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Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell
Born: Mar 1, 1928 in Ashland, MS
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Died: Jan 5, 2010 in Memphis, TN
Genre: Blues, R&B
Biography: Best known as the man who signed Al Green to Hi Records and as the producer of Green's most popular records, Willie Mitchell had a successful recording career of his own during the mid-'60s before meeting Green. Born on March 23, 1928, in Ashland, MS, Mitchell was raised in Memphis, TN, and began studying ...Read full biography
Soul Bag
Released: 1969
Label: Hi
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Recorded and issued around Halloween in 1969, Soul Bag was the beginning of a shift for Willie Mitchell as a musician. His earlier records were steeped in soulful but also often turgid cover versions that ...Read full review
The Many Moods of Willie Mitchell
Released: 1970
Label: Hi
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The 1970 follow-up to Soul Bag was for the most part a further step away from where Willie Mitchell had been for the past decade. The sound on Many Moods is darker, funkier, greasier, and grittier. It's ...Read full review