Eddie "Chank" Willis (born June 3, 1936, Grenada, Mississippi, United States) is an African-American soul musician. Willis played electric guitar and occasional electric sitar for Motown's in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Influences for Willis include Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, and Albert King. He played a Gibson Firebird guitar on most his early 1960s work, later moving on to use a Gibson ES 335. On recordings such as The Supremes' "No Matter What Sign You Are", Willis performed on a Coral sitar.

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  • Eddie « Chank » Willis, né le 3 juin 1936 à Grenada aux États-Unis, est un musicien afro-américain. Durant les années 1960 et 1970, Willis a joué de la guitare électrique et occasionnellement du sitar pour le groupe de la Motown : The Funk Brothers. Willis est connu pour son style de guitare en sourdine qui ajoutait un ton distinctif et de la « couleur » au rythme, souvent en phase avec la caisse claire, sur des centaines chansons à succès enregistrées au Hitsville U.S.A. pour les artistes de la Motown. Parmi les nombreux enregistrements que Willis a effectué pour la compagnie de disques américaine, on compte : « Please Mr. Postman » des The Marvelettes, « The Way You Do the Things You Do » des The Temptations, « You Keep Me Hangin' On » des The Supremes et « I Was Made to Love Her » de Stevie Wonder. Les influences de Eddie Willis comprennent Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery et Albert King. Pour ses enregistrements, Willis jouait avec une guitare Gibson Firebird sur la plupart de ses travaux au début des années 1960 pour ensuite passer à une Gibson ES 335 durant les années 1970. Il a également utilisé un sitar électrique sur la chanson des The Supremes : « No Matter What Sign You Are ». En 2010, il collabore avec Phil Collins pour son album « Going Back » qui reprend les plus grands tubes des années Motown, années qui ont marqué la carrière d'Eddie Willis. (fr)
  • Eddie "Chank" Willis (born June 3, 1936, Grenada, Mississippi, United States) is an African-American soul musician. Willis played electric guitar and occasional electric sitar for Motown's in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Willis is known for his signature style of muted guitar riffs which added a distinctive tone or "color" to the beat, often timed with the snare, of the hundreds of hit songs recorded at Hitsville U.S.A. for Motown artists. Among the recordings Willis performed on are "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, "The Way You Do the Things You Do" by The Temptations, "You Keep Me Hanging On" by The Supremes, and "I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder. Influences for Willis include Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, and Albert King. He played a Gibson Firebird guitar on most his early 1960s work, later moving on to use a Gibson ES 335. On recordings such as The Supremes' "No Matter What Sign You Are", Willis performed on a Coral sitar. He accepted an offer from Phil Collins to perform on his album of Motown and 1960s soul classics, Going Back. (en)
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  • Eddie "Chank" Willis (born June 3, 1936, Grenada, Mississippi, United States) is an African-American soul musician. Willis played electric guitar and occasional electric sitar for Motown's in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Influences for Willis include Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, and Albert King. He played a Gibson Firebird guitar on most his early 1960s work, later moving on to use a Gibson ES 335. On recordings such as The Supremes' "No Matter What Sign You Are", Willis performed on a Coral sitar. (en)
  • Eddie « Chank » Willis, né le 3 juin 1936 à Grenada aux États-Unis, est un musicien afro-américain. Durant les années 1960 et 1970, Willis a joué de la guitare électrique et occasionnellement du sitar pour le groupe de la Motown : The Funk Brothers. En 2010, il collabore avec Phil Collins pour son album « Going Back » qui reprend les plus grands tubes des années Motown, années qui ont marqué la carrière d'Eddie Willis. (fr)
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