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The Lee Boys - 'Joy to the World'
Review Written by Ionas Finser & Staff
The Lee Boys’ “Joy To The World” gets rolling with an energetic guitar intro supported by equally lively drums. The instantly recognizable holiday theme is introduced in the lead guitar’s melody, setting the stage for the first line of lyrics.
The true soul that this ensemble gives off speaks directly to the heart. This song seems to just keep growing and growing, and the feelings that we have all been waiting for since last Christmas arrive in The Lee Boy's rendition. The Lee Boys do it right in this exciting, passionate ode to the most wonderful time of the year.
The lyrics cover the winter classic of the same name, and are delivered with a genuine sense of devotion and vocal expression. The voice of the lyrics is rich and pure, and blends perfectly with the fervent band supporting him. We all know the lyrics to sing along, but The Lee Boys give us a reason to snap our fingers and break out into dance around the Christmas tree.
Indeed, “Joy To The World” will leave you marching towards this year’s Christmas with a hop in your step. The Lee Boys are an intriguing combination of blues, soul, gospel, and funk, and this comes out in their newest holiday hit. I for one will be playing this song on repeat as the snow starts falling this year.
"Joy to The World” by The Lee Boys Is On National Indie Radio
"Joy to The World” by The Lee Boys is on National Indie Radio (WNIR) from December 1st through December 31st as part of BWH Music Group’s Holiday Radio Special. WNIR features the best independent artists in the world and is part of the highly selective and nationally renowned BWH Music Group platform. The Holiday Radio Special will feature original holiday songs as well as covers by exceptional independent artists. Station information can be found at National Indie Radio’s website.
About The Lee Boys
The Lee Boys have been bringing their joyful noise around world for over 15 years. They have performed in Canada, Switzerland, France, and Thailand. In the U.S., The Lee Boys have played some of the most important festivals in the U.S. including two appearances at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
In addition, they have also performed at Memphis in May, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Telluride Blues and Brews, The Philadelphia Folk Festival and Merle Fest. The Lee Boys music has been in rotation on several syndicated radio programs including E-Town and Mountain Stage and, Jam in the Van.
Alvin Lee is the band's leader. He plays guitar and sings backup vocals. Born into a family of Pentecostal church musicians and thoroughly familiar with House of God music, Alvin is dedicated to continuing the Lee Boys signature sound that includes eclectic, soulful music that incorporates elements of rock, country, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, funk and more.
The current Lee Boys line-up includes Alvin Lee, guitar and backup vocals plus Keith Lee on lead vocals along with Derrick Lee, lead vocal; their nephew Alvin “Little Al” Cordy, Jr., six-string bass, lead and backup vocal; nephew Earl “Big Easy” Walker, drums; and Chris Johnson, pedal-steel guitar.
The Lee Boys most recent full-length release is "Live On The East Coast" (2019) on M.C. Records.
For more information on The Lee Boys, please visit their website.
You can also find additional information at M.C. Records.
You can listen to The Lee Boys on Spotify.
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