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Funky Broadway" was one of Wilson Pickett's two Top 10 hits on the US Hot 100 (the other was 1966's "Land Of 1,000 Dances"), though he routinely swept the R&B charts and scored at least some Top-40 hits on the UK charts as well. This song was written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian, of the group Dyke & the Blazers. This song has the honor of being the first charting single to be published with the word "funk" in the title - it is one of the founding songs of the whole funk genre
Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, many of which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best-known hits are "In the Midnight Hour" (which he co-wrote), "Land of 1,000 Dances", "Mustang Sally", and "Funky Broadway".
Funky Broadway" is a song written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian. It was originally recorded by his band, Dyke & the Blazers, in 1967, and was made into a hit by Wilson Pickett that same year. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and number eight on its Hot 100 chart. The song is notable as being the first charted single with the word "Funky" in the title as well as being prototypical funk music itself. wilson pickett - funky broadway (atlantic). wilson pickett - funky broadway.
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Dyke & the Blazers' "Funky Broadway" was about to break into the top half of the R&B charts when Wilson Pickett decided to cover the tune during February 1967 recording sessions held at Rick Hall's Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Originally released on his The Sound of Wilson Pickett LP, "Funky Broadway" began gaining massive radio play as album cut. Produced by Jerry Wexler and issued as a single, it went to number one R&B and number eight pop in the fall of 1967. Songwriter and Dyke & the Blazers lead Arlester Christian found two-fold success.
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Written-By – Lester Christian*
Written-By – John Lennon - Paul McCartney*
NotesRe-release on atlantic oldies series.
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