Sunday Soul: Wilson Pickett – Mini Skirt Minnie

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was one of the biggies in the development of American Soul music. He was considered a little bit rawer than some of his contemporaries like Otis Redding or Solomon Burke and I tend to agree. Wilson started out singing with The Falcons in 1962 and he signed on to Stax Records in 1965.

(Pickett and a guitarist named Jimi backing him before he hit it big himself)
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Some of his biggest hits were “In the Midnight Hour”, “Land of 1000 Dances” and “Mustang Sally” but “Minnie Skirt Minnnie” has always been a favorite of mine.

Wilson Pickett – Mini Skirt Minnie

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Ben

Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can’t speak it. I wish I’d grown up as an old black man playin’ the blues just like my father.

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