On a gray and rainy day, I finally got around to uploading the video footage I caught with my camera at the ultra rare August 14th NYC appearance by UK neo-soul / r'n'b singer Omar Lye-Fook (one of my all time favorite artists).
In part, it had taken me a while to upload the videos due to the unfortunate awful sound quality. I should have known that others had uploaded better clips on YouTube from some of the shows he did on the mini-tour. To wit:
"Ghana Emotion" from the show at SOB's (another take here):
A cover of one of my favorite songs. Roy Ayer's "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" from a February show in North Carolina:
From the same show, his recent international hit "It's So...":
Here's his take on Stevie Wonder's "Be Thankful" from a January show in France (another angle here):
If you'd like to know more about Omar or purchase some of his amazing records:
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