January 20, 2006

Wicked Pickett

Wilson Pickett died yesterday. If the name doesn't ring a bell - his songs will. Mustang Sally, In The Midnight Hour are two that come to mind right away.

Growing up I wasn't allowed to listen to much secular music. At least not that crazy rock 'n roll. But I could listen to Pickett. And I did. And I loved it.

Rest in Peace Wilson. Thank you for sharing your gift with us all these years. It's a better world for it.

Posted by Tammi at January 20, 2006 07:01 AM

When I was a boy, the radio stations would play Wilson Picket one song and the Sons of the Pioneers the next. This is why one sees old rednecks jiving to soul music.
Picket will be missed.

Posted by: Peter at January 21, 2006 11:57 AM