Eli “Paper Boy” Reed

-Eli_Paperboy_Reed_at_the_2008_Ottawa_Bluesfest_(b)Cover and Eli “Paper Boy” Reed album, a young boy from Memphis indicates that he took off the gloves, and stripped and sharpened genres that cultivates. The last, fifth album recorded in the record time of just five days, and maybe this recording speed in accordance with the way they recorded their albums in the 50 and 60s giants R & B, Country and soul. There are many similarities with this guy there with legends like Sam Cook and Ray Charles, to the blues shouter as Arthur Big Boy Crudup, but not necessary. Vintage again proved to be a smart choice for a young man who has the voice of today’s loads of singers, but only his greater flaw is still not as popular as John Newman and Sam Smith.

About Author:

Eli “Paperboy” Reed (born Eli Husock) is an American singer and songwriter. After graduating from Brookline [Massachusetts] High School in 2002 he moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi and immersed himself in the juke joint culture of the Deep South. After spending a year in Clarksdale he enrolled at The University of Chicago to study sociology. While in Chicago he hosted a radio show called “We Got More Soul” on the college station WHPK and played organ and piano in the South Side Chicago church of the famed Soul/Gospel singer Mitty Collier. After one year of study in Chicago he returned home to Boston to focus on music, recording his first album Sings Walkin’ & Talkin’ & Other Smash Hits!

The local success of that album and his frenzied live show brought him to the attention of Somerville, Massachusetts based record label, Q Division Records. He recorded his first album of original material, Roll With You, in late 2007 with Q Division producer Ed Valauskas at the helm. That album was released in 2008 and the next two years saw Reed garner a national and international following. His success overseas in particular sparked his signing to Virgin before later switching to their parent label Capitol Records in 2009.


  • Sings “Walkin’ and Talkin’ for My Baby” and Other Smash Hits! (Double E Records, 2005)
  • Roll with You (Q Division Records, 2008)
  • Come and Get It! (Capitol Records, 2010)
  • Nights Like This (Warner Bros., 2014)
  • My Way Home (Yep Roc, 2016)

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