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"Step Out"

J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)



June 2, 2018:

New Album Alert!


Sample/Buy J. Red The Nephew & Friends CD at iTunes.

J. RED THE NEPHEW & FRIENDS TRACK LIST:



1
Turn It Out (feat. Sir Charles Jones)

2
Call Out My Name (feat. Sharnette Hyter)

3
Shake Something (Remix) [feat. Columbus Toy & Miss Lady Blues]

4
I Love You (feat. Nay Cole)

5
I Will (feat. Bubbie Smooth)

6
Rock with You (feat. Shay Denise)

7
Drop That (feat. David Aaron & Joe Nice)

8
If You Need Some (feat. Miss Mini)

9
What Your Mama Gave You (feat. Willie Hill)

10
My Good Thang (Remix) [feat. Bubbie Smooth]

11
Keep On Dancing (feat. Theodis Ealey)

12
Back to You (feat. Shay Denise)

Daddy B. Nice notes:

If you're thinking you've heard this album before, or if you're wondering if this is the second in a series of J. Red The Nephew & Friends compilations, your confusion is justified. This is the same sampler (the original) that J. Red published in 2016. That release has now been removed from all sales outlets, and the links (such as in the top-rated J. Red singles on the right-hand column of this page) no longer work. The reason for the "re-release" isn't clear. However, the same head-turning tracks abide, including Daddy B. Nice's Best Cover Song of 2017, the uplifting "Shake Something (Remix) (with J. Red, Columbus Toy & Miss Lady Blues) and "Call Out My Name" (J. Red & Sharnette Hyter).

Listen to J. Red and Miss Mini singing "If You Need Some" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red The Nephew and Sir Charles Jones singing "Turn It Out" on YouTube.

Buy the re-issued J. Red The Nephew & Friends CD at iTunes.

--Daddy B. Nice

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February 28, 2018:

Daddy B. Nice Announces THE WINNERS of the 2017 (11th Annual) SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC AWARDS.

Best Cover Song

Top Contenders:

"Cowgirl (Remix)" ----- Big Yayo, Rosalyn Candy, J-Wonn
“Born Under A Bad Sign” ----- William Bell
“If Loving You Is Wrong” ----- Bigg Robb
“Shake Something (Remix)” ---- J. Red, Columbus Toy, Miss Lady Blues
“Amazing Back It Up” ----- Amazing Prince of Blues
“Put It On Paper” ---- Sharnette Hyter & Patrick Henry
“Can I Change My Mind?” ---- Andrew Edwards
“Shake It (Remix)” ----- Ra’Shad & J-Wonn
“Knock The Fire (Remix)” ----- Mr. David & Joe Nice

“Shake Something (Remix)” by J. Red, Columbus Toy & Miss Lady Soul

Listen to J. Red, Columbus Toy & Miss Lady Soul singing "Shake Something (Remix)" on YouTube.

See J. Red's other nominations in Daddy B. Nice's Best of 2017.

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February 3, 2018:

CHART-CLIMBER! :

J. Red and "Step Out" Debut At #60 On Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 21st Century Southern Soul!

Listen to J. Red singing "Step Out" on YouTube.

The chart ranks the top one hundred contemporary southern soul singles over the last eighteen years--ultimately a twenty-year period (from 2000-2020).


See J. Red's "Step Out" debuting at #60 on the Chart.

J. Red also becomes the #60-ranked artist on Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 21st Century Southern Soul Artists Chart.

See the Top 100 Artists Chart.


Daddy B. Nice notes:

With a vocal power that makes artists pause before sharing the mike with him, J. Red's debut on the 21st Century Top 100 Southern Soul is long overdue. He is part of a "new guard" in southern soul that is transforming the genre and creating "star power" to rival the greats from the past. In particular, what J. Red has done in the last couple of years has been nothing short of amazing. After a few years of feeling his way as an artist, young J. Red had his southern soul "christening" with the hallowed "Stand Up In It"-man Theodis Ealey on the song "Keep On Dancing"--thus the moniker oft' attached to his name: "J. Red The Nephew". Then, in 2016, he exploded with product, releasing no less than three albums of new material, and the Stations of the South and the YouTube channels have been reverberating with those songs ever since. There's another aspect to J. Red's ascendance. He's from South Carolina, and his emergence as a performer has coincided with a huge uptick in southern soul concerts and southern soul venues in the Maryland-Virginia-Carolinas corridor, much of it centering around J. Red himself as headliner.

