Lee Fields' prolific recording career has spun over four decades, beginning with his debut Bewildered b/w Tell Her I Love Her single in 1969. Relix Magazine stated, "Like the pyramids of Giza or the Sphinx itself, Lee Fields doesn't change, but he gives you everything he's got, and he's a national treasure for that very reason." Lee and his band The Expressions released their critically acclaimed album Special Night late last year via Big Crown Records and it's a stunning set of songs. A must see live act, Lee and The Expressions will bring their show to this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This is Lee Fields' Fidelity High: Ray Charles // Newport 1960 // Concert Vault // 2014. Lee says, "What I really admired about Ray Charles' 1960 live album at the Newport Jazz Festival was how Mr. Ray Charles displayed pure genius at its best. Mr. Ray Charles was able to take great standards during that era and combine them with hard-core, gospel soul and a touch of African/Latin rhythms, which culminated into a gumbo of pure soul at its very best. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest live albums that has ever been recorded until this very day. That album set the standards for my live stage shows since I first heard it. Thanks to Mr. Ray Charles for that performance, which I will always be truly indebted for the rest of my life."
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