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RE: News & Notes: Mixtape DJ's

Daddy B. Nice,

Hey thanks for mentioning my mix in your article.

DJ Mr. Melvin

Mr Melvin's Super Southern Soul Blues.

Hello Daddy B Nice,

I would like to thank you for all your hard work, without you I feel there will be no DJ Sir Rockinghood. You have kept it real on every aspect of Southern Soul/Blues and I hope everyone can see your passion. You have given us a place to learn about the history as well as the the present of good Southern Soul/Blues music.

Again Thank You,

DJ Sir Rockinghood

Ain't No Stopping Me Now SS Mix.

Read the article "News & Notes: BOOKS...MIXTAPES...RADIO STATIONS"
on Daddy B. Nice's Corner.


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Re: Lee Fields - "I'll Put My Life On The Line"

Daddy B. Nice,

(Re:) Your link:
Lee Fields Artist Guide

A friend in Manhattan let me listen to a track from Lee's BDA release "Let Me Hit It"

The song "Tell Me Where To Be" seems to be the one you are describing in your original 2011 post.

It seems that this song was also on his cassette "I Got A Problem" although I don't know if it is the same version.

Lee was not filing copyrights for most of his work in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
This Title does not show up on BMI.com as a song he wrote.

During the interview, perhaps Lee did not recall this, even though the lyrics frequently mention "Life On The Line." I suspect that he hasn't listened to these cassettes in ages since he has moved away from the modern Southern soul style.

It's hard to say whether there was a release by Johnny Vincent, but it would have had to be after his third Ace CD in 1996. Wikipedia says that Johnny Vincent sold Ace in 1997. I don't know what (if any) involvement he had on Avanti. There are a couple of Ace 45s (5012, 5013) from 1995 or so that have not turned up anywhere, so it is possible that one might be from Lee, but it seems more likely that any Ace 45 would have come from an existing CD. So I'm skeptical about a release by Johnny Vincent, but it's certainly possible since you heard it on a radio station in Jackson, MS.

Before you update your webpage, please try to find one of these cassettes to verify that this is the song you remember. Maybe that Chicago music writer has a copy. If you do post something, please don't use my name.

Good luck!

(Anonymous)

Daddy B. Nice replies:


Dear (Anonymous),

I really appreciate this letter because you have unearthed the first documented release (actually two documented releases) of the Lee Fields single ("I'll Put My Life On The Line") in question. As a matter of fact, for many years I presumed the title of the song was "Tell Me Where To Be". I often did online searches with the keywords "Tell me where to be"--with, of course, no results. I only settled on the title "I'll Put My Life On The Line" after talking with DJ Handyman (WMPR Jackson, Mississippi deejay). He said the title was "I'll Put My Life On The Line," but I often suspected that he wasn't sure himself--that is, that he didn't have a copy of the single in front of him at the moment I was talking with him. My decision to go with Handyman's title "I'll Put My Life On The Line" was also influenced by the fact that the late Tina Diamond and the late Reggie P. had done a cover of the tune called "Life On The Line". I'm not going to "update" any text in the Lee Fields artist guide, but I am going to include the "alternate" title in the song heading and I'm going to post your most informative letter. Thank you!

P.S. I'm an old Manhattanite (eighties).

P.P.S. By the way, and coincidentally, Lee Fields touts the #1 single this month (September '19) on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles with a capsule review that says in part: Wouldn't it be ironic if Lee Fields, who left southern soul and the chitlin' circuit for greener pastures in the "Little J.B" mainstream, should turn out to be the embodiment of everything southern soul strives to be?

A reader responds:


For what it's worth, when I asked Lee Fields, for my Living Blues profile, about why "Life On the Line" was virtually impossible to find, he answered: "“That’s because I was on Ace Records, and the contract was up. Johnny Vincent was focusing on some of his other artists, so he never go the chance to really push that record or put it out there. It was released, but it wasn’t released properly. The contract was over. I began to decide to move on; there were certain things that were happening with the label that I didn’t really go along with, so . . . I said, well, I’m just going to wait my contract out. And that’s what I did. I knew I was going.”

David W.

Daddy B. Nice notes: David Whiteis, the "Chicago music writer" mentioned in the letter above, is the author of an upcoming biography of Denise LaSalle.

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Re: Marquee Of Soul:
More info regarding blues artist?

