Sunday, June 21, 2009
To get you ready for the Lenis Guess show at Dig Deeper this Saturday, we bring you an overlooked cut from his great S.P.Q.R. run.
In the playfully dramatic intro Lenis strains to hold back the tears, then a slight pause, some hard nasty drums kick in, the band gets down to business, and Mr. Guess tells us what's on his mind, with equal parts sorrow and righteous indignation. A soulful piece of rock solid funk that chugs along with forcefully melodic horns and and a catchy as hell chorus that anybody could chant along to immediately. Too bad this one fades out just as the soul clapping gets going.
So many classics to pull from. We can't wait to see Lenis this weekend. This is going to be an amazing show. Whatever you do, don't miss it!
Special thanks to our friend Kevin Coombe of D.C. Soul Recordings for the great photo of Lenis!
Lenis Guess "Why, Why, Why'd She Leave Me ?"
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Fresh off his triumphant performance at the prestigious Prestatyn Soul Weekender in the UK, Virginia Soul legend Lenis Guess will be doing his first New York show in decades this month at Dig Deeper. This promises to be a very special night, and we are honored and excited to be spinning some funky Virginia 45's during the festivities along with hosts Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky.
Mr. Guess takes the stage around midnight backed by the super tight Solid Set, to perform his classic 60's material including the bona fide killer "Just Ask Me".
Mark your calendars now: Saturday June 27th 10PM at The Five Spot in Brooklyn. For more info and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit our pals over at Dig Deeper. See you there!