For most of his five-decade career, soulman Lee Fields has been revel-ing in the good foot funk of his inspiration James Brown, and the grooves offered by labels like Stax, Volt, Goldwax, and Hi.
On Special Night, those references remain abundant, but the singer's focus is different. The set was co-produced by the Expressions' Leon Michels and Thomas Benneck. Their willingness to add special embellishments like reverb and psych effects add dimension to these songs. The album was recorded in three weeks direct to analog tape.
Fields & the Expressions' performances, as always, are nothing less than remarkable, making it a must for fans of retro soul.