Tuesday, March 13, 2012
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 3/13/12
LEE FIELDS- FAITHFUL MAN
Lee Fields has been making records for a very long time, first as a James Brown wannabe in the seventies, then years later, he returned singing the blues. He became hipster fashionable when the fine people at Daptone took an interest and in 2009 released "My World," a good but not great collection of retro-soul.
It is Fields' new release "Faithful Man" that really hits the mark. The record, of course, has the sound of a lost 60s soul classic, but it doesn't rest on just that. The songs are strong and Fields delivers them in a big way. The title track is a soulful screamer--think Percy Sledge via James Brown. The first single "You're The Right Kind Of Girl" evokes an early 70s sound and would not be out of place on the Philly International roster. Fields also serves up a cover of the Stones classic "Moonlight Mile" that is simply amazing.
Check it all out HERE
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
There is a new record from Meat Loaf, a live record from The Decemberists and the debut from X-Factor winners One Direction, a British boy band who are apparently the new Beatles, Elvis and Wham all wrapped up in one. There's a new Delta Spirit album, a new Ting-Tings album, and a new release from Impending Doom called "Baptized In Filth."
I'm sticking with the Lee Fields today.