The gentleman in the rather fetching jacket is none other than Mr Wilson Pickett (1941 -2006)
Although he moved to Detroit at the age of 15 he was born in the unfortunately named Prattville, Alabama so he counts for the purpose of this series
Also much of his best work originated from Stax studios in Memphis and Fame studios in Muscle Shoals.
You will be familiar with both of these tracks on a similar theme
The first was one of several collaborations with Steve Cropper of Booker T and the MGs fame
The second is written with the mighty Bobby Womack
You will be relieved to note that I have not included his versions of Hey Jude and Sugar Sugar
He had a bit of a penchant for guns, alcohol and drugs but that didn't stand in the way of a long and fruitful career and a legacy of great songs (the two omitted songs withstanding)