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Who is playing guitar with Wilson Pickett?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Gin Mill Cowboy, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Jimmy Johnson I believe. He was part of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section who played on many of Pickett's recordings. I would call that performance a mastery of riff and rhythm. I could listen to this stuff all day and all night too.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Johnson_(musician)
     

  2. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
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  3. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    And here's Bobby's own cover

     
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  4. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Yeah, could have been Bobby Womack on the Soul Train show but not Reggie Young.
     

  5. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO

  6. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    That is most definitely NOT Reggie in the live clip :rolleyes:

    I didn't realize before posting that it wasn't the studio track.
     

  7. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    Not Bobby either -he's a lefty! (and upside downer)

     

  8. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Looks like It could be Jimmy Johnson.

    [​IMG]
     

  9. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    Good call!
     

  10. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO

    LOL Well Reggie is another great Memphis studio guy and a soulful player but unless he was in blackface yeah, it wasn't him on Soul Train. :lol:
     

  11. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Well kinda like The Funk Bros. and The Wrecking Crew there were only so many Memphis Soul musicians who had the chops to play on that stuff so eventually it can be sorted out via process of elimination but I'd all but forgotten about Bobby Womack.
     
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  12. Hexabuzz

    Hexabuzz Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2014
    Northeast PA
    Those guys are truly my guitar heroes...
     

  13. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Yeah, when I say I want to live long enough to master some great rhythm and riff playing that's what I'm talking about! Then you overlay that with Wilson's vocals and it gives me the chills. What a voice.
     

  14. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  15. Gin Mill Cowboy

    Gin Mill Cowboy TDPRI Member

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    Apr 5, 2014
    New Jersey
    Thanks. I actually discover the video on this forum while searching Steve Cropper. It looked like someone said it was Pops Staples, but that didn't seem right
     

  16. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Holic

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    Jan 15, 2013
    Heart O' Dixie
    Organ, horns, restraint, feeling - timeless.
     
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    darkwaters Tele-Afflicted

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  18. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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    I recall hearing it was Percy Sledge's guitarist.
     

  19. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    The descending bass is similar to When A Man....
     

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