Nicole Willis & Soul Investigators - Happiness in Every Style - LP Vinyl

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Happiness in Every Style
Nicole Willis & Soul Investigators
12" Vinyl


Nicole Willis’ soulful voice is one of a kind, and her lyrics are full of insight. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she first became known as a vocalist in the mid-80s working in London with the group Washington Week In Review (including future members of the Brand New Heavies) as well as New York groups Hello Strangers and Blue Period. She was a guest vocalist on tour with the UK pop group The The during the late ‘80s, and even spent time in an early version of the group Deee-Lite. In the ‘90s she helped form the NYC-based acid jazz and soul group Repercussions, releasing two albums with them: Earth & Heaven (1995, Warner Bros.) and Charmed Life (1997). During that same era, she dueted – via the Repercussions – with Curtis Mayfield on the song “Let’s Do It Again” (from the 1994 Warner Brothers album, A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield), and collaborated with the UK dance group Leftfield, on the single “Swords” Nicole has resided in Helsinki, Finland since the mid-2000s with her partner – producer and musician Jimi Tenor. In addition to his collaborative assistance with her solo work, they have released two house / electronic albums since 2013 under the group name Cola & Jimmu. (As an aside, Tenor performs flute, vibes, background vocals and – of course – tenor sax on Nicole’s latest album). In addition to her wide-ranging and renowned musical work, she is also an accomplished painter. The Helsinki-based Soul Investigators have performed together since 1998, and have released numerous singles, including soul and funk instrumentals as well as collaborations with a range of vocalists. Group members Jukka Sarapaa (drums) and Sami Kantelinen (bass) also run the renowned, vinyl-centric Timmion Records label.
A1 One In A Million
A2 Where Are You Now
A3 Let's Communicate
A4 Angel
A5 Bad Viberations (Instrumental)
B1 Together We Climb
B2 Open Sky
B3 Paint Me In A Corner
B4 Thief In The Night
B5 Vulture's Prayer (Instrumental)