Leroy Hutson Special
Mr Degiorgio takes your favourite musical heroes and puts their discographies to the acid test. This time with a special on Leroy Hutson.
In this episode of Sound Obsession, Kirk gives it up for one of soul music’s best kept secrets. After being drawn to the stage at an early age, Leroy Hutson spent his college years at Howard University sharing a dorm room with Donny Hathaway and hanging out with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Roberta Flack or Phylicia Rashad. His initial aspirations of becoming a dentist fell away when he replaced Curtis Mayfield as the lead singer of The Impressions in 1971. Two years after, Leroy focused on his own solo career, recording several albums for Mayfield’s Curtom records until the early 80s. Just recently, Leroy Hutson got back to recording that sweet 70s soul sound. Kirk guides us through some of Mr. Hutson’s most beloved pieces.