Quite a career. Here's his hometown obit:
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
Mr. Pitts' use of the wah-wah effect pedal on "Shaft" resonated for several generations. His work would be sampled by numerous hip-hop and rap acts over the years including Dr. Dre and the Beastie Boys, among others.
Around 2007 Pitts played at some Ponderosa Stomp gigs in New Orleans and in NYC
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 May 2012 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
someone posted this on a Yahoo soul group email:
will be doing our annual “Soulsville” radio feature – six hours of nothing but Stax artists, this Saturday, April 27, noon-6 p.m. EDT from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Can listen online at www.wrtcfm.com. Lots of interviews and CD giveaways.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 25 April 2013 13:17 (11 months ago) Permalink