Willie Mitchell Passes
January 5, 2010 at 9:07 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has just learned of the passing of famed producer WILLIE MITCHELL. MITCHELL is probably best known for having discovered and signed singer AL GREEN to his label, MEMPHIS-based HI RECORDS.
MITCHELL was a stellar trumpet player, musician and arranger whose band played for many artists in and around MEMPHIS, including ELVIS. In addition to having several major, crossover hits with AL GREEN, MITCHELL also produced albums for ANN PEEBLES, SYL JOHNSON and blues singer O.V. WRIGHT.
Funeral arrangements are pending. WILLIE MITCHELL was 82.