MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover
LP $17.75

11/25/2016 853580005343 

 


CD $15.50

11/25/2016 853580005350 

 


MC $11.00

01/13/2017 853580005367 

 


Vitality is defined as the power to live or grow, and perseverance pertains to the qualities of moving forward when an obstacle stands in your way. The music of soul man SONNY KNIGHT brims with these essential life traits because he exudes them. Along with his 7-piece powerhouse band, THE LAKERS, the 68 year-old retired truck driver has created a sound that extends much deeper than throwback soul. After the band's 2014 debut album, I'm Still Here, came to fruition quicker than anyone expected, Sonny Knight and The Laker's released a live double album the following year. Since then they’ve been crisscrossing the globe bringing their hardhitting sound to theaters, performing arts centers, festivals, and night clubs. Now, the band’s sophomore studio set, Sooner Or Later, explores themes of overcoming adversity, love found, love lost, and societal observation. By focusing less on so-called groove makers and more on the songwriting process, Knight and company harnessed the power of the different genres that came together to shape what we have come to know as soul music over the last 50+ years. Gospel, country, and blues were all melded into a record that takes you on a journey through life’s questions and emotions via nine originals and a cover of Lonnie Mack’s “Why.” Knight’s vast array of life experiences inform a worldview that give him a unique perspective on the song writing, expressive, and storytelling process. While he was enamored with gospel music during his youth, which eventually led him to recording his first single in 1965, he soon found himself exploring other opportunities. From a deployment in Vietnam to a job as a long haul trucker, that it hasn’t been a linear path has made him a more attuned performer.

Related Items

cover

Knight, Sonny And The Lakers

Hey Girl / Sugar Man
Secret Stash
cover

Malamanya

S/t
Secret Stash
cover

Black Market Brass

Cheat And Start A Fight
Secret Stash
cover

One-derful! Collection

Midas Records
Secret Stash
cover

One-derful! Collection

Halo Records
Secret Stash
cover

One-derful! Collection

One-derful! Records
Secret Stash
cover

Little Tommy

I’m Still Here / Baby Can’t You See
Secret Stash
cover

Ringleaders, The

Grin And Bare It / I’ve Got To Find My Baby
Secret Stash
cover

Sharpees, The

Take Me To Your Leader / Darkness Of The Night
Secret Stash
cover

Knight, Sonny & The Lakers

I’m Still Here
Secret Stash
cover

Mosco, Harry

For You Specially
Secret Stash
cover

Davis, Wanda

Where Did You Sleep Last Night
Secret Stash