SoulTracks Lost Gem: Richard Dimples Fields knows that "She's Got Papers on Me"

It's tough to find middle ground in how people feel about Richard "Dimples" Fields. Either they think he was a sly, clever, everyman's singer or he was a one-trick pony who overplayed his cliched schtick for the better part of two decades. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Click Here for the full biography

It's tough to find middle ground in how people feel about Richard "Dimples" Fields. Either they think he was a sly, clever, everyman's singer or he was a one-trick pony who overplayed his cliched schtick for the better part of two decades. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Click Here for the full biography

Dimples had a number of big hits during the 80s, but one of the most remembered by fans was the unique cut, "She's Got Papers On Me."  The song was the lament of a married man staring at the mirror, stuck with a wife but wanting his mistress. The six minute song hits a high point when the man's wife (played by Betty Wright), overhearing the song, interrupts and rips through a 2 minute hilarious rant with her view of the situation. Wright propelled "She's Got Papers" into a soul radio staple, and provided the most memorable moment on any Dimples record.  It also led to the response record by Barbara Mason, "She's Got the Papers (I Got the Man)"

Take a listen to "She's Got Papers on Me" and tell us what you think.

.

 

 

 

 

 
ADVANCE Listening Room - Eric Roberson - "Wind"
CD of the Month - James Day - Song, Soul & Spirit
Listening Room - Stokley - Introducing Stokley
Listening Room - The GroovaLottos - Ask Yo' Mama

Leave a comment!