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Lee Fields is another one of the music veterans who has experienced a renaissance late in his career, like fellow soulmate Sharon Jones (also associated with the company Daptone records) and Rodriguez (who in 2012 was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary "Sugar Man »).


Lee Fields made his comeback with the album "Faithful man" in 2012 and has since continued to release albums and tour the world. The album has thus given its name to this new documentary. He has visited Norway several times and will release a new album, "Sentimental Fool", at the end of October 2022.






Lee is now 71 years old and he released his first single in the late 1960s. In the early 70s he was sometimes called "Little JB", after James Brown, and he sang soul, funk and R'n'B. He was for a time in Kool and the Gang and worked with a large number of contemporary soul stars. But faded into obscurity when disco displaced soul music in the late 70s.


A fateful phone call a few decades later brought him back again, the story told by Directors Jessamyn Arsary and Joyce Mishaan.

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The record cover design company Hipgnosis set the standard for striking record covers from the late 1960s, first with their covers for Pink Floyd.


It was actually Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett who came up with the name "Hipgnosis" when Barrett shared an apartment with Hipgnosis owners Aubrey (Po´) Powell and Storm Thorgerson in the "Summer of Love" hippie year of 1967.


Hipgnosis' most famous record cover is Pink Floyd's "Dark side of the Moon" from 1973, complete with posters and stickers.





Along the way, Hipgnosis collaborated with, among others, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, T-Rex, ELO, 10CC, Black Sabbath, Peter Frampton, Rolling Stones, The Who and many other lesser-known artists.


Hipgnosis record covers were, in many ways, stand-alone, modern graphic works of art.


The Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, who himself has been central in cover design and video creation for, among others, U2 and Depeche Mode, has interviewed Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Noel Gallagher, Nick Mason and Aubrey Powell for the new the documentary. Storm Thorgerson passed away in 2013.


Corbijn has made a large number of music videos, the documentary about Captain Beefheart/ Don van Vliet ("Some you you stuff"/ 1994) and the feature film about Joy Division's singer Ian Curtis ("Control"/ 2007). In later years he worked extensively with regular feature films and has published a large number of photo books.



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Willy deVille (a.k.a. William Paul Borsey Jr.) may be the greatest American rock singer who never managed to achieve the wide recognition he deserved. Willy died in 2009, aged just 59.


But now director Larry Locke is making sure that Willy at least posthumously becomes the subject of new interest with the documentary film "Heaven stood still: The Incarnations of Willy deVille".

Willy led the band Mink deVille from 1974 to 1986, after which he released a number of records under his own name.


His collaborations were many, including Jack Nitzsche (collaborator with Neil Young on "Harvest"), songwriter Doc Pomus, Dr.John, Allen Toussaint and Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler, who produced an album for Willy.


Photo: Plismo. Willy deVille at the microphone on the right


Mink deVille was the house band at legendary CBGBs and Mink deVille was among the first bands from this multifaceted music scene to release their own album.


The debut was called "Cabretta" (in Europe) and came in 1977, followed by "Return to Magenta" in 1978 and "Le Chat Bleu" in 1980.


Featuring in the documentary, alternately in archive footage and new interviews, are Willy himself, Ben E.King, Talking Heads Chris Frantz, Peter Wolf (J.Geil's band) and producer Hal Willner.


Photo thanks to Eckhard Henkel

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