Friday, January 27, 2006

The End of an Era

Last week we lost one of the great ones, Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006), and not ONE blogger (at least the ones I read) mentioned it! I am among those who are moved by his raw vocal style and great songs. Try to find someone who HAS NOT heard "Mustang Sally" or "The Midnight Hour". Not to mention the musicians he has influenced to make more great music, or at least a good cover of one of his hits. He made music from 1959 to 1972 that lives on in the hearts and minds of many.

My personal favorite is "A Man and a Half". Any who own any of Mr. Wilson's cuts, may I suggest you play some of his stuff as a tribute.


nikki said...

you're right! someone should haev mentioned his passing. we're trife!

James Manning said...

You are correct. I saw it and I didn't write anything. I'm not too familiar with his work but my mother loves him.

And you dinner sounds it was very nice. Big ups to the wife. I may have to make a trip to San Diego to get some of that.

Cynthia said...

We have so many that are dying now. He was one of our greats. I'm sending out good thoughts to Angela Bofill too. It is so unfortunate that she didn't have health insurance.

Nice tribute..

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

01 31 06

Hey there Bullfrog: Nope I had no idea that he died. He could sing his ass off!!!!! Thanks for educating and I was feeling some oldies the other day too! Perhaps that is why. RIP Mr. Pickett. Good post Bullfrog.

Bullfrog said...

Thanks mahndisa, I had to give it up.

It is also good to hear from those that appreciate him as much as I. I asked around my office about his death and got mostly blank stares.