T. K. Soul (21st Century)

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"Try Me"

T. K. Soul (21st Century)

Composed by Terry Kimble




July 1, 2016: New Corner Article

T.K. Soul’s New Retrospective LEGACY, Why Not A Remix Of “Try Me”?, & The Demise of the Blues Harp (ala Bobby Rush) in Southern Soul



See Daddy B. Nice's new column on T.K. Soul at Daddy B. Nice's Corner.

Sample/Buy T.K. Soul's new LEGACY collection at CD Universe.

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Note: T. K. Soul also appears on Daddy B. Nice's original Top 100 Southern Soul Artists (90's-00's). The "21st Century" after T. K. Soul's name in the headline is to distinguish his artist-guide entries on this page from his artist-guide page on Daddy B. Nice's original chart.
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April 10, 2016:

Listen to T.K. Soul singing "Now This Is A Party" on YouTube.

(Most if not all of the disabled links to YouTube in the LIFE AFTER LOVE review below have been restored by T.K. Soul and can be accessed by googling the artist and title. DBN.)

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For the latest updates on T.K. Soul, scroll down to the "Tidbits" section. To automatically link to T.K. Soul's extensive charted radio singles, awards, CD's and other citations on the website, go to "Soul, T.K." in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.
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June 13, 2015: RE-POSTED FROM DADDY B NICE'S NEW CD REVIEWs

August 7, 2014: Caution, some of the YouTube videos contained in the links in the article have since been deleted.

T.K. SOUL: Life After Love (T.K. Soul/CD Baby) Five Stars ***** Can't Miss. Pure Southern Soul Heaven.

T.K. Soul's ground-breaking new album, LIFE AFTER LOVE, defers to the audience's wishes and needs as perhaps no other Southern Soul album has in years. It features T.K. at the peak of his creative and technical powers, with his love for his listeners at such a high level the album fairly pulses with emotional solace and buoyant optimism.

"T.K. Soul,
That's who I am,
Meet me on the floor,
This is your jam."

So begins the first song of the set, "Now This Is The Party (For The Grown Folks)," an updating of the fan-friendly "#1 Fan." But as good as "#1 Fan" was at the time, "Now This Is A Party" represents a giant leap forward in both vocal styling and production expertise.

The scintillating textures T.K. captures with his acoustic guitar (abetted by Stevie J's guitar overlays) would lapse into folk if not for the subtle but unmistakable funk the artist infuses into the song's cradle-rocking rhythmic line, a kind of ebb-and-flow tempo that would do Nile Rogers (David Bowie's "Let's Dance") proud.

But more about "Now This Is The Party" later.

The first single from the album, "I'm Looking For A Lady," now a radio favorite across the chitlin' circuit, first charted here in March at #1, ahead of the album's release, with the following tongue-in-cheek commentary:

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

----------MARCH 2014------------

"I'm Looking For A Lady"-------------------T.K. Soul

Dare we say....the Return of T.K. Soul?

In a case similar to the late Michael Jackson’s, the real T.K. Soul, while recording a “stepping” song in 2012, was abducted and replaced by aliens. The aliens co-opted the song, the album (Ghetto Superstar) and Soul’s body until—in 2014—unable to withstand a ten-minute trance during which TK played “Where I’m From” over and over, the invaders’ heads exploded just like the Martians in “Mars Attacks” when they heard yodeling country music.

Happily for Southern Soul fans, the survivors returned to their own galaxy and a rejuvenated T.K. Soul penned the instant classic “Looking For A Lady”--not to mention the superb new album surrounding it--in one dazzling swoop of pent-up inspiration.


Although the album was wildly experimental and uneven, "Ghetto Superstar" (the single) was actually an exuberant and more charismatic track than hinted above--the commentary more of a sneaky critical jab at the monotony of "Where I'm From," one of two fast songs from the new album (the other is "Get It") that might be labeled generic.

However, watching T.K. Soul perform fast jams in clubs recently, it didn't escape your Daddy B. Nice's notice that un-southern-soul-like fast songs ("Zydeco Bounce," anyone?) do lend themselves to dance-floor participation in a way that classic mid-tempo southern soul does not.

