Tuesday, January 05, 2010

There Are No Words

It is with a heavy heart that I must report to you that our friend Willie Mitchell passed this morning at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Words cannot express how much this giant of a man meant to all of us.

I will be posting funeral arrangements as they are finalized.

May God Rest His Soul


Blogger Funky16Corners said...

Damn, damn, damn. A true genius. RIP

11:18 AM  
Blogger Perrata 2000 said...

Very sad. My condolences to his family and friends.

1:00 PM  
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1:31 PM  
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1:34 PM  
Blogger Soul Sugar said...

RIP Willie Mitchell ,your music changed my life

4:42 PM  
Blogger Funky Old Man said...

Willie Mitchell RIP! So sorry to see this.

5:52 PM  
Blogger soulbrotha said...

Such a sad beginning to the new year. I know he was a dear friend of yours Red and give my condolences to you as well as his family.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sad, sad loss. W.

6:52 PM  
Blogger gym said...

We will miss him dearly.... my condolences to family and friends...

Jimi Schutte

8:09 PM  
Blogger David said...

My deepest sympathy to Willie's friends, family and fans. I have been looking forward to Solomon Burke's new album which Willie produced last year, I know it will be a great tribute to one of the true greats of Soul.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Dan Phillips said...

It's amazing that Willie was still an active producer, and a great one, at his age. Stax died, got torn town and rebuilt - all while Wille just kept on doing his thing over at Royal Recording. I was blessed to have met him a couple of times down there back when I lived in Memphis. For many years, he and Sam Phillips (no relation, sad to say) lived on the same street in East Memphis, South Mendenhall Road; and whenever I was driving down it, I couldn't help thinking about the overwhemling amount of musical history those two men created. As did Sam, rest his soul, Willie changed the whole damn world and made it a better place, giving all the rest of us a lot to enjoy, and live up to. He was one classy and classic dude. Gonna miss him, Red.

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful tribute to a man that gave so much to the world. GREAT JOB.

7:50 PM  

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