Ranking The Singles:


Daddy B. Nice also ranks the singles for the first time. See right-hand column of this page. Click links to buy records.



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Daddy B. Nice's Original Profile:


January 10, 2016: Re-Posted from Daddy B. Nice's CD Reviews

J. RED: Soul Certified (Soul Mop Music) Five Stars ***** Can't Miss. Pure Southern Soul Heaven.

I assumed SOUL CERTIFIED, the new J. Red album, one of two CD's the ambitious artist is releasing this January and the one your Daddy B. Nice was given to review, would have the "hits"--the J. Red songs, that is, that have become radio fodder for southern soul fans over the last couple of years--and it does.

However, it gets confusing if you bought the Step N Out CD or EP in late 2014. That collection of J. Red's top songs to date is reproduced almost exactly here, and in that case wouldn't rate five stars for those buyers. But "those buyers," I suspect, are few and far between. The majority of the potential audience is, I'd venture to say, like your Daddy B. Nice--completely or formerly unaware of this new-to-southern-soul singer/songwriter's artistic depth and mettle. Not to mention that SOUL CERTIFIED has 13 tracks (including one remix) to the former album's 8 tracks for the same ridiculously low, competing-with-a-trip-to-McDonald's price of $7.92.

First, in order of their chart appearances on this website, the three signature J. Red singles were: "Keep On Dancing" with Theodis Ealey (AUGUST 2013), which served as the "nephew's" (I don't think there's any reason he shouldn't drop that sobriquet) introduction to the southern soul audience. (J. Red had started in the urban/hiphop genre as early as his 2005 album What's Up. )

Then came ”If He Won’t, I Will”--Black Diamond featuring J. Red (APRIL 2014),--a Boyz 2 Men-like doowop anthem that also was a year-end contender for BEST COLLABORATION.

Around the same time, the mid-tempo rocker "Give It To Me" (which didn't chart here) came out and gained both land-radio and streaming success.

Last but not least, in JUNE 2015, (the #2 single), came the mid-tempo, everyman-stepping tune, "Step Out."

Your Daddy B. Nice has no hesitation in saying this is J. Red's best yet, with the groovy anthem-like quality that made Lomax's "Swing It" so special. And it's a line dance!

Listen to J. Red singing "Step Out" on YouTube.

I knew all those songs were good. What surprised me about SOUL CERTIFIED was the first-rate quality of the material I hadn't heard. Expecting the usual filler and throwaway items, I was pleasantly surprised by fully-developed, musically-interesting songs like "Love N On You" and the lascivious hym to "my sugar-coated, caramel freak," "My Good Thang."

"Forever And Ever" is a stately ballad (and plausible wedding/anniversary song) that can hold its own with the work of balladeers like Avail Hollywood, Lebrado or J'Wonn. Many of these tunes have accrued over a period of years, gracing singles or CD's in Red's past, such as "Ms. Grown & Sexy," which dates back to 2012 and which, according to his Facebook page, will be J. Red's upcoming single.

In some cases, as with the earlier-recorded "Let's Get Away," "Catch And Throw It Back" and "We'll Be All Right," J. Red's mainstream-urban r&b roots are more in evidence and his vocal talent accentuated with better production and refreshing, doowop-style harmonies.

