Adrian Lanier

The best known 45s on John Fred’s Baton Rouge, LA Stone label are probably the ones by the excellent Earnest Jackson, but this disc by Adrian Lanier is a very strong self-penned double sider which needs more attention. Lanier has a light attractive high baritone voice with a real sense of timing, and he comes across well on the splendidly catchy “Keep On Seeking” which has a similar feel to the sort of track that Frederick Knight was laying down in Birmingham, AL at the time. But I think Lanier is at his best on the top side, an uptown ballad called ListenYou Make Me Dig On You with those lovely falsetto whoops and tasteful central rap.



ListenYou make me dig on you / Keep on seeking ~ STONE 208 (1976)


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