March 26, 2014

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

If You Like: Otis Redding, James Brown, Al Green

Looks can be deceiving. Take a listen to any song from Birmingham, AL crew St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and you would have no idea that it came from these guys. While the group may appear like a young posse of jazz nerds, the instant they start playing, they evoke a time much before their own. Lead singer Paul Janeway's voice is as close to Otis Redding as I've heard, and the band backing him up is as tight as can be. Their debut record, Half The City, is chock full of swingin', smooth soul music that will have you dancing one second, and crooning along the next. This is one of the most fun albums I've heard in a while and it's going to be on repeat for a while. Enjoy!

1 comments:

Rosa R. Ruiz said...

W..O...W!!!
Wonderful voice. I can't wait until he makes it big. He will, too. It's a slow process, but I've been hearing more of his work on the radio lately and some of his songs having been getting higher views on youtube. He obviously sings great live and any performance of his would be a treat to attend; if he comes to my state I'll be one of the first to go see him. Everyone needs a little St Paul & Broken Bones in their lives. 

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