Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Producerobit: Willie Mitchell

Willie Mitchell has died. Although a gifted musician - he took up the trumpet at the age of eight - his main contribution of music history was as a producer and label owner.

Mitchell started his production work for House Of Blues; he moved to Hi records to both record and producer. Eventually, he took over Hi Records; his empire would the Royal Studio in Memphis. The Royal is still a going concern - Marti Pellow was there recently, but it's also used by legendary musicians, too.

Willie Mitchell suffered a heart attack before Christmas; he died earlier today in Memphis. He was 81.


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