Jake Mitchell is a veteran musician who went on the road with James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Bobbie Blue Bland. At that time, B.B. King mentored Mitchell to continue in show business. His first record was with Chess Records in 1957 on the same master tape as Chuck Berry. "Little Jake and the Blenders" were the first African-Americans to perform at the University of Florida's football homecoming "Gator Growl" celebration in 1960.
In 1965 he performed at the Apollo Theater in New York. He recorded with Impact records in Detroit, Michigan, releasing several songs. Later that year he recorded with Newtown Records, the same label as "Patti Labelle and the Blue Bells." He owned his own record company (Golden Hit productions) in Detroit Michigan from 1966 to 1972.
Mitchell now resides in Gainesville, FL and is making music with his band "Little Jake & The Soul Searchers," carrying the flame of old-school blues/R&B.