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    Eli “Paperboy” Reed is a survivor. He was one of the first of the new wave of singers and songwriters to embrace unabashedly soulful music and he has been tearing up stages all over the world with his heart-stopping falsetto screams for close to a decade with no plans to slow down. From humble musical beginnings growing up outside of Boston, at 18 Reed moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and cut his teeth playing and singing in juke joints all over the Delta. From there he took the well-trod path to Chicago where he spent a year as minister of music the Southside church of Soul legend Mitty Collier.   Soon after returning to Boston, he was bit by the songwriting bug and released his first full length, “Roll with You” in 2008. Reed’s combination of powerful soulful vocals coupled with his strong pop sensibility as a songwriter made people all over the world stand up and take notice. Soon there were calls coming in from everywhere; television shows in the UK, festivals in Australia, and a jaw-dropping schedule of national and international tour dates. Major record labels came calling, deals were signed and Reed’s star kept rising, now with the help of song placements in major movies, television shows and commercials. The albums “Come and Get it” (Capitol - 2010) and “Nights Like This” (Warner Brothers - 2014) went on to do more than $2.5 million in total licensing, while Reed and his crack band continued to wow audiences on five continents. In 2016, after some much-needed time off from the road, Reed returned to the studio to cut “My Way Home” (Yep Roc - 2016); an album that is at once back-to-basics and startlingly current. Now approaching the ten-year mark in his career and back in the studio to record his 6th full-length, Reed has improbably become an elder statesman of the genre, and he’s begun seeing new artists who are taking inspiration from his unique sound. A sound that, over everything else, prizes feeling, energy, and, yes, Soul.

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    Eli Reed
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  1. Beautiful store stock copy of this classic Play grades at VG+ $350
  2. Taking offers on this incredible piece of Soul history! Bettye Swann / Buck Owens - Unreleased Acetate This is the famed Bettye Swann / Buck Owens duet version of "Today I Started Loving You Again." It was cut for Capitol in 1969 under the supervision of Wayne Shuler, but not released at time due to the racial climate. Only a couple of acetates are known to exist. This one comes with Wayne Shuler's handwritten notes, both on the sleeve and on his monogrammed stationary. I would conservatively grade this as VG+. It is beautiful with stunning lacquer and plays just the same. You can listen to a clip from this acetate here: https://soundcloud.com/elipaperboyreed/bettye-swann-buck-owens-today-i-started-loving-you-again Please put offers in the comments only! PM offers will not be accepted. I will keep the posting up until I get an offer I like.
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    Hey friends! My band and I are hitting the road next week in Europe and the UK and I'd love to see/meet some of you!
  4. One of the toughest to find Deep Soul 45s, on the legendary 521 label out of Brooklyn of Paul Walters fame. Noo recorded sales as far as I can tell, probably the rarest on the label. Freeman Williams - Wonderful Love / Pt. 2 - 521 This copy is conservatively a strong VG, but plays better. $500
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  5. If you're still looking for the Freeman Williams 45, I have one to sell
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  6. Big 30 Record List! R&B, Soul, Northern, Popcorn and more! Lots of nice pieces for cheap prices! List below, happy to combine shipping and make deals on multiples: 1. Art Grayson - Bad Dreams - 4 Corners - Strong VG - $25 2. Robert Taylor - Let me Love You - Sonic - VG+ $35 3. Curtis Lee - Then I’ll Know - Dunes - VG+ $25 4. Ted Taylor - I Lost the Best Thing - Soncraft - VG - $25 5. Willie Mitchell - One Mint Julep - Home of the Blues - VG (label tearing) $25 6. King Coleman - Mash Potato Man - Togo (Blue Vinyl) VG+ $30 7. Betty O’Brien - Is That the Way You Planned It - ABC (wlp) - VG - $25 8. David Ruffin - Actions Speak Louder - Checkmate - VG (label tearing) - $20 9. Little Frankie Lee - Full Time Lover - Peacock - VG+ 15 10. Billy Brooks - Mambo is Everywhere - Duke - VG+ $15 11. Frankie & The Spindles - Count to Ten - Roc-Ker - VG+ $25 12. Mickey & Kitty - St. Louis Blues - Atlantic - VG - $15 13. Fred Parris & The Restless Hearts - Walk a Little Faster - Checker WLP VG+ $25 14. Sam Hawkins - Run to Me - Shell - VG $10 15. Martha Nelson - I Don’t Talk Too Much - RIC - VG+ $20 16. Jackie Brensten - Trouble Up the Road - Sue - VG $50 17. Little Milton - Long Distance Operator - Bobbin - VG - $15 18. Beverly McKay - Say it With Feeling - Old Town - VG+ $100 20. Five Royales - They Don’t Know - Vee Jay - VG $15 21. James Carr - Gonna Send you Back to Georgia - VG $10 22. Sam Lazar Trio - Space Flight - Cawthron - VG (water dmg lbl) $25 24. Marvin Preyer - It’s Coming to Me - Wand - VG+ $50 25. Esquerita - Oh Baby - Capitol - VG - $30 26. Abner & Linda - Don’t Mess With Me Baby - Peacock - VG+ $25 27. Mamie Galore - Too Many Memories - St. Lawrence - VG+ $20 28. Versatiles - Crying - Atlantic - VG - $25 29. Roy Milton - Baby Don’t You Know - Cenco - VG+ $30 30. Jackie Verdell - Come let Me Love You - Peacock - VG $29
  7. Hey guys, this is back up. $275
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  8. http://www.numerogroup.com/products/thelma-jones-i-cant-stand-it-bw-only-yesterday Info from Numero above. Also, if you can, please edit the title of this thread so it has the correct information
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  9. Reduced to $275
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  10. Huge modern soul sound! Violinetts - There's a God Somewhere - Dove Strong VG+ with minimal WOL - $350 Violinetts-Theres-a-God-somewhere-clip.mp3
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  11. Buyer has been unresponsive for a few days so this is back up for sale
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  12. Jolly Jax - Tip he Tina / Preciate it - Cookin' Incredible R&B!Copy is VG+, would be NM except for WOL$300
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  13. This is NOT my 40th birthday! It's a good friend of mine, Noah Schaeffer's birthday. I am a sprightly 33 years old!
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