Produced in Boston, Massachusetts, Well-Rounded Radio features interviews from every genre of music and industry thought-leaders. About twenty seconds into his song, I started Googling him and was surprised to learn that he was from Brookline, Massachusettsone town over from me in Jamaica Plain. By the time I finished listening Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Eli Paperboy Reed - Sings Walkin And Talkin And Other Smash Hits! the song, I wanted to know more: how did a guy so young learn to infuse so many great influences and be able to turn it back into something that is both familiar and exciting?
Exposed to a lot of great soul, rhythm and blues, country, and gospel music from his father, former Boston Phoenix writer Howard Husock, Reed became a fan of Ray CharlesSam CookeOtis Reddingand Al Green as well as becoming something of a historian about less-known musicians working in all of these American genres.
Reed, now 24, is living in Boston again, but after graduating high school he lived in both Clarksdale, Mississippi and Chicago —two cultural homes to different styles of the blues.
During those years he DJed at a pirate radio station, learned how to play to blues fans for hours on end, played organ in a Chicago church, and hosted a Chicago radio show for blues purists. Good training for the future indeed. The disc was a mix of covers and original songs. The album was recorded using only analog equipment and sounds amazing. Walkin' and Talkin' features more of a southern, Insulters - Skull Krushers blues, while Roll with You takes Reed toward more soul or rhythm and blues style, complete with horns, big bluesy ballads, and lots of dance numbers.
Mojo, my personal favorite, states, "There are singers who sing and there are singers whose sheer power of expression can knock you off your feet. Eli 'Paperboy' Reed falls firmly into the latter category Reed and The True Loves are on tour now and playing all over the USA; check their myspace page for the latest dates and locations and see them live if you can as they are a very fun band in concert that will surely get you dancing.
Afraid it happened due to a crashed hard drive and eaten file, so remember kids Charlie recommends Goodreads. Several years ago, right after my wife and I moved to Boston, I did some work with John McGah and a group of wonderful volunteers on fundraising events for Give US Your Poora project taking on homelessness.
To quote their statement, "The Give US Your Poor mission is to create a revolution in public awareness, dispel myths and inspire action towards ending epidemic homelessness in the United States. It works to affect change at the policy level, engage volunteerism and contributions at the individual and corporate Cool Drink Of Water Blues - Eli Paperboy Reed - Sings Walkin And Talkin And Other Smash Hits!
through media, technology and education; and to funnel support to partner homeless organizations. See a recap and photos from the event here. Proceeds from the CD will go towards the national awareness and action campaign to end homelessness.
In addition, local and national homeless organizations will be able to sell the CD to raise funds and awareness to their organization. Homeless artists involved will receive direct payment, all travel costs, and mechanical royalties for any original music.
Here's some suggestions from McGah: 1 write your U. As of March it had passed the House, but not the Senate, but is co-sponsored by both a Republican and Democrat Senator.
The fund primarily provides matching money towards the creation of housing for people to live in the lowest income bracket. Give US Your Elevator Please - Terracid - Skies is also currently working on a documentary film about homelessness along with creating educational curriculums and local outreach.
Watch select video previews of Southwest stories and Stompin At The Savoy (Take 1) - Benny Goodman / Benny Goodman Trio & Quartet* - The Complete RCA Vi Coast stories. There's also a great video segment about Natalie Merchant's participation and recording session with homeless and formerly homeless artists on YouTube.
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