Friday, January 20, 2006, 7:33 AM // 1 comments

Funky Friday: Wilson Pickett

Funky FridayAs the music world mourns the loss of Wilson Pickett today you won't have to listen to the radio too long before you hear one of his soul classics. Songs like "In the Midnight Hour" and "Mustang Sally" are two of the most recognizible songs of the soul era. If he had never recorded anything other than these two songs wicked wicked Wilson Pickett would still be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

But there was a lot more to Wilson Pickett, who died Thursday at the age of 64, than those two songs which is why today's Funky Friday podcast will feature lesser known Wilson Pickett songs: "Sit Down and Talk This Over," "Save Me," and "A Man and a Half" are taken from Pickett's 1969 Hey Jude album and features Duane Allman on guitar and the Muscle Shoals horns. The last song "Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)" is from his second album, "The Exciting Wilson Pickett," a song co-written with Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper (from Stax Records house band Booker T. and the M.G.'s).

I like to extend a special thank you to Suzanne Miller who inspired me to turn Funky Friday into a podcast and my brother, Stephen Altobello, for song suggestions.

Funky Friday: Wilson Pickett



Anonymous Steve, "the Murrman", Murray said...

Does the Beatles song, "Hey Jude" have anything to do with Wilson's "Hey Jude"? Or is this just coincidence?

4:11 PM  

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