In stark contrast to the repetitive, minimalist hooks of "Where I'm From" and "Get It," "I'm Looking For A Lady" is conspicuously sumptuous and melodic, just a notch short of the sentimental effulgence of urban R&B balladeers (Vandross, Houston, Carey, Wilson, Beyonce), a characteristic no doubt attributable to up-and-coming performer/producer Ricky White, who co-wrote and co-produced the tune, although not with the dreary, tinny, horn-programming sameness that marred his recent Ricky White Presents Combination 2 sampler. At this point, T.K. is far too sophisticated for that. He embraces the structure of Ricky White's composition and makes it totally and triumphantly his.

The late, great Michael Jackson has been a long-running motif in Daddy B. Nice's commentaries of T.K. Soul. Like Michael, T.K. was less immersed in gospel music than many of his compatriots in contemporary Southern Soul, giving his songs (beginning with "Meet Me At The Spot") a different, more pop/commercial sound. The biography section of my Artist Guide to T.K. Soul begins:

T. K. Soul is a reedy tenor in the Michael Jackson mode....

...And four months after charting "I'm Looking For A Lady" at #1 and two months after charting the affecting, contemplative ballad "Caught Up In Doing Wrong" at #4 (May 2014), your Daddy B. Nice returned to the Michael Jackson comparisons to describe the pristine focus and quality of T.K. Soul's music.

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

----------JULY 2014------------


2. "Now This Is A Party For The Grown Folks"-------T.K. Soul

It's the summer of 2014 and it's great to be alive, with T.K. Soul grooving on the radio, sporting impeccable vocals and feathery-light acoustic guitar, the culmination of everything we could have hoped for from this "phenom" a dozen years ago.

This tune brings out the "Michael Jackson" in T.K. At times, aided by T.K.'s extraordinary confidence, technique and maturity, the resemblance is eerie.


Having listened to the full CD of LIFE AFTER LOVE many times since, your Daddy B. Nice would go even further and posit what may sound sacrilegious to Michael Jackson fans. T.K. Soul's vocals are even better than MJ's early and late-period work, avoiding the thinness of MJ's vocals up to "Human Nature" and steering clear of the attenuated pomp of MJ's vocals after "Billy Jean."

T.K.'s tenor, while sacrificing none of the radiance of Michael's best work (an outstanding accomplishment in itself), has a wholesome, healthy, masculine edge that had leached away from Michael's vocals in the last years, as he became ever more agoraphobic and drug-dependent.

Comparing anyone to the biggest R&B star of the last quarter-century is high--and from a hater's perspective, possibly damning--praise, but I defy anyone to listen to LIFE AFTER LOVE and find another artistic source more worthy of correlation. Other than the two dance jams already mentioned, there is not a song in the set that doesn't illuminate a musical journey of jaw-dropping emotional empathy and technical sophistication.

From the Django Reinhardt/Charlie Byrd-like jazz stylings of "Somebody Loves You" and "Everything" to the stately, classic, "You Ring My Bell" soulfulness of "I Stay Ready," what's most amazing about this album is the "newness" of a sound which yet comes across as pure Southern Soul.

With the assistance of the aforementioned Ricky White and Stevie J., in addition to Tonya Youngblood (background vocals), Wolf Jones (co-singing "That Kind Of Man"), Forest Gordon (recording/mixing) and the artist's trusty Apple iPad AKAI IMPC on production, T.K. Soul's LIFE AFTER LOVE is a CD no true Southern Soul fan can do without.

--Daddy B. Nice

Sample/Buy T.K. Soul's LIFE AFTER LOVE CD.

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Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Try Me" on YouTube while you read.

--Daddy B. Nice


About T. K. Soul (21st Century)

T. K. Soul is a reedy tenor in the Michael Jackson mode, one of the few Southern Soul singers not to tout gospel-singing in childhood (it shows in his vocal style, which has a lighter touch) and the composer of many songs that have gone on to become Southern Soul standards (with a wide spectrum of styles and arrangements) in just a half-dozen albums.

