Sometimes it is nice to hear old fashioned R’n’B — and I mean by that, The Blues Brothers or Van Morrison. Especially after The Antlers. This sort of music seems to be making a revival with the likes of the young Eli “Paperboy” Reed.

I have his début album, “Come and Get it“. It is really good. At time on “Help Me” he sounds like James Brown! He really does have a great range and texture to his vocal that allows his the James Brown wail as deeper Otis or Marvin stuff.

If you like Wilson Pickett and Sam Cooke or even Jools Holland or Gnarls Barkley , then you will love Eli. Check him out!

His links:

[Embedded videoclip from YouTube of Eli – come and get it][Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5_p3iLqChQ]

The Album tracklist is:

  1. Young Girl
  2. Name Calling
  3. Help Me
  4. Just Like Me
  5. Come And Get It
  6. Pick A Number
  7. I Found You Out
  8. Tell Me What I Wanna Hear
  9. Time Will Tell
  10. You Can Run On
  11. Pick Your Battles
  12. Explosion

It’s odd that he’s white — or in fact that he looks like a fat Jimmy Carr, but hey, you soon get used to that.


One Response to “ELI “PAPERBOY” REED”

  1. […] ELI “PAPERBOY” REED […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: