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Hi Times: Hi Records R&B Years
Various Artists
Hi Times: Hi Records R&B Years
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #3

Hi Records was a label with personality, thanks in large part to its strongman, Willie Mitchell. Generally pictured as the rambunctious little brother of Stax, Hi actually dates back to 1957, but its heyday coincided with ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Hi Times: Hi Records R&B Years
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 2/21/1995
Release Date: 2/21/1995
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
Styles: By Decade, 1960s, 1970s, Soul
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 724383058426

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Hi Records was a label with personality, thanks in large part to its strongman, Willie Mitchell. Generally pictured as the rambunctious little brother of Stax, Hi actually dates back to 1957, but its heyday coincided with label golden-boy Al Green's commercial flowering in the '70s. Hi Times opens with a 1959 track from old Elvis sideman Bill Black and ends with a 1977 recording from Green's The Belle Album, which pretty much signaled the end of his (or anyone else's) top-dog-of-soul reign. In between, there's a neat sampling of Memphis sounds highlighted by the '70s classics of Ann Peebles, Syl Johnson, O.V. Wright, and Otis Clay. --Steven Stolder
 

CD Reviews

Not the average soul collection
theplumms | Kansas City, MO USA | 11/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a fantastic introduction to the rise of Hi Records this set gave me! Unlike other sets that rely on the "Greatest Hits" you've heard over and over, this set mines the label's collection for selections that are both representitive of the distinctive Hi Records sound and worth listening to again and again. For my money, this set is worth it for "Aretha, Sing One For Me" alone!"