Monday, August 3, 2009

Leroy Hutson

Leroy Hutson - Look, Oh Love (Ezel's Remix)

I am glad to see Ezel tackle this tune, or more particularly, this artist. I feel that Leroy Hutson is one of the most overlooked talents to come out of the 70s soul scene. This Newark, NJ born singer and songwriter began as co-writer of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto" (check out Donny tearing it up live in the video below) before replacing Curtis Mayfield as lead singer of The Impressions.

He quickly moved into a solo career that spanned the remainder of the 1970s, bearing 7 albums on Charly and Curtom Records. He released a more jazz/funk album "Paradise" in 1982, before falling into relative silence for over a decade.

He released an album "Soothe You, Groove You" earlier this year on Triumph Records, but my money is on the early few albums. One more of my favorite tunes is "Cool Out", which was also masterfully featured on the excellent ANOTHERLATENIGHT compilation from Zero 7.

Many thanks given for all the great work. Happy digging!!

You can reach out to Leroy on myspace

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