LeRoy Hutson: Anthology 1972-1984 – stepping out of Curtis Mayfield’s shoes

Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 05:00

   
 

Album:
Anthology: 1972-1984

Artist:
Leroy Hutson

Label:
Acid Jazz

Genre:
R&B / Soul

Put yourself in LeRoy Hutson’s position for a second. It’s 1971, you’re fresh out of college, and The Impressions ask you to be the new Curtis Mayfield. Hutson served as the singer’s replacement in the great socially engaged soul group for a couple of years before launching into a funky solo career, mostly on Mayfield’s label Curtom. Spanning a few different stylistic eras, Anthology: 1972-1984 compiles 19 of the satin-smooth vocalist/producer’s best moments. He can do sophisticated loverman songs (the classic Chicago-style sound of So in Love with You), dapper R&B (the lushly arranged Lucky Fellow) and bumpin’ 1980s boogie (the fat bass and slapping handclaps of Now That I’ve Found You). For Hutson newcomers, this set is guaranteed to make your life a whole lot groovier. acidjazz.co.uk