Tag Archives: The Expressions


LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: RegenerateRegenerate – surely there’s no more apt name for a single by Lee Fields & The Expressions given our Lee’s evergreen soul status. Sadly only available on digital format, Regenerate is noteworthy for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s a track from the It Rains Love LP recording sessions that never made it onto the album – though don’t be thinking that means it’s in any way less dope. Why? Because


LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Don't Give UpPrefaced by a lovely little guitar vamp, Lee Fields’ new single and soul slowie Don’t Give Up (the bonus track from this year’s It Rains Love album), encourages the listener not to give up on love when the ‘winds of uncertainties have rattled your faith.’ Is Mr Fields having another lady crisis or could he be talking about love in a wider sense? The PR blah notes that the track contains, ‘the


LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: 'Wake Up' videoThe new video to Lee Fields’ funky lament Wake Up couldn’t have come at a more apposite time, could it? On the track, soul-man Fields delivers a funky look at the state of the nation and is exasperated by what he sees, exhorting people to ‘speak out’ about ‘all these lies’ against a backdrop of animated artwork courtesy of El Oms. A message you have to hope gets through given

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS + LADY WRAY: Electric Ballroom (London) Thursday 25th January 2018

Soul man Lee Fields makes another trip to UK shores on Thursday 25th January this year in the company of his band The Expressions and soul sister Lady Wray. The presence of two of New York label Big Crown’s biggest artists at London’s Electric Ballroom should certainly ensure a high voltage show. Not least of the reasons for this will be their respective pedigrees. Fields has been

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: Never Be Another You/ Lover Man (Vinyl 7″) (2017) + UK & Ireland June ’17 tour dates

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS:  Never Be Another You/ Lover ManHeads up ladies, soul man Lee Fields is all set to drop another single off his latest LP, Special Night, and he loves you doesn’t he? Surely there’s no ambiguity in the opening lyrics, “…you can’t measure/ the things I wanna do for you/ Please let me do it/ ‘Cause it’s my pleasure/ I get so much joy out of serving you.” Mind you there is that slow and sexual lope of a beat beneath


make-the-world-lee-fields-the-expressionsRating: ★★★★★ That male yang to Sharon Jones’ yin, evergreen funk-soul brother Lee Fields is shortly to return with full-length album, Special Night, on label of the moment – Big Crown Records. Before he does so, here’s the second single and hot damn it’s a storming slab of stomping funky soul, featuring righteously vintage-

STEELY CHAN: Mos World (2012) – Free download

The crazy prolific Steely Chan’s hip-hop/ funk blender gets into full-length action here positioning yet another legendary MC from back in the day atop fat funky beats – in this case Mos Def over music culled from latterday soul king Lee Fields in the form of Mos World which you can cop below. You can blame Dangermouse for kicking this kind of practice off all those years ago with the Grey Album

STEELY CHAN: They Reminisce Over Slingshot (Pete Rock & CL Smooth vs Lefties Soul Connection) + (2011) Free download

Rating: ★★★★★
Meet Steely Chan. As if the genre of old school hip-hop wasn’t funky enough, they’ve been adding to the critical mass of dope shit on a weekly basis. Lately this involves locating any classic emcee action from back in the day that the producer palmed off with a less than ‘take it to the bridge’ beat and rectifying matters. And it seems that they’ve been sourcing such beats from the back