New Orleans singer/songwriter Chris Kenner had a 1961 number two R&B/pop hit with "I Like I Like That" and a 1963 hit with "Land of 1000 Dances." Atlantic A&R head Jerry Wexler changed Wilson Pickett's recording base from Memphis' Stax Records to Rick Hall's Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, during May 1966. Hall rounded up members of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section: drummer Roger Hawkins, bassist Tommy Cogbill, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, and guitarists Chips Moman and Jimmy Johnson, along with the Memphis Horns' Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, Floyd Newman, and Charlie Chalmers. Produced by Wexler and Hall from the LP The Exciting Wilson Pickett, "Land of 1000 Dances" went to number one R&B and number six pop in the summer of 1966. Pickett redid the song for the soundtrack of the 1988 Dan Aykroyd/John Candy movie The Great Outdoors.