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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Wilson Pickett, the singer who sang "Mustang Sally" died today. I
didn't know this, but "Mustang Sally" only went to Number 22 on
Billboard's chart on 12/10/1966.

Pickett was 64 years old - here is the blurb from Associated Press:

RESTON, Va. -- Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the
fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart
attack Thursday, according to his management company. He was 64.

Chris Tuthill of the management company Talent Source said Pickett had
been suffering from health problems for the past year.

"He did his part. It was a great ride, a great trip, I loved him and
I'm sure he was well-loved, and I just hope that he's given his
props," Michael Wilson Pickett, the fourth of the singer's six
children, told WRC-TV in Washington after his death.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pickett -- known as the
"Wicked Pickett" -- became a star with his soulful hits in the 1960s.

"In the Midnight Hour" made the top 25 on the Billboard pop charts in
1965 and "Mustang Sally" did the same the following year.

Pickett was defined by his raspy voice and passionate delivery. But
the Alabama-born picket got his start singing gospel music in church.
After moving to Detroit as a teen, he joined the group the Falcons,
which scored the hit "I Found a Love" with Pickett on lead vocals in
1962.

He went solo a year later, and would soon find his greatest success.
In 1965, he linked with legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler at the
equally legendary soul label Stax Records in Memphis, and recorded one
of his greatest hits, "In the Midnight Hour," for Atlantic Records. A
string of hits followed, including "634-5789," "Funky Broadway" and
"Mustang Sally." His sensuous soul was in sharp contrast to the
genteel soul songs of his Detroit counterparts at Motown Records.

As Pickett entered a new decade, he had less success on the charts,
but still had hits, including the song "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool
You."

In later years, he had legal problems and battled substance abuse; in
1994 he served jail time on an assault charge.

Besides his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, he
was also given the Pioneer award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation
two years later.


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Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/davescar_7_11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/Engine_rebuild_006.jpg
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Ah... you beat me to it... i loved Wilson Pickett music.

Though I liked the Rascals version of both major hits; Sally and Midnight
Hour, better. His body of work was underappreciated.

Spike <[email protected]> wrote:

> Wilson Pickett, the singer who sang "Mustang Sally" died today. I
> didn't know this, but "Mustang Sally" only went to Number 22 on
> Billboard's chart on 12/10/1966.
>
> Pickett was 64 years old - here is the blurb from Associated Press:
>
> RESTON, Va. -- Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the
> fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart
> attack Thursday, according to his management company. He was 64.
>
> Chris Tuthill of the management company Talent Source said Pickett had
> been suffering from health problems for the past year.
>
> "He did his part. It was a great ride, a great trip, I loved him and
> I'm sure he was well-loved, and I just hope that he's given his
> props," Michael Wilson Pickett, the fourth of the singer's six
> children, told WRC-TV in Washington after his death.
>
> A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pickett -- known as the
> "Wicked Pickett" -- became a star with his soulful hits in the 1960s.
>
> "In the Midnight Hour" made the top 25 on the Billboard pop charts in
> 1965 and "Mustang Sally" did the same the following year.
>
> Pickett was defined by his raspy voice and passionate delivery. But
> the Alabama-born picket got his start singing gospel music in church.
> After moving to Detroit as a teen, he joined the group the Falcons,
> which scored the hit "I Found a Love" with Pickett on lead vocals in
> 1962.
>
> He went solo a year later, and would soon find his greatest success.
> In 1965, he linked with legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler at the
> equally legendary soul label Stax Records in Memphis, and recorded one
> of his greatest hits, "In the Midnight Hour," for Atlantic Records. A
> string of hits followed, including "634-5789," "Funky Broadway" and
> "Mustang Sally." His sensuous soul was in sharp contrast to the
> genteel soul songs of his Detroit counterparts at Motown Records.
>
> As Pickett entered a new decade, he had less success on the charts,
> but still had hits, including the song "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool
> You."
>
> In later years, he had legal problems and battled substance abuse; in
> 1994 he served jail time on an assault charge.
>
> Besides his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, he
> was also given the Pioneer award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation
> two years later.
>




