This week's featured artist is Wilson Pickett
Pickett did a good deal to establish the sound of Southern soul with his early hits, which were often written and recorded with the cream of the session musicians in Memphis and Muscle Shoals.
Before establishing himself as a solo artist, Pickett sang with the Falcons, who had a Top Ten R&B hit in 1962 with I Found a Love.
If You Need Me (covered by the Rolling Stones) and It's Too Late were R&B hits for the singer before he hooked up with Atlantic Records, who sent him to record at Stax in Memphis in 1965.
One early result was In the Midnight Hour.
It was an R&B chart-topper and a substantial pop hit (number 21), though its influence was stronger than that respectable position might indicate: thousands of bands, black and white, covered In the Midnight Hour on-stage and record in the 1960s.
We go pretty in depth here, playing some very early things that may have gotten by you without ever hearing them.
Of course, we will be playing all those great hits of his too.
Here's the link to a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, at WLSO.FM: