Lee Fields is a true veteran of Motown.  Having made his first recording in 1969, he’s been chugging away ever since.  After a brief hiatus in the 80s, he returned in the 90s and has not stopped.  His current group is Lee Fields and The Expressions, the Expressions being a mixed crowd of white Brooklyn kids who are probably young enough to be his grandsons, but never mind that.   He played in Toronto a few weeks ago, with backups from Jason Palma, and the Soul Motivators.

Here’s a beautifully rich recording of Mr. Fields at the World Wide Awards, presented by Gilles Peterson (also in town tonight!). You can skip the  10 minute intro if you’re itching to get straight to the soul.




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