Lil Jimmie

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"Close The Door On Yesterday"

Lil Jimmie



January 25, 2015:
Re-posted from Daddy B. Nice's Corner

NEWS AND NOTES

1. Lil' Jimmie Gets Busy

One of the most important southern soul singles to emerge in 2014, Lil' Jimmie's "She Was Twerking" never made it to the majority of deejays across the chitlin' circuit and was never released for sale.

The fast jam with the staccato guitar hook and obsessively simple vocal first charted on Daddy B. Nice's Southern Soul Singles Review at #3 in June '14, and as the months went by listeners went bonkers for it like Peter Griffin doing "The Bird Is The Word" for an entire "Family Guy" episode.

Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag was inundated with requests for where to buy or download the song, to no avail. By year's end, the jam had received Daddy B. Nice's nod as....

Best Club (Fast/Dance/Jam) Song of 2014: "She Was Twerkin'" by Lil' Jimmie


SouthernSoulRnB.com - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

Meanwhile, Lil' Jimmie and his would-be hit remained as obscure and mystifying as a tick in an Ozarks' wool blanket.

Well, fans and curiosity-seekers can finally rejoice. The new song by the Texas phenomenon previously known among southern soul aficionados for the underground classic "Close The Door On Yesterday" is slated for arrival March 31st, and Lil' Jimmie is cranking up a tour. That Lady DJ Productions along with TNT Entertainment is representing Lil' Jimmie. Here are the details from That Lady's Melody Hudson:

"Hello Daddy B. Nice,

Please Let the fans know that the highly anticipated single by Southern Soul artist Lil' Jimmie now has a release date. That's right the new single "She was twerking" is set to be released March 31st. The single may be purchased at www.musicacces.com and other digital sites. For Booking info call (251) 554-9861."

Thanks!

Lil' Jimmie will be performing live with Chris Ivy February 7th at the National Guard Armory in Greensboro, Alabama (214)790-4477. A week later (Valentine's Weekend, Saturday, Feb 14th) Jimmie will be a special guest at a Chris Ivy performance at the St. Benedict The Moor building in Indianola, Mississippi. And on Friday, February 27th, Lil' Jimmie will again team up with Chris (formerly Mr.) Ivy at Club 25 in Midland, Texas (251) 554-9861.

See Daddy B. Nice's Calendar for more details.

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Lil' Jimmie.

To book Lil' Jimmie for your community event, call That Lady DJ Productions at (251) 554-9861.

--Daddy B. Nice

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October 25, 2014

From Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag

"She Was Twerkin'"

is there anyway i can purchase a song by lil jimmie-entitle ( she was twerking)? released june 2014.

thanks for your cooperation.

bobbybobeva

Daddy B. Nice replies:

That's the number-one-requested song by my audience over the past summer. It's not for sale, but be patient. Lil' Jimmie appears to be adding new singles, See:

Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles Review For. . .

-------OCTOBER 2014---------


8. "Next Time (I Fall In Love)"------Lil' Jimmie

I've received many letters from fans asking where they can buy Lil' Jimmie's "She Was Twerkin'," previously touted on Daddy B. Nice's Singles Review (#3/June/'14), and the answer is still nowhere--on the Web, at any rate. "Next Time" is the follow-up single, utilizing the same staccato guitar style and truly wonderful, female background singing. In his "cool" obscurity and his tenacious old-school style, Lil' Jimmie reminds me of the legendary Eddie Holloway.


And your Daddy B. Nice heard yet another song that sounded like Lil' Jimmie the other day: "You Think You Got It Going On."

All this activity bodes well for a long-play collection by Lil' Jimmie in the near future. Meanwhile, he's missed a lot of sales by not putting a "She Was Twerkin'" single out.

Daddy B. Nice

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Lil' Jimmie.

Link to all the awards, citations and other references to Lil' Jimmie in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.

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August 23, 2014:

According to WDLT Mobile's deejay Nikki DeMarks, Lil' Jimmie's home base is Fort Worth, Texas, not Beaumont, Texas.

DBN

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June 1, 2014 Update: CHART-CLIMBERS!



Lil' Jimmie's "Moving On (Close The Door On Yesterday)" debuts at #75 on Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 21st Century Southern Soul Countdown.

In addition....
New SINGLE Alert!!

From Daddy B. Nice's Corner

Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles Review For. . .

