It is finally here, the long awaited digital release of Lucinda Slims debut album, out on independent record label Haggis Records! The first limited vinyl release in 2015 sold out as fast as a knife through hot butter and fans have eagerly awaited a full digital release of this rare, in demand deeply soulful album. Lucinda Slims debut features songs co-written by Keb Darge (legendary Northern Soul DJ and creator of the Deep Funk nights at London's Madame Jojo's), Gabe Roth (bass-player, producer and songwriter of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings), Belgium's finest musicians: New Orleans jazz-aficionado Frederik Vandenberghe on drums and percussion, groove expert Matthias Debusschere on bass, keys wizard Peter Lesage (Jesse Boykins III, Moiano) on piano & Wurlitzer and jazzcat Bruno De Groote on Guitar. Production and mixdown were handled by Krewcial (BBE, Blue Note Records) and as the best icing on a cake ever, this amazing album also features The Haggis Horns, one of the finest horn and rhythm section players in the UK (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Jamiroquai, Martha Reeves, Lou Donaldson, John Legend & The Roots, and as a cherry on that cake it also carries a song co-written by Mason Kimber (Paperplane Object, Australia).
If these aren't enough heavyweights for you and you have never heard of Lucinda Slim, you will be surprised to hear she also sings under the name of Tanja Daese and Nia Saw, performs, tours the world and has co-written songs with world renowned vocal group Zap Mama (Luaka Bop, Virgin Records, Warner Bros). If that is not enough she has also sung and recorded with Senegalese super star Youssou N'Dour, Sharon Jones and The Dap kings, Sergio Mendez, The Haggis Horns, Antibalas, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Flowriders, Stone Foundation, Raw Deal and many others. This busy lady is also a vinyl DJ and collects rare soul, funk and blues 45's and her passion for these records turned out to be the inspiration behind her debut album.
Lucinda Slims album takes you back to the Golden Age of Sixties Soul meets Southern Blues and Funk with sweet gospel influenced harmonies, dark twists and turns and bone-grinding grooves that will stir you so deep you 'will wanna slap your mama! Bringing an ode to Soulstresses Little Ann, Towanda Barnes 'You Don't Mean It' a cover version of the Northern Soul classic, beautifully re-arranged featuring Latin inspired harmonies in the chorus. Brenda Holloway, Irma Thomas with 'Two Winters Long' and then into Lucinda's dark side with 'Wrath of the Lawmen' and 'Love Thief', a raw heartfelt cry reminiscent of Vicky Anderson. To finish off this album, last but not least, 'All This Time', Paul Weller's favourite song (Mojo Magazine) and great supporter of Lucinda, a jazzy Twenties inspired song which has Belgian producer Krewcial's stamp all over it.