Friday, February 18, 2011

Old Stuff Friday - The Soul Corner - In the Midnight Hour

No less an authority than Jon Landau once said that Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour" is "not a classic, it's an epic." Greil Marcus said of the backing band here that this performance was "perhaps Booker T. and the MG's finest hour." [The backing band in this video did not play on the record nor even on this lip synched video either.] John Lennon always called it one of his favorites and it had a permanent place on his home jukebox (slot no. 14 to be exact).

Not much I can add to any of that except let's get it on; so here for your weekend pleasure is 2 minutes and 19 seconds of pure musical perfection:

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