Leroy Hutson: Love the Feeling (of good old Chicago Lean)

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Originally from New Jersey, Leroy Hutson attended Howard University, eventually majoring in Music.  It was during those years that Hutson met Roberta Flack, Herbie Hancock, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, and Chicago’s own Donny Hathaway (who would become Hutson’s roommate).

Hutson collaborated with Hathaway on “The Ghetto”, a smash 1970 hit (Hathaway’s first).

In 1971, three months out of college, Hutson replaced Curtis Mayfield as lead singer of The Impressions. He  recorded two albums with the group before going solo.

In 1976, Leroy Hutson released his third album: Hutson II.  Recorded at Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Studios (on North Lincoln Ave. in Chicago), he predated D’Angelo by twenty odd years in the sheer smoothness category.  “Love this Feeling” (below) is just a taste of what Leroy Hutson  is made of.

 

Love the Feeling

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i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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