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Lee Fields Biography

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Genres: Electronica/Dance, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Soul/R&B

Lee Fields is an American soul singer from Wilson, North Carolina. Heavily influenced by James Brown, his recording career began in the 1960s and continued into the 1970s with a series of funk and soul singles. Fields took a hiatus from recording for the majority of the 1980s before returning to the scene in the 1990s.

His 1970s single “Funky Screw” and LP, “Let’s Talk It Over” became highly sought after for sampling in the hip-hop community of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He returned in 1992 with the album, “Enough Is Enough” on the Ace record label. Ace also issued his 1995 album, “Coming to Tear the Roof Down” and 1996 album, “Dreaming Big Time.”

The Avanti Records label released his album, “It’s Hard to Go Back After Loving You.” His 1999 album was issued by the Desco record label. Desco divided into Dap-Tone Records and Soul Fire, the latter of which released Fields’ 2002 album, “Problems.”

Fields then went to the Truth & Soul label, and paired with backing band The Expressions on the 2009 album, “My World.” Credited to just Fields, Better Days Ahead Records issued his album, “Treacherous” in 2011. An instrumental version of “My World” was issued by Truth & Soul that same year. In 2012, Truth & Soul released Lee Fields’ album, “Faithful Man.”