Next Friday night, veteran singer Lee Fields will bring the soul back to The Fillmore along with his backing band The Expressions. The group’s new album, Emma Jean, was released two weeks ago on Brooklyn’s Truth & Soul Records, which is home to similar soul revivalist artists including Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. At a time when critics are looking at hip hop artists skeptically, “don’t talk the talk talk, if you can’t walk the walk,” Truth & Soul Records’ artist like Fields’ are the truth, through and through. A fan ever since his Curtis Mayfield-styled joint, “Ladies,” I can’t help but feel that Fields’ timeless style continues to age, gracefully, and complexly. On the new album’s highlighted single, a cover of JJ Cale’s track “Magnolia,” Fields’ vocals wax smoother than ever, slightly giving into a twang that almost pays homage to the late great singer’s country rockability.
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And while you’re here, press play and enjoy “Magnolia.”