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Gilbert Caples: Mustang Sally

Today, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the incredible talent of Gilbert Caples, a saxophonist whose contributions have significantly shaped the sound of classic soul and R&B. His work on the iconic song “Mustang Sally” with Wilson Pickett is a particular highlight that deserves special recognition.

When you listen to “Mustang Sally,” one of the defining elements is the powerful and soulful saxophone lines, masterfully played by Gilbert Caples. He is joined by Floyd Newman on baritone sax and the track is a prime example of how the saxophone can truly elevate a song, adding depth and emotion that resonates with listeners. Gilbert’s playing is not just technically proficient; it’s full of passion and energy, perfectly complementing Wilson Pickett’s dynamic vocals.

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