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RE: Old But Cool

Hey Daddy

I know that this song is old, But this is cool.

Watch Animated Tribute To Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man" Starring Puddin Afterthought on YouTube.

Floyd Hamberlin

Daddy B Nice replies:

Hey there Floyd. When are you going to give us another “Mr. Sexy Man,”? Can’t wait. I’ll spread this around.

Daddy B Nice notes:

Floyd Hamberlin wrote and produced Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man" as well as Will T's "Mississippi Boy," not to mention earlier-era, southern soul songs like Artie "Blues Boy" White's "I Can't Afford To Be Broke".

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide To Nellie "Tiger" Travis and "Mr. Sexy Man".

See #17-ranked "Mr. Sexy Man" in The Top 100 Southern Soul Songs: 21st Century Countdown.

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RE: "Hisyde"
Name Clarification & Introduction

Hi Daddy B. Nice,

First, I just want to introduce myself. I am HISYDE - "Your Fantasy Man". The correct pronunciation is (HI - SIDE) I humbly appreciate the review of my recently released single "Sleepin' Pill" featuring Chrissy Luvz and charting it as #5 on your Top 10. I'm fairly new to the Southern Soul/ Blues Genre, but not to creating good quality music. Thank you so much for giving us a platform.

I'm originally from Strong, Arkansas, but current reside in Dallas, TX. I was born and raised a country boy in south Arkansas, full of Southern Soul. Thank you.

Hisyde

Daddy B. Nice notes:

I've corrected the spelling in this month's Top Ten Singles and posted new artist Hisyde's debut entry in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index. Hisyde's first three southern soul singles are all better-than-average projects meriting attention.

Listen to Hisyde's first three southern soul singles on YouTube.

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RE: Research On BB King

Dear Editor,

My name is Jen and I’m the Editor at Jen Reviews. I was doing research on BB King and just finished reading your wonderful piece: Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to B.B. King.

In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past: BB King: The Official Website.

We just published an updated, comprehensive guide on how to play like famous guitarists including BB King on our sister site, Beginner Guitar HQ. It is completely free and you can find it here: How To Play Like Famous Guitarists.

If you like the piece we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 100k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms.

Either way, keep up the great work!

Warmly,
Jen

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you, Jen. Very interesting stuff, and I’ll post your letter on my Mailbag page.

Best,
Daddy B. Nice

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RE: Seeking NC Based Southern Soul Artist

J. RED the Nephew "where i am from"

Greetings Daddy B Nice,

This is J. RED the Nephew. I am sending this email to clarify where I am from, where I have lived, and where I currently reside. I am origianally fron Greenville NC. I grew up there and gradueated high school there. At the age of 23 I moved to Virginia Beach VA to fullfill an independent record deal with my R&B group Average Guyz, under the lable UnCutt Records. That is where I did work with Missy Elliot, Big Bub (from the R&B group Today), Chad Hugo (from the world famoud Neptunes). I also sat in on sessions with Teddy Riley at Future studios while in Virginia Beach.. After 3years in VA, I moved back home to North Carolina and lived there until 2015, then picked up and moved to the Atlanta Metro area, Clarkston GA to be exact. I have been living out here in Clarkston for 4 years now and it is the perfect location due to the fact that the mojarity of my shows are in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Texas and Louisianna are now on my rador as well.

To sum it all up, I am a North Carolina native that lives in the Atlanta Metro. I hope this takes all of the guess work out of where I reside and where I am actully from. I do claim VA Beach too..... I had some of the absolute best times of my life while living there and I visit VA Beach whenever I get the time. I trully miss Hampton Roads and Tide Water!!! Norfolk, Portesmouth, Cheeapeek, Newport News, VA Beach, Hampton...... I plan to make Atlanta my 2nd home ... my last stop!!!

Kind Regards, Jesse Redmond AKA J. RED the Nephew

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LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTER:
"A GOOD WOMAN"

Pictured: Jeff Floyd

Daddy B Nice

Who made the Southern Soul Song A Good Woman

Thank You

Lanny
Birmingham, AL

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay, Lanny. This may be a harder task than you think. There are a lot of southern soul artists singing about a “good woman”. Here are the “good woman” songs I have in my southern soul music library. (If they’re on YouTube, I’ve attached a link so you can listen.)

“A Good Woman Is Hard To Find”----Bill Avery

Pictured: Latimore

“I Need A Good Woman Bad”---Latimore

“Gotta Find A Good Woman”--- Stevie J. (melody based on Marvin Sease’s “Do You Qualify”,

“Behind Every Strong Man Is A Good Woman”---Eric Perkins

“Somebody’s Gonna Lose A Good Woman Tonight”----Jeff Floyd & William Bell

A local Jackson MS artist, Dr. Dee, also did a cover of “Somebody’s Gonna Lose A Good Woman Tonight”.

Pictured: David Brinston

“A Good Woman With Some Bad Habits”----David Brinston

“Got A Good Woman”---Charlie Brown (no longer active)

Pictured: Omar Cunningham

“Find A Good Woman”---Omar Cunningham

“If You’re Lucky Enough To Have A Good Woman”---Ollie Nightingale

“Good Good Woman”---King Fred w/ Mister Shell

“I’m A Good Woman”---Barbara Lynn

“Gotta Good Woman”---X-Man Parker

“I Got A Good Woman”---Chuck Roberson

Pictured: Chuck Strong

“I Gotta Good Woman Now”---Chuck Strong

“Got A Good Woman”---Lee “Shot” Williams

Good luck!

--Daddy B. Nice

A reader responds:

Hello Daddy B. Nice.

Not sure if the person who asked about The Single " Good Woman" has found it yet or not and Yes as You stated there are several Artist who have songs with that particular title or who are simply singing about a "Good Woman" But I have attached a version from Southern Soul/Blues Artist 2 Buck Chuck

Listen to 2 Buck Chuck singing "Good Woman" on YouTube.

Melody

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks, Melody. I fear my list was just the "tip of the iceberg" on "good woman" songs, and I noticed while I was compiling it that it didn't include any "new" songs--the kind that usually prompt the questions. So...This is probably a good candidate, and possibly something she heard on the radio. I haven't heard back. Thanks!

Daddy B Nice

Melody replies:

Yes, Fans usually are known to take the one phrase they can remember from a song and automatically assume that it is The Title. ...Thanks for responding, I really appreciate All You Do.

