George Mitchell (music historian)

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George Mitchell is an American music historian, writer, record producer, musician and photographer.

Born in Coral Gables, Florida, January 9, 1944 and raised in Atlanta, Georgia|, from the 1960s until the 1980s he recorded blues musicians such as Jessie Mae Hemphill, Fred McDowell and Johnny Woods, George Henry Bussey and Jim Bunkley, Charlie Burse and Will Shade, Gus Cannon, Mississippi Joe Callicott, John Lee Ziegler, Jimmy Lee Williams, Furry Lewis, Houston Stackhouse, R. L. Burnside and Sleepy John Estes, later to be issued on Arhoolie Records (late 1960s), Revival Records (1971) and Rounder Records (from c. 1975) as 33 rpm albums, on Arhoolie Records (2000) and Fat Possum Records (2003 ff.) as CDs. George Mitchell also plays the blues himself on an oil-can bass.