Greatest Songs, #434: “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett

Year: 1966
Written by: Sir Mack Rice
Billboard Hot 100: #23

 From Rolling Stone:

Mustang Sally” nearly ended up on the studio floor — literally. After Pickett finished his final take at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the tape suddenly flew off the reel and broke into pieces. But the session engineer, the legendary Tom Dowd, calmly cleared the room and told everyone to come back in half an hour. Dowd pieced the tape back together and saved what became one of the funkiest soul anthems of the Sixties.