Monday, June 22, 2015

Mabon "Teenie" Hodges

Teenie Hodges, who was born in a Memphis suburb, died a year ago today of emphysema following a bout of pneumonia. He was 68. He was a musician and songwriter. Among his songs are Take Me to the River with Memphian Al Green:

and Love and Happiness (also with Al Green):

The Rolling Stone obituary said:
Though not a household name, Hodges' sound helped shape and define Memphis soul. As a member of the Hi Rhythm band under the direction of Willie Mitchell, Hodges helped launch the careers of Syl Johnson, Otis Clay and Ann Peebles, crafting groove-filled, classic albums such as Peebles' I Can't Stand the Rain in 1974.

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