Hello,

My name is Tiffany and I was wondering if you have heard of a blues singer by the name of the Marquee of Soul? I saw him at a show recently and truly enjoyed him. He sung a few of his songs like Yo Daddy, Giving that thang up and this particular song got the crowd to grooving - think it was Party on the Weekend. I was told he was a former background singer for Shirley Brown. Do you know of this artist? Any albums out, etc. Thought his show was really good.

Thanks!

Tiffany

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I first noticed The Marquee' of Soul cropping up in venue line-ups in Daddy B. Nice's Concert Calendar. He's posted a picture of his unpublished 2007 release, Kitty Purr, on his YouTube page for the song "Party On The Weekend," and he's published two singles, "Party On the Weekend" and "Stalkin'", at CD Baby. Although I've never heard from him, The Marquee' has a distinctive vocal style, and I'd watch for him to soon be breaking into Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles.

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Summer Wolfe Checks In

Good morning!

I am a Southern Soul and Blues Artist. For the past few years other than a few songs on CD Baby...I have been releasing music the wrong way...by recording and just sending them out unmastered nor coded..I've learned that there are steps. This new EP that I'm releasing was done properly. Mastered & Coded through Disc Makers. I've been out here on my own and I'm learning as I go..I guess you can say I am a country girl thrown to the wolves...I've been watching your website for quite a while. I was so honored that you featured my song "Better Leave You Alone" on your site...I almost died..but I couldn't understand why none of my other music was featured..well now I know..it didn't go through the correct avenues...To have my new music featured on your website would mean everything..I just need to know what I have to do....thank you so much!

Sincerely,
Summer Wolfe

P.S...I tell all my friends "You ain't made it until Daddy B Nice draw your picture". I'm working towards my picture..lol

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Good to hear from you, Summer, and I do know about you and your music. You're not quite correct when you say you didn't go through "correct avenues" and that is the reason "none of our other music was featured". First, some of your other music has been featured. If you go to "Wolfe, Summer" in the Comprehensive Index under W's, you'll find at least one other single of yours that charted in March of 2017: "Slippin'". And it hasn't made it into the "Top Ten Singles" or "Comp Index" yet, but "Hoe To A Husband" from Slack's FRIENDS album has been charting in the "Top 10 Spillover" segment on Daddy B. Nice's Corner in August and, I believe, one or two months before that. (Just scroll down that page.) So my advice is: "Don't give up." There are always a lot of people (like me) constantly looking for new talent and compelling new songs. Which is to say: there are a lot of people listening to you even when you don't realize it. Just keep working at creating songs that make people listen and laugh or cry. Finally, here's a hint on the best way to getting that Daddy B. Nice caricature. Collect those songs into a debut album and send it to me. If it's good, I have to make a drawing for the CD review!

Daddy B. Nice

Summer Wolfe replies:

Wow...thank you so much..I just released a EP AUG 6 entitled "GET 2 U"..Slippin is featured on it ..I will be sending you my product first thing Tuesday morning

Thanks Again for the support

Summer

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Thank You Letter

Morning Sir,

Just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you. Thank you and all the artist who reached out to me and sent me music. I would also like to inform you that since its start we have reached #1 status in Charleston, SC. One again thank you for opening your platform to us. If you get an opportunity please check out the show on Saturday morning from 10AM to 1PM on WMGL MAGIC 107.3. You can also listen in online www.magic1073fm.com www.magic1073fm.com. Thank you again. We are going to keep The Southern Soul and Blues Review Going!

Sincerely,

Shanard Deas
"Kidd Shanard"

The Southern Soul and Blues Review
WMGL MAGIC 107.3
www.magic1073fm.com

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Shanard Deas wrote in and introduced himself a few months ago (scroll down this page), seeking music submissions from the southern soul artists featured in Daddy B. Nice's pages.

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Can't find J. Red & Friends CD

Daddybnice,

Trying to order Jay Redd and friends CD 2016. Amazon has download only but I want the CD but can't find to order.

Phyliss

Daddy B. Nice replies:

They took it offline...but e-mail jred.music@gmail.com
and send them your mailing address. It's $12 through Pay Pal (Friends & Family) and they will mail it out.

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to J. Red The Nephew.

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RE: CD Review


Cool.....

El' Willie

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Smile.....

Read Daddy B. Nice's "What About El' Willie?" CD Review.

