When Jerry Wexler sent Wilson Pickett to Memphis, I'm sure he had no idea that in the first night, he and Steve Cropper would write "Don't Fight It," "Ninety Nine and A Half (Won't Do)," and "In The Midnight Hour" in a Jack Daniels-fueled cram session.
I've been around music all of my life, and I gotta say -- a lot of artists would kill to have that sort of output in twenty years, much less twenty hours.
Tonight, I'd like to express deepest sadness for the loss of a great American artist. Anyone who's ever heard "Land of 1000 Dances" or "Mustang Sally" knows what sort of impact that Wilson Pickett had on soul, blues, and rock music.Continued...
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