Lewis Taylor played some really fantastic music during his short career, so of course no one's ever heard of him. The British solo artist is a little bit Marvin Gaye, a little Todd Rundgren (both of whom are flat-out geniuses). He released a few records in the late 90s and early years of the new millennium, culminating in 2005's The Lost Album, but has since vanished from the public eye. It's too bad, because he's damn talented.
From 2002, this is Stoned, Pt. 1 (the video for which features soul-kitten extraordinaire, Esthero).