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ARTIST
TITLE
Soul Fever
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 096CD VAMPI 096CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

2008 release. More than three decades after its original release, and for the very first time on CD, Marie Queenie Lyons 'cult classic Soul Fever. Marie Queenie Lyons is a mystery girl, a Southern enigma. Like a kind of black Bobbie Gentry, after just this one album Queenie vanished. Following its 1970 release, she disappeared off the soul map forever, like a Roman candle floating off into the warm Southern night. Because of the prodigious wealth of talent in black America at the time, great albums with miniscule marketing budgets were often overlooked. Soul Fever was just a drop in an ocean of fabulous, funky R&B recordings released that year. But over the decades, it's become a cult classic and established as one of the rarest and most prized Southern soul albums from that prolific era. Queenie certainly had the qualifications (in both sass and vocals) to be hired by James Brown as one of his "funky divas." But quite what happened to Queenie after the album's release has been lost in the mists of time. Soul Fever languished in obscurity for a couple of decades. But slowly, through the years, it's ascended to cult classic status. Now, after over three decades from its original release, it's finally been reissued.