Melody

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Mel Hudson (That Lady DJ Productions) is currently one of the top southern soul music promoters.

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Re: The Last Segregated Music In America

Pictured: Bishop Bullwinkle

Dear Daddy B. Nice,

I saw the recent post by David Whiteis on the frat circuit. Thank you for sharing this. And thank you for your interesting thoughts about the contemporary southern soul scene. So you say it is even more segregated than before? It surprises me a little, since when I browse for videos of live concerts from R&B veterans on youtube (e.g Solomon Burke), I see a lot of white audiences. Although these concerts are usually happening in the North (NYC, Chicago, etc.). It is interesting topic.

Thank you again for your help on this topic.

Sincerely,
Tristan

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Tristan,

Solomon Burke is not a contemporary artist. That is the most direct answer to your question. He passed away, I believe, in 2010. And even before he died, he had, like Mavis Staples, crossed over to the white audience. So once again, you are confusing artists from two generations ago with the artists of today whom I cover. I'm not saying the connection Staples or Burke made with white audiences wasn't (and in Mavis's case, isn't) a good thing. I'm simply saying it's a muted connection to the black musical experience. The real thing would have been seeing Mavis with the original Staples Singers, when she was young and full of sauce.

Pictured: Pokey Bear

That kind of experience can be had in 2019, and you don't have to be black to go. Attending a southern soul concert is a little adventurous, perhaps (you will be in a crowd that is almost totally black), but if you'd be more comfortable try attending with a black friend, and if you don't have one, go about making one. And to get oriented beforehand, watch some of the YouTube videos of southern soul stars drawing thousands of fans per night in our beloved Dirty South. Oddly enough, the real segregation centers on the music itself. If it's traditional guitar blues (reflecting the blues of the past), the audience will be mostly white. Like jazz before it, it's passed into mainstream culture. But if it's contemporary southern soul (what in the South is called "blues"), the audience will be mostly black.

Thanks once again for your interest, Tristan.

Daddy B Nice

Listen to Pokey Bear in concert on YouTube.

Listen to Bishop Bullwinkle in concert on YouTube.

Scroll down this page for more letters on this topic under "Black Performers, White Fraternities"



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Seeking NC Based Southern Soul Artist

Pictured: Sir Jonathan Burton

Hi,

I am planning an upcoming Southern Soul Music Festival. Do you know of any Southern Soul Artist who is currently living in the state of NC?

I am familiar with:

Labrado
Black Diamond
Donald Tabron

Thank you.
Marilyn

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Here's a shout-out to North Carolina, one of the most fertile grounds for southern soul in the hemisphere, as can be seen by consulting the Concert Calendar. In fact, Pokey Bear and Bigg Robb will be performing on the same bill at two venues instate the weekend of May 17th-18th, along with local favorites Black Diamond.

My mind's too far gone to remember where everybody's from, Marilyn, but the artists who come to mind when I think of the North/South Carolina-Virginia-Maryland area (after the late greats Marvin Sease and Frank Mendenhall) are: Roy C, J. Red (The Nephew), Big G, Maurice Wynn, Hardway Connection, Jim Bennett, LGB and Sir Jonathan Burton. But I think the only one who's actually from North Carolina is Jonathan Burton.

If you're so inclined and want to fill an evening, visit The Top 100 Countdown: 21st Century Southern Soul (2000-2020) or The Comprehensive Index and just scroll around and click links to Artist Guides under the "About Artist" sections. You'll no doubt find a few I've forgotten.

Daddy B. Nice

Marilyn replies:

Thank you so much. You do an excellent job.

Listen to Sir Jonathan Burton singing "Too Much Booty Shakin' Up In Here " on YouTube.

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More on Black Performers, White Fraternities

RE: Frat-House Circuit

Pictured: Tyrone Davis

Daddy B. Nice,

Interesting! I actually put together a book proposal some years ago, to write a full-length study of this very subject (proposed title: Soul In the House!). I knew it would be a major time/money investment to do the traveling, interviewing, and research necessary for a project of this nature, so I wanted to raise the money to do it right. I made some preliminary contacts with some former frat brothers who were involved in that scene, and I also reached out to a few musicians (e.g., Little Milton). I also applied to several arts grants foundations to see if I could get any nibbles.

The funding never came through, but I think it would have been a fascinating project; even in the short time I was able to focus on it, I got some very interesting and complex responses from the folks I spoke with. The white frat brothers were universally adamant in insisting that they had nothing but true love and respect for the artists -- even though we have anecdotes of the "N"-word being bandied about (for example, Percy Sledge remembered that it was hurled at him, along with the epithets "Greasy, gap-toothed," when he arrived late for a show one time), and even though some of the acts (Doug Clark and his Hot Nuts, the notorious Thirteen Screaming N***ers -- yes, that was their actual stage name!) felt compelled to shamelessly cater to racist stereotypes to put their shows over and entertain the white folks. I wanted to talk with artists like Irma Thomas, Rufus Thomas (who was still alive then), and others -- and also some of the white musicians who played that circuit (Jimmy Johnson, Dann Penn and Spooner Oldham, etc.). At least one guy who went to become a well-known right-wing / segregationist politician (and now I don't remember who it was!) played in a frat-house band at Ole Miss, backing up Black blues and R&B artists. I was going to try to get some recollections from him, as well, and ask him how he rectified this activity with his own segregationist beliefs.

I do know that Little Milton claimed he played a frat-house party one time, and one time only -- he said it was humiliating, he knew he was being mocked and condescended to, and he never did it again. Yet several of the former frat brothers I spoke with remembered booking Milton more than once, and they insisted that he was always treated with respect and honor. Milton was a proud man, and it's understandable why he didn't want to be remembered for doing that -- but that's just one example of the kinds of "alternate narratives," as they say these days, that I'm sure I would have gotten from artists and other participants, both Black and white. It would have been a really interesting and complicated story to write. My ace-in-hole dream was to track down one of Clark's Hot Nuts, or maybe even one of the former "Thirteen Screamers," and see how, after all these years, their memories of their experiences doing their act for the white boys felt.

Now, some years later, most of the artists who worked that circuit are gone, and I'm guessing that most of the old frat brothers are gone, as well. I'll always rue that as a lost opportunity.

