Posts Tagged ‘Soul’

From their debut album, “Half the City,” Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul and the Broken Bones performs  “call Me” and  “Grass Is Greener.” on the Letterman Show last monday evening, These guys played at the End Of the Road Festival and Dot To Dot last year and were just amazing, this past year the best performance of the whole weekend… Their whole show is through the roof with electricity, I am excited to see them get the on air play they deserve and David Letterman loved them… Congrats to the whole band!


Posted: January 17, 2015 in MUSIC
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Two great old-line soul records from new voices came out in the South in 2014. This is the one you didn’t hear much about, but should have. Atlanta-based songwriter and guitarist Curtis Harding — who first gained notoriety as one of Cee-Lo Green’s background singers — has made an album that pulls from a wide range of Southern soul inspirations. Sometimes, he sounds like “Superfly”-era Curtis Mayfield, and other times his sound edges more toward the roadhouse blues of guitar slingers like Buddy Guy. This record demonstrates that Harding is more than capable of updating Southern soul traditions while staying true to their roots.


Here Curtis talks about some of his influences and songs he has loved,


DEATH – “Keep On Knocking”
The Four Tops – “Reach Out”
The Gories – “Thunderbird”
Alice Cooper – “School’s Out”
The Supremes – “Reflections”
Black Merda – “That’s the Way It Goes”
The Stooges – “Gimme Danger”
The Clarke Sisters – “Is My Living in Vain”
Stevie Wonder – “I Was Made To Love Her”
Lee Moses – “California Dreaming”
The Mighty Hannibal – “The Right To Love You”
Otis Redding – “Dock of the Bay”


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This is the Southern soul record that everyone heard about in 2014. Having first discovered the Broken Bones as an absolutely stunning live act, we had big expectations for this record. Probably too big. But there’s no denying the fact that the spirit of Otis Redding seems to be living these days in the body of young Paul Janeway, who grew up in a holy-roller church in little Chelsea, Ala. They recorded their album in Muscle Shoals and mixed it at legendary FAME Studios — the very source of the world-shaking soul music that came out of North Alabama in the 1960s. And Janeway delivers every song with the fervor of a Pentecostal preacher.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 19, 2014.

Like a Mighty River,
It’s Midnight,
Call Me,
Grass Is Greener,

The Amazing charismatic frontman  is Paul Janeway and the band are St Paul and the Broken Bones most of the band are from Birmingham Alabama, this new session recorded Live at KEXP on the 18th February 2015, KEXP radio  presents St. Paul & the Broken Bones performing live at the Triple Door as part of KEXP’s VIP Club Concert series.
Simple Song
Don’t Mean A Thing
Sugar Dyed
I’m Torn Up
Half The City
Broken Bones & Pocket Change
Like A Mighty River
Call Me
Grass Is Greener

HALL and OATES - Royal Concert Hall Nottingham