Howdy, folks. I bet you thought I forgot about this blog. I'd almost decided to abandon it for good, but that didn't happen. (I've had a really busy month, but I've got a lot of great stuff stacked up here, just waiting to be posted, so hopefully I'll be back within a day or two.)
Anyway, here's Wilson Pickett's take on Stag. It's almost certainly the musical template for Ike and Tina's version. This is from his 1968 album I'm In Love and was recorded the same year as his killer cover of "Hey Jude." This recording features Bobby Womack on guitar and King Curtis on saxophone.
More soon, I swear.