Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia

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Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia is the eleventh studio album by singer Wilson Pickett released in 1970. After cutting many of his earlier albums in the Deep South (Memphis and Muscle Shoals), Pickett headed to Philadelphia to work with Gamble and Huff. The result was Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia.

Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia
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Studio album by
StudioSigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ProducerKenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Wilson Pickett chronology
Hey Jude
Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia
Right On
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Run Joey Run" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 2:37
  2. "Help The Needy" (Bobby Eli) 2:31
  3. "Come Right Here" (Victor Drayton, Reginald Turner) 2:35
  4. "Bumble Bee (Sting Me)" (Victor Drayton, Bunny Sigler, Reginald Turner) 2:13
  5. "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" (Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellman; Drayton, Turner) 2:46
  6. "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Part I)" (Gamble, Huff) 2:46
  7. "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Part II) (Gamble, Huff) 3:37
  8. "Days Go By" (Ugene Dozier, Bunny Sigler) 2:24
  9. "International Playboy" (Bernard Broomer, Ugene Dozier, Lee Phillips, Bunny Sigler) 2:26
  10. "Ain't No Doubt About It" (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) 2:19



The album reached number 12 on the soul albums chart in the United States. "Engine Number 9" charted at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the R&B Singles chart. "Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You" charted at number 17 on the Hot 100 and number 2 on the R&B chart.

Chart (1970) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 64
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 12


Year Single Chart positions
1970 "Engine Number 9"[4] 14 3
1971 "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You"[4] 17 2
1973 "International Playboy"[4] - 30


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b "Wilson Pickett US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  4. ^ a b c "Wilson Pickett US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-12-28.

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