----------JUNE 2014------------

3. “She Was Twerkin’”----Lil' Jimmie

Lil' Jimmie (Jimmie Forbish, Jr. of Beaumont, Texas) has a loyal underground following for his obscure southern soul classic, "Moving On (I'll close the door on yesterday").

“She Was Twerkin’,” less melodic than "Moving On" but no less fascinating for its tasty, no-quit-in-it rhythm guitar riff, is Lil' Jimmie's best new song in years.


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Listen to Lil' Jimmie singing "Moving On (Close The Door On Yesterday)" on YouTube.

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From Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag:

"LOOKING FOR SONGS" LETTERS (March, 2014)

Daddy B. Nice,

Hi. Could you please tell me who sings the song "Moving On" (I think that's the title). The hook is something like I've closed the door on yesterday I'm moving on, moving moving on to tomorrow.

Thank you!

Anna

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi, Anna,

That's one of those great underground records--underground even for Southern Soul, which in itself is underground. The song is called "Moving On," as you surmised, and it's by a singer called Lil' Jimmie (Jimmie Forbish, Jr. of Beaumont, Texas).

The "one-hit-wonder" record is long out of print, but it's by far his best.

You can find his 2007 CD, I'm Not Going Nowhere, on Amazon, but unfortunately it doesn't reprise "Moving On."

I get asked about this record annually, which is one of the reasons I consider it a "classic."

Daddy B. Nice

Check out Lil' Jimmie in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.

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--Daddy B. Nice


About Lil Jimmie

Lil' Jimmie Discography:

I Got Your Back (Butler 2000)

Listen to Lil’ Jimmie singing "I Got Your Back" on YouTube.

It Might Be The Last Time (Butler 2002)

Listen to Lil’ Jimmie singing "It Might Be The Last Time" on YouTube.

Buy Rare Copies Of It Might Be The Last Time CD.

I'm Not Going Nowhere (Baby Boy 2006)

Credits for Lil' Jimmie's only commercially- available album at the present time: I'm Not Going Nowhere:

Baby Boy Record Label
Jimmie Forbish, Jr. Composer, Producer
Charles Jackson Executive Producer
Lil Jimmie Composer, Primary Artist, Producer
Champagne Ross Producer

Sample/Buy Lil' Jimmie's I'm Not Going Nowhere CD.


CD Baby also carries a Lil' Jimmie single: You've Been Busted By a Cell Phone

Sample/Buy You've Been Busted By A Cell Phone Single.

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Honorary "B" Side

"She Was Twerkin'"



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Sample or Buy Close The Door On Yesterday by  Lil Jimmie
Close The Door On Yesterday


CD: Moving On (Close The Door On Yesterday) Single

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Moving On (Close The Door On Yesterday)


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Sample or Buy She Was Twerkin' by  Lil Jimmie
She Was Twerkin'


CD: She Was Twerkin' Single



5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy I Ain't Gon' Love Nothing by  Lil Jimmie
I Ain't Gon' Love Nothing


CD: I'm Not Going Nowhere
Label: Baby Boy

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I'm Not Going Nowhere


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy I Got Your Back by  Lil Jimmie
I Got Your Back


CD: I Got Your Back
Label: Butler

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I Got Your Back


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy I'm Not Going Nowhere by  Lil Jimmie
I'm Not Going Nowhere


CD: I'm Not Going Nowhere
Label: Baby Boy

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I'm Not Going Nowhere


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy My Baby Be Dropping It Like It's Hot by  Lil Jimmie
My Baby Be Dropping It Like It's Hot


CD: I'm Not Going Nowhere
Label: Babyboy

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I'm Not Going Nowhere


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy You've Been Busted By A Cell Phone by  Lil Jimmie
You've Been Busted By A Cell Phone


CD: You've Been Busted By a Cell Phone Single
Label: Baby Boy (Forbish, Gray)

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You've Been Busted By A Cell Phone


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy It Might Be The Last Time by  Lil Jimmie
It Might Be The Last Time


CD: It Might Be The Last Time
Label: Butler

Sample or Buy
It Might Be The Last Time


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy Just Lean Back While I Lean On It by  Lil Jimmie
Just Lean Back While I Lean On It


CD: I'm Not Going Nowhere
Label: Baby Boy

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I'm Not Going Nowhere


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