I was fortunate enough to catch soul singer Lee Fields performing last night at the Five Spot in Fort Greene, the latest in the impressive monthly live soul music parties thrown by the nice folks at Dig Deeper. What a fantastic night of soul music.
Even at Mr Fields advanced age, he still tore it up on-stage. Opening with a rousing James Brown medley, he played a full set of his hits over the years, from the rocking "Everybody" to swaying blues to crooning soul. The packed crowd of mostly youngsters had a great time, although I was one of the few who were at the front of the stage actually dancing. Seriously, how do you NOT dance to this?
Not just one of these hidden soul gems that recorded a few singles in the 70s and then moved on to other careers, Mr. Fields has been recording and performing from back in the day all the way to today. And it really showed in his stage presence, energy and professionalism. And according to the MC, Lee Fields has a new CD coming out in about a month!