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Soul Serenade: The Best of Willie Mitchell Before Mitchell earned quiet immortality arranging/producing Al Green's biggest hits, and before he helmed Hi Records, the Memphis trumpeter...Soul Serenade: The Best of Willie MitchellR&B Before Mitchell earned quiet immortality arranging/producing Al Green's biggest hits, and before he helmed Hi Records, the Memphis trumpeter...1999-12-17
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Soul Serenade: The Best of Willie Mitchell

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Willie Mitchell

Before Mitchell earned quiet immortality arranging/producing Al Green’s biggest hits, and before he helmed Hi Records, the Memphis trumpeter-bandleader made his own records. This 20-song CD is from that period. Mitchell’s influential instrumentals — including his ’60s R&B dance hits ”20-75” and ”Soul Serenade” — offer enough sexy horns, slinky keyboards, and funky guitar riffs to sample well into the next century. A-