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Willie Henderson

bs, *1941 US, Pensacola, Florida
Singer / Musician / Arranger / Producer of R&B/Soul and Blues
A.k.a. Willie E. Henderson Jr

Willie Henderson (born August 9, 1941 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American soul musician. Henderson moved to Chicago with his family while still a child, and began playing the baritone saxophone. He gigged with Otis Rush, Syl Johnson, Alvin Cash, and Harold Burrage while in his twenties, and began working for Brunswick Records in 1968. Henderson and producer Carl Davis did arrangements for musicians such as The Chi-Lites, Jackie Wilson, Tyrone Davis, and Barbara Acklin; Henderson played on many of these records and also did some production work himself. Henderson co-wrote the tunes "I Made a Mistake" and "Slow Motion (Part I)" with Johnny Williams, the latter of which became a Top Ten hit in the US. Henderson released a few singles, which included the Lowrell Simon-written 1974 instrument

        
Instruments
  • Bariton sax
  • Trombone
  • Saxophone
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Loose Booty - Bonus Track on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Funky Chicken, Part 1 on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Off Into A Black Thing on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Break Your Back - Bonus Track on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Harlem - Bonus Track on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Is It Something That You've Got on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Soulful Football on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Can I Change My Mind on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Sugar Sugar on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions
Oo Wee Baby, I Love You on Funky Chicken by Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Willie Henderson & The Soul Explosions

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
AgainWillie Henderson, Mavis Staples, Jerry Butler, Otis Clay, Alvin Cash2004Album
Break Your BackWillie Henderson2003Single
Soul Wrecker / Can I Change My MindStu Gardner / Willie Henderson2000Single
Low Life DogWillie Henderson1976Single
Gangster Boogie Bump / Let's MerengueWillie Henderson1974Single
Dance With Willie Henderson "The Master"Willie Henderson1974Album
Dance MasterWillie Henderson1973Single
The Whole Thing / Loose BootyE. Rodney Jones & Willie Henderson1972Single
Break Your BackWillie Henderson1971Single
Funky ChickenWillie Henderson And The Soul Explosions1970Single
Funky ChickenWillie Henderson And The Soul Explosions1970Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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