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Lee Fields

Lee Fields is a bit of an enigma. Like a Roy C critics love him- his loyal following buy his records but despite his immense talent he isn't nearly as famous as he should be. Some know him as a superbad James Brown disciple. In fact, his vocals, the grooves on his 70s records and even his look was so much like the "Godfather" that he earned the nickname "Little J.B." To others he's a serious soul star with an instantly recognizable voice. Fields released his first single on the Bedford label in 1969, "Bewildered" b/w "Tell Her I Love Her." After the 1973 one-off "Gonna Make Love" on London, Fields caught on at Norfolk Sound; 1973 also saw the release of one of his most enduringly popular 45s, "Let's Talk It Over" b/w "She's a Love Maker" (though it wasn't a big seller at the time). Another prized item was 1975's "Everybody Gonna Give Their Thing Away to Somebody (Sometime)" b/w "East Coast Rapper," issued on Sound Plus. Fields spent most of the latter half of the '70s cutting sides for Angle 3, including perhaps his most sought-after single of all, "The Bull Is Coming" b/w "Funky Screw". His last single with Angle 3 came in 1981 from his 1979 LP, "Let's Talk It Over".

Fields was quiet for the rest of the '80s, but mounted a comeback in the early '90s, signing with the modern-day Ace label then Johnny Vincent's Avanti resulting in four lo-fi soul blues records. In 1999, he returned to James Brown funky for Desco on 'Let's Get A Groove On" followed by "Problems" for Soul Fire. He also releases music on his own BDA imprint.

Album Discography

"Let's Talk It Over" (Angle 3 1979) "Let's Talk It Over" (Angle 3 1979)

1. Wanna Dance
2. Let's Talk It Over
3. Mighty Mighty Love
4. Flim Flam
5. She's A Love Maker
6. You're My Weakness
7. Everybody Gonna Give Thier Thing Away Pt1
8. Everybody Gonna Give Thier Thing Away Pt2
9. You're Breaking My Heart - Bonus Track
10. East Coast Rapper - Bonus Track
11. The Last Dance Pt1 - Bonus Track
12. The Last Dance Pt2 - Bonus Track
13. Funky Screw - Bonus Track
14. The Bull Is Coming - Bonus Track
15. Let's Get Funky Funky - Bonus Track

Lee Fields - Enough Is Enough"Enough Is Enough" (Ace 1992)

1. I Want You So Bad
2. Groove Me
3. Let's Talk It Over
4. Meet Me Tonight
5. Straighten Up
6. Feel Like Cheating
7. Blues in the Bottle
8. A Man Got to Do What a Man Got to Do
9. Tell Me Why
10. Wish You Were Mine
11. When the Money Gets Low
12. Nobody Takes Advantage of Me

Lee Fields - Coming to Tear the Roof Down"Coming To Tear The Roof Down" (Ace 1995)

1. Hot & Lonely
2. Coming to Tear the Roof Down
3. Nasty Sexy Dance
4. Theses Arms of Mine - Lee Fields,
5. Two Good Men
6. Don't Leave Me by Myself
7. Let Me Be the One
8. I Won't Tell Nobody
9. Look Out for Yourself
10. I Won't Do Nothing You Wouldn't Do
11. I Want to Thank You for Being So Good to Me
12. Talk Is Cheap (You Got to Show Me)

Lee Fields - Dreaming Big Time "Dreaming Big Time" (Ace 1996)

1. Slip Out
2. Work Baby Worl
3. I'll Go to Jail
4. Dreaming Big Time
5. Looking for Somebody to Love
6. Let Them Talk
7. Wake up and Smell the Coffee
8. It's up to You
9. Sexy
10. Pretty Girls, Girls, Girls
11. Work Baby Work [Radio Version]
12. Tear the Roof Down

Lee Fields - It's Hard to Go Back After Loving You"It's Hard To Go Back After Loving You" (Avanti 1998)

1. Tom Dick & Harry
2. It's Hard to Go Back
3. You Got Another Thought
4. Tight Rope
5. A Scared Man Can't Gamble
6. All Up in It
7. Freak on the Dance Floor
8. Three Little Birds
9. Look Back
10. Everybody Gonna

 "Let's Get A Groove On" (Desco 1999) "Let's Get A Groove On" (Desco 1999)

1. Intro by Mr. Fields
2. Let's Get a Groove On
3. Watch That Man
4. Hey Sallie Mae (Get Off My Feet)
5. All by Myself
6. Let a Man Do What He Wanna Do
7. Put It on Me
8. Take It or Leave It
9. Steam Train
10. I'm a Millionaire
11. Bad, Bad, Bad

"I Got A Problem" (BDA 1999)

