Willie Hutch The Mack: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture on LP
A keen and ambitious singer/songwriter, Willie Hutch emerged on the music scene with his debut single "Love Has Put Me Down" which was released by the Soul City Records label in 1964. His songs attracted the attention of The Fifth Dimension who recorded a number of them while Willie himself recorded with Venture prior to two albums in the early 70’s with RCA (including Let’s Try It Over).
In 1970, he received a phone call from producer Hal Davis who urgently needed a song written to a backing track he had entitled "I’ll Be There." By 8 am the next morning, The Jackson 5 were in the studio recording it. Willie later co-arranged vocals on "Got To Be There" and "Never Can Say Goodbye" for the group, impressing Berry Gordy who brought Willie on at Motown on a more permanent basis.
Willie produced the first Smokey Robinson album without The Miracles, and when Sisters Love had a cameo role in the 1973 blaxploitation film, The Mack, the group’s manager suggested Willie record the accompanying soundtrack. His excellent 9-track score included such classic cuts as "Brother’s Gonna Work It Out" and "Slick," and served as Willie’s first album for Motown in 1973.
Willie Hutch The Mack - Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture Track Listing:
2. Theme Of The Mack
3. I Choose You
4. Mack's Stroll / The Getaway (Chase Scene)
6. Mack Man (Got To Get Over)
7. Mother's Theme (Mama)
8. Now That It's All Over
9. Brother's Gonna Work It Out