11/03/2012

Willie Hutch




















Willie Hutch - Season For Love - RCA LSP - 4296 (1970)

Season For Love/The Twelfth Of Never/Trying To Understand A Woman/ When A Boy Falls In Love/ The Shortest Distance/ Hurt So Bad/ Walking On My Love/ Wichita Lineman/ Let's Try It Over Again/ The magic Of Love

 Produced by: John Florez


  

Willie Hutch - When A Boy Falls In Love 

 Prior to this album Willie Hutch had ween working as a songwriter/producer for The Fifth Dimension. His manager in 1970 was J.W. Alexander who had also managed Sam Cooke in the early 1960's and also wrote the sleeve notes for this album. He compares Willie to Sam Cooke & Nat King Cole.

His second album for RCA, Season For Love also contains a popular Modern soul classic Let's Try It Over, that also came out as a single. Gaining value on the vinyl market at the moment is todays spin: When A Boy Falls In Love. A little ditty that is now picking up a few plays even though it as a long introduction (but it's worth the wait).
Also the stepper fans will enjoy his version of The Twelfth Of never and more joy can be found the the song  Hurt So Bad

Willie is also much loved for his big Northern soul rarity (£700) tune on the Trudel label when he sang with Phonetics with Just A Boys Dream. After today's featured album came out he wrote I'll Be There for Hal David a Motown producer and it was a hit for the Jackson Five, so impressed was Berry Gordy he asked him to join the Motown writing staff in 1971. Many nice albums/soundtracks about ten in all were released there, but no great success came for him as a singer. Later he joined Norman Whitfield on his label for two final LP's. Just before he died in 2005 he did a wonderful DVD for Expansions Records UK, where he performs at a Togetherness soul event it also contains a nice interview.


Willie Hutch - Lucky To Be Loved By You by mickeynold

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