Taken from Leroy's fourth album Hutson II (an album that many would argue was his richest vein of form), AOTN have selected two cuts that do well to express Leroy's versatility and skill. "I Think I'm Falling In Love" is a one-track reason why The Impressions hired Hutson to replace Mayfield; heartfelt, gutsy vocals delivered with a near spoken word solemnity, every inch of its power remains intact after 40 years. "Love To Hold You Close", meanwhile, is a much dreamier, yearning affair with lush sweeping strings and a silky finish that could woo the poet out of the coldest of souls.
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