This 2014 release from the underappreciated New Orleans legend Willie West redefines the emotive and artistic quality of contemporary soul music. It takes the music far away from formulaic modes of the genre, and crafts it's own swampy, dark, and poetic space, which leans more towards the work by independent songwriters of the 1970's than their commercial counterparts. Born and raised in Louisiana, Willie West made his first recording in 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. Lost Soul might be just the thing that finally gives him the wider recognition he deserves.
United Kingdom Release
This version of the record was released for the audience in the United Kingdom and has been imported to the United States.
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