Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hi (1978)

Now here's a nice design. I love seeing labels where the printed artwork plays off the turntable spindle.

A couple of years ago I got on an Al Green kick, and then started looking for any Willie Mitchell albums I could find. Based on the late date, I assumed that this O.V. Wright album would be some disco-funk. Boy was I wrong. This one sounds like disco never happened, crisp Hi records sound. It's remarkable that Mitchell kept up the classic Memphis Sound production for as long as he did. Great record, amazing cover photo too.

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