Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man

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There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist—or maybe he’s better labeled a phenomenon. With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions—Truth & Soul’s house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group’s sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound.

While drawing comparisons to groups like The Moments, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and—of course—James Brown, My World has been able to create a space of it’s own due to the group’s desire to interpret and further the formulas of good soul music rather then parrot and imitate them. Chalk that up to Truth & Soul producers and co-owners Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, as well as the high level of musicianship of everyone involved. These are the same individuals that wrote, produced, and played on Aloe Blacc’s global smash hit LP Good Things for Stones Throw Records, and have provided the back drop for records by El Michels Affair, Adele, Liam Bailey, Ghostface Killah, and Jay-Z to name a few. 
“In a curious case of musical evolution, the older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul that he grew up with as a young man, ” so said music writer, scholar, and DJ Oliver Wang about Fields in a piece for NPR in July 2009. The latest LP from Lee Fields and The Expressions, titled Faithful Man, is the next step towards this perfection. A step that may find Fields, The Expressions, and Truth & Soul as a label, finally being bestowed the contemporary soul music crown.

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Tracklist

01. Faithful Man
02. I Still Got It
03. You’re The Right Kind Of Girl
04. Still Hanging On
05. Intermission
06. Wish You Were Here
07. Who Do You Love
08. Moonlight Mile
09. It’s All over (But The Cyring)
10. Walk On Thru That Door

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4 Responses to “Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man”

  1. gfehr says:

    Million thanks for this upload!

  2. untchble says:

    One my top 10 for 2012 already

  3. lepse says:

    take our record down. thanks for the review, but giving our shit away is the worst look on your part. seriously, take down the download links immediately.

  4. lepse says:

    put our record back up, thanks, putting it up is a good look, seriously, put it back up immediately, i want to download our record!

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