HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: Lee Fields - Problems (1973)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lee Fields - Problems (1973)

                                            "Lee Fields initially made his name among die-hard funk fans with a series of hard-hitting singles recorded for various small labels during the '70s. Everything about Fields -- his look, his vocals, the grooves on his records -- was so indebted to James Brown that he earned the nickname "Little J.B." Fields never hit it big, but his rough-and-tumble singles went on to become popular collectors' items. After a lengthy hiatus, Fields returned in the '90s as a soul-blues belter playing to female-heavy audiences on the Southern circuit. Thanks to sample-obsessed hip-hoppers and British rare-groove aficionados, interest in obscure vintage funk reached a peak in the late '90s, and Fields was fortunate enough to have remained active when new recordings in the style became a viable proposition. Energized by his return to raw, heavy, James Brown-style funk, Fields emerged as the leading light of the so-called deep funk movement with a series of recordings that often equaled, and sometimes outdid, his early work."

1. Lee Fields - problems (3:16)
2. Lee Fields - the right thing (3:34)
3. Lee Fields - rapping with lee (3:56)
4. Lee Fields - bad trip (3:25)
5. Lee Fields - get on the good foot (3:54)
6. Lee Fields - i don't know where i'm going (2:55)
7. Lee Fields - clap your hands (3:01)
8. Lee Fields - honey dove (3:24)
9. Lee Fields - i'm the man (3:07)
10. Lee Fields - you made a new man out of me (3:23)

Lee Fields - Problems


  1. Thx! Just saw this man live yesterday, and it was gooood!!!

  2. Saw him live new years day 2014 boy did he have problems 20 odd mins and walk off the stage and band played outro and that was it as a soul singer he was third divison