Documentary: soul veteran Lee Fields
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.