Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Rest in Peace, Wilson Pickett.
PS - my all-time favorite Roxy cover is Ferry's take on "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall."
Sometimes I'll listen to an album I haven't opened in years and wonder what the hell I was thinking when I went gaga over it. CSNY's "Four Way Street" is a recent example. There aren't three songs on that mess I can sit through now. When I hear "These Foolish Things" and his take on "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" I think I can hear the next 20 years of the Punk-Pop-Avant-garde movement. It's a big smile. B. Ferry could get it done.
He was one of the all-time greats. Amongst male soul singers, off the top of my head, personally I would only rank Otis, Marvin, and possibly Al Green above him.
By the way, have you read the new Sam Cooke bio? I read a great review of it in the new Mojo.
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