Artist: Eli ”Paperboy” Reed & The Pepper Pots
Title: Time And Place
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Double Back
Genre: Funk, Soul, Retro-Soul, R&B
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Total Time: 00:13:00
Total Size: 149 MB
WebSite: Album Preview
1. Time and Place (L. Moses) 3:30
2. Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing (o. Sain) 2:52
3. There Ain’t No Man That Can’t Be Caught (J. Lewis) 3:09
4. Take it Like a Man (I. Hennie, K. Anderson, G. Barge) 3:35
Since there’s nothing like good news to start the New Year, American singer Eli “Paperboy” Reed and The Pepper Pots from Catalonia announce the release of their joint venture “TIME AND PLACE”, an EP that comprises four tunes of the most classic Soul.
Eli Paperboy Reed has become the undisputed king of “old school” Soul. His second record, “Come and get it!” introduced the world to an exceptional singer-songwriter who has taken the Genre one step further. His lively voice and his impressive backing band (the True Loves) have worn out dancing shoes around the world. Both the music press and the public have declared the band one of the best and most energetic live acts around.
In recent years, The Pepper Pots also have made great strides. In 2009 they recorded with Binky Griptite, guitarist with the magnificent Dap-Kings (backing band for Sharon Jones and one of the creative forces behind the sound of Amy Winehouse. )That record was followed by an expansive world tour leading up to the release of their newest full-length, Train to Your lover (Double Back, 2011). Not long after this release, the band found time to perform on several occasions with a living legend of Northern Soul, Maxine Brown; a star who has worked with (yes, really!) Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye.
The relationship between The Pepper Pots and Eli Paperboy Reed started some time back. They first met at one of Reed’s famed live shows, where they exchanged music and e-mail addresses. The idea of a joint venture was always a dream and finally became a reality for both bands last May. The premise was ideal: Reed and the Pepper Pots would choose their favorite unheralded Soul records and then record their own versions of the best of the best, recasting the classic
tunes in their own styles with Reed at the helm as producer.
The end result is a seamless blend of the two bands’ sounds: the rugged soul of the American star and the silken Motown sound of the Catalans as they come together to pay tribute to Chicago’s Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure, Lee Moses from
Atlanta, GA, Jimmy Lewis from Texas and South Carolina’s Kip Anderson. The four smoldering songs were recorded in a week of bond-building and mutual appreciation of Soul music in The Pepper Pots’ own 100% analog studio, Black Pepper Studio, in Cornellà del Terri.
The record (available on CD and 7-inch vinyl) is accompanied by a DVD documentary which charts some of the hidden moments behind the recording. “Time and Place” is already gathering notoriety as Eli “Paperboy” Reed’s production debut and will hopefully be the beginning of a long friendship between the American Soul Star and The Pepper Pots.
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