R.I.P. Al Green Producer Willie Mitchell

    Various media outlets are reporting that venerable Memphis producer Willie Mitchell died this morning at a Memphis hospital after suffering cardiac arrest last month. Mitchell is primarily known as the guy behind most of Al Green’s classic ’60s and ’70s soul albums (he actually signed Green while serving as the president of Hi Records). He also did production work for the likes of Anthony Hamilton, John Mayer and Ann Peebles. He was 81. [via Pitchfork]