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Old 20-12-2011, 11:52 AM
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Lee Fields

Faithful Man

Release date: 12-03-12

Truth & Soul (TS01

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There aren’t many artists who keep their cool well into their fifth decade in the business, but R&B veteran Lee Fields is one. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, the music he’s making today with Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career. Now, with new album Faithful Man, Fields returns to show today’s soul stars how it’s really done.

Faithful Man is Fields’ second album for Truth & Soul, the follow up 2009’s well received My World. A label that is reinventing the Motown-style soul factory for a brand new era. Lee’s backing band, The Expressions (also to be heard on Aloe Blacc’s global smash I Need A Dollor and Good Times album, records by El Michels Affair, Adele, Liam Bailey, Ghostface Killah and Jay-Z to name a few) are Truth & Soul’s house band, and their sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound brings out the best in Fields. Back in the 1970s, Fields was nicknamed Little JB for his similarity to James Brown. These days, he’s got a sound that’s all his own.

Born and raised in the small town of Wilson, North Carolina, Fields spent his teenage years singing in church and listening to the classic sound of ’60s Memphis. By the late sixties, Lee was touring with the bands who would lay the foundation for funk music, including Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, and Little Royal.

When Truth & Soul was founded in 2004, the first mission of label owners Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, was to record a sweet soul record that would be modelled after the formula established by bands like The Moments, The Delfonics, and The Stylistics – music that was tough as nails and sweet as honey, laced with lush strings and smooth vocal harmonies layered over hard-hitting rhythms. The signing of Lee Fields and the creation of The Expressions led from that thought.

With a catalogue that ranges from funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul and collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. With Faithful Man, he takes it right back to the old school, with a modern take on a vintage sound. The songs tell tales of love, heartbreak and blues in the time-honoured way.

If there were any doubt at all, take heed of Lee’s own words: “Take it from me,” he says on one track, “I still got it.”

2012 UK TOUR with The Expresssions

April 3rd-London, Islington Academy

April 5th-Manchester, Band on the Wall

April 6th- Glasgow, abc2

April 7th- Dublin Sugarclub







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Tried many times he might be here yet coming to Dublin soon!

He is impressed with the Lee Fields connection

Very expensive considering only about 50 people know him here though
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bit of proper promotion, get him on 96 during the day, etc and he'd do ok i reckon

surely beamish/murphys/cork kerry tourism could be persuaded to stump up a few bob???

he might be up for doing half-time entertainment at turners cross too, lol
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april 7th at sugar club, which by no means is a big venue
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bit of proper promotion, get him on 96 during the day, etc and he'd do ok i reckon

surely beamish/murphys/cork kerry tourism could be persuaded to stump up a few bob???

he might be up for doing half-time entertainment at turners cross too, lol
Been playing him for years on Red it's very specialist!

Excellent artist though
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april 7th at sugar club, which by no means is a big venue
yeah big price though!
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Been playing him for years on Red it's very specialist!

Excellent artist though
daytime play is the key i feel to shows like L.F. that appeal to the older crowd and, sadly, 96 is the place for that
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yeah big price though!
how much are tix? has he a big band with him too?
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daytime play is the key i feel to shows like L.F. that appeal to the older crowd and, sadly, 96 is the place for that
They won't go near something like Lee Fields
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damn them, damn them to hellllllllll!!!!

yet another reason NOT to listen to 96
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