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« on: January 21, 2006, 02:44:00 AM »

Wilson Pickett, the singer who has died aged 64 on 19th January 2006, was best known for his raspy-voiced and passionate recordings of In the Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally; although he never achieved the popularity of James Brown or Aretha Franklin, his distinctive sound took soul music in a rougher direction and inspired many imitators who were keen to emulate "Wicked" Pickett's aggressive and rhythmic style.

"I remember 1965," he sang in Soul Survivor, "Everybody was still alive/ I'm a soul survivor."

Pickett, who died of a heart attack on Thursday, is survived by his fianc?e and his two sons and two daughters.

I wanted to post a small tribute to the man who was one fo the artists instrumental in the shaping of the sould music sound in the 60's

Heads up Wicked Picket, see you soon man!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2006, 05:17:00 AM »

Iwa Jima  Let his music live's on!!!!:band:
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2006, 10:29:00 AM »

Here-here!  MISTUH Wilson Pickett was my absolute favorite, true, classic soul artist.  He was the benchmark artist for this genre in my mind - and definitely evocative of the SOUL side of Vietnam Era music.

Other great artists of this era include Carla Thomas ("Baby"), Arthur Conley ("sweet Soul Music"), Percy Sledge ("When a Man Loves a Woman"), Sam and Dave ("I Got Everything I Need"), Eddie Floyd ("Knock on Wood"), and Joe Tex ("Papa Was Too").  Note that most of these artists recorded on Atlantic and other labels - NOT MoTown, which put out good stuff - but was more homogenized and over-produced, for cross-over taste.  Gimme the raw edge any day.

Goodbye, Mistuh Pickett.  You were a helluva bro.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 04:25:00 AM »

Nice spoken!!!!!:target:
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 11:23:19 PM »

 I'll Drink To That!

Agree completely Exclaim


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