Friday, March 4, 2011

WILLIE WRIGHT - Right on for the darkness

soul/folk man, Willie Wright. He was smooth on the mic and with the ladies. I recently did a write up on his reissued album in Real Detroit Weekly. Sidenote: so many fantastic reissues lately! more on that later...

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  1. Hi,
    I'm writing to let you know that Willie Wright, whose 1978 classic LP "Telling the Truth" was re-issued by Chicago re-issue label Numero Group last year,  has made a brand new album called “This is Not a Dream.” You can hear all the new tunes here: and can buy the album directly from the artist at
    The re-issue got very positive response from soul fans and new listeners; "Good Morning America" featured one of the tunes ("I'm So Happy") from it on May 7, 2011, and the first pressing sold out in a matter of weeks. All of this is what has inspired Willie to ease temporarily out of retirement, assemble a new band with some old friends in Burlington, Vermont, and craft his first studio album in 34 years.
    He is now 73 and copes with advanced Parkinson's, but can still make arrestingly beautiful music with thoughtful lyrics. His "smooth as warm butter" voice is still powerful, even though at the same time, it reveals a more fragile and emotional side than in his early career. This new record was released by Green Coil Records in Burlington, Vermont on April 24, 2012.
    Given that he is not able to gig or tour in support of the album, we are depending on reviews and word of mouth to promote it - please give a listen and let us know what you think!
    Thank you
    Bob Green
    Green Coil Records
    Burlington, Vermont, USA