Mabon "Teenie" Hodges

1946 - June 22, 2014
Rest in Peace

Image Courtesy of Indie Memphis

"Teenie" Hodges started playing the guitar at the age of 12 with his music tutelege beginning in the early 60's, when he was just a teenager. He met Memphis trumpeter and band leader Willie Mitchell, who started giving him lessons and later moved in with Mitchell.

In 1965, Teenie was made a full member of Willie Mitchell's band Hi Rhythm. After touring, they then concentrated on being a studio band and working in the Hi Records studio. By the mid 70's, Hi Rhythm had reached its peak after garnering number gold and plantinum albums.

In 2008 a documentary was created titled "Mabon 'Teenie' Hodges: A Portrait of A Memphis Soul Original". The documentary of Teenie's life was authored by Susanna Vapnek and received raves at multiple film screenings, including a showing at the 2013 Memphis Film Festival.

Services for Teenie have not been finalized, but should take place before the end of June.

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