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Reclaimed Soul Serves Up Slice Of 75th Birthday Cake To Chicago Musician And Producer Willie Henderson

The Brunswick label was one of the biggest players in the Chicago Soul scene, and one of the key men behind the sounds at Brunswick was Willie Henderson. The musician, producer and arranger worked with artists like Otis Rush, Syl Johnson, Jackie Wilson, the Chi-Lites, and so many others. 

Yet for all his work making others sound great, he might be best known for a song about dancing poultry. Ayana Contreras joins us with examples of Willie Henderson’s work as he turns 75.

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