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Readers Respond To "On The Birthplace Of Southern Soul: Jackson, Shreveport Or Memphis?"

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RE: The Birthplace Of Southern Soul

Hi!

Thank you for your interesting article on the birthplace of Southern Soul.

I would add to that list still the Muscle Shoals area with Fame and those Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

My report derives already from the year 2000:

Read Heikki Suosalo's feature article on Muscle Shoals.

Best regards
Heikki

Daddy B. Nice notes: Heikki Suosalo writes on Southern Soul, Blues & R&B for Soul Express.

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RE: Birthplace, etc.. . .

Daddy B. Nice,

I'd vote for Memphis as the "original" or "first" birthplace (Stax, Hi, Goldwax. et al.), then Jackson as the "second," equally legit, birthplace for the "born-again" version of the music that arose in the wake of "Down Home Blues" (Not unlike the way the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Chicago can all make a legitimate claim for being "home of the blues" -- different iterations /generations . . . or, for that matter, the way in which Denise LaSalle, Shemekia Copeland, and Nellie Travis could all make (and have all made) a legitimate claim to be the true new (post-Koko Taylor) Queen of the Blues (different subgenres / audiences . . . basically, three Queens, each reigning supremely in her own realm).

As for terminology -- in fact, Cicero Blake seems to have liked the term "Southern Soul" from the beginning -- he told me years ago: "It's like you used to consider the Motown sound, whatever came out of Motown, you knew it came from Motown, because they had that sound. They’ve developing what they call a southern soul type sound; that’s just what they’re doing. And what’s happening, it’s beginning to get to the point that if you hear something from out of the south, you’ll say ‘That’s from the south’ – no matter what label it’s on. Good thing!. See, because they’re going to bring some of the music back. If you bring it to some of the stations in the south, you’re going to have good outlets. That’s why right now you concentrate on Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida – you got enough in all that southern area. Lots of good young artists coming out of the south; that’s what they’re beginning to call southern soul. You can still get that kind of music played down there."

Stan Mosley, on the other hand, never liked the term, for the very "regional identity" reasons that Cicero DOES like. He said, "What does that make me -- northern soul? I'm a SOUL SINGER, and that's it!"

Willie Clayton doesn't like ":southern soul" -- he also considers himself a soul singer, although he'll settle for "soul-blues" if he has to.

Denise LaSalle didn't like the term either: "I didn’t like that 'southern soul' when I first heard it, and I still don’t. Far as I’m concerned, southern soul is nothing but rhythm and blues, the same rhythm and blues we did yesterday. You see, a lot of artists and a lot of labels, they still don’t want to be kept in that 'blues' category. Even at Malaco, they say they can’t sell anything with that name 'blues' on it, unless maybe it’s Bobby 'Blue' Bland, and he’s not even alive anymore. 'Soul-blues' worked for me; some other singers, like Willie Clayton, sometimes he’ll go by that, too. But now, what they’re doing, they’re sending this 'southern soul' thing out there to young minds that aren’t solid in the music, creating a new category for these young artists they’re trying to market. They saw these younger singers couldn’t get the prestige the older ones in this business were getting. We were the big R&B singers, so they had to jump up and make up a whole new category so they could get a leg in. But all they’re doing is the same music we’ve been doing all these years, singing the same lyrics, copying their music off us, maybe make it sound a little different with the synthesizers and the beats and all that stuff, but it’s still basically the same music, but now they’re going to name it something and say, 'That’s it! That’s southern soul! That’s new! That’s big!' Shit! Ain’t nothing but the same thing. Don’t tell me I’m singing 'southern soul.' I’m singing R&B like I always sang. You’re not gonna push this 'southern soul' off on me."

Millie Jackson can't stand the term, but then she doesn't like to be called a "soul" singer, either --says it's just a ghetto they throw Black singers into when they don't know what else to call them. She's an R&B artist, and that' that.

Not sure about Sweet Angel, but last time we discussed it, she said: "Southern soul has been classified as more comical-like music, to me," she says, adamantly but without rancor. "Soul music had its funny lines, too – [Mel and Tim's] ‘Backfield in Motion,’ y'know? It's a play on words. But then they started playing with the words too much. The classic R&B [has] that smooth groove that you can lay back, listen to it for a while, for a long time; you never get tired of it. It's just something you can feel. That's why it was called soul music, because it was coming from the soul. I'm not even putting it on my plate to say I want to be classified as a southern soul artist. It's just this little grouping that, to me, stretches only so far. I'm technically more R&B, and I love the blues because I grew up on the blues, and I feel it. I like songs with real meaning. That's where my heart is."

