Soul legend Bonny ” Mack” Rice was best-known for his biggest hit song “Mustang Sally.” He was also known as “Sir Mack Rice. Rice was a singer and songwriter who also wrote “Respect Yourself” for the Staple Singles along with Luther Ingram.
Rice was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His family relocated to Detroit, Michigan during the 1950s. It was in Detroit, Rice pursued his career in the R&B field.
During the mid to late 1950s, he performed with the Five Scalders and the Falcons. However, his biggest successes were as a songwriter for other artists on labels such as the Stax. Rice later began recording on Atco Records in 1968.
In addition to his hit with “Mustang Sally,” for Wilson Pickett in 1966, Rice also had hits including “Betcha Can’t Kiss Me (Just One Time),” “Cheaper to Keep Her,” and “Cadillac Assembly Line.” Rice released his first solo album, Right Now on Blue Suit Records.
Mack Rice died on June 27, 2016, at the age of 82.
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