Leroy Hutson

Let's celebrate this talented artist. He deserves some accolades..

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Love Oh Love Hutson Feel The Spirit Hutson II Closer To the Source The Man
An amazing record -- quite possibly the best ever by Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson! The whole thing's a smooth soul masterpiece beyond compare -- a stunning blend of great songwriting, sexy vocals, and buttery production that rank it up there with the best work of 70s giants like Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. Leroy's got a voice that's both warm and mellow, yet incredibly honest at the same time -- and the songs on the record show a range of colors and emotions that perfectly fit his unique style. Features mellow "Cool Out", the funky "Lucky Fellow", the sweet "All Because Of You", and the sublime cuts "It's Different" and "Can't Stay Away". The whole thing's great -- and is one of the crowning achievements of the Chicago soul scene! 2 LeRoy Hutson is one of the great songwriters, singers, producers in soul music - a superstar! Or at least he should've been. Over the years he's been getting more and more recognition for albums such as this, which he thoroughly deserves as this is one-helluvan-album. Released on Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records in 1975 (LeRoy replaced Curtis in the Impressions before the inevitable move to go solo), this is possibly LeRoy's best LP as it contains the all-time classics 'All Because Of You' and 'Lucky Fellow' which are bona-fide soul treasures! But the whole thing is great and will appeal to lovers of real soul, rare groove, funk, and great quality music!
Leroy Hutson - 1975 - Leroy Hutson
A1 All Because Of You (7:03)
A2 I Bless The Day (4:45)
A3 It's Different (4:42)
B1 Cool Out (3:00)
B2 Lucky Fellow (5:02)
B3 Can't Stay Away (6:33)
B4 So Much Love (3:19)
Love Oh Love
1. So in Love with You
2. Love, Oh Love
3. When You Smile
4. Getting It On
5. Time Brings on a Change
6. I'll Be There, I'll Still Care
7. I'm in Love with You Girl
8. As Long as There's Love Around

LEROY HUTSON Feel the spirit
1. It's the Music
2. Let's Be Lonely Together
3. Never Know What You Can Do (Give It a Try)
4. Lover's Holiday
5. Feel the Spirit ('76)
6. Don't Let It Get Next to You
7. Butterfat
One of the most underrated soul producers of the '70s, multi-talented producer/singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Leroy Hutson began his career in various vocal groups around his hometown of Newark, NJ, in the '60s, but saw his early success as a co-writer for Howard University roommate Donny Hathaway's 1970 hit single "The Ghetto." Hutson would later replace Curtis Mayfield in 1971 as the lead singer in the Impressions and stayed with them until 1973, when he followed in Mayfield's footsteps and launched his own solo career. His smooth, imaginative productions set the bar very high for everyone at the label (including its owner) to follow suit. Although his lyrics were not as politically fueled as Mayfield's, Hutson's love-inspired songs were responsible for a string of mid-'70s classics for which he and Curtom are best known.

While he would enjoy the commercial success during a string of albums in the mid- to late '70s, he also lent his production and songwriting skills to several labelmates, including the Natural Four. After the closing of Curtom Records in 1980, Hutson's career diminished into obscurity with the exception of 1982's jazz-funk-tinged Paradise. However, he has maintained a strong cult following among soul collectors to this day, and in 2000 Sequel Records had the good sense to reissue not only the original albums on CD but a two-disc anthology spanning the greatest hits of his career. ~ Rob Theakston, All Music Guide

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Leroy Hutson On Soul Train

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Leroy Hutson With The Impressions

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Comment by Dr. Simon F. Quattlebaum on September 19, 2010 at 7:22pm
LOL! Got it Cherene!! That was then...My 'other' life!! Found the turntable and the 45...Sounds good!!
Comment by Cherene Snow on September 17, 2010 at 11:51pm
Watch out now Simon!!!!
Comment by Dr. Simon F. Quattlebaum on September 17, 2010 at 4:07pm
With all the scratches, pops, and quiet hisses, I mustve worn out a few needles (and the 45) playing Lery Hutson's 'So in Love". Even when I didn't have that plastic disc for the middle of the 45, I got so good at using my thumb and index finger to run this jam for Hazel, Lauren, Lorraine, Bonita, Gina....Now, where's my turntable?
Comment by Edie2k2 on September 15, 2010 at 10:32pm
Very Cool! Thanks for telling him too. I love Leroy Hutson...
Comment by Cherene Snow on September 15, 2010 at 10:24pm
Sent Leroy a message and your message verbatim!! He has a new album out! It's live in London!!! Cool Huh?
Comment by Cherene Snow on September 15, 2010 at 10:10pm
I will send him a message and tell him about the site!!!
Comment by Edie2k2 on September 15, 2010 at 11:37am
He is fantastic. Tell him he has someone that has always appreciated him Cherene.
Comment by Cherene Snow on September 15, 2010 at 11:20am
Leroy Hutson and I are friends on Myspace!!! He's still singing and performing!!! He looks great!!! My favorite: So In Love!!! Ooooh Goodness!!
Comment by Edie2k2 on April 8, 2009 at 10:49pm
Ohhh, thank you Sole7! I needed that! I have played Love Oh Love so many times today...you made remember this jam. I used to love dancing off this one!
Comment by Shelley "SoleMann" King on April 8, 2009 at 9:50pm
Now this is niceeeeeeeeeeeee and so well put together...Another reason why this site is the best oldies site on the internet...SMILE

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Leroy Hutson On Soul Train

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