Friday, 1/8/10

by musicclipoftheday

Presence, immediacy, feeling: the way his records sound, you’d swear they were nailed in just one take.

What higher compliment could you pay a record producer?

Willie Mitchell (March 23, 1928 – January 5, 2010)

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O.V. Wright, “A Nickel and A Nail” (1971)

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Ann Peebles, “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (1973)

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Syl Johnson, “Take Me To The River” (1975)

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Al Green, “Love and Happiness” (1977)

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lagniappe

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Thank you so much, Richard. . . . Stay well and Happy New Year. Love, Sheila

(Sheila Jordan, 1/6/10, 9/28/09 [in response to an email letting her know she was being featured here])