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Tommy James & The Shondells & Eli “Paperboy” Reed
Episode 14623rd January 2023 • Crossing the Streams with Brent and Aaron • Aaron Bevill
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Aaron looks at a Massachusetts-born singer who immersed himself in blues-inspired soul while living in both Clarksdale, MS & Chicago and Brent spotlights a band from Niles, Michigan that rose to fame after a Pittsburg DJ played one of their songs he found in a used record shop.

Getting his nickname by donning a newsboy hat that once belonged to his grandfather, Aaron featurings three tracks from Eli "Paperboy" Reed.

With a catalogue of songs that have been covered by everyone from Joan Jett & Billy Idol to Tiffany & Prince, Brent picks out three songs from Tommy James & the Shondells.