Willie Mitchell- That Driving Beat

Willie Mitchell- That Driving Beat

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Label: Hi / Fat Possum

Released 1986

A killer from WILLIE MITCHELL – harder, funkier, and a lot more soulful than most of his other records from the 60s! The groove here is sock-soul, and most cuts have a hard and tight funky 45 approach. WILLIE was really cut loose on this one – freed from his usual standard of recording hits and pop songs, he wrote all the songs on the set – and they're heavy Memphis instrumentals with a sound that's much more like 60s BAR KAYS work on Stax! There's a great sax player on the session, too – not named in the notes, unfortunately, but with a sound that really wails on the best tracks. Titles include "Fat Cat", "Pep Talk", "That Driving Beat", "The Champion (parts 1 & 2)", "Nick O Demus", "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright", and "Stone Face".

Track Listing:

  1. Everything Is Gonna Be Alright 2:22
  2. Nick - O - Demus 2:06
  3. The Time Ain't Long 2:18
  4. The Champion Part 1 2:15
  5. I'm Moving On Now 2:22
  6. Stone Face 2:04
  7. That Driving Beat 2:06
  8. The Champion Part 2 2:15
  9. Doing The Stroll 2:22
  10. Pep Talk 2:07
  11. Fat Cat 2:17
  12. Smiley 2:04