Home Music “Teenie” Hodges, Famed Memphis Guitarist and Al Green Songwriter, Dead at 68

Mabon Lewis “Teenie” Hodges, the famed Memphis guitarist and co writer of many of Al Green’s most famous hits, has died in Dallas at age 68. Among the songs he wrote with Al Green and/or the late Willie Mitchell: “Take Me to the River,” “Love and Happiness,” “LOVE (Love),” and “Here I Am (Come and Take Me).” Teenie and his brothers Charles and Leroy made up the Hi Records Rhythm section, a killer group that played on all those hits as well as Ann Peebles’ many hits (“I Can’t Stand the Rain”) as well as those by Syl Johnson and Otis Clay. It’s a sad sad day in Memphis.

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