Remember when love song crooners had a sense of longing in their lyrics? Me neither, but Lee Fields does. In this cover of the JJ Cale song, “Magnolia,” the vintage-soul vocalist alongside the Expressions sings with bittersweet emotion. Watch the video below for Lee Fields and the Expressions – “Magnolia.” The song comes from the group’s forthcoming album Emma Jean, out June 3rd on Truth & Soul Records.
Last spring Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings announced a new album, but discovered soon after that Jones was diagnosed with cancer, and so put everything on hold. But good news: Jones is recovering, and the group has returned to form. “It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.”
The new album, Give the People What They Want, is set for release on January 14. And Jones and the Dap-Kings will perform for the first time in almost a year on February 6 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. Below you can see the animated video for the group’s new single called “Retreat!”
It’s Friday so we’re bringing you some summer soul for your weekend called Saturday Shifting by The Gene Dudley Group. The sound is instrumental soul with dub and afrobeat inflections, and it’s out now on Wah Wah 45s. Listen below.
Nicole Wray and Terri Walker, also known as Lady, have dropped this retro-soul single called “Get Ready.” The track comes from their forthcoming self-titled LP, which is out now digitally, and arrives on CD and vinyl March 12.