Sunday, 29 August 2010

SUNDAY SOUL: Willie Mitchell - Solid Soul (1968)

This album, or at least the track 'Groovin'', which was sampled are both '4th Chamber' and 'Liquid Swords' on Gza's album 'Liquid Sword', are probably quite familiar to both hip-hop heads out there and soul fans. The album is packed with tight grooves and every track is a winner.

Willie Mitchell - Trumpet
Charles Hodges - Organ, Keyboards
Leroy Hodges - Bass
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges - Guitar
Al Jackson, Jr. - Drums

Willie, who died earlier this year, was also a record producer and arranger, and ran Royal Recording in Memphis, Tennessee. "He was probably best known for his Hi Records label, which released albums by a large stable of popular Memphis soul artists, including Mitchell himself, Al Green, Syl Johnson and Ann Peebles."

Read more about the album here.

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