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Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native took an unexpected detour on the road to recording his latest album. After writing many discs of semi-autobiographical tunes, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter - hailed as the "Mark Twain ... Read more in Amazon's Paul Thorn Store

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  • Audio CD (March 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: BLUE ROSE
  • ASIN: B004HXKJYI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,089,749 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The music reflects it perfectly.
Kimberly Stovall
If you don't know who Paul Thorn is, "Pimps and Preachers" will give you a clue, and will probably make you want to find out more.
Leslie J. Witten
Pimps and Preachers is just one of those CDs that will bring new meaning everytime you listen to it.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Leslie J. Witten on June 22, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Having been a Paul Thorn fan for about five years now, I could not wait for this new music to arrive and perk up my summer. Paul sings from the heart and tells tales of his life, and my life and your life as well. The word "authentic" is much overused in today's music, but it definitely fits Paul Thorn. The title cut will linger in your consciousness for quite a while and if you have or have ever had a mother, you will swallow hard at "That's Life", with lyrics completely composed from things his mother has said to him over the years. Other favorites of mine on this new release are the catchy "I Don't Like Half the Folks I Love" and the sultry rocker "Weeds in My Roses". If you don't know who Paul Thorn is, "Pimps and Preachers" will give you a clue, and will probably make you want to find out more. I highly recommend prior releases "Long Way from Tupelo" and "So Far, So Good, Live", both also available on Amazon.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Randy on June 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Like most of us, Paul Thorn has always struggled with balancing the good and bad, the dark and the light, the saint and sinner side of himself. On PIMPS & PREACHERS, he finally decides that it's OK for those two sides to c0-exist. After all, he sings in the title track "I owe a debt of gratitude to pimps and preachers." He tells us in "I Hope I'm Doing This Right" that "before I go to bed I kneel and pray every night, I wonder if God's proud of me, I hope I'm doing this right." But then in "You Might Be Wrong," he cautions us that "whatever you believe, you might be wrong." And while he opines that there are "Better Days Ahead," he acknowledges that there are "Weeds In My Roses" and that sometimes you have to drink to kill the pain because "Tequila Is Good For The Heart." He tells us the story a woman with a "Love Scar," a song that contains the best lyric on the album:

"He said, 'If I could be a tear,
Rolling down your cheek,
And dying on your lips,
My life would be complete.'"

So whether he's singing about love scars, weedy roses, pimps or preachers, Paul Thorn has a lot to teach us about life and how to get out of it alive. Buy this record and you'll owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Thorn, pimp and preacher.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Curtis on June 24, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is now my new favorite PTB CD. A Long Way from Tupelo was pretty amazing but I think Paul and the boys have actually outdone themselves on this one.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Stovall on June 22, 2010
Format: Audio CD
The latest Paul Thorn CD is here and I'm pleased to say they have outdone themselves yet again. Pimps and Preachers is hard to label. It doesn't have the typical Paul Thorn themes. The sound is less slick than some of the previous albums...nothing feels contrived...or forced. My favorite of the studio albums from the past are Long Way from Tupelo and Mission Temple Firework Stand as complete works to let you know from where I'm approaching this. The song quality is as good as any previous work but there's just something special about this one to me. This album isn't about lifting anyone up though, in true Paul form, it's not about tearing anyone down either. They've gotten back to the story songs that paint such vivid images, you feel like it's happening to you. It's Paul and Billy's writing at its best!

The first tune is a Beatlesque driving tune; You're Not the Only One. It's a "we're in this thing together" tune setting up our journey through the CD perfectly. Musically, it just makes me happy...the best compliment I can give any musician. Dr. Love's left hand is the star of this one musically to me. I thought of Lady Madonna the first time I heard it. It's not a rip off but a beautiful homage to that wonderful style of arranging a tune to suit the lyrics perfectly. This is a sympathetic tune. It tells the story of how we all feel sorry for ourselves and that is a Universal truth. We all struggle. On this album...the struggles are going to be shared. So here we go...

The next tune is the title track. Pimps and Preachers has slick melodic bass groove provided by Doug Kahan that sets up the lessons learned. Once again we've got hard knocks to go through but we have the source of Paul's advice set up in the last tune.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pudd'nhead on October 9, 2010
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I stumbled upon Paul Thorn while listening to him being interviewed on an NPR radio program. I enjoyed the interview, but the initial selling point for me was the song "I don't like half the folks I love" for its humorous way of pointing out that "you're not the only one" (yet another song on the album) if you really can't stand to be around folks that you're "expected" to love. They played a sample of it, and I KNEW I just had to have this album. I bought the MP3 album, and NOW I'm a Paul Thorn fan. This album really digs down into the real life struggles that people usually don't know how to (or are afraid to) articulate -- struggles with sin (or good vs evil), doubts, struggles of not wanting to do what you know you're supposed to do, living with the aftermath of making bad choices, anger, disappointment, hope, love.... It's just REAL, and anyone who is truly honest with themselves will find at least one song on this album that they can relate to. This was my first Paul Thorn album purchase and it certainly won't be my last!
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