Monday, June 23, 2014
Mabon "Teenie" Hodges: 1946-2014
The Hi-Rhythm Section, along with The Motown Sound and Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound are three of the most distinctive sounds in music history. From the opening seconds of any one of the countless hits from these legendary musicians, you knew what you were listening to and whence it came. There is no doubt in my mind that producer Willie Mitchell's resume would not have been as stellar without the great "Teenie" Hodges on guitar.
"Teenie" Hodges wrote some songs, too. Along with Al Green, Hodges penned many hits for Green as well as Hi Label artist Ann Peebles, including the two below and the Song Of The Day.
He was only 68.