"Let Me Hit It" (BDA) "Let Me Hit It" (BDA)

"Forever" (BDA)"Forever" (BDA)

1. Put Your Body In Gear 1
2. Tear It Up
3. Put Your Body In Gear 2
4. You Won't Bring Me Down
5. Mighty Love
6. Look Back
7. Last Dance
8. Let Them Talk
9. Why Can't You Be True
10. Looking For Somebody

"Giving It To You Straight" (BDA)

Lee Fields - Problems "Problems" (Soul Fire 2000)

1. Problems
2. The Right Thing
3. Rapping With Lee
4. Bad Trip
5. Get on the Good Foot
6. I Don't Know Where I'm Going
7. Clap Your Hands
8. Honey Dove
9. I'm the Man
10 You Made a New Man Out of Me

"Keep It Real" (BDA 2002)"Keep It Real" (BDA 2002)

1. Keep It Real
2. Everytime I See You?
3. Can You Slip Out
4. Feel Like Cheating
5. Bang In The Boom Thang Man
6. I Got A Problem
7. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
8. Forget About You
9. Booze In The Bottle
10. Let's Do A Quickie

lee fields way we use to"The Way We Used To" (BDA 2004)

1. Live My Life Without You
2. Best Thing You Ever Had
3. Ain't That Loving You
4. It's All Wrong But It's All Right
5. Don't Hold A Candle To You
6. Bird In A Hand
7. Gonna Forget
8. These Arms Of Mine
9. You're My Weakness
10. I Won't Do

/Lee Fields Naked Truth "The Naked Truth" (BDA 2005)

1. Dance Like Your Naked
2. Dance Like Your Naked instrumental
3. Keep on Loving You
4. The Best Thing You Ever Had
5. I Will Go to Jail
6. Wake Up
7. I Got a Problem
8. Money Talks
9. Ain't that Loving You
10. You Won't Bring Me Down
11. It Could Have Been

**1/2 This new 11-track release contains a mix of new Fields tracks and a sampling of older BDA material (perhaps the demerit! This is one sure way to make record buyers apprehensive of buying your next one!). Funk, R & B, Blues, Southern Soul. The first single- the loose J.B.'s inspired-"Dance Like Your Naked" is a greasy jam with horn fills ala Maceo Parker. Here he exhorts y'all to let go of your "hang ups" and, well, dance like you were naked! Phat! "Keep On Loving You" is a sweet soul wailer showing Field's vocal chops; "I'll Go To Jail" and "You Won't Bring Me Down" are bluesy throwd owns. The minor hit "Money Talks" is a shuffle-bumper with a pop hook and tight percussion. "Ain't That Loving You" is an admirable cover of the Homer Banks classic. Elsewhere, his hit "I Got A Problem" makes yet another appearance here (this is at least the third disc with this cut). Perhaps the highlight is the show-stopping "It Could Have Been", a fantastic 60s soul ballad (think Otis Redding) with an aching vocal from Mr. Fields. Imagine what this cat could do on a higher budget! Hear that Ecko? Malaco? Hep' Me.......

"My World" (Truth And Soul 2009)

1. Do You Love Me
2. Love Comes And Goes
3. Honey Dove
4. Money I$ King
5. My World Is Empty
6. Expressions Theme
7. My World
8. Ladies
9. These Moments
10. The Only One Loving You
11. Last Ride

"Treacherous" (BDA 2011)

1. We're Here To Turn it Out
2. I've Been Hurt
3. I Want To Get With You
4. Living For The Gusto
5. Man Hunt
6. He Doesn't Care About You
7. At the End of the day
8. Dance Like You're Naked
9. I Want You So Bad
10. We're Here To Turn It Out (instrumental)

"Faithful Man" (Truth And Soul 2012)

1. Faithful Man
2. I Still Got It
3. You're The Kind Of Girl
4. I m Still Hanging On
5. Intermission
6. Wish You Were Here
7. Who Do You Love
8. Moonlight Mile
9. It's All Over (But The Crying)
10. Walk On Through That Door

Lee Fields & The Expressions "Emma Jean" (Truth And Soul 2014)

1. Just Can't Win
2. Magnolia
3. Paralyzed
4. Standing by Your Side
5. Eye to Eye
6. In the Woods
7. All I Need
8. It Still Gets Me Down
9. Talk to Somebody
10. Stone Angel
11. Don't Leave Me This Way

"Special Night" (Big Grown 2016)

1.Special Night
2.I'm Coming Home
3.Work to Do
4.Never Be Another You
5.Lover Man
6.Make the World
7.Let Him In
8.How I Like It
9.Where Is the Love
10.Precious Love

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