Talk about exciting. Wilson Pickett was known for his big voice, and his short fuse. In that way, his dustup with Stax legend Eddie Floyd over the future hit “634-5789″ shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise. Only later, much later, did it become clear the two R&B legends were only kidding around.
Pickett was part of the Stax family in 1965, collaborating with both Floyd and/or Steve Cropper on a string of hits that included “In the Midnight Hour,” Pickett’s most famous song. He also had huge R&B hits with “Don’t Fight It,” “Ninety Nine and a Half (Won’t Do) — and “634-5789,” the only song credited to Cropper and Floyd alone.
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