Among the old-school soul discoveries made by Gabriel Roth of the Dap-Kings, Lee Fields
is a dazzling jewel. In fact, Fields was one of his earliest finds—Roth was working as a backing vocalist on a session for Fields when he met Sharon Jones
, who's become the Daptone label's biggest star. (Charles Bradley
is another fabulous talent the label has introduced to the world.) Fields ended up doing his best work elsewhere, though, and now he's released his second album with Jeff Dynamite and Leon Michaels, the production crew behind the Truth & Soul
label—they also worked on Good Things
, the breakout album by Aloe Blacc, a couple of years ago. Their second album together, the killer Faithful Man
, came out this week. Fields will play Lincoln Hall on May 9
, and you can check out a Bobby Womack-ish track from the new album below.
Lee Fields, "You're the Kind of Girl"