Win Tickets ($36): Lee Fields and the Expressions @ Aladdin Theater | Soul Music, Funk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Lee Fields and the Expressions @ Aladdin Theater on December 5. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 2.


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lee-fields-and-the-expressionsLee Fields and the Expressions
December 5, 2016
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $16 ADV, $18 Doors | All Ages

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.”

Apologies to the late, great James Brown, but you’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969.

Since that time, Fields has toured the world with musical legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. Recorded with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig. And somehow found a newer, younger audience and become more prolific as the years transpire.

“In a curious case of musical evolution, the older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul that he grew up with as a young man,” noted NPR music writer Oliver Wang (and that was back in 2009).. Now Fields returns with his most triumphant and honest record yet, Special Night, recorded with The Expressions and released on Brooklyn’s Big Crown Records.

Special Night follows the the critical success of his Truth & Soul recordings My World, Faithful Man and 2014’s Emma Jean — the last one American Songwriter hailing as “more than just a stroll down memory lane … it’s the sound of a man who understands his musical strengths and plays to them with class, authority and soul searching intensity.”

You’ll hear Fields flexing those strengths on Special Night. There’s some JB-style funk on there. And hints of Stax, Chess, Fame and Motown.

But this is not a throwback. Possessing a voice that’s equally raucous and tender, Fields crafts a truly honest, soulful work. “This is a record about what people do in real life,” says the singer. For one example, he cites the yearning “Work to Do,” which entails a “a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family together, doing the manly thing.”

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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Lee Fields and the Expressions @ Aladdin Theater | Soul Music, Funk

  1. Molli Vandehey November 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    wow this looks like a great show. i love funk

  2. Deb B November 29, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    I love Lee Fields funk and r & b sound. A great show hit!

  3. Denise Johnson November 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    Would love tickets to this show. It’s going to be a great one. Thank you.

  4. Shannon S. November 29, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Bring on the FUNK!! Bring on the SOUL!!

  5. Catie Draney November 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm #


  6. Amalan November 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    Would love to go to this show! Love funk and soul!

  7. dana November 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    yes, please ! Looks like a great night of music.

  8. Jesse November 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm #

    This is on my girlfriend’s birthday. I’d love to take her to this show. I want to win two tickets.

  9. Dave G November 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    Ahhhh…Funk in my trunk!

  10. mark fields November 29, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    I will Love to see the Super Talented and Soulful Lee Fields

  11. agatha ewers November 29, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    WOW He’s Great! I Love Lee Fields!I hope I win this!!! <3 <3 <3

  12. Jessica November 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    With the death of Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley sick with cancer, I could really use some soul healing. The best medicine is music!

  13. Maggie November 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    This JB-funk style legend has been making funk and soul anthems since 1969 and to see him at the Aladdin Theater, one of my favorite venues, would be a “Special Night” for me!!

  14. Linda S December 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    I would love to go to this.

  15. Scott Pierce December 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    This show will rock.

  16. David December 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    One of the only originals left in his genre…

  17. Jimmy December 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    yes please!

  18. Bob MacKay December 1, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

    Soul to ease the soul- set me FREE

  19. Linda Stone December 2, 2016 at 12:02 am #

    Would love to have a “Special Night” at the Aladdin Theater – such a great venue. A little funk and motown to brighten the holiday season with Lee Fields would be great.

  20. Monica December 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Caught the tail end of a show at a music festival and he was awesome. Was so disappointed that I didn’t get to see more of show. Would love to see him live again and take it all in!

  21. Neona Rice December 4, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Because Lee is one of the baddest to ever do it!

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