Archie Turner

As a member of the legendary Hi Rhythm Section as well as the Bo-Keys, keyboardist Archie "Hubby" Turner is no stranger to the Ponderosa Stomp, which has featured the Memphis groovemasters on several occasions. The Hi Rhythm Section (also featuring brothers "Teenie," Leroy, and Charles Hodges and drummer and Stax veteran Howard Grimes) served as the go-to backing band at Royal Recording Studio for Willie Mitchell and Hi Records. As Mitchell's stepson, Turner had the inside track in playing on countless Memphis soul productions for artists such as Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, O.V. Wright, Syl Johnson, and of course Al Green. By the time the Hi Rhythm Section had reached its mid-'70s peak, their languid, dreamy grooves became a signature that helped propel the careers of Green and others and produced nearly 20 gold and platinum albums and singles.

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