Lee Mitchell was born in 1939 and started out musically in local gospel groups. It was 1964 when he moved to California to try his hand at secular music. He and Los Angeles poducer/label owner J. R. Fulbright soon joined forces. Mitchell's second single for Fulbright titled "How Can You Be So Cold" is by far his finest recording. Backed with an impulsive funk instrumental, this 45rpm single re-issue is something which appeals to both soul and funk 45 collectors.