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At 6’5″ and 300 pounds, singer Sugaray Rayford, and ex-Marine, has a voice like a force of nature. On March 1, Forty Below Records will release his latest studio album, “Somebody Save Me.” With a magnetic personality and a vocal style that will remind listeners of Clarence Carter and Joe Simon, he’s also an amazing dancer, with moves reminiscent of James Brown. “Somebody Save Me” is an ambitious albums that moves gracefully between the new blues of Gary Clarke Jr. and Fantastic Negrito and the vintage Daptones soul of the late Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, bringing a fresh take to classic sounds. The album features a stellar band, and was recorded live, giving a sweaty, urgent vibe that’s difficult to capture, but is magic when it happens. One of the album’s standout tracks is the song “Time To Get Moving”, a blistering track that belies a serious message of economic inequality with its forceful, upbeat groove. “Somebody Save Me” will be available on March 1.

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