Wilson Pickett with Duane Allman-Hey Jude

Fri, Jan 07, 11

No doubt Wilson Pickett's version of Hey Jude is in regular rotation in God's itunes library.  It's just too good.  I recently heard a story about the recording of it down in Muscle Shoals.  Apparently in that time (late 60's Alabama), a bunch of white session musicians going to lunch with a black dude and a long hair was a bit taboo.  Duane and Wilson hung back at the studio where Duane convinced him to cover Hey Jude.  Magic ensued. Make sure you listen through the 2:45 mark where they really bring it down.