Sonny Green – Found! One Soul Singer
Produced by Kid Andersen at his Greaseland Studio, USA
We are beyond excited to announce the new recording from Little Village Foundation – the debut full length album from the best real deal soul singer you’ve never heard…SONNY GREEN!!! We truly believe he is one of the best blues and soul singers alive, and this high quality debut recording, produced/recorded by the supremely talented Kid Andersen, is going to blow you away with Sonny’s gospel-drenched, soul stirring vocals being the star of the show. This modern day soul blues classic recording also has the benefit of having Kid’s other worldly guitar and genius production skills, Jim Pugh’s in demand B-3 organ playing, a full horn section (including guest sax studs, Sax Gordon & Terry Hanck (check Terry’s hilarious original, “Cupid Must Be Stupid”) and star vocalist, Alabama Mike!
After hearing this superb record, I’m sure you’re going to ask, “Where has this amazing singer been all my life?” Well, Sonny’s been singin’ since his teens in Louisiana, and performing regularly for over 40 years to devoted Los Angeles area crowds. Amazingly he has never had a full length recording before, but he did record a handful of sought after killer 45’s during the late ‘60’s/early ’70’s. One of his songs from ’71 on the Hill label (Matt Hill, ZZ. Hill’s brother) “If You Want Me To Keep On Lovin You” is re-visited here in an outstanding updated version.
Like any great artist, Sonny has a style and voice all his own, but you can definitely hear his influences in his repertoire, including Bobby “Blue” Bland (“I’m So Tired”), Little Milton (“If Walls Could Talk”), Syl Johnson (“Back For A Taste Of Your Love”), Ted Taylor’s ballad (“Be Ever Wonderful”), and even a really cool cover of an early Willie Nelson tune, “Are You Sure?” Two standout songs have never been on record before, the Alabama Mike original, “Trouble,” a “so funky you can smell it” duet with Sonny and Alabama Mike, and one of two originals from the witty mind and pen of Rick Estrin, “I Got There!”
“He is perhaps the greatest R&B talent you’ve never heard of, a practitioner of the blues and soul vocal arts since the 1950s. At 77 years old, he’s lost none of his fire, passion, nor sheer majestic ability. He can roar about the darkest heartbreak like a mortally wounded soldier of love and then coax out a velvet-smooth line of last call seduction. Wielding that glorious microphone as he works the crowd—part midway barker, part preacher in heat—he still casts a powerful spell on the ladies out there in the dark, the ones sipping their Chablis and tonguing the salty rims of their peach margaritas.”- Peter Gilstrap, https://www.bynwr.com/
“For Southern Soul Blues performed with grit, wit, and sartorial splendor, there is only one man to go to: Los Angeles-by-way-of-Louisiana singer Sonny Green. Coming from the same emotional and musical place as his barroom-philosophizing contemporaries Johnny Taylor, Bobby Patterson, and Little Milton.” – Michael Hurtt, Ponderosa Stomp
Kevin Johnson, Proud Papa Promotions & Publicity, firstname.lastname@example.org, 773.742.4327