to 1973’s “International Playboy,” his last chart entry for the label. The earliest unreleased track on this set, an undubbed alternate of “Hello Sunshine,” dates from the 1967 American sessions for the album I’m In Love and prominently features Bobby Womack’s lead guitar. The collection concludes with “Superstar,” a full-blown disco track from 1978 unearthed in the vaults during research for this set. The set also features comprehensive liner notes, including intros by Jerry Wexler and Steve Cropper, an essay by Chris Morris, and an extensive track-by-track by Bill Dahl.

Rhino Handmade has received thousands of requests through the years to bring back out-of-print titles from the catalog and we are giving the fans what they have asked for in 2010. A month-long poll is being conducted now at where fans can vote to bring back one of 9 sold-out Handmade titles. The out-of-print release that receives the most votes will be reissued later this year as a limited edition.

The candidates are:
Beau Brummels – Magic Hollow
Butterfield Blues Band – Live
Aretha Franklin & King Curtis – Live At The Fillmore West
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells – Play The Blues
The Monkees – Headquarters Sessions
The Stooges – Complete Funhouse Sessions
Television – Live At The Old Waldorf
Allen Toussaint – Complete Warner Bros. Recordings
Jimmy Webb – The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

Track Listing

Disc 1: All Tracks Mono
1. “I Found A Love” – The Falcons
2. “Let’s Kiss And Make Up” – The Falcons
3. “Take This Love I’ve Got” – The Falcons
4. “My Heart Belongs To You”
5. “Let Me Be Your Boy”
6. “If You Need Me”
7. “Baby Call On Me”
8. “It’s Too Late”
9. “I’m Gonna Love You”
10. “I’m Down To My Last Heartbreak”
11. “I Can’t Stop”
12. “Baby, Don’t You Weep”
13. “Peace Breaker”
14. “I’ll Never Be The Same”
15. “Give All Your Lovin’ Right Now”
16. “I’m Gonna Cry (Cry Baby)”
17. “For Better Or Worse”
18. “Teardrops Will Fall” – with Tami Lynn
19. “Come Home Baby” – with Tami Lynn
20. “Take A Little Love”
21. “Don’t Fight It”
22. “That’s A Man’s Way”
23. “In The Midnight Hour”
24. “I’m Not Tired”
25. “It’s All Over”
26. “Danger Zone”
27. “I’m Drifting”
28. “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)”
29. “Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)”
30. “You’re So Fine”

Disc 2: All Tracks Mono
1. “Land Of 1000 Dances”
2. “Something You Got”
3. “She Ain’t Gonna Do Right”
4. “She’s So Good To Me”
5. “Barefootin’”
6. “Nothing You Can Do”
7. “Mercy, Mercy”
8. “I Need A Lot Of Loving Every Day”
9. “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
10. “Sunny”
11. “New Orleans”
12. “You Left The Water Running”
13. “Mustang Sally”
14. “Three Time Loser”
15. “Ooh Poo Pah Doo”
16. “Up Tight Good Woman”
17. “Time Is On My Side”
18. “Knock On Wood”
19. “Love Is A Beautiful Thing”
20. “Soul Dance Number Three”
21. “Funky Broadway”
22. “Mojo Mamma”
23. “I Found A Love, Part I”
24. “I Found A Love, Part II”
25. “I Found The One”
26. “You Can’t Stand Alone”
27. “I’m Sorry About That”
28. “Something Within Me”
29. “We’ve Got To Have Love”
30. “She’s Lookin’ Good”

Disc 3: Tracks 1-8 Mono/9-28 Stereo
1. “I’ve Come A Long Way”
2. “I’m In Love”
3. “Jealous Love”
4. “Don’t Cry No More”
5. “That Kind Of Love”
6. “Bring It On Home To Me”
7. “Stagger Lee”
8. “Hello Sunshine”
9. “Deborah”
10. “Down By The Sea”
11. “I Found A True Love”
12. “Remember, I Been Good To You”
13. “Let’s Get An Understanding”
14. “I’m A Midnight Mover”
15. “Trust Me”
16. “It’s A Groove”
17. “A Man And A Half”
18. “Woman Likes To Hear That”
19. “Night Owl”
20. “Sit Down And Talk This Over”
21. “People Make The World”
22. “Hey Jude”
23. “Search Your Heart”
24. “Mini-Skirt Minnie”
25. “Back In Your Arms”
26. “Save Me”
27. “Toe Hold”
28. “My Own Style Of Loving”

Disc 4: All Tracks Stereo
1. “Born To Be Wild”
2. “Hey Joe”
3. “She Said Yes”
4. “Sweet Inspiration”
5. “Steal Away”
6. “Funky Way”
7. “You Keep Me Hanging On”
8. “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”
9. “Cole, Cooke & Redding”
10. “Groovy Little Woman”
11. “This Old Town”
12. “It’s Still Good”
13. “Sugar Sugar”
14. “Lord Pity Us All”
15. “Run Joey Run”
16. “Bumble Bee (Sting Me)”
17. “Days Go By”
18. “Ain’t No Doubt About It”
19. “Come Right Here”
20. “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You”
21. “Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Parts I & II)”
22. “International Playboy”
23. “Help The Needy”
24. “Fire And Water”
25. “(Your Love Has Brought Me) A Mighty Long Way”

Disc 5: All Tracks Stereo
1. “Covering The Same Old Ground”
2. “Don’t Knock My Love – Pt. 1”
3. “Don’t Knock My Love – Pt. 2”
4. “Hot Love”
5. “Not Enough Love To Satisfy”
6. “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover”
7. “Pledging My Love”
8. “Mama Told Me Not To Come”
9. “Call My Name, I’ll Be There”
10. “Woman Let Me Be Down Home”
11. “One Step Away”
12. “Funk Factory”
13. “Love Dagger”
14. “Time To Let The Sun Shine On Me”
15. “Who Turned You On”
16. “Dance You Down”
17. “Dance With Me”
18. “She’s So Tight”
19. “The Night We Called It A Day”
20. “Hold On To Your Hiney”
21. “Groovin’”
22. “Lay Me Like You Hate Me”
23. “Funky Situation”

Disc 6: All Tracks Stereo
1. “Hello Sunshine” – Alternate Version Without Overdub*
2. “Pray For The Rain” – Take 1-Scratch Vocals*
3. “Groovy Little Woman” – Take 12-Alternate Version Without Overdub*
4. “Let It Come Naturally”
5. “Believe I’ll Shout (Gospel Jam)”
6. “Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9” – Takes 1 & 2*
7. “Rock Of Ages”*
8. “Many Roads To Travel”*
9. “I Hope She’ll Be Happier With Him”*
10. “Heaven”*
11. “Can’t Stop A Man In Love” – Alternate Version*
12. “If You Need Me” – Second Version*
13. “Don’t Forget The Bridge”*
14. “International Playboy” – Second Single Version
15. “Talk Jive”*
16. “I’ll Be There”*
17. “Groove City”*
18. “Superstar”*

* Previously Unreleased