Monday, September 26, 2005

Willie Hutch RIP

Play it: Willie Hutch - Soundtrack Magic
Play it: Songs of Willie Hutch

Willie Hutch, Motown legend, died Sept. 19 in Duncanville, Texas. With all the hubub about Hurricane Rita, this somehow slipped past everyone for the past week.

Hutch is known mainly for two distinct things. One is as a songwriter for Motown, penning such hits as "I'll Be There" and "Never Can Say Goodbye" for the Jackson 5. His songs were also performed by Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Spinners, The Commodores and, more recently, Usher.

As a solo artist, Hutch is best known for his soundtrack work, specifically for the groundbreaking blaxploitation films The Mack, and Foxy Brown. The Mack is considered to be one of the era's finest, featuring "Brother's Gonna Work it Out" and "Slick."

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3 comments:

drake leLane said...

WIllie Hutch - Soundtrack Magic

* "I Choose You" - Willie Hutch
* "Theme Of Foxy Brown" - Willie Hutch
* "Theme Of The Mack" - Willie Hutch
* "Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love" - Willie Hutch
* "Ain't That (Mellow, Mellow)" - Willie Hutch
* "The Glow" - Various Artists
* "Foxy Lady" - Willie Hutch
* "You Sure Know How To Love Your Man" - Willie Hutch
* "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" - Willie Hutch

drake leLane said...

The Songs of Willie Hutch

* "I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5
* "I'm Gonna Give You Respect" - Marvin Gaye
* "Superstar" - Usher
* "I Can Handle It" - Otis Clay
* "Sexy Ways - (single mix)" - The Four Tops
* "Try It, You'll Like It" - Marvin Gaye
* "Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me" - Michael Jackson
* "Learn How To Fly" - The Fifth Dimension
* "Let's Get Busy" - The Commodores
* "We Can Make It Baby" - Marvin Gaye
* "Never Can Say Goodbye" - The Jackson 5

Ms. Roz said...

I am very sad to hear of the passing of prolific songwriter and musician, Willie Hutch.

Mr. Hutch was indeed an underrated musical genius. I hope that his passing was painless and peaceful.