Willie Mitchell

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by Willie Mitchell

Biography

3 January 1928, Ashland, Mississippi, USA. A veteran of several Memphis-based bands, Mitchell rose to prominence in the late 50s with an outfit that formed the basis for his production work and early solo recordings. The line-up included Lewis Steinberg and Al Jackson, both of whom would later appear in Booker T. And The MGs. By the 60s, Mitchell was leading the Hi Records house band. The company was established on the success of Bill Black, the one-time Elvis Presley bass player whose... Read more

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soul
northern soul
60s
stax
instrumental
memphis soul
instermental
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