Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
March 18 marked the 80th birth anniversary for singer & songwriter Wilson Pickett, born in 1941 in Alabama. His years at Stax Records brought him most of his success, most notably for the songs “In The Midnight Hour” (Day 131), “634-5789”, “Land of 1000 Dances” and today’s track. Part soul, part R&B with a touch of funk added to the mix, “Wicked” Wilson Pickett was one of a kind.
“I bought you a brand new mustang
A nineteen sixty five, huh
Now you come around signifying a woman
You don’t want to let me ride“
Wilson Pickett circa 1968. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Wilson Pickett: “Mustang Sally” (1966, written by Mack Rice).
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