David Whiteis

P.S.: White audiences along the southern soul circuit

My (limited) experiences in the South are like yours (Daddy B. Nice's) -- the audiences at the shows I've been to have been 99& Black -- the few white faces there usually belong to musicians, or maybe occasionally someone associated with a record label (although the owner of what's probably still the major southern-soul label hasn't been seen in a club, a show lounge, a casino auditorium, or at an outdoor festival for decades) -- OR tourists visiting from Europe or out-of-town in the U.S., who might be invited guests of one of the entertainers on the show. Local outlets for news and information where white folks usually go don't help much, either -- in Memphis one time there was a big show coming to the Paradise, and the staff at the Blues Museum Hall of Fame was warning people NOT to go there because of the "bad" neighborhood. Rankled the hell out of me . . .

Still, though, many artists have insisted to me that they often play for "mixed" audiences, that a lot of white folks come out to see them work. So it must be happening somewhere!

David Whiteis

Daddy B. Nice replies: Okay to post these?

David replies:

Sure, feel free to post both -- who knows, maybe the frat-house book can still be written, but virtually all of the most important African-American artists who played that circuit (with the exception, I believe, of Irma Thomas) are gone now. Jimmy Johnson and some of the white musicians who worked the frats are still around, and folks like Tommy Couch Sr. Wolf Stephenson, et al. can still tell some great stories from the old days, but the true "Black voices," for the most part, have been stilled. And without those voices, I don't see much of a true story being told.

David W.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks for adding to the rare information on this topic, David. Readers can scroll down this column for the original query and responses. My take-away from all this is the reaction I have to so many questions from white folks researching black artists. Why does it take one or two generations of distance before the white audience dares to show interest in R&B and blues artists? Is contemporary southern soul really that intimidating? My initial reaction to the question from the French inquirer was something like "... No, this (black artists playing white fraternity gigs) is not happening." The sociology and politics of the contemporary scene is way beyond me (more, not less, segregation in the
last quarter-century?... or the present-day "balkanization" of the music industry?) but I would dare any recording-artists, fans or readers of this website to send me any instance of a contemporary southern soul artist performing at a white fraternity. I'm not saying it shouldn't happen; I am just saying it isn't happening.

Daddy B. Nice

Daddy B. Nice notes: David Whiteis is the author of Southern Soul-Blues: Music In American Life.

Scroll down this column for the initial letters on Blacks playing the white fraternity circuit.

P.S. from Daddy B. Nice: Bishop Bullwinkle plays The Paradise Saturday, April 13th! Black or white, don't be afraid to go! See Concert Calendar, right-hand column, this page.

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Miscellaneous Letters

Pictured: J. Red

New Southern Soul and Blues Show

Morning,

I am Shanard Deas a DJ in South Carolina on WMGL/WWWZ. I am the new host of a Southern Soul and Blues show on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. I get a lot of request from the artist on your page. I am reaching out to every Southern Soul promoter and website that I can find to let them know that since the passing of my mentor Frankie "The Big Bopper" Green I am continuing the Southern Soul and Blues tradition and would like all artist to send me anything they have directly. If you cN help in any way I appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Shanard Deas [shanarddeas@gmail.com]
WMGL Magic 107.3 Charleston SC
magic1073fm.com

My phone number is 843.302.7243.

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LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTER

I am looking for an older song
BIG LEG WOMAN
lyrics:

there ain't nothing, nothing in the world I love more than a big legged woman.
some like um thin so they can reel um in,
but I like um fine like a friend of mine.

Natalie

Pictured: Big Cynthia

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Natalie,

I searched my southern soul music library for "big-legged woman" song titles. I found tunes by Luster Baker/L.J. Echols, Larry Griffith, Big Cynthia and Bernard McGhee, but none matched the lyrics you quote. Of course, just because "big legs" aren't in the title doesn't mean they're not in the lyrics of other songs without "big leg" in the title. I'll post your question and see if any readers can do better.

Daddy B. Nice

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Good Morning Daddybnice,

I see that the Nekita Waller song "Won't Stop Loving You" - caught your soul like it caught mine when i heard it. Like you said If it's got that down-south feeling, it can come from anywhere. Sometime the guest has to bring something to the table and i'm glad you like it.

DJ Sir Rockinghood

Listen to Nekita Waller singing "Won't Stop Loving You" on YouTube.

See Daddy B. Nice's #4 "Breaking" Southern Soul Single for March 2019.

See DJ Sir Rockinghood Presents: Black History Month Southern Soul Mix 2019.

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Music Question

Hi,

I'm a local dj here in Jackson, MS and I go to your site to see what's new all the time. I was wondering would you know of any promoters who send out new music to djs? It's one particular song I'm looking for and it's by Falisha Janaye Put That Thang On You. I've had a request for this song lately but can't find it anywhere. Can you help me.

Thanks for you help.

DJ Smooth

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Your e-mail came in as I was working on some "Miscellaneous Letters" that have been waiting most of a month for response. I'll post your question at the end of those. I don't know the tune you're talking about.

By the way, are you the same DJ Smooth that used to do night-time or weekend shifts at WMPR in the early 2000's? If so, I remember your "smooth" voice well.

Daddy B. Nice

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RE: SOUTHERN SOUL, CHITLIN' AND FRATERNITY CIRCUIT:

A SOUTHERN SOUL CEO RESPONDS


Pictured: B.B. King

Hey Daddy B. Nice,

I just read the question from the French guy on your mailbag page regarding R&B bands and the fraternity circuit in the South and I was lead to share with you the little bit I know on the subject.

I think it became fashionable and a common practice by the early 60’s for the white fraternities to hire black music bands to play for their functions. I’m not sure but I would guess that most of those functions were held on campus at the individual fraternity house of whichever fraternity was putting on the function. I don’t think the part in Animal House that portrayed them going to a black club to hear the group was a common thing back then. But it was common for the black groups to play the white fraternity functions, and members of the fraternity or maybe friends of theirs with more connections would hire them.

This is precisely how Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson began their careers in the music business. Before Malaco Records was even a notion they booked black bands for their fraternity at Ole Miss. They may have begun to book for other fraternities too as they progressed with it.

The article below will tell you a whole lot about their involvement with it.

(University of Mississippi) Alumni turn campus business into a music industry icon.

Fraternal life for colleges in the South was a much bigger deal than it was for colleges in the North or anywhere else. Fraternities and College social life were basically one and the same in the South, and especially at a school like Ole Miss. If you weren’t in a fraternity back then you were probably a nobody on campus.

