On American Routes this Sunday, December 11th from noon to 2 PM:

Memphis’ Hi Records & Hi Rhythm: Stories and Music from Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Don Bryant, Rev. Charles Hodges, and Archie “Hubbie” Turner.

Join host Nick Spitzer as American Routes goes up the Mississippi to another great river city of music: Memphis. Known for rhythm & blues, gospel, soul and roots, rock n roll— and landmark record labels: Sun, Stax and Hi Records. On this visit, we’ll listen to the work of Hi Records producer/arranger/trumpeter Willie Mitchell and talk to members of the Hi Rhythm section: Rev. Charles Hodges and Archie “Hubbie” Turner, plus an archival conversation with the man with the most hits for Hi Records, Al Green. Then more memories of those days with old school singer and prolific songwriter Don Bryant, who got his start with Willie Mitchell and is now back in the studio cutting records with lots of soul.