“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.”
Apologies to the late, great James Brown, but you’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969.
Since that time, Fields has toured the world with musical legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. Recorded with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig. And somehow found a newer, younger audience and become more prolific as the years transpire.
Now Fields returns with his most triumphant and honest record yet, "Special Night", recorded with The Expressions and released on Brooklyn’s Big Crown Records.
Special Night follows the the critical success of his Truth & Soul recordings "My World", "Faithful Man" and 2014’s "Emma Jean" — the last one American Songwriter hailing as “more than just a stroll down memory lane ... it’s the sound of a man who understands his musical strengths and plays to them with class, authority and soul searching intensity.”
You’ll hear Fields flexing those strengths on "Special Night". There’s some JB-style funk on there. And hints of Stax, Chess, Fame and Motown.