This soul survivor and his excellent band have a sound that hearkens back to the glory days of radio when soul men and women ruled the airwaves and hearts were broken, mended and broken again, song after emotional song, note by note. That Lee Fields has been plying his craft since the 1970s and wasn’t discovered sooner is a cryin’ shame. But a younger generation – hungry for authentic, heartfelt music – soon got hip to his classic soul sound and he’s finally getting the spotlight he so richly deserves. The spirit of James Brown lives on in his sometimes-tough, sometimes-tender style and the JB work ethic is evident in the well-oiled groove of the amazing Expressions. Lee Fields and The Expressions’ latest record, Special Night on the Big Crown label, is best played at home, on vinyl, candles lit, your special love in your arms. With so many songs about love – good love, bad love, lost love, promised love – it will indeed, make for a special night.