Louisville Can t Get Enough? St. Paul And The Broken Bones are at Headliners for the fourth time this year.

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Nov 212014
 

“The horn section is in crisp shirts and ties, and front man Paul Janeway wears a suit jacket and pocket square. But then Janeway’s thunderous voice takes over: a raspy, rafter-rattling soul powerhouse that propels him to shimmy his way across the stage like Mick Jagger at a backwoods tent revival.” – Matt Hendrickson, gardenandgun.com
I have a friend from Cincinnati, a former Public Radio DJ turned nurse and Flamenco dancer who is just crazy, I mean crazy, for St. Paul And the Broken Bones, who’ll be at Headliners on Saturday, November 22. The only thing keeping her from trekking down to Louisville tomorrow is her mother’s Ninetieth birthady, which is sufficient reason to keep most people close to home. The rest of us here in Derby City have to come up with our own excuses to miss the most authentic, non-imitative Southern soul band to come along since before we thought Alabama Shakes might somehow slide into that slot. The leader, vocalist Paul Janeway, manages to deliver the soul without getting lost in the surrounding fog of years of prior vocalists; in short, it ain’t fakery. They’ve been through town several times this year, so they seem to being building an audience. Thye’ve only got two EPs and a just releaed full-length, Half The City, so far, which isn’t bad, considering that they put this thing together in 2012. Tickets are $20 adv/ $22 DoS.

Here’s the official video for Call Me>

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An Official Forecastle Late Night After-Party At Headliners With St. Paul And The Broken Bones

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Jul 142014
 

But [lead singer Paul] Janeway’s distinct, clean-cut look is the least important detail in The Gospel of the Broken Bones. Taking cues from his church choir background and emulating greats like Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding, a performance from St. Paul and the Broken Bones is completely uninhibited—the kind of transcendent experience that will leave you eager to share your vision of the light in the days that follow. – Dacey Orr, Paste.com”
St. Paul And The Broken Bones make their third stop in Louisville this year when they pop into Headliners on July 18 for an Official Forecastle Fest Late Night show. Clearly, this is a show for the young and very hardy or else the insomniacs of any age, since it starts … umm… late; in this case, midnight. As we have mentioned earlier, you have a seven-piece band with a horn section and a hefty white boy with glasses and natty jacket singing; you know you’ve got yourself some version of a soul band. Yes, sir. The new record is Half A City, which might their goal for total turnout to their shows in Louisville this year. Curtis Harding will open; tickets are $20 adv / $22 Dos. Take some No-Doz when you go.
Give a listen to the band live, singing “Grass Is Greener”:


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The New Vintage Gets The First Appearance Here By Lake Street Dive

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Feb 272014
 

Lake Street Dive
For folks who have a strong liking for powerful female singers, the March 3 show at The New Vintage, featuring Lake Street Dive is at the top of the list. The video of the band doing a version of “I Want You Back” on a Boston street has been circulating on various social media and the word among those users is the same: vocalist Rachel Price is a star, as is the rest of the band. Backed by a trio featuring a woman double bassist who also harmonizes, a male drummer and a male horn player / guitarist, Price is the standout but the whole group is tight. They met as jazz students and found their liking for soul and R&B matched up. A bit of publicity comment: “The new album, Bad Self Portraits, which is being released by the Northampton, Massachusetts indie label Signature Sounds Recording as the follow-up to a self-titled debut and subsequent EP, is a microcosm of Lake Street Dive’s evolution of the band from “a weird alt-country jazz group to a pop-soul juggernaut, that turns ‘60s influences like Brill Building girl groups (“Stop Your Crying”), British Invasion rock (“Bobby Tanqueray”), horn-driven Stax R&B (“You Go Down Smooth”), Motown soul (“Use Me Up”) and even The Band-like gospel blues (“What About Me”). The real question is whether or not The New Vintage can hold the crowd. Midnight Moxie will open. Tickets are dirt cheap at $10 adv. /$12 DoS.

Here’s the video that got everybody’s attention:


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Something New To Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook

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Jul 192013
 
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Louisville’s “Prince” Phillip Mitchell was a fixture on the Louisville music scene from the Seventies well into the Nineties, with a reputation that including writing great tunes and singing fabulously. He built himself a fine career writing songs for other artists, from Mel & Tim’s “Starting All Over Again,” a 1972 Top 20 Pop/Top 5 R&B hit, to John Edwards’ “Cold Hearted Woman” Aware Records to First Lady of Motown Mary Wells’ “If You Can’t Give Her Love (Give Her Up),” at Reprise.
Now he and his songs might receive a bit of well-deserved attention, particularly in Louisville, as his songs are the subject of a new 20-song release on Ace/Kent, Something New to Do: The Phillip Mitchell Songbook (CDKEND 394), which joins a number of his earlier tunes with later ones on versions from Mitchell’s to the original tracks for others. There’s a longer article on the release at The Second Disc, which has this summary “Tony Rounce has produced and annotated Something New to Do, which contains a 20-page booklet with track-by-track notes. Nick Robbins has done his customary fine work remastering each track. The Phillip Mitchell Songbook is an expertly-compiled trawl through the vaults, and a must-have for deep soul connoisseurs and newbies alike.” The record is available at Amazon.com. Here’s the title list: “Cold Hearted Woman” – John Edwards (Kent CD CDKEND 127, 1996)
“Free for All (Winner Takes All)” – Mel & Tim (Stax LP STS 3007, 1972)
“(You Gotta) Come Through Me” – Garland Green (Kent LP KEND 097/6T16, 1990)
“Carry Me” – Ernie Shelby (Polydor 14124, 1972)
“I Don’t Do This (To Every Girl I Meet)” – Sidney Joe Qualls (Chi-Sound/20th Century LP T 587, 1979)
“It Be’s That Way Sometime” – Joe Simon (Posse 5021, 1982)
“Archie’s in Love” – Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic 2829, 1971)
“Something for My Head” – Bobby Womack (Columbia LP PC 34384, 1976)
“You Made Me What I Am” – Erma Coffee (Hi 2253, 1973)
“Gonna Have a Murder on Your Hands” – J.J. Williams (Capitol 3436, 1972)
“Little Things” – Phillip Mitchell (Hi 2221, 1972)
“It Hurts So Good” – Katie Love & The Four Shades of Black (Muscle Shoals Sound 100, 1971)
“If You Can’t Give Her Love (Give Her Up)” – Mary Wells (Reprise 1308, 1974)
“Starting All Over Again” – Johnnie Taylor (Stax LP STS 3014, 1973)
“Trippin’ on Your Love” – The Staple Singers (Stax LP MPS 8511, 1981)
“Hitch Hiking to Heartbreak Road” – Bobo Mr. Soul (Ovide 258, 1972)
“Here I Am Again” – Candi Staton (Warner Bros. 8078, 1975)
“Something New to Do” – Bobby Sheen (Warner Bros. 7662, 1973)
“The Only Time You Ever Say You Love Me (Is When We’re Making Love)” – Dorothy Moore (Malaco LP MAL 6351, 1976)
“A Star in the Ghetto” – Average White Band and Ben E. King (Atlantic 3427, 1977)
“That’s the Way I Wanna Live My Life” – Tommie Lee (Capitol 3594, 1973)
“Leftovers” – Millie Jackson (Spring 161, 1975)
“How Can I Go On Without You” – Corey Blake (Capitol 4057, 1975)