Willie West - Lost SoulPublished on Giovedì, 06 Novembre 2014
Our mates at Timmion Records Helsinki (Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators / Myron & E) sent us a bunch of deluxe LPs, CDs and 45s of their brand new release Willie West & The Hi Society Brothers. Everything is available in few copies on RK Bandcamp so first come first served! In heavy rotation at #TheBunker since arrived!
"Lost Soul" continues on the moody path laid by the 7" single recordings West has done with The High Society Brothers. The group is composed of the key members of the Finnish funk powerhouse The Soul Investigators, who have previously backed worldwide success stories for artists such as Nicole Willis and the vocal duo Myron & E. Born and raised in Louisiana, Willie West made his first recording already in the year 1959. While being backed by The Meters, he also had one release on Warner Brothers in the mid 1970's, plus numerous singles produced by Allen Toussaint. Even though he was noticed locally and in the circles of soul music aficionados with minor hits such as "Did You Have Fun" in 1960, Willie never managed to break to national success. During the past years, he has lived in Minnesota and kept himself busy in music. "Lost Soul" might be just the thing that finally gives him wider recognition.
Deluxe LPs, CDs and 45s are available in ltd copies on RK Bandcamp.
Willie West - Lost Soul (deluxe LP, digipack CD)
Willie West - Who's Fooling Who (45 vinyl w/ cover)
Willie West - Down On Lover's Road (45 vinyl w/ cover)