Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Final Pickett Tribute

Wilson Pickett - Mama Told Me Not to Come

Today's selection joins "Hey Jude," "Sugar Sugar," and "Hey Joe" as examples of Pickett's great ability to cover pop songs in his own style.
I hope that over the last five or six days I've presented an enjoyable array of Pickett material in tribute to him. I have been very happy to see all the tributes to Wilson Pickett that have taken place over the last few days, whether on other blogs, on soul radio shows, or at soul events such as Rhythm & Booze in Atlanta, where there was an excellent selection of Pickett material played. Wilson Pickett was truly an original, a "character," and an embodiment of the word "soul." May he rest in peace.

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