Willie Mitchell



Possum Stream: Willie Mitchell "Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On"


The famous Hi Records producer, Willie Mitchell, who is responsible for many of Al Green and Ann Peebles classic Hi albums, among others, released a number of instrumental records on his own.  This is one of our favorites.  Stream for free for the next week.

You can also check out Willie's nephew, Drake, who just released a new video set in the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis.  Watch that below.



Willie Mitchell - 1928-2010


Producer, player, songwriter and sonic architect of Hi Records, Willie Mitchell, died today at the age of 81.  Mitchell was the man behind most of Al Green's most famous records. He started out as a bandleader in the 50s, and in the 60s, he signed with Hi Records, releasing a number of solo records and establishing the label's signature organ-drenched sound. In 1970, Mitchell took over running the label. He signed Al Green and worked with Green throughout the 70s, producing stone classics like "Let's Stay Together" and "Tired of Being Alone".

Read more over at the Commercial Appeal


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