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Wilson Pickett — Mustang Sally
Album: Best of Wilson Pickett
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Released: 1965
Length: 3:03
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Mustang Sally!
Guess you better slow your mustang down...
(oh lord...what I said now...)
Mustang Sally now baby....oh Lord...
Guess you better slow your mustang down...
(oh yeah)

You been running all over the town now...
OH!...Guess I'll have to put your flat feet on the ground....
(Ha!...what I said now...)

Listen:
All you wanna do is ride around Sally....
(Ride, Sally, Ride)
All you wanna do is ride around Sally...
(Ride, Sally, Ride)
All you wanna do is ride around Sally...
(Ride, Sally, Ride)
All you wanna do is ride around Sally...
(Ride, Sally, Ride)

Listen here....one of these lonely mornings,
OH!...gonna' be wiping your weeping eyes...(HUH!)

What J say now! Lookey here...

I bought you a brand-new mustang, a 1965.
Now you come around, single, fine, woman...
And don't wanna let me ride...

Mustang Sally, now baby, oh lord,
Guess you better slow that mustang down....(Huh...oh Lord)
You been running all over town...OH!
Gotta put your flat feet on the ground...

What I said now...let me say it one more time.

Now all you wanna do is ride around Sally...
(Ride, Sally, Ride)
All you wanna do is ride around Sally...
(Ride, Sally, Ride)
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Wilson Pickett was amazing. Had some great back up too. Check out his version of Hey Jude with Duane Allman on guitar
THANK YOU PSD!  leave sleepy yawning Norah Jones for good god Mustang Sally and I'm lovin it   : )
 Solanus wrote:

If Algrif had said 35 or 40 years ago, you could make the argument that there was a much lesser insistence on our musical artists being photogenic entertainers. You could also talk about how our broadcast radio stations have been terribly homogenized for many years now. You could also mention that 30-40-50 years later, you never hear all of the dross or pop fluff from back then that you have to sift through nowadays; that thinking is made much stronger when listening to RP as you get the cream of the crop, pulling from all those forgotten nuggets from listener's collections as well.

There are many talented musicians and songwriters out there, plying their trade, hoping to get discovered (or skipping that step by releasing their songs to the public). Almost certainly many more as the world population has grown by leaps & bounds and as the palette has grown with the inclusion of so many other cultures & musical styles. No decade has a monopoly on good music by any measure, not even close.

 
{#Cheers}
 Proclivities wrote:

You're not really looking very hard and you're only seeing and hearing what you already believe; it's called confirmation bias.  Besides, producing good music has about as much to do with being a technically proficient musician as being a good writer has to do with being a proficient typist.  Anyhow, there are probably just as many highly-skilled musicians (if not more) than there were back then. 

 
If Algrif had said 35 or 40 years ago, you could make the argument that there was a much lesser insistence on our musical artists being photogenic entertainers. You could also talk about how our broadcast radio stations have been terribly homogenized for many years now. You could also mention that 30-40-50 years later, you never hear all of the dross or pop fluff from back then that you have to sift through nowadays; that thinking is made much stronger when listening to RP as you get the cream of the crop, pulling from all those forgotten nuggets from listener's collections as well.

There are many talented musicians and songwriters out there, plying their trade, hoping to get discovered (or skipping that step by releasing their songs to the public). Almost certainly many more as the world population has grown by leaps & bounds and as the palette has grown with the inclusion of so many other cultures & musical styles. No decade has a monopoly on good music by any measure, not even close.
 algrif wrote:
FreeBob wrote:
I don't believe a word of it. There is wonderful new music today just as there was 30 years ago.
Of course you are right. It's just that 30 years ago, you were either a good musician, who could really play real instruments and sing with their un-modified voices, or you didn't even get a look-in. Now, almost anyone with a bit of electronic know-how can produce a 'hit' that has little to do with real musicianship. Or no?

 
You're not really looking very hard and you're only seeing and hearing what you already believe; it's called confirmation bias.  Besides, producing good music has about as much to do with being a technically proficient musician as being a good writer has to do with being a proficient typist.  Anyhow, there are probably just as many highly-skilled musicians (if not more) than there were back then. 
 sunybuny wrote:
I like this version but The Commitments version is pretty good too.

