Willie Mitchell, Prodcuer and Musician, Passes Away at 81

By Jake on
Willie Mitchell, a Memphis-based record producer and musician who worked with everyone from Al Green to Syl Johnston, passed away on January 5, 2010 at the age of 81. Mitchell owned Royal Studio, a famous studio where Buddy Guy, John Mayer, and other artists had recorded. He was known as "Papa Willie" in the studio, where his unique producing -- featuring a distinct and hard-hitting kick drum sound -- helped shape the sound of music in the 70s.Mitchell, the founder of influential Hi...Read Full Story