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Willie Mitchell, Memphis Magician (1985)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages Audio, October 1985

The legendary Memphis producer talks about the rise of Southern Soul and the Memphis Sound, meeting and producing Al Green and making all those fabulous hits for Hi Records

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 46.2meg, total interview length: 50' 30" sound quality: ****

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Willie Mitchell

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, October 1971

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Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, June 1973

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Willie Mitchell: Changing Sounds In Memphis

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From Hi to Waylo: the Spirit of Memphis Soul

Report by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, 1988

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Hi Records: That Memphis Beat

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Willie Mitchell: Tell’Em Willie Boy Was Here

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, MOJO, June 1995

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Various Artists: Royal Memphis Soul – Hi Records

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, July 1996

When Muscle Shoals went flabby and Stax couldn't pay their taxes, Hi Records took up the soul baton. Barney Hoskyns says hello to a collection ...

see also Al Green

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