Skip to main content

Willie Mitchell

As a Guest

2 segments
17:02

In Memoriam: Memphis Soul Prince Willie Mitchell

Memphis music producer and musician Willie Mitchell started his career as a bandleader in the 1950s before working his way up to the highest courts of Memphis soul. Over the course of his rise, he released a number of solo records and produced hits that helped to define how we think of soul today.

22:25

Willie Mitchell on Shaping Hi Record's Soul Sound

Record producer Willie Mitchell. A new retrospective album of the 60's and 70's "Hi Label" hits has been released. Mitchell was one of the hit makers for the Memphis-based label in its early days and later was the influential producer who made the sounds of soul greats Al Green, Ann Peebles and Otis Clay so well known.

As a Topic

1 segment
07:55

Willie Mitchell's Many-Faceted Career.

Rock and roll historian Ed Ward profiles Memphis soul musician and producer Willie Mitchell. Mitchell was a trumpeter whose own tastes ran to jazz and soul. But Mitchell enjoyed his greatest success as a producer and talent scout. He launched the careers of Al Green, Ann Peebles and O.V.Wright.

Did you know you can create a shareable playlist?

Advertisement

There are more than 22,000 Fresh Air segments.

Let us help you find exactly what you want to hear.

Playing

Just play me something
Your Queue

Would you like to make a playlist based on your queue?

Generate & Share View/Edit Your Queue