David W.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

David Whiteis's upcoming autobiography of the late Denise LaSalle, ALWAYS THE QUEEN, is set for release in 2020 by the University Of Illinois Press.

Read "On The Birthplace Of Southern Soul: Jackson, Shreveport Or Memphis?" on Daddy B. Nice's Corner

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Looking For A Song: Is This Bishop Bullwinkle Before He Got Famous?

Daddy,

Please with a song I heard on vacation in Jacksonville. My better half thinks it Bishop Bullwinkle. He’s driving a big Cadillac. The lyrics go, I set my cruise control - So I wouldn’t speed -But he gets picked up by a policeman with a dog named Hitler.

Thea

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hah. Got it. Unforgettable blues song about the "High Sheriff from Hell" incarcerating blacks. Right? Great vocal. Great rhythm track, not to mention the lyrics. It's not Bishop Bullwinkle. It's by a guy named Smokehouse (Anthony "Packrat" Thompson) from an out-of-print album called "Edge Of The Swamp". It used to get air play in the early 00's. Here's a YouTube link.

Listen to Smokehouse singing "Highway 95: The High Sheriff From Hell" on YouTube.

Thea replies:

That's it. Thank you for your wonderful Mailbag.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Actually, this song ("High Sheriff from Hell") and "I Hear You Knocking" (different versions by Mystery Lady, Queen Isabella, Rasheeda--although Peggy Scott-Adams never did one, as is erroneously posted on YouTube) have been the two most-asked-about songs over the years.

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LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTER: “mister nobody”

Daddy be nice

I just heard this at a party with the dj playing supposedly new southern soul music, it goes “mister nobody” something like that. Do you know it? and where I can get it?

thanx!

Makisha

Daddy B. Nice replies:

You might have heard the new record from Fat Daddy:

Listen to Fat Daddy singing ”Mr. Nobody” on YouTube.

The original was Johnnie Taylor’s “Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now” in the nineties. The version of "Mr. Nobody" that really stunned me (and the one that may have really influenced Fat Daddy) was the 2001 Carl Sims cover:

Listen to Carl Sims singing “Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now” on YouTube. Legendary songwriter Homer Banks and legendary producer Don Davis were behind that track, if memory serves.

If it's Fat Daddy, to get it, go to Daddy B. Nice's Fat Daddy: New Album Alert!

Makisha replies:

That's it! Thank you, thank you!

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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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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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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: CD Reviews: What Are Your Biases?


Hey Daddy,

Thanks again for all you do. Do you have any bias or biases when you're reviewing CD's?

P.S. I'm a big fan. "What About El Willie" made me smile for a week.

Oh, and if you publish this, don't use my name.

Anonymous

Daddy B. Nice replies:

My one over-riding bias is music over lyrics. By music I mean the beat and tempo, the groove, the melody, the vocal, vocal and instrumental background, the production. By lyrics I mean the words, the message. If I like the music, I couldn't care less what the lyrics are. If it's a great piece of music, it can be a nursery rhyme. I realize this is different from many music fans, who relate to the lyrics. I'm also cognizant of the fact that lyrics can transform a great musical "chassis" into a full-fledged "racing car," i.e. a "hit". Some recording artists even believe they have to come up with a unique concept--think lyrics--before they come up with the music. And as a critic

 


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Friday, October 18, 2019. Spruce Street Auditorium, Fort Valley, Georgia. Fort Valley Homecoming Grown & Sexy Concert. Avail Hollywood. Doors open 7 pm. 334-401-8742. Tickets.

6 pm, October 18, 2019. Le Vieux Village | Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas, Louisiana. Patrick Henry & The Liberation Band.

Saturday, October 19, 2019. Union County Fairgrounds, 1430 East 19th Street, El Dorado, Arkansas. Saturday Night Live. Calvin Richardson, Chris Ivy, Urban Mystic, Nathaniel Kimble, Lil' Bobby Womack & The Major Band. Host: P2K. Gates open 5 pm. Lawn chairs and coolers OK. 870-866-7441.

9:30 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019. Clarion Inn, University Center, 1577 South College St., Auburn, Alabama. Southern Soul Saturday. Ronnie Bell, DJ Trucker, Tonio Armani. Doors open 7:30 pm. 305-978-4474. Tickets.

