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Willie Mitchell

tr, 1928-2010 US
Singer / Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Willie Lawrence Mitchell

Trumpeter, producer, composer, arranger and bandleader, born 23 March 1928 in Ashland, Mississippi, died of a heart attack on January 5th, 2010 in Memphis, Tennessee. Co-owner of Hi Records from 1970 to 1979 and founder of the Waylo Records label in the 1980's. Mitchell also owned and operated the Royal Recording Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Brother of James Mitchell, stepfather of Archie Turner, grandfather of Lawrence Mitchell (aka Boo Mitchell).

        
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
  • Bass guitar
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Groovin' on Solid Soul by Willie Mitchell
Grazing in the Grass on Solid Soul by Willie Mitchell
The Champion, Pt. 1 on Willie Mitchell's Driving Beat by Willie Mitchell
Breaking Point on The Many Moods Of by Willie Mitchell
Windy on Solid Soul by Willie Mitchell
Black Fox on The Many Moods Of by Willie Mitchell
Take Five on On Top by Willie Mitchell
Strawberry Soul on The Best of Willie Mitchell by Willie Mitchell
Soul Serenade on Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On by Willie Mitchell
30-60-90 on On Top by Willie Mitchell

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
That Driving Beat / Secret HomeWillie Mitchell2015Single
It's What's Happenin'Willie Mitchell2014Single
The Champion / Little QueenieWillie Mitchell / Bill Black's Combo2013Single
Memphis Rhythm KingWillie Mitchell2012Compil.
The Memphis Rhythm 'n' Blues Sound of Willie Mitchell, 1958-1961Willie Mitchell2010Compil.
It's Dance Time + Driving BeatWillie Mitchell2002Compil.
Sunrise Serenade + Hold It!!! Here's Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell2002Compil.
Soul Serenade & Willie Mitchell LiveWillie Mitchell2001Compil.
Poppa Willie The Hi Years / 1962-74Willie Mitchell2001Compil.
It's What's Happenin' / The Hit Sound Of Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell2001Compil.
Robbin's Nest + RaritiesWillie Mitchell2001Compil.
Solid Soul + On TopWillie Mitchell2001Compil.
Soul Bag + The Many Moods Of Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell2001Compil.
The Hi MastersWillie Mitchell1998Compil.
Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On & Live At The RoyalWillie Mitchell1993Compil.
That Driving BeatWillie Mitchell1986Compil.
Willie...Mitchell...Listen...DanceWillie Mitchell1981Album
That Driving BeatWillie Mitchell1980Single
Soul Serenade / 20 - 75Willie Mitchell1977Single
The ChampionWillie Mitchell1976Single
Last Tango In ParisWillie Mitchell1973Single
The Best Of Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell1972Compil.
Breaking Point / RoadhouseWillie Mitchell1971Single
Too Sweet / RestlessWillie Mitchell1971Single
Robbin's NestWillie Mitchell1970Single
Wade In The WaterWillie Mitchell1970Single
Robbin's NestWillie Mitchell1970Album
Monkey Jump / Sugar On SundayWillie Mitchell / The Clique1969Single
30 - 60 - 90Willie Mitchell1969Single
The Many Moods Of Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell1969Album
My Babe / Teenie's DreamWillie Mitchell1969Single
Take Five / 30-60-90Willie Mitchell1969Single
Young People / Kitten KornerWillie Mitchell1969Single
On TopWillie Mitchell1969Single
Soul BagWillie Mitchell1969Album
Guai Guai / Young PeopleWillie Mitchell1969Single
Monkey Jump / Willie-WamWillie Mitchell1969Single
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright / MercyWillie Mitchell1968Single
Soul Serenade / Buster BrowneWillie Mitchell1968Single
Soul Serenade / Mercy Mercy MercyWillie Mitchell1968Single
Soul SerenadeWillie Mitchell1968Album
Up HardWillie Mitchell1968Single
Willie Mitchell LiveWillie Mitchell1968Album
On TopWillie Mitchell1968Album
Soul SerenadeWillie Mitchell1968Album
Prayer Meetin' / Bum DaddyWillie Mitchell1968Single
Mercy / Sticks And StonesWillie Mitchell1967Single
The Hit Sound Of Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell1967Album
Barefootin'Willie Mitchell1967Single
Slippin' & Slidin' / Aw ShucksWillie Mitchell1967Single
Ooh Baby, You Turn Me On / LuckyWillie Mitchell1967Single
Solid SoulWillie Mitchell1967Album
That Driving BeatWillie Mitchell1966Single
Bad EyeWillie Mitchell1966Single
Bad Eye / Sugar TWillie Mitchell1966Single
It's What's Happenin'Willie Mitchell1966Album
Willie Mitchell's Driving BeatWillie Mitchell1966Album
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright / That Driving BeatWillie Mitchell1965Single
Buster Browne / Woodchopper's BallWillie Mitchell1965Single
Hold It!!! Here's Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell1965Album
It's Dance TimeWillie Mitchell1965Single
It's Dance-Time With Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell1965Album
20-75 / Secret HomeWillie Mitchell1964Single
Percolatin'Willie Mitchell1964Single
Hold It !! Here's Willie MitchellWillie Mitchell1964Single
Percolatin'Willie Mitchell1963Single
Crawl - Part 1 / Crawl - Part 2Willie Mitchell1962Single
Sunrise Serenade / Easy NowWillie Mitchell1962Single
I Like ItWillie Mitchell1961Single
Tell It To Me Baby / Walking At Your WillWillie Mitchell With The Four Kings1958Single
Anniversary / Soop's StrutSoop And Co. Featuring Dennis Griffin Featuring Willie MitchellSingle
One Mint Julep / I've Got A Right To CryWillie MitchellSingle
It's Sunrise SerenadeWillie MitchellAlbum
Buddy Bear / Drippin'Willie MitchellSingle
The Champion Pt 1 / The ChampWillie Mitchell / The MohawksSingle
Wasting My Time / Lizzie LouWillie MitchellSingle
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