Thursday, January 21, 2010

Willie Mitchell Tribute ~ All Memphis Music ~ Hi Records ~ Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau ~ Soul Music ~ The Memphis Sound ~ Memphis Music

This weekend, will feature a tribute to Willie Mitchell. On January 5th, the Memphis Music Community, the world music community, and music lovers everywhere lost a true icon with the passing of Willie Mitchell.

Willie was the consumate music man and consumate music business man. Willie was not only a great musician, he was also a writer, arranger, producer, engineer, studio head, and label head.

Best known for signing Al Green to Hi Records, Willie was also responsible for great music from Ann Peeples, OV Wright, Donald Bryant, Syl Johnson, Hi Rhythm, and his own hit instrumentals such as "20-75", and "Percolatin", and many others. He also worked with non R&B artists, the likes of Keith Richards, John Mayer, and Rod Stewart, just to name a few.

Not only was Willie known for his great musical accomplishments, but anyone who has ever spoken about Willie, never fails to mention how Willie was a man of great humility, integrity, compassion and caring.

Willie's musical accomplishments are well documented, and although Willie is no longer with us, his music will be with us forever.

On this week's tribute to Willie Mitchell, we will feature music and artists he was involved with, and comments from people that knew and loved him.

The Specialty Show will air this Friday night January 22nd at 10:00 pm (CST Memphis Time) and will repeat on Saturday morning January 23rd at 10:00 am (CST Memphis Time)

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and The Memphis Commercial Appeal
for their true support of
All Memphis Music!

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