The Memphis Rhythm 'n' Blues Sound of Willie Mitchell (1958-1961)

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although best known for his production work with Al Green and others at Hi Records in the 1970s, where he crafted graceful, airy arrangements anchored by a hard-hitting kick drum sound, Willie Mitchell, originally a trumpet player, also had a long recording history of his own as a performer. This fine set collects tracks he cut for the Stomper Time and Home of the Blues imprints between 1958 and 1961, and also includes rare material from the Four Kings with Don Bryant. The energy never lags here, and from the opening cut, the impressive "Tell It to Me Baby," this set is a delight, ranging from R&B jump blues pieces to several joyous a cappella doo wop sides to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although best known for his production work with Al Green and others at Hi Records in the 1970s, where he crafted graceful, airy arrangements anchored by a hard-hitting kick drum sound, Willie Mitchell, originally a trumpet player, also had a long recording history of his own as a performer. This fine set collects tracks he cut for the Stomper Time and Home of the Blues imprints between 1958 and 1961, and also includes rare material from the Four Kings with Don Bryant. The energy never lags here, and from the opening cut, the impressive "Tell It to Me Baby," this set is a delight, ranging from R&B jump blues pieces to several joyous a cappella doo wop sides to stomping sax and organ-led instrumentals like "Willie's House Party," proving that there was much more to the Willie Mitchell story than just his iconic production work in the 1970s and after.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • Label: Stompertime Uk
  • EAN: 5024620112610
  • Catalog Number: 2011261
  • Sales rank: 160,605

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tell It to Me Baby (2:17)
  2. 2 Hokin' (2:23)
  3. 3 Rag Mop (1:44)
  4. 4 I Want You For Myself (2:09)
  5. 5 One Mint Julep (2:32)
  6. 6 I Got a Right to Cry (2:48)
  7. 7 Walking at Your Will (2:21)
  8. 8 The Crawl (2:05)
  9. 9 You Make Me Feel So Fine (2:37)
  10. 10 Stroll (2:33)
  11. 11 I Want You For Myself (2:05)
  12. 12 Bongo Beat (2:05)
  13. 13 Yvonne (2:15)
  14. 14 Tell It to Me Baby (1:59)
  15. 15 I Like It (2:21)
  16. 16 Rag Mop (1:42)
  17. 17 Thirty Five Thirty (2:05)
  18. 18 Walking Alone (2:48)
  19. 19 Do I Love You (1:57)
  20. 20 Willie's House Party (2:17)
  21. 21 Walking at Your Will (2:23)
  22. 22 I Want You For Myself (2:03)
  23. 23 She Went Away (1:57)
  24. 24 Tanya (3:02)
  25. 25 Come Back to Me (1:31)
  26. 26 Star of Love (2:36)
  27. 27 Eternity (2:54)
  28. 28 Walking at Your Will (3:22)
  29. 29 I Want You For Myself (2:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Willie Mitchell Primary Artist, Trumpet
Fred Ford Baritone Saxophone
Bill Fort Tenor Saxophone
Sammy Lawhorn Guitar
James Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Steinberg Bass
J.P. Louper Saxophone
Technical Credits
Willie Mitchell Producer
Merriweather Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
P. Williams Composer
Tony Wilkinson Liner Notes
Dave Travis Cover Design
Willie Mitchell & The Four Kings Personnel
J. Liggins Composer
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