At age 24 (1958), McKinley Mitchell left his home (and his gospel roots) in Jackson, Mississippi to make the journey to r&b stardom in Chicago.
For whatever reason, McKinley was not one of the more prolific recording artists of the 60's, but he left behind some excellent records, including his biggest hit, "The Town I Live In" (1962).
Today's entry finds the uptempo side of the man's work, and one in which he was able to show his powerful gospel roots in full effect over a storming, hard r&b track.
MCKINLEY MITCHELL - YOU KNOW I'VE TRIED
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