R.I.P. Willie Mitchell

Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell, the incomparable soul producer behind every great Al Green record (and a fine musician in his own right), died yesterday. He was 81. His work with Green was his most fruitful partnership; he helmed the singer’s Hi Records debut Green Is Blues and his staggering early ’70s run: Gets Next To You, Let’s Stay Together, I’m Still In Love With You and Call Me, as incendiary and consistent a creative explosion as any act in the rock era’s ever had.

Al Green – “Call Me”
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