Continuing with our featured artist, Wilson Pickett, I was surprised to find out quite a few things about his life while researching him, like his relationship with his mother.
And especially the trouble he seemed to get into in his later years.
Aren't you supposed to do that when in your younger age?
We'll open this one with an old single I did not play in the first half.
It seems Engineer Ken Stanley, who is a musician, remembered and liked the one I chose not to play, particularly the lead guitar in it, as that is his instrument of choice.
How could I deny my old pal anything, lol?
I'l have a song by the Wicked Pickett that, although not a hit single for him, I particulalrly like.
And it could be Rock Lives/Rockollections first ever Musical Recipe!
Prompting a smartass comment by me, lol!
Pickett had the good sense and taste use a young Duane Allman as a session guitarist on a hit cover of the Beatles' Hey Jude.
He cut some hits in Philadelphia with Gamble & Huff productions in the early '70s.
He even did a hit version of the Archies' Sugar, Sugar, which is almost tolerable and I could have played, but I doubt I will EVER play by ANY artist!
Let's just call it good taste and a respect for the audience, lol!
I hate that damn song!
All in all, a good show that will definitely bring back memories of remembered and half-forgotten songs- and a time when music formats weren't so rigidly structured, when good music was simply good music, and the beancounters weren't so desperately trying to appeal to the fragmented audience they created.
At the end of the show, we acknowledge Memorial Day, very distinct from Veteran's Day and far more solemn, with a song about the impossible-not-to-be-touched-by Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Have a Happy Memorial Day, and remember those brave soldiers who gave their lives...not just the store sales and the barbecues!
Here's the link to have a bowl of soul stew, but watch it with that pinch of organ, at WLSO.FM:
The subtly suggestive and impish,