Pictured: O.V. Wright

The subject is pretty interesting and I don’t think you have to go too deep into it to see that it may have appeared to critics that beneath the “white boys” interest in having black music bands play for them was a desire to perpetuate the racism and segregation of the South. But I think that they were motivated to book the black music bands because that’s the music they wanted to hear. I know if I was back then that’s exactly the kind of music I would have been wanting to hear! Plus, white America was already way into Chuck Berry, Little Richard, et al before the 1960s. Things were just different in the South and I know that first hand!

John

Daddy B. Nice notes:

John Ward is the owner of Ecko Records in Memphis, Tennessee.

Listen to O.V. Wright singing "A Nickel And A Nail" on YouTube.

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RE: SOUTHERN SOUL, CHITLIN' AND FRATERNITY CIRCUIT

Pictured: Syl Johnson

Dear Daddy B. Nice,

My name is Tristan, I'm French student in history and I'm very interested in the history of southern soul music, and particularly by the fraternity circuit. I'm really curious about the organization of the fraternity circuit, how it worked, who would invite the bands, were there special fraternities interested in it, what was the relationship with the university administration, dean etc. I am particularly interested by African American bands that would be invited to perform in front of white audiences (fraternity parties, college bars, etc).

I would be very grateful if you had any kind of information or advice that could indicate where to research this incredible history.

Thank you very much,
Sincerely,
Tristan Le Bras

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Tristan,

This is an interesting and "out-of-left-field" question I can truthfully say I have never been asked. Of course, I immediately thought of the film "Animal House" with John Belushi, in which members of the party-loving white fraternity travel to an African-American roadhouse where singer Otis Day and band are onstage. Otis and the band may also perform at one of the fraternity's parties (the toga party?). But in my travels through the Deep South I've never been witness to such an event. Granted, I don't travel the white circuit. But I can tell you that racism is so embedded in the South that the two cultures seldom if ever mix. I know the white college towns in the South don't cater to southern soul music. Austin has some southern soul bubbling up, but that's the Southwest, not the South. And while it may occur to some extent in the North (although even the "Animal House" episode is dominated by a "we-shouldn't-be-here" tension among the white boys and their dates), I would question your assumption that there is an "incredible history" of black bands playing for white fraternities and sororities. But as I said, it is a fascinating question and I will post your letter to see if any readers have information on this topic. Thanks for writing in.

Daddy B. Nice

Listen to Syl Johnson singing "Is It Because I'm Black?" on YouTube.

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Daddy B. Nice notes: Just posted March 7, 2019!

Listen to "DJ Sir Rockinghood Presents: The Mellow Eddie Holloway Mix Pt. 1" on YouTube.

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Re: EDDIE HOLLOWAY Follow-Up

Hi Daddy B.,

Regarding Eddie Holloway, for what it's worth. I recently played his CD “Soul N´ The Blues: The Greatest Hits” (Empire, 2005), and I had to take it out of the player and check if it wasn´t a Roy C album by mistake in my Holloway jewel case. It was not, it was Holloway. I´m not too familiar with him, but it´s a great album. Great songs too.

All best,
Tommy Löfgren

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Tommy,

I assume you didn't pay $874.21 for the one new copy available on Amazon. See Soul N´ The Blues: The Greatest Hits by Eddie Holloway. That sticker price should give heart to all southern soul artists, no matter how obscure.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Tommy Löfgren writes on southern soul music for the Swedish-based "Jefferson Blues Magazine".


RE: EDDIE HOLLOWAY

Hello there,

I am writing an article about the music of Eddie Holloway for a UK music magazine. I’ve got all of his vinyl and CDs, but was wondering do you know anyone who knew him, who could give me a bit of background context - like what he did for a day job between recording, and what he was like, or any stories etc. If you know anyone who did know him, perhaps you’d be kind enough to put us in touch.

Many thanks and keep up the good work.

Steve Guarnori

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Steve,

I've been running a "seeking information" bulletin on my artist page for Eddie Holloway for many years now without much to show for it. The obscurity of many of those transitional 90's performers and labels (Ichiban, Konkord, Ace; Eddie's was "Hot" in various formulations) is the reason I got into writing about southern soul in the first place. It seemed this music might be lost forever.

In the tentative obituary at the top of the artist guide I list a "close friend" of Holloway's named Todd Little, but have no contact. I also mention WMPR, the radio station in Jackson, Mississippi, where Wanda Evers could possibly get you in touch with some of the older deejays (Ragman, Handyman) or alumni.

You might also check out the entities that posted these YouTube videos:

Listen to Eddie Holloway singing "I Had A Good Time" on YouTube.

Listen to Eddie Holloway singing "My Mind Too Strong" on YouTube.

Listen to Eddie Holloway singing "Poor Boy" on YouTube.

In the meantime I'll post your query (without any contact information, unless you specify otherwise) on the Calendar/Mailbag page, which naturally gets a lot of traffic compared to the Holloway page.

--Daddy B. Nice

Steve replies:

Hi Daddy B Nice,

Thank you. I’ll try Wanda Evers I think. He really was under rated, if you want I can send you a copy of the finished article when it is published which will be in the fall.

Cheers

Steve

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I'd like that, Steve. Thank you very much. Eddie was one of my favorites.

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LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTERS:

Rap Sho Wasn't Me


Daddy,

I heard a song at a friend's friend's house. A hiphop version of Ronnie Lovejoy's “Sho Wasn’t Me”. A southern soul singer on it too, doing melody parts. Can you help me?

James

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hey James,

I wish they were all this easy. That’s "Sho Wasn't Me" by Black Zack featuring the late Fred Bolton, and it still sounds good. Bolton, who died in 2009, not long after the rap version of "Sho Wasn't Me" was recorded, was best known for his southern soul song, “It Must Be Jelly”.

James replies:

Hey thanks! Thanks for getting back so fast.

Buy "Sho Wasn't Me" by Black Zack at Amazon.

Listen to Black Zack performing "Sho Wasn't Me" on YouTube.

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Black Zack.

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ANOTHER LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTER:

Name of southern soul artist

Song I was there for you

Fletcher

Daddy B. Nice replies:

And this is an example of one that is not "easy". Cryptic. Obscure. No clues.

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Pat Cooley Recommends Mitch Faulkner Blog from "Radio Facts" Detailing Astounding Numbers for Southern Soul And Successful Incursions Into Mainstream Radio

Daddy B Nice,

Hi there, first I want to thank you for your help over the years. I am forwarding this email from Mitch Faulkner of an article he wrote not long ago for Radio Facts. I was elated when I read it and thought it might be inspiring to you and your readers. Please feel free to forward or print in your magazine. By the way, if you hear of anyone needing a female for shows (lord am I available ??). Again, thanks so much!!!

