The Skippy White Story: Boston Soul 1961-1967 pays tribute to the soul music of Boston that was originally captured on tape by legendary Boston record store owner turned label owner and curator, Skippy White.
The Skippy White Story is a labor of love for Eli Paperboy Reed. In addition to being a songwriter and performer, Eli is an avid record collector, especially of obscure R&B, soul, and Gospel 45s from the early 1960s. Many of the recordings on this compilation are from Eli’s private collection of 45s and acetates.
Extensive liner notes in the package written by Peter Guralnick, Peter Wolf, and Eli Paperboy Reed and Noah Schaffer provide the context for the music, the time, and the place. And they truly show the impact Skippy White made on those who frequented his stores and loved the music he released on his own labels.
The Skippy White Story: Boston Soul 1961-1967 includes songs from the Precisions, Earl Lett. Junior Washington and the Lynn Harmonizers among others. It serves as the perfect introduction to the gospel and soul music of Boston from the 1960s.