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SHAWN LEE: Rides Again

SHAWN LEE: Rides AgainRating: ★★★★★ What better title for Shawn Lee’s long-gestating country-soul album than Rides Again? For Mr Lee has been in the musical saddle since the latter half of the 90s and in a variety of guises too – though always with an undercurrent of the funky. What this project does is pull together his long-held desire to use that particular title at an appropriate time to take stock of where
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SHAWN LEE: Wichita / Brown Hair Woman

SHAWN LEE: Wichita / Brown Hair WomanWichita and Brown Hair Woman are the new singles from multi-instrumentalist and all-round music legend Shawn Lee, last heard of in these parts working with Guzheng virtuoso Bei Bei. Not that these two cuts are in any way Chinese sounding you understand and far more in the way of being country soul. That’s quite a transition you might think but as Shawn opines on the electronic
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THE LIBRARY MUSIC FILM: Extended Teaser (2017)

LIBRARY MUSIC FILM:  Extended Teaser (2017)Those MB readers with a good ear for samples (not to mention a penchant for using them) may remember news last year of a fundraising campaign to finance multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee’s labour-of-love documentary film about library music entitled – perhaps unsurprisingly – The Library Music Film. Clearly a staggering number of people have the excellent taste to have
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BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE: Year Of The Funky LP (2017)

BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE:  Year Of The Funky LPDid you know it was the Year Of The Funky? Well, technically, it’s actually the Year of the Rooster but that wouldn’t convey in the quite the same way (or actually, not at all, if we’re being honest) the Guzheng-plus-funky-drums combo that is the new album from Guzheng virtuoso Bei Bei and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee. For that is precisely what we have here, seven years after the release
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BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE: Year Of The Funky (2017)

BEI BEI & SHAWN LEE:  Year Of The FunkyAs part of his bid to be the busiest man in funk-related music this year, Shawn Lee teams up with Bei Bei for Year Of The Funky – the title track and first single off the forthcoming LP of the same name. Lee has rhythm all covered by laying down a crisp break on live drums and electric bass while Bei Bei delivers melody on the guzheng. Come again? You know – one of those Chinese
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THE LIBRARY MUSIC FILM: Indiegogo campaign (2016)

Shawn Lee Library Music FilmProducer, multi-instrumentalist and library music fanatic Shawn Lee has decided that library music – aka the soundtrack to the TV programmes of your youth (if you were a 60s, 70s and 80s kid) – hasn’t had enough love and what better way to show some than by making a documentary about the genre – The Library Music Film? Library music? Yeah – you know the sort of thing – like
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AM & SHAWN LEE: Outlines (2015)

Outlines AM Shawn LeeOutlines finds like-minded musician/ producers AM and Shawn Lee re-unite for their third full-length outing as – er – AM & Shawn Lee and carry on the sonic journey begun with Celestial Electric and La Musique Numerique. What journey is that then? Well, should one require an outline, let’s just say it’s a mix of organic instrumentation (generally on the rhythm side of things) and synthesizers with
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SKEEWIFF: Skeewiff Vs Shawn Lee EP (2015)

EP Skeewiff Vs Shawn LeeNo prizes for guessing what is contained upon the Skeewiff Vs Shawn Lee EP or ‘Skee vs. Lee’ as I like to think of it. That’s right, veteran funk-soul-jazz-library-breaks-brother Skeewiff goes to town on veteran funk-soul-jazz-psychedelic-ambient brother Shawn Lee‘s groovy Soulfood 2 LP from a couple of years ago. Which came out on Skeewiff’s very own Pedigree Cuts label. Which must’ve been
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