 
Alan Parker was smart in casting a group of young musicians (including Glen Hansard) in the roles of the band. It made for some pretty sweet music.
 snowak wrote:
YEAH ANOTHER SALLY SONG —> that's my name
I wanna hear "lay down sally" and "sneaking sally through the alley" next

 

 

How about Sally by Gogol Bordello or Sally I Love You by Flight of the Conchords. Elvis Presley, The Who and The Police also have Sally titled songs, although I can't think of their names at this moment.


When I was 4 or 5 my dad and I were in the car and pulled up to a red light. There was a car next to me with a young women, curly blond hair, just minding her own business, sitting there in her powder blue car. My dad got all excited and told me, "roll down your window and ask her if her name is Sally". So of course in my high pitch voice, all serious, I ask her. She smiles and laughs, and that seems to be answer enough for my dad. 

Heard this song YEARS later and put it together. My dad confirmed she was indeed in a mustang.

Kids.
 snowak wrote:
YEAH ANOTHER SALLY SONG —> that's my name
I wanna hear "lay down sally" and "sneaking sally through the alley" next

 

How about Sally Go 'Round the Roses?


I like this version but The Commitments version is pretty good too.
HUNH!  GOOD GOD! YOW!
 Wicked Pickett
shout it! 
It has everything right. 10
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and The Swampers!!
Godlike
I'd be dancing right now at work!!!
My brand new mother-in-law danced to this at our reception. She took off her jacket and swung it over her head and let it fly! I will never be able to hear this song again without that picture in my head. What a woman...
LongGoneDaddy wrote:
Pickett was great, but I have to admit if I walk into a bar and the band is playing this, I turn right around and leave. Right up there w/You Shook Me all night long. If these people earn royalties on this, they should start paying US to have to listen.
Exactly, I've heard so many bad versions it is hard to hear the real one.. which is excellent.
algrif wrote:
Unfortunately, nowadays they rely on computer produced sounds rather than real instruments and voices.
LOL! That's just silly. Listening to RP for awhile will prove that notion wrong.
a classic
hippiechick wrote:
Is it just because I'm getting old, or do they just not make music like this any more?
We're all getting old, but that has nothing to do with the fact that they DO NOT make music like this anymore. I can still smell the spilled beer at the kegs we'd go to in 1966 at Geneseo, and dancing to this song. What a flashback.
R.I.P. Mr. "Wicked" Pickett
FreeBob wrote:
I don't believe a word of it. There is wonderful new music today just as there was 30 years ago.
Of course you are right. It's just that 30 years ago, you were either a good musician, who could really play real instruments and sing with their un-modified voices, or you didn't even get a look-in. Now, almost anyone with a bit of electronic know-how can produce a 'hit' that has little to do with real musicianship. Or no?
Judging by the chorus, is this a tribute to the first female American astronaut? :wink:
I don't believe a word of it. There is wonderful new music today just as there was 30 years ago.
hippiechick wrote:
Is it just because I'm getting old, or do they just not make music like this any more?
Unfortunately, nowadays they rely on computer produced sounds rather than real instruments and voices.
Is it just because I'm getting old, or do they just not make music like this any more?
YEAH ANOTHER SALLY SONG ----> that's my name I wanna hear "lay down sally" and "sneaking sally through the alley" next
Shesdifferent wrote:
Oh Yeah... :bounce: Now I won't say how old I was when I use to listen to this in my white go go boots :lol:
my thoughts exactly on this cloudy (surprise surprise) Friday Morning
Oh Yeah... :bounce: Now I won't say how old I was when I use to listen to this in my white go go boots :lol:
May you rest in peace, mr Pickett. Thank you for the music. :notworthy:
lester wrote:
Thanks. I missed the earlier tribute.
ditto
RIP from RP
Yeah I don't want RP to become an oldies station (as time marches on) but it'd be nice to hear more of the Stax sound.
May you rest in peace surrounded by sounds of your soulful voice...nice choice mr. bill...
He was the man...his stage presence was something to be seen...so long
Thanks for the fine music Mr. Pickett! Rest well.
RIP, Wilson. :meditate: This is the first play on RP. I hope it lives on here.
I wouldn't mind listening to Wilson Pickett all day today... RIP
R.I.P
Fantastic slice of sound. RIP Mr. Pickett, you were truly great!
Thanks. I missed the earlier tribute.