Eli Paperboy Reed: Come and Get It (Capitol)

 |   |  <1 min read

Eli Paperboy Reed: Name Calling
Eli Paperboy Reed: Come and Get It (Capitol)

The previous album by this white boy singin' soul music -- Roll With You -- was considered a Best of Elsewhere 2008 release but didn't quite make it into mainstream media or thinking.

This time around, for a slightly lesser album, he's been picking up big press . . . and again he certainly deserves it.

He may have come from Boston but he sounds steeped in the spirits of Memphis, Motown and Stax soul, Otis and Sam Cooke, the "wicked Pickett" and classy pop writers like Smokey Robinson.

Here however he also breaks out the terrific horn section for a blistering r'n'b soul shouting on Just Like Me and Come and Get It (complete with James Brown throat-tearing shouts).

With a terrific band, a winning collection of originals (and a cover of the obscure Young Girl), Eli Paperboy Reed writes the headline large that soul music is in excellent and knowledgeable hands -- and in fine voice.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Various Artists: Golden State Psychedelia (Big Beat/Border)

Various Artists: Golden State Psychedelia (Big Beat/Border)

The Golden State of the title refers to a top flight but largely obscure Bay Area studio run by the little known Leo De Gar Kulka and the various artists could rightly be described as equally... > Read more

The Jayhawks: Mockingbird Time (Universal)

The Jayhawks: Mockingbird Time (Universal)

Something to speculate on. What if John Lennon had quit the Beatles around the time of Help!/Rubber Soul when it was clear he and Paul McCartney were going in different writing and personal... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

ELBOW, ONCE AGAIN (2017): Guy Garvey, the big Elbow bender

ELBOW, ONCE AGAIN (2017): Guy Garvey, the big Elbow bender

When Elsewhere interviewed Guy Garvey of Britain's acclaimed Elbow in 2011 he was amused by the fact he'd become something of a rock star. He was for too old for that description he felt --... > Read more

Little Eva: The Trouble With Boys (1963)

Little Eva: The Trouble With Boys (1963)

When Little Eva died in 2003, most obituaries got in the story that she had been Gerry Goffin and Carole King's babysitter and, inspired by her odd dancing style, they penned The Locomotion for... > Read more