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Lee Fields - Faithful Man - out on Truth & Soul Records



Lee Fields Faithful Man
Lee Fields - Faithful Man
(CD/LP) Truth & Soul Records TS018, 2012-03-13

We've been spreading the Lee Fields gospel a lot those recent years. His latest album, My World, was selected in our Best of 2009 annual summary and even announced the instrumental version of that same album. We've featured a Lee Fields Mega Mix by Truth & Soul Records' alumnus DJ Akalepse. We've ordered physical LPs from the label for the Superfly Record Store when Djouls was still a partner. OK we passed on the reissues of his older stuff but we never got copies anyway so it would have been telling without knowning... And finally we've podcasted the bluesy and souful new single You're The Kind Of Girl to some thousands of listeners. That's why when their French distributor, Differ-ant, offered to send us the new album, Faithful Man, we kinda jumped and hit the roof. so what's the verdict? Is that another fantastic LP aiming at the ladies' hearts? Absolutely! The more you'll play it, the more in love you'll be with this soothing soul and heart-wrenching ballads. The title track, Faithful Man, even reaches the heights of James Brown's classic It's A Man's World and will hopefully make it for the next single to be extracted from this treasure of an album.

Lee Fields Faithful Man
Lee Fields - Faithful Man
(CD/LP) Truth & Soul Records TS018, 2012-03-13

"You're The Kind Of Girl" by Lee Fields & The Expressions by truthandsoulrecords

Tracklisting :
01. Faithful Man
02. I Still Got It
03. You’re The Kind Of Girl | FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD (right-clic and save as)
04. I’m 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 Crying
10. Walk On Through That Door

More info on the Truth & Soul label on truthandsoulrecords.com

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Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man

Press Release :
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. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, it’s mind-blowing that the music he’s making today with Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.


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. Their first full-length together, My World, released in June 2009 on Truth & Soul, was called “one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record” and a “throwback done right” by Pitchfork.


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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