«Sailcat» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Sailcat conceived in 1971 in Muscle Shoals, AL, USA, was a Southern rock band who had a chart and radio hit in 1972 with Motorcycle Mama. The single reached number 12 on the Billboard singles chart. Sailcat released only one self-titled album in 1972 for Elektra produced by guitar virtuoso Pete Carr who also played on the album. Soon after releasing the album, Sailcat broke up. Sailcat’s vocals were taken in turn by Court Pickett and John Wyker, the band leader, who had been a member of The Rubber Band who recorded the original version of “Let Love Come Between Us,” later a hit for James & Bobby Purify, went on to play with many of the great Southern rock musicians like Eddie Hinton, Dan Penn, Delany Bramlett, among others. He is currently working on a benefit project called The Mighty Field of Vision Anthem, a group dedicated to raising funds for musicians who have fallen on hard times. The artwork of the album was done by Jack Davies.Courtland Pickett went on to record a solo album in 1973 - Fancy Dancer. In 2002 John D. Wyker III released an album under the name Sailcat called “Wild Water-ski Weekend”. Followed in 2008 by a single called “Motorcycle Man”.