Eli Paperboy Reed :: My Way Home


EliPaperboy-ReedMyWayHome-coverEli Paperboy Reed brak een paar jaar geleden door met Come An Get It!, een CD vol met klassieke soul. Ongelooflijk dat een blanke jongen zo zwart kon klinken. Nu is hij terug met My Way Home en dat is andere koek. Aan de soul is een megadosis gospel en garage toegevoegd. Resultaat is zo’n beetje de wildste muziek die deze eeuw gemaakt is. Punky garage-gospel die zijn weerga niet kent. Dit is een oorlog tussen God en de duivel. En de winnaar? Eli Paperboy Reed. My Way Home zou wel eens dé CD van het jaar 2016 kunnen zijn.

In the summer of 2013, a rather unusual concert took place on the corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem. If you knew your music history, you might have recognized some of the songs – classic tunes from the quartet gospel era – but you certainly wouldn’t have recognized any of the singers. That’s because the group, overseen by powerhouse soul man Eli Paperboy Reed, consisted exclusively of at – risk youths who had spent the summer studying and rehearsing with him as part of the non-profit Gospel For Teens program. The performance might not have seemed like much at the time (they’d only learned three songs, so they cycled through them five times in a row for the ever-changing crowd of passers-by), but the street corner show signaled much more than any lucky listener could have known that afternoon. It not only achieved Reed’s goal of reconnecting the young African American males with this timeless music, it also laid the groundwork for his exhilarating new album and Yep Roc debut, My Way Home.


1. Hold Out
2. Your Sins Will Find You Out
3. Cut Ya Down
4. Movin
5. Tomorrow’s Not Promosed
6. My Way Home
7. Eyes On You
8. The Strangest Thing
9. I’d Rather Be Alone
10. A Few More Days
11. What Have We Done








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