Friday, June 21, 2013
Written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper and first recorded by "Wicked" Wilson Pickett on his 1966 Altantic Records album "The Exciting Wilson Pickett," the song was a required standard to be played at the combo dance parties we attended at Vanderbilt. According to Wikipedia, the recording made #1 on the Black singles chart and #13 on the Pop listings. Here it is, courtesy of YouTube....
The song was also later covered by such artists as Tina Turner, Johnny Lang, and by one its authors, Eddie Lang. I am not sure what you get or who you reach when you call this number today (or what area code to add), but it's brought 40 years of entertainment to some members of the Vanderbilt Class of '73. Rock on!