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Thursday, January 19, 2006

RIP Wilson Pickett

Great singer. Willful guy. A macho man, but not a dirty one. Inspired the Commitments (boo) I mean the book (yay). I'm working from Rhino's reissue of Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits; the 2CD A Man and a Half is apparently better. I don't know if his was the best "Land of 1000 Dances", but it might be. Read Christgau's account of Pickett not singing at the Apollo.


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