Pat Cooley

Daddy B. Nice replies:

In fact, Pat, on your last point--begging for gigs--I hear this all the time. Just yesterday I heard from powerful young singer Annie Washington ("Show Pony)," the best zydeco-southern soul hybrid of the year. who lamented, "I just wish I could get more shows." Touring revenue has soared, and while I constantly extol the necessities of touring (See the "Hardest Touring Artists of 2018"), it does make a bitter pill to swallow for deserving artists like you and Annie and so many others standing on the sidelines.

But to your main point. Thanks so much for alerting me to this article by Mitch Faulkner, which I will pass along to readers who no doubt will be glued to their screens.

Daddy B. Nice notes: Here is the URL:

EDITORIAL: A new Frontier for Urban AC radio By Mitch Faulkner - December 17, 2018

Daddy B. Nice continues:

There are many things I enjoyed about this essay. One, it performs the valuable chore of comparing southern soul to the current mainstream radio fare. In the early days of my website, I used to do this, but as time has passed I've become so deeply embedded in the genre that I seldom bother to comment on the larger musical world, and in fact know less and less about it.

Two, I love the way Faulkner COMPARES the first mainstream radio incursions of southern soul today to the appearance (and resistance to) rap in the eighties. I usually compare the emergence of southern soul to the emergence of rock and roll (when I was a wee little 'un) in the late 50's and early 60's. But I was also totally into rap (and going through a second childhood to the chagrin of my fellow old 'uns) in the 80's. I was not a blues guy, as readers often surmise. (Reggae had become my blues.) And hiphop and rap have become so ubiquitous and overbearing that it's hard to remember the time when they were vulnerable.

Finally, Faulkner pulls together all (or many) of the YouTube statistics on southern soul music which, as all us close watchers of the genre know well, are frequently in the millions. And Faulkner doesn't even get into the millions of views put up by "unknowns" like Adrian Bagher or "new" artists like Ronnie Bell (Best Chitlin' Circuit Blues Artist of 2018), with his eight million views for "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost".

One last note to readers wondering why Faulkner never uses the term "southern soul," just "soul blues". That is radio-speak format. "Soul Blues" was handed down on stone tablets from Mount Sinai to the contemporary radio gods many years ago, and Faulkner sticks to "soul blues" because he might otherwise lose his audience, southern soul being too "regional," too "geographical". Funny, though...They do understand "Motown". How can you get more "regional," more "geographical," than a single city? As to the radio gods...They'll come around.

--Daddy B. Nice

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RE: Southern Soul In Jacksonville & North Florida

Pictured: Jeff Floyd

Hello Mr. Nice(?). Happy Holidays!

I recently resigned from the Presidency of the DC Blues Society (DCBS) after many years---and from working a "job." I plan to move to north Florida in the next few months & want to promote Blues & Southern Soul shows. I've researched the area for Southern Soul (SS) events & acts touring thru or near there. I haven't found anything. (Not much straight-up Blues by "culturally authentic" acts either.)

I'm reaching out to you for any information or guidance you're able to provide. I'm particularly interested in learning how to reach SS fans. I want to develop a (neo-chitlin) hub for artists touring South to North FL & the Southeast more broadly.

I'm not a newcomer to your efforts & website. Please see the attached column I wrote for the DCBS newsletter (p3) a decade ago relying heavily on your website content.

Thanks for your attention.

Peace,
Felix

Felix McClairen
President Emeritus,
DC Blues Society

Pictured: El’ Willie

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Oh, I wish my memory wasn’t so cluttered with stuff. At one time I may have been able to whip them off. There are a few southern soul stars from Florida. Jeff Floyd from Jacksonville comes to mind. El’ Willie—-hold on, let me check a mailer—-yes, from Florida. Maybe Lenny Williams. David Brinston maybe. I’ll tell you. If you ever get out to Boulder, Colorado, look me up. I have a room with two or three chests of drawers full of CD mailers I’ve received, not to mention the ones coming out of the woodwork in my office. I always thought I’d use them to do an extensive visit to everyone in southern soul (yeah, in my dreams, never got around to that).

Otherwise, and more timely, if you’re willing to give me what contact information you’re willing to post online, I’ll run your letter in my “Mailbag” page. That’s probably the best “platform” you’ll find to receptive minds in the Florida southern soul community. That page also has the “concert calendar” and I often post headliner gigs in Florida (and not just the Panhandle). So those events would be a no-brainer.

Hope this helps,
Daddy B. Nice

Felix replies:

HaHa! Thanks for invitation to dig thru your thousands of mailers. There's no telling though. I recently went on what I called a Blues Pilgrimage taking me thru Memphis, Helena, Clarksdale, Jackson, BB King Museum... So I'm not adverse to digging in. ??

I appreciate the offer to post my query online. Please edit as you see fit. Use trainmeto@hotmail.com for contact. (I recently retired & probably should retire that address.)

I've contacted a couple of performers who've worked (& live in or near) Jacksonville area. Waiting to hear back.

Thanks for taking time to respond to my message.
Keep doing what you're doing---better in 2019.

Peace,
Felix
trainmeto@hotmail.com

Listen to Jeff Floyd singing "I Found Love On A Lonely Highway" on YouTube.

A reader replies:

Two obvious ones, of course, would be Latimore and Betty Wright. There are a few more, also, but I can't think of 'em right now . . .

David W.

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Thank You Letters: Jeter Jones, Stacii Adams

From Jeter Jones:

Daddy B.

First let me say thanks, I have grown and respect your opinion. Thanks for giving us a platform. We don’t get that in this line of music. We working and have had a great year over here. The sound behind my 4 star, and P2k’s 5 star, Lady Q’s, lumberjack and her CD, and Magic one’s High heals and jeans and more is our best kept secret here in the 318...

It's Ronald “Slack” Jefferson,

...he is the heart beat behind our distinctive Southern Soul Sound. It is an honor to have him and be blessed by his talents. The whole team here is so excited. For its about growth, I would not be the artist that I am if I have not read your articles and and evolved from your advice. My greatest moment was being Number 1 on ya Top 25 for 2017. Highlight of a great career. Salute to all the artists out here on the road doing their best for the good peoples. I “The King of Trailride Blues” can’t wait to see u good peoples.

