הלך לעולמו הזמר WILSON PICKETT

נכון, זה לא ג'אז, אך לדעתי השפעתו של וילסון פיקט חצתה את הקו בין סיגנונות המוסיקה, וזמר הסול הזה היה אחד מגדולי הדור JANUARY 19, 2006 Soul legend, Wilson Pickett, died today from a heart attack at a hospital near his home in Virginia. He was 64 years old. Known as the "Wicked Pickett, " for his unique vocal style as well as his intensity on and off stage, the singer helped shaped modern Rhythm & Blues. Born March 18, 1941 in Pratville, Alabama, his talents were weaned singing gospel in Southern Baptist churches. As a teen, he moved to Detroit and was recruited by The Falcons, a vocal group that became a proving ground for future R&B stars, including Eddie Floyd and Sir Mack Rice. Pickett's screaming gospel-fired lead vocals on "I Found A Love" brought The Falcons a major hit in 1962, and he soon left the group to pursue a solo career. Pickett rose to international fame in 1965 after signing with Atlantic Records and releasing the single "In The Midnight Hour," a song he co-wrote. The power of his raw, sexual vocals matched with the tones of the deepest musicians from Stax and Muscle Shoals pumping behind him, quickly distinguished him from his peers, and he sustained a long string of hits throughout his career, including "Mustang Sally," "634-5789," "Funky Broadway," and "Land of 1000 Dances." Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, the same year he was introduced to younger audiences with the release of the movie, "The Commitments." Although he didn't actually appear in the film, the blockbuster film centered around the unsuccessful attempts of a fledgling Dublin soul band to meet and perform with Pickett, their idol. He performed with the Commitments at the film premiers in Los Angeles and New York to rave reviews. Pickett maintained a respected performing and recording career for more than 40 years, until health problems forced him to take a hiatus in 2005. He received a Grammy nomination in 2000 for his power-packed album, "It's Harder Now," (Rounder/Bullseye Records, 1999). The album also garnered three WC Handy Awards, including Best Soul/Blues Male Artist of the Year. In December, 2004, two of his biggest hits, "Mustang Sally" and "In the Midnight Hour" were included in Rolling Stone Magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Times." According to his long-time personal manager, Margo Lewis: "Wilson was a consummate entertainer. He truly loved to perform, and when he took the stage, he would give the audience every last bit of energy in his body. The unique sound and quality of his voice only got better with age; singing his hits in their original keys well into his 60s. He influenced generations of singers and musicians. No matter what your age is, his records still pull you out of your seat onto the dance floor. Soulful and intense. That was Pickett, the music and the man." Pickett is survived by his devoted fiancé Gail Webb, sons Lynderrick and Michael, daughters Veda and Saphan, as well as an extended family of loving brothers and sisters. A viewing is being arranged in Virginia next week, and then he will be interred with his mother Lena in Louisville, KY. For more information, please contact: Margo Lewis margolewis@tciartists.com

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