Day 6 of my Top 10 Albums

At number 5 is Lewis Taylor, with his self titled 1st album. Lewis Taylor made a heavy impact on the London soul scene. It was 1996 and I was living in London. I had moved there to record and to break into the European music scene.  One night while sleeping in my bed, listening to Jazz FM, I was woken by a tune. First my feet started moving then I woke myself up humming. Keeping in mind it was about 4am or something crazy like that. I listened intently to what I was hearing and waited for the DJ to back announce. He said with a deep Voice, THAT WAS THE NEW TRACK BY NORTH LONDON SINGER GUITAR PLAYER LEWIS TAYLOR. He recorded the entire album in his room, sang everything and played everything. He kind of reminded me of Marvin Gaye with his vocal style. The track that woke me was “Whoever”… Man, the vocals are tight!!!!! A few weeks later, he played at Ronnie Scotts in SoHo. Now, you know I had to go and see him live. So I did and I was blown away.  There has been a few more albums like ‘Stoned Part 1& 2’ -“Lewis II”. But to me the 1st was the best.  A true London sounding album with proper Blue Eyed Soul....

 

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