You wanna hear some funky, contemporary British soul? I just found out about Lewis Taylor. He’s a multi-instrumental artist born and raised in Barnet, North London. He’s been making music for a good while (since the 80’s), including some years under the pseudonym of Sheriff Jack.
This track caught my attention. It’s a laid back, funky soulful groove with nice lyrics (“you stoned me baby, I don’t think I’ll ever recover nowwww”). And then the powerful and fuzzy wah-wah guitar solo. Bugger this is a cool song. You Brits are probably way ahead of me on this one… what else am I missing?
Stoned, Pt. 1 (mp3) – buy the album Stoned
- Here’s the video in Quicktime. Pretty cool video; hot model and all, but enough with the collagen already! Your upper lip looks like a pink bagel.
- Update…after exhaustive research, it was found that the “model” in the video is Esthero. She’s a singer from Ontario, Canada. Her upper lip still bugs me though.
- New (to me) blog alert: One Soulful Negro has a couple more Lewis Taylor tracks up here.