Eli “Paperboy” Reed Releases Come and Get It

On his Capitol Records debut, Come and Get It!, Eli “Paperboy” Reed proves to be the life of a soulful, sweaty party where everyone eventually gets dragged onto the dance floor. He incorporates the feel of classic R&B and soul into a largely self-penned album produced with Mike Elizondo. As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than utter conviction; he’s as authentically gritty as he is ingratiatingly sexy. Admirers have likened Reed to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, but Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own.

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed Video: “Time Will Tell”

Two days ago, Yahoo sat down with a Giant Step favorite, Eli “Paperboy” Reed. He performed three of his songs with a full band, one of which is above, “Time Will Tell,” and all of which resonate that classic early 70s soul/R&B sound.  Reed also reveals his beginnings as an artist, his opinions on soul music as a genre, and more in an exclusive interview. Reed’s album, Come and Get It,  is hitting shelves on August 10.

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Energetic Soul from Eli “Paperboy” Reed

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Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a musician with a mission statement: to take over the world with soul music. Also, to make a record that is just badass. Look out for his upcoming album on Blue Note, Come and Get It.

Basement Jaxx Album Scars Available Digitally

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Photo by Andrew Whitton

While the physical release doesn’t come around until October 6th, the highly anticipated Basement Jaxx album Scars is now available worldwide in digital format with bonus tracks. (Buy here from iTunes). Featured vocalists and collaborators include Kelis, Meleka, Chipmunk, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Santigold, Sam Sparro, Lightspeed Champion, Amp Fiddler, Yo Majesty, Yoko Ono, Paloma Faith, Lisa Kekaula, Jose Hendrix Ndelo, Jose James, Lil Louis, Serocee, Funkagenda and Paul Thomas.

“There’s a good reason why the new record is called Scars,” says Felix Buxton. “Making it has been a grueling process. When we finished recording, it felt like we’d come out of a boxing ring.” His bandmate Simon Ratcliffe nods in agreement.

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Brooklyn Soul Festival with Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed

brooklynsoulfestflyerDig Deeper and Eli “Paperboy” Reed present Brooklyn Soul Festival at The Bell House; check out the schedule below.

Tickets for Day 1, Day 2 and two-day passes are on sale.

Day 1: Friday, August 28, 2009
8pm – 4am
Barbara Lynn (The Soul Queen of the Gulf Coast)
Roscoe Robinson (The Baron of Birmingham, AL)
Hermon Hitson (The Georgia Grinder himself)
Friday’s artists will be backed by Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves, playing songs from their
forthcoming LP on Capitol Records between sets.

Day 2: Saturday, August 29, 2009
11am – 5pm, vinyl record & vintage clothing fair, vendors from around the world – No cover!
8pm – 4am
Otis Clay (The Crown Prince of Chicago Soul)
Maxine Brown (The Lovely Lady of New York Uptown Soul)
The Sweet Divines (NYC’s Old School Soul Sensation)
Saturday’s artists will be backed by The Sweet Divines and the Divine Soul Rhythm Band.