Friday Night: Lee Fields & the Expressions at the Continental Club

Lee Fields & the Expressions Continental Club April 27, 2010

A very few singers who missed out on being Al Green and Otis Redding when soul music first got big in the '60s and early '70s, people like Charles Bradley and Bettye LaVette, have been lucky enough to enjoy good second-act careers later in life. They're packing clubs instead of theaters or arenas, but they can still sang.

Lee Fields can still sang, too. Fields came up with a few singles in the early '70s that hit the funky side of soul and in fact earned him the nickname "Little J.B." for his resemblance to James Brown. He spent the '80s and '90s recording for Southern labels like Ace before latching onto the Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records late in the last decade.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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