Terence Kimble, aka T. K. Soul, was born in Winnfield, Louisiana in 1964. Kimble started out as a songwriter ("Wiggle," "Party Like We Used To"), producer and keyboard player for Willie Clayton, his first big break coming in 2000 and 2001 on the Call Me Mr. C and The Little Giant Of Soul albums by Clayton.

Kimble wrote all tracks (as would become his custom) on One Woman Man, his recording debut as a solo artist, released in 2002 on his own imprint, Soulful Records/Raw Entertainment.

"Meet Me At The Spot Tonight," from ONE WOMAN MAN, became T. K. Soul's first radio single. Although it had a different, "slicker" sound than the southern soul of the day, "Meet Me At The Spot" gained a foothold in Jackson, Vicksburg and Greenville, Mississippi, the small but vastly influential hub of the Southern Soul universe.

"Straight, No Chaser," "My Life" and "One Woman Man" from the album also garnered some radio play.

T. K. Soul: The Bad Boy Of Southern Soul (Raw Ent. Soulful 2003), seized the "bad boy of Southern Soul" label from fellow recording artist (the late) Reggie P., causing some short-lived hostility in some circles. Soul later said he hadn't realized he'd encroached on another's name. "My Kind Of Girl" was the most commonly-played single from the set, but the CD wasn't well-received at the time and posterity has generally regarded it as T.K.'s most dispensable.

The performer followed with his third album, Love Games (Soulful 2004), now considered T. K. Soul's "break-out" into Southern Soul "headliner" status. The album began with five songs that achieved considerable radio popularity:

"Cheating And Lying," which grafted a pop-like melody onto a sure-fire chitlin' circuit theme, became Soul's most important song to date, defining his street-wise, story-telling personality.

"Let's Stay Home Tonight" burnished Soul's already-growing reputation for interestingly tempo-ed, melody-rich ballads.

"Candy Girl" had the bouncing, snare-heavy beat of "Cheating And Lying" and the soon-to-be-recorded (on the next album) "Party Like Back In The Day."

"We Be Slidin'" was Soul's first successful synth-vocal. Although it sounds fairly ordinary now, it was viewed as strange and experimental in southern soul circles at the time.

Finally, "You Ring My Bell" constituted T. K. Soul's first legitimate stab at a masterpiece.
Here's a contemporaneous account from Daddy B. Nice at the time:

1. March 16, 2006. T. K. Soul's "You Ring My Bell" continues to please. In fact, the Love Games CD, with both "Cheating And Lying" and "You Ring My Bell," is slowly but surely headed for Southern Soul classic status. In an informal survey of chitlin' circuit station playlists through the first quarter of 2006, it was hard to find a deejay who was not including either "Cheating And Lying" or "You Ring My Bell" in his priority queue. This is an incredible feat when you recall that material from Love Games hit the air waves back in 2004. That's over a year of constant radio exposure for "Cheating And Lying" in particular.

So why does Daddy B. Nice have such a fondness for "You Ring My Bell"? T. K. Soul delivers his best vocal ever on this track, and the chorus is a roundelay with a tidal pull as strong as the full moon.

Meanwhile, T. K. Soul is capitalizing on his success by touring extensively, including spring dates headlining concerts at the Main Street Heritage Fest in Port Gibson, Ms. and a date (along with Reggie P. of "Why Me" fame) at the Vicksburg, Ms. City Auditorium.


(The reference to the joint live concert appearance with Reggie P. underlines the apparent lack of acrimony between the two performers by this time.)

If LOVE GAMES was an admirable outing, Undisputed, Soul's fourth LP (Soulful 2007), was still better. Again, the contemporaneous account:

August 10, 2007. T. K. Soul's new disc, Undisputed: The Album, powered by two strong chitlin' circuit singles, "Party Like Back In The Day" and "It Ain't Cheatin' Til You Get Caught," has entered the Billboard R&B chart at #85, not to mention the Billboard Blues chart at #9, a rare feat for a Southern Soul album. The chart success testifies to the pent-up demand for the CD, released and distributed nationally in late June, due to heavy airplay of the two singles on the Stations of the Deep South throughout the late winter and spring.

