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Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for
the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For
his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, the Blues Hall of Famer
traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award winning producer
Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped
create that sound.

Jordan and Cray met in 1987 while working on the concert film Hail! Hail!
Rock and Roll, a tribute to Chuck Berry. Steve produced Robert's Grammy winning
Take Your Shoes Off in 1999, and a number of other albums, including the
exciting 4 Nights of 40 Years Live. He knew of Robert's deep love of O.V.
Wright and other Memphis soul legends, and suggested they take up residence at
Royal Studios, where Wright, Ann Peebles, Al Green, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay and
many others recorded with the venerable producer, songwriter, arranger and
engineer, Willie Mitchell. The core of Mitchell's Hi Rhythm band used on many
of those landmark sessions was still around, though Mitchell himself had passed
in 2010.

Set inside an old theatre, the funky Royal Studios looks much as it did when
Al Green was cutting those classics for Hi Records. Guitarist Teenie Hodges has
passed away, but his brothers Rev. Charles Hodges (organ and piano) and Leroy
“Flick” Hodges (bass), along with cousin Archie “Hubbie” Turner
(keyboards), were still there. “It was a soul, rhythm and blues, fantasy camp
for us. Those guys have been playing in that room for 50 years,” says

Robert penned “You Had My Heart” and “The

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