|Genres:||R&B / Soul Vocals|
|Tags:||soul jazz latin jazz funk soul-jazz free soul|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||VIAF Wikidata Wikipedia|
Lucien Harrigan, 8 January 1942, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, d. 18 August 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA. One of the finest vocal stylists of his generation, Luciens recording career was bedevilled by changing trends and personal problems.
Raised in the British Virgin Islands in a musical family, Lucien relocated to the USA in 1965. Taking up residence in New York City, he worked the citys blues and jazz clubs and the party circuit. His effortless baritone drew increasingly large crowds and the attention of major record labels. He signed to RCA Records and released his solo debut, I Am Now, in 1970. Featuring just one original composition, the album was designed as a showcase for Luciens voice on a collection of jazz and pop favourites. By the time of the follow-up Rashida in 1973, Lucien had wrested control of his career back from intrusive record company executives and completed an album comprised solely of original...