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Wednesday, October 14

Adam's Pick of the Week: Willie Wright - Telling The Truth

I return to this Numero release every autumn. Something about the earthy, mellow soul and Wright's voice makes me FEEL this weather. It's one of Numero's finest non-compilation releases. I highly recommend it for fans of Bill Withers, Richie Havens, and Lou Rawls.

Pitchforks 2011 review by Joshua Love (a criminally underscored 7.8) sums it up nicely:

Given that the prevailing sound of RnB at that time was glossy funk and Philly soul, Wright's music is an idiosyncratic marvel. Basically, imagine Lou Rawls fronting Van Morrison's Astral Weeks-era band with a Duane Allman soundalike occasionally dropping by to lay down some lyrical guitar lines and you've got a pretty good idea.

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