1973 Willie Hutch – The Mack

The Mack is a 1973 blaxploitation film directed by California native Michael Campus, starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. The film also stars Oscar-nominee Juanita Moore, and Tony nominated actor Dick Anthony Williams. Filmed in Oakland, California the movie follows the rise and fall of Goldie. After returning home from a 5-year prison sentence, he returns home to find his brother involved in Black nationalism. Goldie decides to take an alternative path, striving to become the city’s biggest pimp. Although the movie was produced during the era of such blaxploitation movies as Dolemite, its producers do not label it a true blaxploitation picture. They believe it to be a social commentary, according to Mackin’ Ain’t Easy, a documentary about the making of the film, which can be found on the DVD edition. Its soundtrack was recorded by Motown artist Willie Hutch.

William McKinley Hutchison (December 6, 1944 – September 19, 2005), better known as Willie Hutch, was an American singer, songwriter as well as a record producer and recording artist for the Motown record label during the 1970s and 1980s

In 1973 Willie Hutch recorded and produced the soundtrack to the film, The Mack. Hutch had several R&B hits during this period, including “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out” and “Slick”.


1  Vampin’ (Willie Hutch) 2:45
2  Theme Of The Mack (Willie Hutch) 5:35
3  I Choose You (Willie Hutch) 3:41
4  Mack’s Stroll / The Getaway (Willie Hutch) 3:08
Slick (Willie Hutch) 3:36
6  Mack Man (Willie Hutch) 5:10
7  Mother’s Theme (Willie Hutch) 3:55
8  Now That It’s All Over (Willie Hutch) 4:31
Brother’s Gonna Work It Out (Willie Hutch) 4:47


BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarWillie Hutch
GuitarDavid T. Walker
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLouie Shelton
ClavinetClarence McDonald
OrganClarence McDonald
PianoClarence McDonald
HornJohn Kelson
SaxPlas Johnson
SaxGeorge Bohanon
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneKenneth Shroyer
TrumpetBud Brisbois
TrumpetPaul Hubinon
PercussionGene Estes
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsWillie Hutch

Other Musicians

Strings – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Denzil Laughton, Douglas Davis, Frederick Seykora, Gareth Nuttycombe, Gayle Levant, Gerald Vinci, Israel Baker, Jack Shulman, Jacob Krachmalnick, Lou Raderman, Myron Sandler, Paul Bergstrom, Paul Shure, Ruth Henry, Samuel Boghossian

Liner Notes

Producer – Willie Hutch
Arranged By – Willie Hutch
Engineer – Art Stewart, Cal Harris

Photography By – Jim Britt

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Recorded At – MoWest Studios
Pressed By – RCA