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 Post subject: WILLIE HUTCH
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:50 pm 
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Extremely talented, versatile and ambitious R&B singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Willie Hutch was born as Willie McKinley Hutchison on December 6, 1944 in Los Angeles. Willie grew up in Dallas, Texas and sang in the doo-wop group the Ambassadors as a teenager. Following graduation from Booker T. Washington High School, Hutch served for two years in the U.S. Marines. He first caught the attention of the music industry with the recording of his 1964 debut single "Love Has Put Me Down." He wrote several songs for the popular soul group the Fifth Dimension and penned the hit song "I'll Be There" for the Jackson 5. Moreover, Willie co-arranged the vocals on the Jackson 5 songs "Got To Be There" and "Never Can Say Goodbye." Hutch produced Smokey Robinson's first album without the Miracles. He recorded a slew of his own albums on the Motown label which include "The Mark of the Beast," "Concert in Blues," "Color Her Sunshine," and "Havin' a House Party." Willie wrote the song "Keep the Fire Burning" for Gwen McCrae. He collaborated with legendary Motown producer/songwriter Berry Gordy on "What Have We Got to Lose," which was a duet between Arethra Franklin and the Four Tops; the song/production "Hello Detroit" for Sammy Davis, Jr., and the soundtrack album for the immensely enjoyable martial arts action picture "The Last Dragon," which features Hutch's rousing song "The Glow." Willie also worked as either a producer and/or songwriter for such artists as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Junior Walker. Hutch composed the lowdown funky scores for the excellent blaxploitation cult favorites "The Mack" and "Foxy Brown." Willie continued to produce for Motown up until the mid 90s and still recorded solo albums up until 2002. His songs are featured on the soundtracks for such movies as "Hustle & Flow," "Four Brothers," and "The Ladies Man." Willie Hutch died at age 60 on September 19, 2005.


Time to have a look at the mans disography....


RCA releases
1969: Soul Portrait
1970: Seasons for Love

Motown releases

1973: Fully Exposed
1973: The Mack Soundtrack
1975: Foxy Brown Soundtrack
1975: Mark of the Beast
1975: Ode to My Lady
1976: Color Her Sunshine
1976: Concert in Blues
1977: Havin' a House Party
Whitfield releases
1979: In Tune
1980: Midnight Dancer

Motown releases

1983: In & Out
1985: Making a Game out of Love
Later releases
1985: The Last Dragon
1994: From the Heart (G.G. It)
1996: The Mack Is Back (Midwest)
2002: Sexalicious (G.G. It)


1973: "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" (#18 R&B, #67 US)
1973: "Slick" (#18 R&B, #65 US)
1973: "Sunshine Lady" (#72 R&B)
1974: "If You Ain't Got No Money (You Can't Get No Honey) Pt. I" (#70 R&B)
1974: "Theme Of Foxy Brown" (#64 R&B)
1975: "Get Ready For The Get Down" (#24 R&B)
1975: "Love Power" (#8 R&B, #41 US)
1976: "Let Me Be The One, Baby" (#95 R&B) Black Singles 95
1976: "Party Down" (#19 R&B)
1977: "Shake It, Shake It" (#60 R&B)
1977: "We Gonna Party Tonight" (#49 R&B)
1978: "All American Funkathon" (#62 R&B)
1978: "What You Gonna Do After The Party" (#40 R&B)
1982: In And Out" (#55 R&B)

What a body of work....The man and his talents are missed but at least he left a great legacy behind him...

"If It Moves Funk It"

 Post subject: WILLIE HUTCH
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:49 am 
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Thank you Mikey for this post!!!

My 2 all time Hall of Fame Hutch favs are:


the crowd used to go nuts for these 2 jams at The Playhouse.

"Doin'The Doo"

Last edited by Jay Negron on Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 Post subject: ''In And Out''
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:40 am 
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Another one great 12'' by Willie Hutch was 1982 ''In And Out'' :D

 Post subject: Re: WILLIE HUTCH
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:05 am 

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this guy was up there with the best.
great posting soul-boy.

darren :D 8)

keep the faith

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