Tag: Wilson Pickett

  • Listen Here: The Best Beatles Cover Versions: Part 3

    Listen Here: The Best Beatles Cover Versions: Part 3

    This is the third and final chapter in the “Without The Beatles” series – a chance to hear some of the best Beatles cover versions around while reading the “liner notes” below to give you a little more context around what you are listening to. As before, you can hear all these tracks – which…

  • The Making of Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”

    The Making of Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”

    Wilson Pickett moved towards Percy Sledge, ready to punch him, hard.  Sledge had popped in during one of Pickett’s recording sessions at the Muscle Shoals Fame Studios, and as his name would suggest, began to sledge Pickett, telling him first he sounded like Otis Redding, and then like James Brown.  That’s the best way to…

  • You Left The Water Running: Another Side of The Wicked Pickett: 

    You Left The Water Running: Another Side of The Wicked Pickett: 

    Part 2 of a look at various artists who have recorded the song “You Left The Water Running”. Part 1 is here… I am the wicked….I am named the wicked, I got to be the wicked.”  “I’d describe my sound as a good piano player, a guitar in tune, a bass in tune, a funky…

  • You Left The Water Running: Why This Otis Redding Track Went Unheard For A Decade…

    You Left The Water Running: Why This Otis Redding Track Went Unheard For A Decade…

    A “vertical tasting” of R&B classic “You Left The Water Running” “You Left The Water Running” is a song with some great mythology around it. It appears in Nick Hornby’s classic tale of record collecting (oh, well, I suppose there were one or two parts about relationships and stuff as well) Hi-Fidelity. You’ll remember the…

  • The Best Cover Versions of Beatles songs – Part 2

    The Best Cover Versions of Beatles songs – Part 2

    The recent tribute to Macca – The Art of McCartney – featured dozens of cover versions of Paul’s solo work as well as his Beatles work, and it is fair to say that unless you were a fan of the artist that bravely stepped in to perform, the results were less than electrifying. Indeed, you…

  • Buying Vintage Soul and RnB on Vinyl

    Buying Vintage Soul and RnB on Vinyl

    The story so far: I’m building a vinyl record collection for the sum of £116.99, which just happens to be how much it costs to buy the new Oasis Box Set of (What’s The Story) Morning Glory. So far, I have something old (by Chuck Berry), something new (by Oasis), so it was time for…