Legendary Michigan Songs

9.) Mustang Sally

Artist Name: Wilson Pickett
Year Inducted: 2007

"Mustang Sally" (M. Rice) - Wilson Pickett;  Atlantic label,  # 1 Billboard R&B, # 23 Billboard Hot 100 - 1966.  Inducted in 2007.

"Mustang Sally" was written and originally recorded by Sir Mack Rice in 1965 on the Blue Rock label.  Rice had a # 15 R&B hit with the song.  Sir Mack and Wilson Pickett had sung together from 1961 to 1963 in the Detroit vocal group, the Falcons, before pursuing solo careers. 

When Wilson was looking for a follow-up to his 1966 hit single, "Land Of 1,000 Dances", he recorded a cover of "Mustang Sally". 

Pickett's version was recorded at the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and produced by Jerry Wexler.  "Mustang Sally" was also a substantial R&B hit for Wilson, spending 12 weeks on the chart and peaking at # 6.

Wilson Pickett's version of "Mustang Sally" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000.

YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXjwmCOJ4KM