I neglected to mentioned Lee Fields' 2009 bare knuckle album My World in my earlier retro-soul revival post. But in my defence, Fields isn't a new cat. He's a cat who came back. And he's still doin' how he did in the 70s. My World and last year's Faithful Man, released by the Brooklyn label Truth & Soul and backed by their in-house band The Expression, are both superb releases not be slept on. Pitchfork extolled My World as "one smoking mother of an old-sounding soul record…A throwback done right."
While you're procuring these newer sides, snatch up Truth & Soul's reissue of Fields' first album, Let's Talk It Over. The 1979 self-published album was originally only available after shows, in the parking lot, sold out of the trunk of the singer's car. More recently it's been selling online for over $600. Thankfully this deluxe double LP reissue is more affordable. Sleeved in new album art, it contains all of the hot steppers and southern ballads found on the original album, plus a collection of 7" singles and b-side that may be even better than the showcase material.
No more talking it over. Just get into it.
From the original album:
"She's A Love Maker"
(The album version is about a minute longer than this 7" cut)
"Flim Flam (Instrumental)"
"You're My Weakness"
From the bonus material:
"Fought For Survival"
"Take Me Back"
"You Been Cutting Out (On Me)"