Last year New Orleans soul veteran WILLIE WEST thrilled the proper soul community with his haunting album ‘Lost Soul’ on Timmion Records.
Recently Willie, whose track record includes work with the Meters and Allen Toussaint, visited Finland (home of Timmion) and while there recorded a new tune which is about to be released on 7″ vinyl and as a digital download.
The new tune is the ultra sparse ‘I’m Still A Man (Lord Have Mercy)’. It’s dark and broody and built around a desolate guitar riff and though recorded in Helsinki it has all the hallmarks of classic Southern soul… and like many great 60s soul outings the B side of the vinyl features the instrumental track and listen in here if you want to know what broody really is!
WILLIE WEST’S ‘I’M STILL A MAN (LORD HAVE MERCY)’ is officially released on Timmion Records on 30th October.