Willie was behind so many of our beloved Al Green classics, as well as joints by Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, and Syl Johnson. His passing makes me have a stronger urge to see Al Green live in concert. I think we need to support our musical heros while we can. I've included a few Willie tracks to pay our respects. "Bum Daddy" is classic Barkays type stuff. "That Driving Beat" is a mod floor filler in a complete Jr Walker style. Willie was a super great unsung hero, a behind the curtain champion of the southern soul sound. We will greatly miss you! P.S. I highly recommend "The Gospel According To Al Green" very, very friggin' awesome. Many incredible and intimate moments with Al and Willie.
Willie Mitchell - Bum Daddy
Willie Mitchell - That Driving Beat