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MCKINLEY MITCHELL

BIOGRAPHY
 
McKinley Mitchell

An American Blues singer.

A Member of "The Hearts Of Harmony" and "The Mitchellaires".

Born in Mississippi, Mitchell was a Chicago-based soul-blues and rhythm and blues singer who started out performing Gospel music.

At age 16, Mitchell was already fronting a gospel group.

His recording debut began for the tiny Boxer label, the next year preceded his signing with George Leaner's fledgling One-derful logo in 1961.

His first single for the firm, a soul ballad "The Town I Live In," proved a national R&B hit.

A 1984 LP for Retta's, I Won't Be Back for More, was among the singer's last releases (by then, he was back living in Jackson).

He recorded singles for Boxer Records, Chess Records (with Willie Dixon), and many other labels.

Most of his releases are still only available on records.

In his later career he returned to Mississippi and recorded "I Won't Be Back for More" in 1984.

Mitchell died in 1986.

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