Willie 'Too Big' Hall began his career as a drummer in 1965, while still in high school. He played with the Bar-Kays band and later joined Stax Records where he performed with Steve Cropper and Donald Dunn on Booker T. and the MGs? records Universal Language and Hip Hug-Her.
As part of the Stax-Volt Recording Section Team from 1968-77, Hall accompanied and/or produced such artists as The Emotions, Little Milton, Carla and Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, The Staple Singers, Albert King and Isaac Hayes. Hall produced Hayes? last Stax album and later did percussion on Hayes? popular Shaft album and Hayes? Oscar? - winning score for the hit film.
Hall has toured the world and recorded with a variety of artists, including Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs, Charlie Daniels and Buffy Saint Marie, Charlie Daniels Band, Todd Rundgren and Roger McGuinn, among others.