The next great rhythm & blues band from Alabama, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, just released their first full-length album, Half The City. Earlier today, the band made the most of a special television performance on CBS This Morning, performing a few of their songs and demonstrating the power of old school soul music. Watch the official videos below, via YouTube.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones "Call Me" on CBS 3.29.2014
St. Paul and The Broken Bones "Half the City" on CBS 3.29.2014
St. Paul and the Broken Bones "Broken Bones and Pocket Change" on CBS 3.29.2014
In the first song, "Call Me," you can hear the Memphis Stax sound of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Booker T and the MGs. The second song, "Half The City," you can hear the more modern sound of The Alabama Shakes, which is still steeped in the classic rock and soul music of the '60s. Frontman Paul Janeway (aka St. Paul) is a captivating performer with a great voice and surprisingly slick dance moves. During the final song, Paul drops to his knees as he belts out a song of heartbreak. The rest of the band - drums, bass, keyboard, guitar, and horns - sound great and provide a solid foundation for St. Paul to stretch out as a performer.
Source: CBS This Morning YouTube