Lew Kirton was born in Barbados where he learned to sing with a local Anglican Choir, and at the tender age of 13 displayed his prodigal talent with the number one hit in the Caribbean with >What About You?< He went on to tour with the Blue Rhythm Combo (a band well known to funk collectors all over the world) after which he moved to Canada. He appeared on a highly regarded talent show >Take a Bow< which led him to becoming a member of the soul band The Missing Links.
Before becoming a solo artist Lew made the move to the US where he was the drummer with Sam and Dave Soul Review, a skill in which he was self taught. He then joined the The Invitation who had a few hits On Silver Blue Records and toured with Bobby Womack, Carla Thomas and Wilson Picket.
His first solo record on TK Disco >Heaven in the Afternoon< blew up on the UK Northern Soul scene due to a catchy verse and anthemic chorus. In 1980 He recorded his Just Arrived LP which was released on Alston, another label in the roster of TK productions. The album stands up as a solid soul album today but for me >Something Special< was the stand out track which we have as a b-side here. A sex fantasy laid onto vinyl I almost feel like I?m intruding! >Something Special< was also played off the album on the UK soul scene, although never issued as a single until now.