Him

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From Stacii Adams:

Hello Daddy B Nice,

First of all let me say I appreciate you showing me love on your site. I really respect your platform and what you are doing for the southern soul market. The level of professionalism is great and it gives the southern soul genre a chance to be seen in a great light.

Pictured: Marvin Sease

My goal is to take this genre back to its essence. When Johnny Taylor, Z.Z. Hill, Marvin Sease, and many other artist poured there souls out and told stories that showed blues and southern soul mixed. Southern Soul is a genre that still allow people from the culture to tell a story and be heard. I am gonna send you a lot of music and videos that I am doing. I want you to see the level of professionalism that I am trying to take it back to. I believe that this is a genre that can make major moves and transcend into major arenas.

Once, thank you for your platform and any feed back good or bad is needed because it is that feed back that will help push me to where I need to be.

#I am Stacii Adams, #The Boss of Blues and Southern Soul

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RE: Old But Cool

Hey Daddy

I know that this song is old, But this is cool.

Watch Animated Tribute To Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man" Starring Puddin Afterthought on YouTube.

Daddy B Nice replies:

Hey there Floyd. When are you going to give us another “Mr. Sexy Man,”? Can’t wait. I’ll spread this around.

Daddy B Nice notes:

Floyd Hamberlin wrote and produced Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man" as well as Will T's "Mississippi Boy," not to mention seminal, early-era, southern soul songs like Artie "Blues Boy" White's "I Can't Afford To Be Broke".

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide To Nellie "Tiger" Travis and "Mr. Sexy Man".

See "Mr. Sexy Man's" #17-ranked "Mr. Sexy Man" in Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 Southern Soul Songs: 21st Century Countdown (00's to 10's).

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8 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California. San Francisco Jazz Festival. William Bell & Memphis Soul Revue. 415-621-6600. See website.

Friday, June 21, 2019. J's Sportsbar & Grill, 1602 Vann Avenue, Evansville, Indiana. Funny Fridays Comedy & Southern Soul Jam (Various Artists). Special Guest Performance: Mose Stovall. 812-228-9612.

9 pm, Friday, June 21, 2019. Hollywood Palace, 1721 Smith St., Greenville, Mississippi. Vick Allen, LaMorris Williams, Terry Wright. 662-403-6911.

5 pm, Friday, June 21, 2019. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett St,, Shreveport, Louisiana. Jeter Jones, Crystal Thomas, T.K. Soul. 318-673-5100.

9 pm, Friday, June 21, 2019. KPC Hall #141, 2526 Opelousas St., Lake Charles, Louisiana. Chris Ardoin & Nustep Zydeko, J. Paul Jr. & Zydeco Nubreeds. 337-439-8005.

Saturday, June 22, 2019. Florewood State Park, U.S. Greenwood, Mississippi (Off Highway 82 on the western edge of Greenwood). Down Home Blues Festival & Fish Fry. Tre' Williams, Tucka, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, L.J. Echols, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, Big Yayo, Jay Morris Group, Ms. Jody, Nathaniel Kimble and more. BYOB. 662-392-1590, 866-901-5486.

9 pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019. Trotter Convention Center, 402 Second Avenue North, Columbus, Mississippi. Sir Charles Jones, Veronica Ra'elle, Magic One. Doors open 7 pm. 662-434-4228.

7:30 pm, Friday, June 28, 2019. Sumter Civic Center, 700 West Liberty St., Sumter, South Carolina. Throwback To Wellness Classic Soul Fest. Lenny Williams, Bishop Bullwinkle, Shirley Murdock, Terence Young, Chris Legacy. 803-436-2270.

6 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Mosley Farms, 685 Evans Road, Boyle, Mississippi. Trail Ride Blues Show. Big Yayo, L.J. Echols. Gates open 10 am. Trail Ride leaves 3 pm.

7 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main, Memphis, Tennessee. Return to Burn Tour. Larry Dodson (former Bar-Kay) and ConFunkShun. 901-576-1200.

Saturday, June 29, 2019. Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater, 201 Forrest Street, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Bobby Rush (And Friends). 601-584-4888.

Saturday, June 29, 2019. Ruston Civic Center, 401 North Trenton St., Ruston, Louisiana. The June B-Days All White Party. Zapp Band, Veronica Ra'elle, Kiko Pryor, Bad Boy Bo, Rhomey. Doors open 7 pm. 870-866-7441.

2 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2019. 5043 Hwy. 49, Minter City, Mississippi (Yazoo City). Nathaniel Kimble, J.R. Blu. Gates open 12 Noon. 662-392-6476.

2 pm, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Cooks' Lake, 4249 North Watkins St., Memphis, Tennessee. Blues By The Lake. O.B. Buchana, Mr. Sam, Marquee Of Soul, Chick Rodgers, Nate Dogg. Gates open 11 am.

Sunday, June 30, 2019. William A. Floyd Amphitheater, 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Anderson, South Carolina. Pre-4th Of July Blues Festival. Tucka, Nellie "Tiger" Travis.

2 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2019. County Road 57 (Exit 200), Verbena, Alabama (Mont-
gomery). Terry Wright, Kenne' Wayne, Sir Charles Jones, Shai Simone, Mr. Smoke. Gates open 12 Noon.

4 pm, Sunday, June 30, 2019. The Stable, 5043 Doise Road, Elton, Louisiana. Keith Frank. 337-998-1669.

Monday, July 1, 2019. Songbirds (Lower Level), 41 Station Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, Lenny Williams, Sir Charles Jones. 423-531-2473.

Friday, July 5, 2019. Pride of Alabama Elks Lodge, 4304 Water Avenue, Selma, Alabama. Vick Allen. 334-875-2310.

4 pm, July 6, 2019. Men Make A Difference Park, 100 Nettlesboro Road, Thomasville, Alabama. Cross Road Blues Festival. Tucka, Lacee, Lebrado, Jeff Floyd, Ann Devae. Hosts: MC Darryl, Ms. Mary. Gates open 2 pm. 251-643-3325.

6 PM, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Nolan Memorial Park (aka Ponderosa Park), Wisner, Louisiana. 11th annual Nolan Norman Day Celebration. Sir Charles Jones, Big Pokey Bear, Cold Drank, Nathaniel Kimble, Summer Wolfe, Coco, Veronica Ra'elle.

Saturday, July 6, 2019. Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview, Texas. L.J. Echols, Luster Baker, T.K. Soul. 903-237-1230.

