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Willie Hutch Midnight Dancer CD

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WILLIE HUTCH: Midnight Dancer. CD

  • Willie Hutch Was a Legendary Writer/Arranger/Producer for the 5th Dimension and for the Motown Label, Co-Writing the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” Among Many Other Hits 

  • Hutch Also Composed the Cult Classic Film Scores for the Blaxploitation Films The Mack and Foxy Brown 

  • In 1977, He Joined Fellow Motown Producer Norman Whitfield’s Whitfield Label and Cut Two Long Sought-After Disco-Funk Albums, In Tune & Midnight Dancer 

  • Both Albums Make Their Worldwide CD Debut with This Real Gone Music Release 

  • In Tune Includes the Hits “All American Funkathon” and “Paradise” 

  • Both Albums Include Added Photos 

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti 

 Willie Hutch got his first big break writing, producing and arranging songs for the 5th Dimension, but when he penned the lyrics to the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There;” Berry Gordy immediately hired him as a Motown writer, arranger and producer. After co-writing songs for Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles and others, Hutch stepped into the spotlight as an artist in his own right for Motown, becoming a go-to Blaxploitation film score composer (The Mack; Foxy Brown) and scoring hits with “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out,” “Slick” and “Love Power.” But in 1977, Willie joined fellow Motown producer Norman Whitfield’s own Whitfield label, where he made a pair of disco/funk classics that married Whitfield’s trademark psychedelic soul sound to his own sharp songwriting, with a bit of Barry White thrown into the mix. Long requested by soul and disco fans across the globe, this is the second (1979) album Willie made for Whitfield; it makes its worldwide CD debut with this Real Gone release. Gene Sculatti’s liner notes explore Willie’s distinguished career.


1. Disco Thang

2. Midnight Dancer

3. Kelly Green

4. Never Let You Be Without Love

5. Everyday Love

6. Deep in Your Love

7. Everybody Needs Money

8. Down Here on Disco Street

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