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"Sweet Dick Johnny"

Johnny James (Best Out-Of-Left-Field Song)



Originally posted on Daddy B. Nice's Corner:

February 16, 2019:

News & Notes:


……And in the same vein, let's give a nod of appreciation for the unremarked-upon blues collaboration of Tyree Neal (lead guitar) and Charles Lewis aka Highway Heavy (keyboard organ) in backing up Johnny James on "Sweet Dick Johnny," which secured the award for (Best Out-Of-Left-Field Song of 2018). This, as only southern soul fans know, is the real, cutting-edge, up-to-the minute "living blues," a cauldron of tasteful picking and deep-soul organ straight from the Devil's crossroads.

Listen to Tyree Neal's guitar and Highway Heavy's keyboards on Johnny James' "Sweet Dick Johnny".

February 1, 2019: Originally posted on Daddy B. Nice's Best Of 2018 page.

Daddy B. Nice Announces THE WINNERS of the 2018 (12th Annual) SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC AWARDS.

Best Out-Of-Left-Field Song

Nominees:

"The Viagra Man"----The Cadillac Man
"Stank Stank"----Rico Baby
"Southern Soul Fresh"----Gentry-Jones
"Lucas Love Train"----Frank Lucas
"Party Time"----Pyramid City Band
"Tore Your Drawers"----DeMond Crump
"The Donald Trump"----West Love feat. Stan Butler
"Sweet Dick Johnny"----Johnny James & Highway Heavy
"Why You Mad At Me?"----Terrance Davis
"Tickle Box"----C-Wright
"Show Pony"----Annie Washington

Best Out-Of-Left-Field Song: "Sweet Dick Johnny" by Johnny James & Highway Heavy


Listen to Johnny James singing "Sweet Dick Johnny" on YouTube.

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About Johnny James (Best Out-Of-Left-Field Song)

Johnny James' 1st Appearance On The Charts:

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

-------MARCH 2018-------


…6. "Johnny James"-----Heavy Presents Johnny James

This is potent and fascinating stuff. Highway Heavy's deep-soul organ. A scratchy-voiced singer in hitched-up running pants dancing around on his kitchen counter tops, proclaiming he's "Johnny--Johnny James". You couldn't even imagine it if it wasn't on YouTube.

Listen to Heavy Presents Johnny James singing "Johnny James" on YouTube.

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Johnny James' 2nd Appearance On The Charts:

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

-------JUNE 2018-------


1. "Sweet Dick Johnny"--Highway Heavy featuring Johnny James

After musical bouts with Pokey Bear and Cold Drank, producer Heavy has finally found his doppelgänger in Johnny James, the wired, will-do-anything vehicle for his song-creating artistry. Not porn, either, like you might think from the title, just Chick Willis-style southern soul, bluesy and boasting, with enough great organ and guitar to be heard (like Heavy's "My Sidepiece") far beyond the chitlin' circuit. This is actually one in a series of at least four songs devoted to the fearless and funny, gravelly-voiced "Johnny," all on YouTube.

Listen to Heavy feat. Johnny James singing "Sweet Dick Johnny".

See related story--RE: Southern Soul Producer Highway Heavy--in Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag.

See yet another related story in Daddy B. Nice's Corner: News & Notes #3 / May 20 2018: Why Do Producers Want To Be Performers? (this page).

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Johnny James' 3rd Appearance On The Charts:

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

-------SEPTEMBER 2018-------


…10. "Working Man"----Highway Heavy featuring Johnny James

What's the matter with Johnny? Johnny sounds out of breath. Johnny's mumbling. Awww, just your Daddy B. Nice giving him shit because he's a fascinating mo-f-er. I'll tell you what works: Heavy's deep-soul keyboard lines. You could rock your baby to sleep by their graceful fluctuations.

Listen to Highway Heavy featuring Johnny James singing "Working Man" on YouTube.



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