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[Rs] willie hutch - do what you wanna do (rca 74-0189) 1969

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Title: willie hutch - do what you wanna do (rca 74-0189) 1969
Artist: willie hutch
Track: do what you wanna do
Label: rca

74-0189 1969 Record information:

willie hutch was born willie mckinley hutchinson in 1944 in los angeles, california, hutch was raised in dallas, texas and joined a doo-wop group, the ambassadors, as a teenager. after graduating from booker t. washington high, hutch shortened his last name as he started his music career in 1964 on the soul city label with the song, "love has put me down".

moving to los angeles, his music eventually caught the eye of the mentor for the soul quintet the 5th dimension, and hutch was soon writing, producing, and arranging songs for the group. in 1969, he signed with rca records and put out two albums & he also released this track do what you wanna do (rca 74-0189) in 1969 before he was spotted by motown producer hal davis, who wanted lyrics to his musical composition "i'll be there", which was to be for the jackson 5. the song was recorded by the group the next morning after hutch received the call. berry gordy signed hutch to be a staff writer, arranger, producer, and musician shortly there afterward for motown.

hutch's later collaborations would be with the jackson 5 and their front man michael jackson, smokey robinson, the newly rechristened miracles and marvin gaye. in 1973, hutch started recording albums for motown, releasing the fully exposed album that year. hutch had several r&b hits during this period, including "brother's gonna work it out" and "slick" and also recorded the soundtrack for foxy brown. hutch would record at least six albums for motown, peaking with 1975's "love power", which reached number forty-one on the billboard hot 100 before leaving the label in 1977 for norman whitfield's whitfield records.

hutch returned to motown in 1982 where he scored the disco hit, "in and out". whitfield left motown again by the end of the decade and by 1994 had moved back to dallas. hutch continued to record and perform while living comfortably on royalties from old hits and new samples. his manager, anthony voyce, said of hutch: "i've never met a more generous and caring person." he sadly passed away in 2005.




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