RIP Wilson Pickett

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by muggsy, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Damn...& I was just re-visiting Pickett's Hey Jude album the last couple days. Great R&B album with some great R&B Jamerson-esque bass grooves. A very young Duane Allman also played on this recording.

    RIP, Pick...& thanks.
  3. Wow. Another one of the greats, gone.

    RIP Wicked Pickett
  4. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    I wonder how much money I've made playing his songs. Every time I pick up the bass, seems like I owe more to someone.

    Thank you Wilson Pickett.
  5. Roundwound


    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
  6. jkritchey


    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    I think the first song I actually learned to play by ear with the record was Mustang Sally. Turns out he passed while living with in 20 minutes of me. I had no idea. :(


    **PS I have NEVER been able to correctly play 634-5789 (Soulsville) despite numerous attempts. Time to try again.:bassist:
  7. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    RIP. He will be missed! I'll be playing a bunch of his stuff this weekend with my R&B gig. He was a huge influence on us all.
  8. jimbob


    Dec 26, 2001
    Charlotte NC
    Endorsing Artist: Acoustica Mixcraft; Endorsing Artist: DR Strings
    "Mustang Sally" is a staple tune for my band:crying: The man could SING.
  9. Pete skjold

    Pete skjold

    May 29, 2004
    Warsaw Ohio
    Man , This is really heavy .

    I play his entire collection at least once a month .

    Definately a somber day .

    R.I.P. Wilson .

  10. Gosh.........


    Don't let the green grass fool You , and Hey Jude are my two of my favorite soul songs.

    When the band hits the bridge and Duane goes crazy and Wilson starts howling in Hey Jude...........Wow.
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member


  12. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Just heard via NPR. Sad news. :(

  13. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    That brought back the old memories of when Otis Redding

    Wilson was a talented singer and had great groove and soul.
    I learned a lot of good things from the Wicked Pickett.

    Early 60's seems young to cross the finish line.

    Rest in peace bro, thanks for the memories.
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "Funky Broadway" rules all day long. RIP
  15. EmmSee


    May 23, 2004
    Boston, MA
    RIP ... he wrote some great stuff. I've been in a few bands that's played his tunes.... always got people moving.
  16. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Wow. My mom's gonna be devestated.
  17. First Lou Rawls, now Pickett. It's the end of a remarkable era. Rest in peace.
  18. fenwickbacker


    Jun 12, 2004
    New Orleans
    Sorry to hear this - he had such a great voice. Along w/ Redding and Johnnie Adams, wicked Pickett was one of my favorite soul/r'n'b vocalists.

    Always liked Engine Engine #9 - great bass line.
  19. trumpeter


    Jan 23, 2006
    Amherst, MA
    What else is there to say other than RIP and remeber the man's awesomeness.