J. Red evidently had a watershed concert in the DC area of Pomonkey, Maryland recently, billed as "The Heavy Hitters Of Soul" at Lamont's, a storied venue that has featured the likes of Roy C., Sir Jonathan Burton, Jim Bennett, Big G and Hardway Connection on a regular basis. J. Red appeared with Jeff Floyd and Hardway Connection and reportedly stole the show. One fan submitted multiple letters, and another--Skyy, a blogger at "Southern Soul Paradise,"--described the scene this way:

On stage, J. Red's a natural star; he knows how to captivate the audience and take over the stage. Even though we seemed to be in a place where a lot of people really weren’t familiar with southern soul, J. Red knew how to engage everyone and get people on the dance floor. He sang all of his hits and even taught us his line dance song, "Step Out." Here's a list of the songs he sang that night:

Outstanding
Never Too Much
Hole In The Wall
Give It To Me
Love On You
Let’s Get Away
Step Out
Ms. Grown & Sexy
Keep On Dancing
I Will
Good Thang


All but the first three are on SOUL CERTIFIED, which for regular readers of this page is for all intents and purposes a "distinguished four-star effort by a new southern soul artist"--a debut, in other words, because J. Red is new to us--and a debut taken to the next (higher) level.

Do the five stars mean J. Red's perfect? By no means. For the most part, J. Red still hasn't put together the two opposing sides of his style--one southern soul and the other mainstream. "Step Out," for instance, is southern soul, but the production is a little "thin" compared to Red's "urban" side. "I Will," on the other hand, with its crisp urban production and acapella harmonies, lacks the laid-back charisma and rootsy originality of southern soul. When J. Red succeeds at fully integrating the best of the two sounds, watch out.

--Daddy B. Nice

Sample/Buy J. Red's SOUL CERTIFIED CD at Amazon.

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Discography


What's Up Soul Mop Music 2005

Real Jesse Redmond/Soul Mop Music 2012

Step N Out EP Soul Mop 2014

Soul Certified Soul Mop 2016

Infinity Soul Mop 2016


J. Red the Nephew and Friends Soul Mop 2016

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--Daddy B. Nice


Tidbits

1.


J. Red (The Nephew) On YouTube: Updated 2/3/18



Listen to J. Red & Sir Charles Jones singing "Turn It Out" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red & Ms. Mini singing "If You Need Some" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red & Willie Hill singing "What You Momma Gave You" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red & Sharnette Hyter singing "Call My Name" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red singing "Step Out" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red and Black Diamond singing "I Will If He Won't" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red singing "Forever And Ever" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red singing "My Good Thang" on YouTube.

Listen to J. Red, Columbus Toy & Miss Lady Blues singing "Shake Something" on YouTube.

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Honorary "B" Side

"Shake Something (w/ Columbus Toy & Ms. Lady Blues)"



5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Step Out by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Step Out


CD: Step N Out
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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Step N Out


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Shake Something (w/ Columbus Toy & Ms. Lady Blues) by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Shake Something (w/ Columbus Toy & Ms. Lady Blues)


CD: J. RED the Nephew and Friends
Label: Soul Mop

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J. Red the Nephew and Friends


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Enjoy Yourself by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Enjoy Yourself


CD: Infinity
Label: Soul Mop

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Infinity


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy Forever And Ever by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Forever And Ever


CD: Step N Out
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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Step N Out


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy Call My Name (w/ Sharnette Hyter) by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Call My Name (w/ Sharnette Hyter)


CD: J. RED the Nephew and Friends
Label: Soul Mop

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J. Red the Nephew and Friends


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy I Will If He Won't (feat. Black Diamond) by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
I Will If He Won't (feat. Black Diamond)


CD: Step N Out
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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Step N Out


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy If You Need Some (w/ Ms. Mini) by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
If You Need Some (w/ Ms. Mini)


CD: J. RED the Nephew and Friends
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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J. Red the Nephew and Friends


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy Keep On Dancing (w/ Theodis Ealey) by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Keep On Dancing (w/ Theodis Ealey)


CD: Step N Out
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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Step N Out


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy Loving On You by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Loving On You


CD: Soul Certified
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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Soul Certified


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy Ms. Grown & Sexy by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Ms. Grown & Sexy


CD: Soul Certified
Label: Soul Mop

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Soul Certified


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy Give It To Me by  J. Red The Nephew (Album Re-Issue Alert!)
Give It To Me


CD: Step N Out
Label: Soulmop Music Group

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Step N Out


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