9 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019. VFW Belvedere Post 4706, 5362 Covington Highway, Decatur, Georgia. All White Affair: Zero In July. Bill Avery, Jarvis. Hosts: Mr. Melvin, CLJ. 770-265-3023.

9 pm, Saturday, July 6, 2019. Ferdinand's, 1803 Bearfork Road, Mobile, Alabama. Wendell B. Doors open 7 pm. 251-513-3205.

6 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2019. Lithonia Ampitheater, 2515 Park Drive, Lithonia, Georgia (Atlanta). Southern Soul Breakout Music Fest. J. Red The Nephew, Angel Faye Russell, Jesse James, Willie Hill, Uncle E, Black Zack, Shirley Diamond, Nigel Perkins, O.C. Soul & The Soul Patrol, Tina P. Gates open 4:30 pm. See website.

4 pm, Sunday, July 7, 2019. Zodiac Park, 3953 Charleston-Mason Road, Mason, Tennessee. Terry Wright & Friends. Terry Wright, Vick Allen, Karen Wolfe, Mr. Sam, Casino, Big Poppa. Gates open 12 Noon. 901-650-3610, 901-406-0201.

6 pm, Friday, July 12, 2019. Bolivar County Expo Center, 601 1st. St., Cleveland, Mississippi. Sheba Potts-Wright, Big Pokey Bear, Chris Ivy.615-617-9629.

7:30 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019. 3 Bar Riding Club, Sandhill Arena, Lincoln, Texas. 10th Annual Camp-Out & Trail Ride. J. Red The Nephew, Shay Denise. Gates open 12 Noon, Friday, July 12th. 979-661-8889.

8 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019. Florence Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina. Southern Soul Music Fest. Roy C Tribute. Tucka, Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Lebrado. Doors open 7 pm. 843-679-4525.

8 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019. Gold Strike Casino, 1010 Casino Center, Tunica, Mississippi (Memphis). Isley Brothers. 888-747-7711.

9 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019. 910 Main Street, Baker, Louisiana. Keith Frank. 225-620-9030.

Saturday, July 13, 2019. Eden Ballroom, 441 Mebane Bridge Road, Eden, North Carolina. L.J. Echols. 540-206-446.

6 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2019. Martini Blue Jazz Cafe, 3101 Fountain View Drive, Houston, Texas. Southern Soul & Zydeco Under The Stars. J-Wonn, Willie Clayton, Keith Frank. 832-965-5580.

6 pm, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Grandview Ampitheater, 13501 Byars Road, Grandview, Missouri (Kansas City). K.C. Summer Soul Fest. Bishop Bullwinkle, Sir Charles Jones, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and more. Gates open 5 pm. 816-800-9407.

Sunday, July 14, 2019. Mz. Wanda's, 6798 Fruge St., Highway 90 East, Lake Charles, Louisiana. J. Red The Nephew, Shay Denise. Doors open 8 pm. 337-304-0213.

6 pm, Monday, July 15, 2019. Jackson Marriott, 200 East Amite St., Jackson, Mississippi. 45th Annual Jackson Music Awards. Honoree: G.C. Cameron. Women in Music Honorees: Ms. Jody, Wanda Evers, Pat Brown, Shirley Waring. Performers: Omar Cunningham, L.J. Echols, Grady Champion, Till 1, Calvin Richardson, Dee Dee Simon, P2K DaDiddy, Jay Morris Group, Alvin Garrett, Mr. Sipp and more. 601-862-6629.

8 pm, Friday, July 19, 2019. Morocco Shrine Auditorium, 3800 St. John's Bluff Road South, Jacksonville, Florida. Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones and more. Doors open 7 pm. 904-990-5455.

1 pm, Friday, July 19, 2019. Hart Plaza,
1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan. Blues N BBQ. Bobby Rush.

10 pm, Saturday, July 20, 2019. Elam Event Center, 2933 Hwy. 190 West, Newton, Texas. J-Wonn.

4 pm, Saturday, July 20, 2019. Rocky Mount Municipal Complex, 600 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Down East Music Festival Weekend. Glenn Jones, Theodis Ealey, Lacee, Big Pokey Bear, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Black Diamond, Big G, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Maurice Wynn, Calvin Richardson, Bigg Robb, Ms. Jody, Chris Thomas, Roy C and more. Gates open 3 pm. Rain or Shine. 800-419-1170. See festival website.

Saturday, July 20, 2019. Knuckle- heads, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. Bobby Rush. 816-483-1456.

8 pm, Saturday, July 20, 2019. Sway's Room, 921 West Beltline Road, Suite 110, DeSoto, Texas (Dallas). Wendell B. Single Release Party/Concert. Wendell B. BYOB. 972-855-0346.

10 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 773-477-4646.

Saturday, July 27, 2019. Kannapolis Intimidator Stadium in Cabarrus County, 2888 Moose Road, Kannapolis, North Carolina. Heavy Hitters Of Soul. Lacee, Sir Charles Jones, Big Pokey Bear, Bigg Robb, Lenny Williams, Glenn Jones, Calvin Richardson, Theodis Ealey, Sunshine Anderson, Black Diamond, Evelyn "Champagne" King and more. Meet & Greet at 3 pm, Admission at 4 pm. 800-560-2108.

5 pm, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Double G Ranch, 50 Hammond Drive, Oak Vale, Mississippi. Vick Allen, L.J. Echols, Big Yayo and more. Gates open 11 am. 601-522-0543.

12 Noon, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Sugarena Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 Northwest Bypass Highway, New Iberia, Louisiana. Tucka, J.J. Caillier, Roi Chip Anthony, Lil Nate. See website.

8 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019. Bluesville at Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino, 1021 Casino Center Drive, Tunica, Mississippi (Memphis). Jus' Blues Music Foundation White Linen Party. Theodis Ealey, Ms. Jody. 678-403-1993, 800-303-7463.

7 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019. J.W. Seabrook Auditorium, 1200 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Omar Cunningham, Bishop Bullwinkle, Ronnie Bell, Willie B.B. Brown.
910-624-1724.

7 pm, Friday, August 2, 2019. Rowan Park, Muskegon Heights, Michigan. Pokey Bear, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Wendell B, Willie Clayton. Gates open 5 pm. 231-578-2099.

8 pm, Saturday, August 3, 2019. Causeway Bay Hotel Ballroom, 6820 South Cedar St., Lansing, Michigan. Wendell B. Doors open 7 pm. 810-308-6519.

