Golden Oldies Albums at Odimusic
Release Info: MARIE 'QUEENIE' LYONS - SOUL FEVER (1970)
01.See And Don't See
03.You Used Me
04.Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing
05.Snake In The Grass
06.Your Key Don't Fit It Anymore
08.I Don't Want Nobody To Have It But You
09.We'll Cry Together
10.I'll Drown In My Tears
11.I Want My Freedom
Since her belated вЂњdiscoveryвЂ� following the club scene success of the moody single See & DonвЂ™t See, itвЂ™s been generally assumed that Marie Lyons must have been a James Brown associate. Presumably his hands guided these late 60s recordings because she was a fine soul stylist and recorded for DeLuxe, a subsidiary of the King label Brown once called home вЂ“ but there is no evidence to support this. In fact, biographical details on Lyons are almost non-existent and, though she may indeed be a true prodigy, one canвЂ™t help but think there are illuminating facts about her to be uncovered and a story to be told.
DeLuxe pushed three singles from this rare album, including a storming version of Fever, but Lyons vanished completely once it was released. Certain reissue labels are lazier than others, however (some songs on this superb album arenвЂ™t even credited to the correct writers, her origins seem guessed at) and, though musically this is a must-have soul album, itвЂ™s a pity that itвЂ™s been bootlegged already and this legitimate reissue stands as the lesser achievement.