Song of the Day: Wilson Pickett, “Mustang Sally” #rmf

Wilson Pickett did some recording at Stax Studios in Memphis, where he recorded "In The Midnight Hour," "Don’t Fight It," "634-5789 (Soulsville, USA)," and "Ninety Nine And A Half (Won’t Do)." For his next set of singles, Jerry Wexler from Atlantic Records had him recording at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (Duane Allman was an occasional sideman), because Jim Stewart from Stax Records decided to ban any outside projects. It was during these sessions that Pickett covered Mack Rice’s "Mustang Sally," which reached #6 on the R&B chart and #23 on the Hot 100 in 1966.

24 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Wilson Pickett, “Mustang Sally” #rmf

  1. Love it! Sorry to be slow to comment. Had 2 oncologist appointments on Monday and they just seemed to make the rest of my week get off track. All is well-ish. One is just a new doctor who wants a full and complete workup including a PET scan, colonoscopy, endoscopy, mammogram, and a large sample of my blood. If there’s a place I can be poked or prodded, he wants it done!

    Ride Sally Ride! Thanks for joining in the fun!

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  2. Love the song.

    When I used to spend time in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, I’d notice that there were two bars, a few doors down from each other, called “Mustang Sally” and “Mustang Harry’s” Apparently Sally went out of business, but Harry is still open.

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  3. Awesome John…I played this song in many bars and clubs…never failed to get people up

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      1. I missed seeing him by about a year. I was at the University of Georgia in 1972. The Allman Brothers played there in the fall and again in the spring.

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