Friday, July 04, 2014

Teenie Hodges

Teenie Hodges

Sad to hear of the recent passing of Teenie Hodges -- the great guitarist and songwriter who played on and wrote many of the great Memphis R&B recordings from Hi / Willie Mitchell and others.

Here is a nice tribute from Rolling Stone:

From the site:

"Teenie created the groove, the pocket, as one would call it. That came from the way he played rhythmically," musician and friend David Porter told the Commercial Appeal. "That groove was what made the records for Al Green and so many others such big hits. And that sound, that feel, it came totally from Teenie's spirit. That's what the world should know about this man: his heart is in all those records."

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