Saturday, November 3, 2012

ROCK Sex: 'I Got to Keep On Walkin'!': Wilson Pickett> Edwin Starr> The Three Amigos





How one great riff leaves footprints through many great tracks!




In this more obscure song, WILSON PICKETT paves a rough trail with the funky riff on the verses, but wanders away on the chorus.

WILSON PICKETT -"Mojo Mamma" (1967)




This Reggae cover senses that the real trail was in the verses.

SOUND DIMENSION -"Mojo Rocksteady" (1968)




But it took EDWIN STARR to go all the way, making a bold trail out of that verse riff as the whole swing of a new song.

EDWIN STARR -"25 Miles" (1968)




Here's DON VARNER walking in Wilson Pickett's shoes but clearly on Edwin Starr's road.

DON VARNER - "Mojo Mama" (1969)




This rock'n'soul band renames Edwin Starr's road and broadens it.

THE MOB -"Give It To Me" (1971)




Here comes hiphop to electric boogaloo down Broadway.

COOKIE CREW -"Got To Keep On" (1989)




And not long behind is a Big Beat band who keeps on trucking!

THE THREE AMIGOS -"25 Miles" (2001)




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