Tribute to Wilson Pickett (2006)
With Bruce Springsteen, Sam Moore, Irma Thomas, the Edge, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John and Elvis Costello
"This is for the Wicked Pickett!" Bruce Springsteen proclaimed from the stage as an all-star band prowled their way through "In the Midnight Hour." It was a nickname well-earned for the R&B great, whose hard living and drug abuse contributed to his fatal heart attack just a few weeks before on January 19th. The Boss had shared the stage with Pickett at his own 1999 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, so it seemed only fair that he return the favor by paying tribute to his fallen idol.
He had help from another soul man — Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Pickett's one-time Atlantic Records labelmates. Along with New Orleans' soul queen Irma Thomas, the three concluded the 48th Grammy Awards by trading lines on Pickett's biggest smash.