Charles “Skip” Pitts (April 7, 1947 – May 1, 2012) was an American soul and blues guitarist. He is best known for his distinctive “wah-wah” style, prominently featured on Isaac Hayes’ title track from the 1971 movie Shaft. He is widely considered to have been one of the architects of soul, R&B and funk guitar.
Here he is performing his famous “wah-wah” sound from Isaac Hayes’ “Theme from Shaft” his last public show with The Bo-Keys.
Pitts performing with Isaac Hayes in Shaft (2002)
Pitts talking about the creation of ‘Shaft’