Lil' Fallay aka Uncle Fallay
C hristopher John
Andrus aka "Lil Fallay" aka "Uncle Fallay" was born in 1962 in
"Dreams Do Come True" was released in 2001 and is considered bu it's creator to be "swing out music".
"Dreams Do Come True" (Lil Fallay Boy 2001)
1. Swing It
"Taste Me" (Lil Fallay 2002)
1. Intro: Sett It
"Back 2 Basics" (Lil' Fallay 2003)
"Follow My Lead" (Hot Like Fire 2004)
1. My Baby's Magic
*** If I were pressed to make a mixtape to show somebody what modern Southern Soul sounds like I'd have to include a track by Louisiana's Lil' Fallay aka Chris Andrus, the self-described "swing out guru". "Follow My Lead" shows he's a master of "swing out" (or "two step") music with an album's worth of goodtime,"party blues" expertly produced/programmed by hisself, Donald Jenkins, Tony Lea & Ves. Fallay has a yearning, yet restrained voice that coasts atop these midtempo grooves like he's swingin' out himself while laying down his vocals. He'd have to be movin' something 'cuz this is catchy stuff here. As I type I catch my toes tappin' as the smooth "Don't Walk Away" plays. Feel good music indeed and therein lies the appeal. On "Let's Swing Again" he says "So much weight on our shoulders/We need a release/So call the babysitter/'Cuz tonight's about you and me/I still hear the music like Marvin Gaye, Frankie & Maze/They all kept us swingin'/How I miss those days". How can you argue with that? There you have it. "Follow My Lead" has several should-be hits like "My Baby's Magic", "Missing You" and the aforementioned jams. So for a good time call...but seriously, contact Hot Like Fire Management at firstname.lastname@example.org and have some fun.
"Just For The Ladies" (Hot Like Fire 2007)
1. Count Down (In-tro)
*** Don't worry, Lil' Fallay's "Just For The Ladies" isn't just for the finer half of our species but rather a well produced "party Blues" disc for all y'all. The first single, "One 4 The Ladies", is already turning out to be Fallay's biggest hit to date. A danceable, shuffle bumper featuring perfectly-arranged vocals and a vibe not far removed from R. Kelly's greater moments. The similar "They're Trying To Stop My Party" should be hit number two. Further soundtracks for the feet (and booty) are "Up N' The Club", "Zydefunk Slide" & "Dream Lover" while smooth, slow Contemporary R & B jammies like "Chill", "Cruel" & "Summer Tyme Lady" are as good as any you will hear this year. There really isn't a single track that is useless (unusual for this genre). "Ladies" is already Fallay's fifth full length released on the independent tip so Fallay has built his own cult following the hard way- with shoes and self promotion. May only be a matter of time before his sound breaks mainstream. Perhaps "Zydefunk Slide" could following in the steps of Cupid's current phenomenon "Cupid Shuffle"? Whatever the case this disc could be the springboard to better days for the Louisiana native.
"Strong Enough (A True Story)" (Hot Like Fire 2009)
1. Love Under
"Lucky #7" (Hot Like Fire 2010)
01- Uptown Coolie Brown