The CD artwork features T.K. in the boxing robe (emblazoned with "undisputed bad boy of Southern Soul") he uses onstage in concert. DBN.


But "Party Like Back In The Day" and "It Ain't Cheatin' Til You Get Caught" were not the only singles from the album. In due time "#1 Fan," "Good Love" and--most prominently--"Try Me" all captured the fancy of the Southern Soul fan base. "Try Me," especially, was revered.

From an unapologetically-gloating section of an article entitled IN PRAISE OF "REHAB" that ran at the time (Daddy B. Nice's Corner October 31, 2009):

Nobody--and I mean nobody--writes a better Southern Soul love ballad than T. K. Soul. When The Undisputed album (his last) came out, I felt lonely standing at the platform while the bandwagon for "Party Like Back In The Day" and "It Ain't Cheatin' Until You Get Caught" took off. While I acknowledged the former's danceability and the latter's thematic strength, they just didn't enthuse me.

"Try Me," the love ballad from the album, captivated me from the very beginning. I pegged it as the "soul" of the album and the "very best cut" on the album, and time has born me out. "Try Me" has gone on to become one of the most heavily-played classics on Southern Soul radio. DBN.


T. K. Soul's fifth album, The Evolution of Soul (Soulful 2009), continued the unprecedented upward trajectory of the artist's output since 2004'S LOVE GAMES, securing popular singles with "Rehab," "Zydeco Bounce" and "They Wanna Party (With Me)." Even the album's second-tier songs--"You Got To Cheat," "She Told On Herself," "That's How I Feel," "Soul Ship" and "Baby I Love You"--garnered considerable air play.

"Rehab" in particular drew critical kudos.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Rehab" on YouTube while you read.

From Daddy B. Nice's "In Praise Of Rehab" (Daddy B. Nice's Corner (October 31, 2009):

One seldom finds such fine technique in the company of such convincing emotion. The song is tight. The vocal is as masterful as they come. Every musical phrase is a pleasant surprise. You can listen to it again and again, marveling at this or that melodic element.

"Rehab" begins in the musical territory first turned over by "It Ain't Cheating Until You Get Caught," but "Rehab" only takes that song's considerable accomplishments as a starting point.

T. K. pares down the sound for "Rehab," substituting a more contemplative organ-keyboard sound in addition to a traditional piano in places. His rhythm section is impeccable, finalized with simple but echo-prone, hand-clap/wood block punctuation.

Words, however, don't do justice to the melody. Like some of the early Lennon/McCartney songs, the stanzas of "Rehab" are so musically original they almost leave you gasping. The stanzas are so good they sound like inspired bridges, and the bridge, when it comes--

"She was so stimulating,
Had me always waiting.
Wasn't loving me like she should,
So when she did I thought it was so good. . . "

--is supremely successful.

Whatever else can be said about EVOLUTION OF SOUL (and there is much more to the album), I can confidently predict one thing. "Rehab" will join "Try Me" and "You Ring My Bell" and "#1 Fan" as T. K. Soul slow classics for posterity. From a purely musical standpoint--disregarding lyrics, theme, and topicality--"Rehab" may very well be the best song T. K. Soul has ever recorded.

--Daddy B. Nice


But "Rehab" was by no means the album's only claim to fame. Despite less-than-unanimous reaction from Southern Soul traditionalists, "Zydeco Bounce"--a fast-tempo-ed, Southern Soul-Zydeco hybrid, secured unheard-of national exposure when big-label Universal Records took over the hot dance single's distribution.

"They Wanna Party," a vocally-enhanced vehicle in the mode of "We Be Slidin'," became a "sleeper" radio hit. And years after the album's release, solidly-melodic, skillfully-arranged "B-sides" like the anthem-like "That's How I Feel," "(Stepping On The) Soul Ship" (named after T.K.'s annual winter Bahamas cruise ship "tour"), "Baby I Love You," "She Told On Herself" and "You Got To Cheat" were still Southern Soul radio fodder.

As solid as his material was over the three-album span, T.K. backed it up with extensive touring--the most consistent of any of the younger-generation stars--doing shows in one small Delta town after another (along with larger festival shows). His road band became regionally famous and went on to back up friendly rival Sir Charles Jones.

