Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Ranked #88 in the Soul Strut 200
Confused by some as being his eponymous debut, this is actually the third release from ex-Impressions singer / record producer LeRoy Hutson. Hutson replaced Curtis Mayfield in The Impressions for two albums and then went solo signing to Mayfield's Curtom label as producer, arranger, and recording artist. His first two albums Love Oh Love and The Man! are quality soul albums, but it's his self-titled 1975 release that sets the standard for his signature sexy sound, a warm melodic stew of funk, soul, and early disco. Hutson makes a statement with the lead off cut "All Because Of You.." busting down the door with a powerful drum groove and ensuing soul soundtrack that is pure sexual chocolate. "It's Different" is a beautiful mid-tempo love song that incorporates Hutson's early use of synths. The same goes for the fan favorite "Lucky Fellow" which is another warm, soulful laid-back groover. Hutson went on to have more quality output after this album including the album II and Feel the Spirit until ultimately leaving the music business in 1983.