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Willie Mitchell RIP

Willie Mitchell, who has died aged 81, was an icon of Memphis music. As producer, arranger and sometimes co-writer, he moulded the careers of the soul singers OV Wright, Otis Clay, Ann Peebles and, especially, Al Green.

Out of his shabby studio at 1320 South Lauderdale came Wright's A Nickel and a Nail, Peebles's I Can't Stand the Rain and I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Syl Johnson's Take Me to the River, and Green's Let's Stay Together – recordings now regarded as imperishable classics of soul music.

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  • edited January 2010
    RIP Willie.

    You've been taken to the river....
  • Was he Phil and Grant Mitchell's grandad in East Enders?
  • [cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Willie Mitchell, who has died aged 81, was an icon of Memphis music. As producer, arranger and sometimes co-writer, he moulded the careers of the soul singers OV Wright, Otis Clay, Ann Peebles and, especially, Al Green.

    Out of his shabby studio at 1320 South Lauderdale came Wright's A Nickel and a Nail, Peebles's I Can't Stand the Rain and I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Syl Johnson's Take Me to the River, and Green's Let's Stay Together – recordings now regarded as imperishable classics of soul music.

    and he's called Willie (fnar fnar)
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