Leroy Hutson


  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Paradise Review

by Ed Hogan

Leroy Hutson's 1982 Elektra album has an almost jazzy feel to it, due in part to a prominent electric piano on most tracks and the sparseness: no big horn sections or strings. Most of the cuts are laid-back, perfect for chilling out. The cornerstone track is his luscious cover of fellow Chicagoans Omni's "You Make It Happen." The dance track could serve as a sampling precursor as it includes a section of the Whispers' "In the Raw" and the guitar riff from Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce." Other highlights are the mid-tempo sax-laced title track, "Nice and Easy," the funky dance jam "Nobody but You," and the upbeat, uplifting "Stay at It with backing vocals by Carl Carlton.

blue highlight denotes track pick