In 2010 T.K. Soul joined fellow artists Vick Allen and Omar Cunningham (both on the Reggie McDaniel Soul 1st indie label) in recording the single "Haters Gone Hate" (T.K. Soul/Soulful).

Soul went all-digital with his sixth album, following the example of fellow Louisiana artist Cupid (among others), and the results were mixed. Whether it was the the lack of hard product in the still ephemeral world of digital marketing, or whether it was just a rare outing of sub-par, unrealized material, Ghetto Superstar (Soulful 2012) never seemed to "materialize" to any extent on the Southern Soul circuit nor inspire much attention from Southern Soul media and fans.

Marking the first time since THE BAD BOY OF SOUTHERN SOUL that a T.K. Soul album had not notched a five-star "recommended single" in Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide, the collection had an aura of experimentation. Despite ending Soul's run of smash Southern Soul singles, however, the Ghetto Superstar set contained some worthy tracks: among them "Street Light," a quasi-acapella slice of autobiographical nostalgia, "We Gonna Party Tonight" (a slow-bubbling, likable dance floor ditty) and "Ghetto Superstar" (a full-blown, mid-eighties-like disco arrangement grafted onto a funk rhythm track).

The Hit Maker: 10 Years of T. K. Soul, a "best-of" compilation bringing together such singles as "Try Me," "Rehab," "Party Like Back In The Day," "Zydeco Bounce," "Meet Me At The Spot," "It Ain't Cheatin' Until You Get Caught," "Cheating And Lying" and more, was released in 2012 (Terence Kimble/Soulful Records).

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August 25, 2013:

I once wrote that young Southern Soul stars shouldn't worry about writing "southern soul" songs, just write the best songs they can come up with--songs that transcend all genres--and the "southern soul" will take care of itself.

T. K. Soul does that. He goes his own way. That's why, at this point in time, I don't fault him at all for the experimentation in "Ghetto Superstar." (After a trilogy of great albums? Are you kidding?) T.K.'s just doing his thing, stretching out, and he'll come back even stronger. You wait and see, #1 fan.

--Daddy B. Nice


Tidbits

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August 18, 2013:

T. K. Soul on YouTube:


Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Cheating And Lying" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "From Blues To Southern Soul" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Party Like Back In The Day" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Try Me" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Zydeco Bounce" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "You Ring My Bell" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Rehab" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Try Me" Live Onstage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "#1 Fan" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "My Life" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Straight No Chaser" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "(Stepping On The) Soul Ship" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "You Got To Cheat" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Meet Me At The Spot" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "That's How I Feel" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Street Light" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Soul Ship" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "My Kind Of Girl" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "It Ain't Cheatin' Until You Get Caught" on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Zydeco Bounce" Live Onstage at Harlow's Casino in Greenville, Mississippi on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Party Like Back In The Day" Live Onstage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "It Ain't Cheatin' Until You Get Caught" Live Onstage at The Blues is Alright Tour in Shreveport, Louisiana on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "Flowers" Live Onstage in Laurel, Mississippi on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "We Gonna Party Tonight" on YouTube.

Listen to T K. Soul singing "#1 Fan" Live Onstage on YouTube.

Listen to T. K. Soul singing "She Told On Herself" on YouTube.

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From The Archives:


Your Daddy B. Nice just heard a riveting interview on WMPR (Jackson, Ms.) between DJ Ragman and Willie Clayton (Thursday, 9/21/06) in which "Rag" goaded Willie about how good T.K. Soul, "the bad boy of Southern Soul," was.

They were talking about an upcoming concert at the Laurel, Mississippi fairgrounds featuring Clayton (with whom T. K. Soul once apprenticed), Bobby Rush, T. K. Soul and Sheba Potts-Wright.

Well, Willie wasn't having any of it. Wouldn't say anything positive about T.K., and took umbrage with Ragman for talking about another artist on "his" interview time. Rag kept teasing him about T.K. Soul, however ("You ain't seen 'bad boy' lately, have ya?"), as if he were warning Willie that the competition at the concert was going to be stiff. DBN.

