634-5789 (Wilson Pickett)

  • 06 Oct 10:02
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"634-5789" a.k.a. "6345-789" a.k.a. "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)" is the title of a classic soul track written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper. The song was first recorded by soul legend Wilson Pickett on his 1966 Atlantic Records album The Exciting Wilson Pickett and the single reached #1 on the "Black Singles" chart and #13 on the "Pop Singles" chart.. The track was later also recorded by Otis Redding and included on The Soul Album.

Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, and Jonny Lang appeared in the 1998 movie Blues Brothers 2000 and performed "634-5789". Floyd and Pickett played the proprietors of "Ed's Love Exchange," which according to the storyline in the movie can be reached at 1-900-634-5789.

Tina Turner recorded a live version of the track in 1986 as part of a segment in her Break Every Rule TV-special, where she interpreted classic soul songs with guitarist and singer Robert Cray, besides "634-5789" Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Wilson Pickett's "Land of a Thousand Dances" and "In the Midnight Hour". The four tracks were later included on her 1988 album Tina Live in Europe and "634-5789", sung as a duet with Cray, was also issued as a single in certain territories,...


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