Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, August 5, 2013
‘Paperboy’ hot off the press
By Robert Palmer Staff Writer | Posted: Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:00 pm
MUSCLE SHOALS — Eli “Paperboy” Reed isn’t 30 years old yet, but the singer and guitarist is steeped in southern soul as well as rhythm and blues in a way one would expect from a much older person.
Reed was at FAME Recording Studios last week, recording two tracks, one of which is slated to be on the soundtrack CD of the movie “Muscle Shoals.” He chose Jimmy Hughes’ classic “Steal Away,” one of FAME’s earliest hits, for the soundtrack.
Eli “Paperboy” Reed, left, sings along to a track Wednesday during a recording session at FAME Recording Studios. Reed, who is highly influenced by the Muscle Shoals music scene, recorded two songs at the studio. Photo by Allison Carter/TimesDaily
Wednesday afternoon, he was working with a horn section on a rousing version of the Violinaires’ 1960s gospel song “I Don’t Know What the World Is Coming To.” He said the song could be included as a bonus track on an upcoming CD.
For Reed, a student of soul, R&B, blues and gospel, the visit to FAME and Muscle Shoals was a dream come true.
“ ‘Steal Away’ has become my song” in live performance, he said of the 1964 hit that launched FAME Records. “I’d read Peter Guralnick’s ‘Sweet Soul Music,’ and I knew that was from FAME and Muscle Shoals.”
Reed grew up listening to his father’s record collection and playing harmonica to his guitar tunes.
“I discovered Muscle Shoals when I got into rhythm and blues and reading liner notes on record jackets,” he said.
As a teenager, he said, he Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Okay… I couldn’t resist writing a cute & punny line.
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, April 17, 2010
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland?
Perhaps, to some extent.
And sure… the title’s whacky, but so’s the idea behind the post – and I think there’s an interesting modern parallel.
To find out why, read on.
Ever watch doctor shows on teevee?
No, not House, Marcus Welby, MD, ER, Scrubs or the made-for-teevee doctor drama shows.
I’m talking about stuff like Dr. Oz on the Oprah Channel, and the seemingly endless variety of Dr. So-and-Sos on some of the Protestant religious networks like Trinity, CBN, The Church Channel, DayStar, The God Channel, Christian Television Network and others.
Perhaps more than anything, this is an issue of ethics. If someone has something to gain by purporting to “share information” with you, then WATCH OUT! The Latin phrase is “caveat emptor” – literally “Let the buyer beware.” …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 23, 2010
BIG SPRING JAM is DOA.
Huntsville City officials kill profitable entertainment venue – Can’t Fit 3 Stages -
In a strange twist of irony, Big Spring Jam will not be held this year because …Big Spring Jam will NOT Continue…
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