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by The Paperboys

Hmmm...It's as if Van Morrison, Paul Simon, The Chieftains, Los Lobos, Tower of Power, Pete Seeger, Steve Earle and Toots and The Maytals got together and made an album.
Genre: World: Folklore
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1. Toenail Moon
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2. Rain On Me
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3. Goodbye Berlin
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4. Good Thing
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5. America
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6. Get Well Soon
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7. Worms / Door of Steel
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8. La Bruja
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9. Merengue Polkas
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10. Country Life
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11. Camera Obscura
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12. Save Me
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Album Notes
Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we've been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band. It is mostly Acoustic although we also like Electric guitars. It is Singer-Songwriter based but not the coffee house variety. It is definitely Folk music, but not in the Kumbaya style. It has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, Son) but it's by no means Traditional. It Rocks incredibly hard and is extremely danceable, but that is not to say it can't be mellow and slow and beautiful. It can be heart breaking, but also joyous. It is never dark or angst ridden, and always full of hope - but not in the 'Up With People' kind of way. It's not Jazz, although we like Jazz a lot. It's not heavy metal or punk or grunge, although we love Rush and Ac/Dc. It is World Roots Music. It's Pop music. It is Good music. It has a tendency to connect people and means a lot to many folks the world over, and for that we are very grateful. It is the only multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, genre bending, co-ed band you will hear today!!



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Stuck in my cd player!
These Paperboys are so extremely diverse, that they are difficult to classify. Folk? Alternative? World pop? Whatever! This is a wonderful cd that keeps you both bouncing and actually listening to the lyrics. This last part is hard for me, as I have trouble deciphering lyrics most of the time, but these are very intriguing and evocative, like 'Get Well Soon' really takes you into the hospital. Not the nicest place to be, so we hope you get well soon and get out. Really, this cd is going to be stuck in my cd player for a long time, and I hope it gets stuck in yours too!

David Shipley

It's the Paperboys, Jim, but not as we know them!
So might "Bones" McCoy have said when hearing "Callithump", the latest offering from Tom Landa's ever-reliable yet ever-developing Paperboys. Tom and the band have come a long way over the last - God! how many years? - and you could never accuse them of resting on their laurels. This new album comes as a shock if you were expecting another "Postcards", "Dilapidated" or "Ellenside" but on further listening you will hear traces of all of these - and more! Tom's collaboration with Joby Baker, bringing in more horn arrangements, is a master-stroke. Combining this with some special guest musicians, not least of whom is Alpha Yaya Diallo, whose nylon string guitar work perfectly complements Tom's more raw approach, and yet keeping the familiar yet essential elements of Geoffrey Kelly on flute and whistles, Kendel Carson on fiddle and the increasingly strong Brad Gillard, the Paperboys have once again come up with a rattlingly good CD. Catch them next time they are round your way - you'll have a callithumpin' great time!