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August 23, 2013:


T.K. debuted at #70 on Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 Southern Soul Artists (90's-00's). T.K. Soul has risen farther--from seventy to number four--than any other artist on the chart.

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August 25, 2013:

Daddy B. Nice says T. K. Soul owes it to his fans (and to himself) to re-record (or re-mix) "Try Me" with real horns.


I've long carried the idea of writing a column entitled:

GREAT SOUTHERN SOUL SONGS WITH CHEESY PROGRAMMED HORNS (THAT YOU WILL NEVERTHELESS LOVE 'TIL THE DAY YOU DIE)



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"Try Me"
T. K. Soul

"Money Can't Buy Me Love"
Jackie Neal

"Life On The Line"
Lee Fields

And so on.... Very select company, and....

Yes, T.K. Soul's "Try Me" is at the top of the list, and now that your Daddy B. Nice has ranked "Try Me" the number-four song in contemporary southern soul, I'm thinking about those "cheesy horns," because in ranking "Try Me" so highly its flaws become even more exaggerated and hard to explain to those who might say, "It sounds like a demo."

Can the fourth-ranked song in the 21st Century Southern Soul canon really sound this...thin?

Well, yes, it will have to, because it features the songwriting apex of arguably contemporary Southern Soul's greatest songwriter--and not only that. It also features that singer/songwriter in the midst of a vocal so lucid the performer's heart is transparent.

On first impression it's impossible to assess how durable--how lasting, how quenching--that emotional transparency is, but as countless Southern Soul fans have come to realize listening to the tune over the years, "Try Me" broadcasts a vivid message and melody with chord changes as fresh as the morning breeze. Most of all, the song is pure. It's straight from the heart. It never grows old.

"Why don't you
Let yourself go?
Go and get
With T. K. Soul?"

And how about this one?

"I'll be a gentleman,
Baby."

To true Southern Soul fans, these lines are touchstones--instantly recognizable.

But I think almost anyone who has heard T. K. Soul's "Try Me"--which note for note has more heart than any other song he's ever done--has imagined how spectacular the song would sound with a Revelations-style, real-horn section inserted into that instrumental hook of the chorus.

I understand the context of how the song was originally recorded, buried in all the other riches of the UNDISPUTED album--just another song at the time, unheard, untested, and therefore...unknown.

But now that the song has proven to be a veritable signpost of Southern Soul music, T. K. Soul owes it to his fans (and to himself) to re-record "Try Me." This song could be overwhelming with a live-instrument-driven arrangement.

But save the vocal from the original--it will never be duplicated, not even from T. K. himself. Make it a remix.

To read more about "Try Me," go to Daddy B. Nice's Original Artist Guide to T. K. Soul.

--Daddy B. Nice

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February 23, 2014: NEW ALBUM ALERT!



Sample/Buy T.K. Soul's LIFE AFTER LOVE CD.

Listen to T.K. Soul singing "I'm Looking For A Lady," the new single from the album, on T.K. Soul's MySpace.

See Daddy B. Nice's #1 "Breaking" Southern Soul Single for March 2014: T.K. Soul's "I'm Looking For A Lady"

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August 1, 2014: COLUMN ALERT: T.K. SOUL IS FEATURED PROMINENTLY THROUGHOUT DADDY B. NICE'S NEW "CORNER" RECAP OF 3 SOUTHERN SOUL CONCERTS IN 30 HOURS"



See DADDY B NICE TELLS STORIES ABOUT THE WEEKEND CLUBBING IN THE DELTA on Daddy B. Nice's Corner.

Listen to Daddy B. Nice's featured T.K. Soul single from the story, "Now This Is A Party (For The Grown Folks)" on YouTube.

The song also charted on....

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

----------JULY 2014------------

2. "Now This Is A Party For The Grown Folks"-------T.K. Soul

It's the summer of 2014 and it's great to be alive, with T.K. Soul grooving on the radio, sporting impeccable vocals and feathery-light acoustic guitar, the culmination of everything we could have hoped for from this "phenom" a dozen years ago.

