Belatedly we are reporting the death of Chicago soul man, BYRON WOODS. There are few details to hand save that Byron died on December 30th aged 68.
Never a major player, Woods can maybe best be described as a soul journeyman, working with various groups and pursuing his own solo career. He emerged in the mid-70s working with the group, Heet who later became Brandi. In the 80s he joined a band called Onstage and worked as a songwriter with Gary Glenn before becoming a backing singer for Phil Perry.
Woods made his solo debut in 2004 with the album, ‘Land Of Smooth’ which won release on Expansion Records. The music had a definite old school Philly flavour and won plenty of support amongst the sophisticated soul crowd with one track, ‘Do It Bay’, being selected for the 2014 iteration of the Luxury Soul Weekender collection. The irony being that, ten years down the line, the Weekender is taking place right now!