Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter.
A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, many of which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best-known hits are “In the Midnight Hour” (which he co-wrote), “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally”, and “Funky Broadway”.
Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his impact on songwriting and recording.
When we get together later for “Great Soul Performances,” I’ll have on our musical menu: The Chi-Lites, O’Jays, Ohio Players, Ashford & Simpson, Turbans, Wilson Pickett, Laddins, Martha & the Vandellas, Joe Tex, Blue Magic, Temptations, War, Larry Chance & the Earls, Four Tops with Billy Eckstein; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.
“Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” follows, with music by: Gene Chandler, Whispers, Bar-Kays, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Earl Swindell (Third World Earl), O’Jays, Shalamar, Diana Ross, Etta James, Freddie Mercury & Queen, Bobby Womack and many others. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.
Don’t forget the encore performances tomorrow, Sunday at 5PM eastern. So I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
It is fall in New England. I left my hotel room, on my way to the fairground of the “Big E,” I could see my breath. They say it’s gonna warm up. Anyway, I will be bringing you “Great Soul Performances” this evening, albeit wrapped up warmly, and presenting music by: Boyz II Men, the Velvelettes, G.C. Cameron, Thelma Jones, Joe Simon, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Futures, Solomon Burke, the Temptations, Wilson Pickett, the Manhattans, the Spinners; live in concert from the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and many, many others. Check in with me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances: from the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.