--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Spike <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> Wilson Pickett, the singer who sang "Mustang Sally" died today. I
> didn't know this, but "Mustang Sally" only went to Number 22 on
> Billboard's chart on 12/10/1966.
>
> Pickett was 64 years old - here is the blurb from Associated Press:
>
> RESTON, Va. -- Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the
> fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart
> attack Thursday, according to his management company. He was 64.
>
> Chris Tuthill of the management company Talent Source said Pickett had
> been suffering from health problems for the past year.
>
> "He did his part. It was a great ride, a great trip, I loved him and
> I'm sure he was well-loved, and I just hope that he's given his
> props," Michael Wilson Pickett, the fourth of the singer's six
> children, told WRC-TV in Washington after his death.
>
> A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pickett -- known as the
> "Wicked Pickett" -- became a star with his soulful hits in the 1960s.
>
> "In the Midnight Hour" made the top 25 on the Billboard pop charts in
> 1965 and "Mustang Sally" did the same the following year.
>
> Pickett was defined by his raspy voice and passionate delivery. But
> the Alabama-born picket got his start singing gospel music in church.
> After moving to Detroit as a teen, he joined the group the Falcons,
> which scored the hit "I Found a Love" with Pickett on lead vocals in
> 1962.
>
> He went solo a year later, and would soon find his greatest success.
> In 1965, he linked with legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler at the
> equally legendary soul label Stax Records in Memphis, and recorded one
> of his greatest hits, "In the Midnight Hour," for Atlantic Records. A
> string of hits followed, including "634-5789," "Funky Broadway" and
> "Mustang Sally." His sensuous soul was in sharp contrast to the
> genteel soul songs of his Detroit counterparts at Motown Records.
>
> As Pickett entered a new decade, he had less success on the charts,
> but still had hits, including the song "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool
> You."
>
> In later years, he had legal problems and battled substance abuse; in
> 1994 he served jail time on an assault charge.
>
> Besides his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, he
> was also given the Pioneer award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation
> two years later.
>
>
> --
>
> Spike
> 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
> w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
> Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
> gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
> audio-video...
> See my ride at....
> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
> Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/davescar_7_11_05_002.jpg
> Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/Engine_rebuild_006.jpg


At least his music will live on, especially on my CD player.

R.I.P., Mr. Pickett.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 02:09:39 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Ah... you beat me to it... i loved Wilson Pickett music.
>
>Though I liked the Rascals version of both major hits; Sally and Midnight
>Hour, better. His body of work was underappreciated.
>
>Spike <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> Wilson Pickett, the singer who sang "Mustang Sally" died today. I
>> didn't know this, but "Mustang Sally" only went to Number 22 on
>> Billboard's chart on 12/10/1966.
>>
>> Pickett was 64 years old - here is the blurb from Associated Press:
>>
>> RESTON, Va. -- Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the
>> fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart
>> attack Thursday, according to his management company. He was 64.
>>
>> Chris Tuthill of the management company Talent Source said Pickett had
>> been suffering from health problems for the past year.
>>
>> "He did his part. It was a great ride, a great trip, I loved him and
>> I'm sure he was well-loved, and I just hope that he's given his
>> props," Michael Wilson Pickett, the fourth of the singer's six
>> children, told WRC-TV in Washington after his death.
>>
>> A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Pickett -- known as the
>> "Wicked Pickett" -- became a star with his soulful hits in the 1960s.
>>
>> "In the Midnight Hour" made the top 25 on the Billboard pop charts in
>> 1965 and "Mustang Sally" did the same the following year.
>>
>> Pickett was defined by his raspy voice and passionate delivery. But
>> the Alabama-born picket got his start singing gospel music in church.
>> After moving to Detroit as a teen, he joined the group the Falcons,
>> which scored the hit "I Found a Love" with Pickett on lead vocals in
>> 1962.
>>
>> He went solo a year later, and would soon find his greatest success.
>> In 1965, he linked with legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler at the
>> equally legendary soul label Stax Records in Memphis, and recorded one
>> of his greatest hits, "In the Midnight Hour," for Atlantic Records. A
>> string of hits followed, including "634-5789," "Funky Broadway" and
>> "Mustang Sally." His sensuous soul was in sharp contrast to the
>> genteel soul songs of his Detroit counterparts at Motown Records.
>>
>> As Pickett entered a new decade, he had less success on the charts,
>> but still had hits, including the song "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool
>> You."
>>
>> In later years, he had legal problems and battled substance abuse; in
>> 1994 he served jail time on an assault charge.
>>
>> Besides his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, he
>> was also given the Pioneer award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation
>> two years later.
>>

As have so many of the Great Ones... One I was really happy for was
Roy Orbison. Semi popular in his day, faded out, and came back big
time, only to die.... but he died on top instead of a faded has been.
And they could actually sing, not just talk in rhyme or scream.

