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ELI PAPERBOY REED:  99 Cent DreamsRating: ★★★★★ It might be called 99 Cent Dreams but don’t let the self-deprecating title fool you – the latest LP from Eli ‘PaperBoy’ Reed is 24 carat quality and further confirmation (were it needed after the cathartic post-major label gospel fire of 2016’s My Way Home) that Warners didn’t so much shoot themselves in the foot when they let him go as much as shoot both feet right off. This


ELI PAPERBOY REED:  Bank Robber Latter-day soul-man Eli Paperboy Reed returns on 12 April with next LP 99 Cent Dreams, the follow-up to his excellent gospel-tinged fifth studio LP My Way Home album. And, on the evidence of the chanking guitar and piano-drenched first leak off it, Bank Robber, it promises to be every bit as excellent. The track draws inspiration from a deep well of mid sixties soul/ rnb influences and if it

ELI PAPERBOY REED: My Way Home (2016)

My Way Home Eli Paperboy ReedRating: ★★★★★ Headline news in the world of funk and soul is the imminent release of Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed‘s new LP, My Way Home, on the Yep Roc label. It’s the fifth album from the Massachusetts native who earned his soul stripes long ago by spending a year in Clarksdale, Mississippi to absorb the sound of the south and then re-located again to Chicago to wind up

ELI PAPERBOY REED: Cut Ya Down (2016) + UK dates inc. album launch @ The Jazz Cafe 7.6.16

Cut Ya Down Eli Paperboy ReedRating: ★★★★★ Now here’s someone you don’t hear enough of (or about), in the UK at least – Eli Paperboy Reed – and lord knows why. But then he is said to work in mysterious ways – the lord that is, not Reed, although the two of them do appear to be engaged in a collaboration of sorts since Reed’s forthcoming new album My Way Home is heavily gospel-influenced and includes