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Single Lock Records

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City

$39.00

Single Lock Records

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City

$39.00

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A TAV Curator’s Pick.

St. Paul and The Broken Bones is a six-piece soul band based out of Birmingham, Alabama, United States, which formed in 2012. The band is composed of Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keys), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet). The band tours with both trombone and baritone saxophone as well. They have released one album and two EPs while touring internationally. - Wiki

“Influenced by the church, specifically the black gospel tradition in addition to vintage soul, debut album Half the City is a legit soul LP in 2014. Soul and the year 2014 seem an unlikely pairing, particularly with the heavy reliance of electronic instruments and autotune, but the relationship proves to be one that’s “Simply Beautiful” as Al Green would put it. St. Paul (aka Paul Janeway) leads the charge of the soul-band, delivering truly amazing, gut-wrenching vocal performances. Unafraid to get “down and dirty” with it, Janeway’s Pentecostal influence coupled with a love for James Brown, translates nearly perfectly on Half the City.

Ultimately, Half the City is a captivating, exceptional soul album. In a day and age where authenticity is questioned, St. Paul and the Broken Bones smash any doubts. Half the City is not an innovative affair, but given its retro-tinge, it doesn’t need to be. By all means, the goal of keeping “soul” alive and flourishing is easily accomplished here.” - PopMatters

Item description:

Artist:

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Title:

Half The City

Label:

Single Lock Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2014

Genre:

Soul

Style:

Rhythm & Blues

Catalog No:

SL 003

Condition:

New