This tune brings out the "Michael Jackson" in T.K. At times, aided by T.K.'s extraordinary confidence, technique and maturity, the resemblance is eerie.



And while you're at it, check out:

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

----------MAY 2014------------

4. "Caught Up In Doing Wrong"-----------T.K. Soul

Listen to T.K. Soul singing "I'm Caught Up In Doing Wrong" on YouTube.

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February 1, 2016: 2015 Southern Soul Music Award Winner

Hardest-Touring Crowd-Pleaser: T.K. Soul


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Honorary "B" Side

"Rehab"



5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Try Me by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Try Me


CD: Undisputed
Label: Soulful

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Undisputed


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Rehab by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Rehab


CD: The Evolution of Soul
Label: Soulful

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The Evolution of Soul


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy #1 Fan by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
#1 Fan


CD: Undisputed
Label: Soulful

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Undisputed


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Cheating And Lying by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Cheating And Lying


CD: Love Games
Label: Soulful

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Love Games


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy I'm Looking For A Lady by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
I'm Looking For A Lady


CD: Life After Love
Label: TK Soul/Soulful

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Life After Love


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy It Ain’t Cheatin’ Until You Get Caught     by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
It Ain’t Cheatin’ Until You Get Caught


CD: Undisputed
Label: Soulful

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Undisputed


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Meet Me At The Spot by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Meet Me At The Spot


CD: One Woman Man
Label: Raw Ent./Soulful

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One Woman Man


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Sample or Buy My Life by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
My Life


CD: One Woman Man
Label: Raw Ent./Soulful

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One Woman Man


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Sample or Buy That's How I Feel by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
That's How I Feel


CD: The Evolution of Soul
Label: Soulful

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The Evolution of Soul


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Sample or Buy They Wanna Party (With Me) by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
They Wanna Party (With Me)


CD: The Hit Maker: 10 Years of T. K. Soul
Label: Soulful

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The Hit Maker: 10 Years of T. K. Soul


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Sample or Buy You Ring My Bell by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
You Ring My Bell


CD: Love Games
Label: Soulful

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Love Games


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Sample or Buy Zydeco Bounce by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Zydeco Bounce


CD: The Hit Maker: 10 Years of T. K. Soul
Label: Soulful

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The Hit Maker: 10 Years of T. K. Soul


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Sample or Buy Good Love by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Good Love


CD: Undisputed
Label: Soulful

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Undisputed


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Sample or Buy Let's Stay Home Tonight by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Let's Stay Home Tonight


CD: Love Games
Label: Soulful

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Love Games


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Sample or Buy My Kind Of Girl by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
My Kind Of Girl


CD: Bad Boy Of Southern Soul
Label: Raw Ent./Soulful

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Bad Boy Of Southern Soul


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Sample or Buy Party Like Back In The Day by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Party Like Back In The Day


CD: Undisputed
Label: Soulful

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Undisputed


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Sample or Buy Straight No Chaser by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Straight No Chaser


CD: One Woman Man
Label: Raw Ent./Soulful

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One Woman Man


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Sample or Buy Street Light by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Street Light


CD: Ghetto Superstar
Label: Soulful

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Ghetto Superstar


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Sample or Buy We Be Slidin' by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
We Be Slidin'


CD: Love Games
Label: Soulful

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Love Games


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Sample or Buy We Gonna Party Tonight by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
We Gonna Party Tonight


CD: Ghetto Superstar
Label: Soulful

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Ghetto Superstar


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Sample or Buy Haters Gone Hate (w/ Vick Allen, Omar Cunningham by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
Haters Gone Hate (w/ Vick Allen, Omar Cunningham


CD: Haters Gone Hate Single w/ Vick Allen, Omar Cunnin
Label: T. K. Soul / Soulful

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Haters Gone Hate Single w/ Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen


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Sample or Buy She's Bad by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
She's Bad


CD: One Woman Man
Label: Raw Ent./Soulful

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One Woman Man


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Sample or Buy The Greatest Emotion by T. K. Soul (21st Century)
The Greatest Emotion


CD: Ghetto Superstar
Label: Soulful

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Ghetto Superstar


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