6 pm, Saturday, August 3, 2019. Sumter Civic Center, 700 West Liberty St., Sumter, South Carolina. Summer Soul Fest. J. Red The Nephew, Karen Wolfe, Wilson Meadows, Naycole, Shay Denise, Missy B, Jus Tru Blac Band. Doors open 5 pm. 404-308-3633. Online Tickets.

Saturday, August 3, 2019. Jewel Event Center, 3333 Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana. L.J. Echols.

12 Noon, Saturday, August 3, 2019. Jay's Ball Park, 11443 McCoy Lane, Amite, Louisiana. Southern Soul Family Fun Day. King Fred, P2K Dadiddy, Tucka, Mr. Amazing (Prince of Blues), Sassy D, Lady Trucker, Ms. Portia.

Saturday, August 3, 2019. Vino Godfather Winery, 500 Walnut Avenue, Vallejo, California (San Francisco). Lenny Williams.

Sunday, August 4, 2019. Metro Community College, 5300 N. 30th St., Omaha, Nebraska. T.K. Soul.

4 pm, Saturday, August 10, 2019. Ellis Field, 39 College St., Culloden, Georgia. Nelson Curry, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, West Love, Stacii Adams, Willie Hill, DJ Trucker, Bo Ponder. 470-867-7784.

8 pm, Saturday, August 10, 2019. The Dock, 13247 Seaway Road C, Gulfport, Mississippi. Gulf Coast Bayou Blues Show. Solomon Thompson, Till 1, Vick Allen, Lacee, Mose Stovall, Chris Ivy, Miss Portia, Veronica Ra'elle. Tara Keith, Mr. Lyve, Chad Wesley. Pre-Show @ 6 pm. 470-222-4195.

Saturday, August 10, 2019. Horseshoe Casino Tunica, 1021 Casino Center, Robinsonville, Mississippi (Memphis). Cameo. 800-303-7463.

Saturday, August 10, 2019. Miramar Regional Park Amphitheater, 16801 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, Florida (Miami). Millie Jackson, Sir Charles Jones, Theodis Ealey, Pokey Bear.

Saturday, August 17, 2019. Robert Cherry Civic Center, 2701 Park Avenue, Puducah, Kentucky. Happy's Chili Parlor 90th Year Celebration. Wendell B, Redd Velvet and more. 270-709-3027.

Saturday, August 17, 2019. Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, Mississippi (Memphis). 17th Annual Tri- State Blues Festival. T.K. Soul, Bobby Rush, Pokey Bear and more. Doors open 6:30 pm.

3 pm, Sunday, August 18, 2019. Cypress Bayou Casino, 832 Martin Luther King Road, Charenton, Louisiana. Chris Ardoin & Nustep Zydeko, Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' 2-Step. 337-923-7284.

6 pm, Sunday, August 25, 2019. The Pavilion at Pan Am, 201 South Capital St., Indianapolis, Indiana. Blues Invades Indy. Sir Charles Jones, Wendell B, Bigg Robb. 317-500-4333. See website.

7:30 pm, Saturday, August 31, 2019. Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St., Columbus, Georgia. Soulfest. Tucka, Pokey Bear, Shirley Murdoch. 833-308-0298.

Saturday, August 31, 2019. Bonnie & Clyde RV Park, 20550 Highway 9, Arcadia, Louisiana. David Brinston, Rue Davis, Crystal Thomas, Donnie Ray, Jaye Hammer, Wendell B., Karen Wolfe, Omar Cunningham, Lacee, Fat Daddy, Magic One, Nikita, Ghetto Cowboy, Kenne' Wayne, Rhomey, Mr. Campbell, Kiko Pryor, Lady Q, CoCo, J. Fitz, M.P. Soul, Methrone. Rain or Shine. 318-278-1287.

Saturday, August 31, 2019. G-Spot, Texarkana, Texas. T.K. Soul.

4:30 pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019. 900 Q.V. Sykes Lane, Meridian, Mississippi. L.J. Echols, O.B. Buchana, Jeter Jones, Lady Tee and more. Gates open 1 pm.

8 pm, Friday, September 6, 2019. Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, 201 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery, Alabama. Labor Day Blues Show. Ms. Portia, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Urban Mystic, Lou Battle. Host: M.C. Lightfoot. 800-745-3000.

8 pm, September 14, 2019. Dragonfly Hall, 3701 Drossett Drive, Austin, Texas. Omar Cunningham, B-Rob. Doors open 7 pm. 512-698-3334.

12 Noon, Monday, September 16, 2019. Main Street OD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. SOS Fun Monday. Ms. Jody, Wall Street, Sand Band, Teri Gore. Big Money Drawings (12-5:30 pm).

12 Noon, Saturday, September 21, 2019. Washington County Convention Center Fairgrounds, 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville, Mississippi. Big Pokey Bear, Bobby Rush, Nathaniel Kimble, Grady Champion, Calvin Richardson, Sweet Angel and more. 662-335-3523, 662-332-0488.

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019. Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, Louisiana. St. Tammany Crab Festival. Ronnie Bell (4 pm, Sat), Sunshine Anderson (5:30 pm, Sat), Juvenile (8:30 pm, Sat), Mr. Amazing Prince of Blues (3:30 pm, Sun), Sir Charles Jones (5:30 pm, Sun), Pokey Bear (7 pm, Sun), Jon B (8:30 pm, Sun). Gates open 11 am. See festival website.

Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Ramkat, 170 West 9th St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. William Bell. 336-754-9714.

9 pm, Friday, November 8, 2019. ROC Event Center, 3906 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida. Gulf Coast Blues Festival. P2K DaDiddy, King Fred, Diva Dee and more. Doors open 8 pm. 850-503-5766. See Website.

9 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Pensacola Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy., Pensacola, Florida. Gulf Coast Blues Festival. Jesse James, Clarence Carter, Jeter Jones, L.J. Echols, Big Yayo, Nathaniel Kimble. 850-503-5766. See Website.

Saturday, November 9, 2019. Macon City Auditorium, 415 1st St., Macon, Georgia. T.K. Soul, Betty Wright, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lacee.

8 pm, Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23, 2019. Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, Utah. Bobby Rush. 435-649-9371.

6 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2019. Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, Utah. Bobby Rush. 435-649-9371.

9 pm, Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Arena Theatre,
7326 South West Freeway, Houston, Texas. Pokey Bear, Brian Jack. 713-772-5900.



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