The Stax/Muscle Shoals influences are so straight-out-of-the-record-sleeve that they're undeniable. But equally apparent is the jaw-dropping talent of St. Paul and his band, and that's what makes these songs worthwhile. Recommended to any lover of '60s soul. As is their full-length album, not available on this site.
I think Paul could sing anything and I would be his fan. He really puts his heart and soul into every song - that is why he deserves his place among the greatest of soul singers like Wilson Picket and Solomon Burke and Otis Redding but for me St. Paul and The Broken Bones mean way more. The thing is, I can't tell you why. Probably because Paul means what he sings and by doing so he touches something deep inside me. No praise can be high enough for them.
Favorite track: Broken Bones and Pocket Change.
Recorded 2011-2012 by Lester Nuby III at Ol' Elegante
Mixed by Ben Tanner
Mastered by Steve Berson of Total Sonic Media
released December 8, 2012
All music written and performed by St Paul and the Broken Bones: Paul Janeway, Jesse Phillips, Browan Lollar, Andrew Lee, Ben Griner, and Allen Branstetter. Additional performances by James Brangle, Les Nuby, and Ron Alexander.