The producer, musician, and arranger is famous for helping Al Green find his sound on the Hi Records sessions and shaping Memphis soul. He also worked as a trumpet player and bandleader with minor R&B hits like “Soul Serenade” before Hi Records. 1. Willie Mitchell [youtube]tQh-_llN_UY[/youtube] Drummer and baritone forContinue Reading

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[youtube]kMaUDAeiSIY[/youtube] Abbey Lincoln who once sported a dress previously worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Girl Can’t Help It died yesterday in Manhattan at age 80. Ms. Lincoln sang on and helped shape We Insist!- Freedom Now Suite with ex-husband Max Roach in 1960 and found her ultimate inspiration inContinue Reading

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