Friday, January 20, 2006

Wilson Pickett R.I.P.

Fiery-voiced soul music titan Wilson Pickett died yesterday of a heart attack at age 64.

During the Sixties, the "Wicked Pickett" delivered hit after R&B hit, including "In the Midnight Hour," "Funky Broadway," and "Mustang Sally." Of all the Beatles songs covered by soul singers, Pickett's take on "Hey Jude" (with Duane Allman on guitar) was probably the best ever.

For my money, he also did the definitive version of "Land of a Thousand Dances." Truly one of the greats.

1 comment:

Chox said...

I know you like a search on WKYC Cleveland, and listen to the PowerRadio debut on February 1, 1968. Chuck Dunaway plays Funky Funky sounds great.

I listened to it today when I heard he passed.