Willie Clayton

“Baby, You're Ready” (Pawn) 1974


Though the label reads Pawn, Willie Clayton’s salacious “Baby, You’re Ready” sports that Hi Records sound, close-miked strings, clean guitars, and understated horns, made famous the world over by Al Green, Ann Peebles, and others. A Chicago emigre, Clayton nonetheless sounds thoroughly at home in Willie Mitchell’s vaunted Royal Recording Studios.


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