Slowly but surely, I am rebuilding all my old record (you know.. that
plastic vinyl stiff with the groves on both sides: 0 ) collection with
reissues on CD. Unfortunately, a number of them are no longer
available.
--

Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/davescar_7_11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/Engine_rebuild_006.jpg
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Around 1/19/2006 6:19 PM, Joe wrote:

> At least his music will live on, especially on my CD player.
>
> R.I.P., Mr. Pickett.


"I bought you a brand new Mustang 'bout nineteen sixty-five
Now you come around signifying a woman, you don't wanna let me ride.
Mustang Sally, think you better slow your Mustang down.
You been running all over the town now.
Oh! I guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground.

"All you want to do is ride around Sally. Ride, Sally, ride."


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| My V6stang: http://www.v6stang.com/v6stang |
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Spike <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 02:09:39 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Ah... you beat me to it... i loved Wilson Pickett music.
>>
>>Though I liked the Rascals version of both major hits; Sally and
>>Midnight Hour, better. His body of work was underappreciated.
>>
>>>

> As have so many of the Great Ones... One I was really happy for was
> Roy Orbison. Semi popular in his day, faded out, and came back big
> time, only to die.... but he died on top instead of a faded has been.
> And they could actually sing, not just talk in rhyme or scream.
>


Holy CRAP! Roy Orbison...A BIG 10-4!

And so fitting that he got it back teamed with a number of OTHER 'magic
voices' in the Traveling Wilburys!

Look here.. and note the hits... MANY artists who had CLEAR distinct
voices.

http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1961.htm

Other magic voices:
Dee Clark {It must be Raindrops.. falling from my eyes}
Percy Sledge
Gene Pitney
Clyde Mcphatter
Jackie Wilson

But one who will probably never qualify is
Johnny Mathis, though his voice was great... his personna and product was
'just too.. too...

Rhinestones, Sequins and Feather Boas.. yeah.. that's it!
\
--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:51:49 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Spike <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 02:09:39 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>Ah... you beat me to it... i loved Wilson Pickett music.
>>>
>>>Though I liked the Rascals version of both major hits; Sally and
>>>Midnight Hour, better. His body of work was underappreciated.
>>>
>>>>

>> As have so many of the Great Ones... One I was really happy for was
>> Roy Orbison. Semi popular in his day, faded out, and came back big
>> time, only to die.... but he died on top instead of a faded has been.
>> And they could actually sing, not just talk in rhyme or scream.
>>

>
>Holy CRAP! Roy Orbison...A BIG 10-4!
>
>And so fitting that he got it back teamed with a number of OTHER 'magic
>voices' in the Traveling Wilburys!
>
>Look here.. and note the hits... MANY artists who had CLEAR distinct
>voices.
>
>http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1961.htm
>
>Other magic voices:
>Dee Clark {It must be Raindrops.. falling from my eyes}
>Percy Sledge
>Gene Pitney
>Clyde Mcphatter
>Jackie Wilson
>
>But one who will probably never qualify is
>Johnny Mathis, though his voice was great... his personna and product was
>'just too.. too...
>
>Rhinestones, Sequins and Feather Boas.. yeah.. that's it!
>\

And those, 'cept for the Wilburys, are solos.... Thing of all the
groups you cut your teeth on....

One nice thing about being "old" is having been there to see them when
they were "living" legends. The Beatles at Viking Stadium in
Minneapolis. Paul Revere and the Raiders with James Brown in Syracuse.
Filmore West.... And the beat goes on.....
--

Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
audio-video...
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/davescar_7_11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://207.36.208.198/albums/86810/Engine_rebuild_006.jpg
 
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