7 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019. Holiday Inn Convention Hall, 1208 E. Douglas Road, Mishawaka, Indiana (South Bend). Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lenny Williams. 574-258-4408.

Sunday, October 20, 2019. Grants Down Race Track, 2900 Forest Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Concert. J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood, Veronica Ra'elle, ColdDrank, Doctor Dee. Gates open 2 pm. 601-421-2022.

Friday, October 25, 2019. BJCC Concert Hall, 1001 19th St. North, Birmingham, Alabama. AEG & Tom Joyner Present: Magic City Music Fest 2019. Calvin Richardson, Montell Jordan, Adina Howard, 8ball & MJG, Doug E. Fresh, 69 Boyz, Tela, MC Lightfoot. 205-458-8400.

Friday, October 25, 2019. Phase II, 624 Commerce St., Shreveport, Louisiana. Avail Hollywood, Summer Wolfe, Rhomey. Doors open 10 pm. 318-564-9154.

8 pm, Friday, October 25, 2019. Taylor's of Houston Night Club, 13100 S. Post Oak Road #B, Houston, Texas. ColdDrank. 713-728-9800.

11 pm, Saturday, October 26, 2019. Wiregrass Elks Lodge, 862 E. Burdeshaw St., Dothan, Alabama. Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 334-712-4848.

Saturday, October 26, 2019. KC Hall, 1801 Waterall St., Texarkana, Arkansas. DJ Godfather's Birthday Bash. Avail Hollywood, Fat Daddy, Benito. Doors open 9 pm. 903-277-7896.

Thursday, October 31, 2019. Terminal West, 887 West Marietta St. NW C, Atlanta, Georgia. Lee Fields. 404-876-5566.

Friday, November 1, 2019. Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive, Asheville, North Carolina. Lee Fields. 828-407-0521.

8 pm, Friday, November 1, 2019. Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St., Vicksburg, Mississippi. 14th Annual Soul Blues Friday. Big Pokey Bear, O.B. Buchana, Adrian Bagher, Adrena. Doors open 7 pm. BYOB. 601-955-4894.

8 pm, Saturday, November 2, 2019. Natchez City Auditorium, 207 Jefferson St., Natchez, Mississippi. Miss/Lou Southern Soul Classic 2019. Tucka, Sir Charles Jones, Lacee, Veronica Ra'elle, Jay Morris Group. Doors open 7 pm. 662-434-4228. Tickets.

Saturday, November 2, 2019. V.I.P. Entertainment Hall, 3270 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. O.B. Buchana, Chick Rodgers, Nate Dog, Marquee Of Soul. Doors open 7 pm. 901-215-5540, 901-949-6554.

Saturday, November 2, 2019. Evangeline Downs Casino, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, Louisiana. Cupid, Genuwine. 337-447-4252.

Saturday, November 2, 2019. Jazzy Bones, 621 Barbour St., Eufaula, Alabama. Beards & Boots Bash. Big Yayo, Stacii Adams, DJ Trucker. 334-695-4375.

Saturday, November 2, 2019. Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee. Lee Fields. 615-251-3020.

Saturday, November 2, 2019. CC's After 7, 105 Mosswood Road, Choudrant, Louisiana. GSU Homecoming. Avail Hollywood & Friends. Doors open 9 pm. 318-680-7177.

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.

Friday, November 8, 2019. The Atrium, 5479 Memorial Drive, #3247, Stone Mountain, Georgia (Atlanta). Atlanta Soul Music Series. J. Red The Nephew, Karen Wolfe, Theo Huff. 404-298-6545. 404-308-3633. Tickets.

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.

8 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Macon City Auditorium, 415 1st St., Macon, Georgia. Veteran's Day Weekend Southern Soul Concert: Betty Wright & Friends. Betty Wright, Pokey Bear, T.K. Soul, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lacee and more. Doors open 7 pm. 478-803-1593. Tickets.

7:45 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Grenada City Auditorium, 17 North Main St., Grenada, Mississippi. J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood. Doors open 7 pm.

7 pm, Friday, November 15, 2019. Washington County Convention Center, 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville, Mississippi. Tucka, J'Cenae. 662-332-0488.

Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Cotton Mill, 300 Elliott Street, Tupelo, Mississippi. T.K. Soul. 662-732-0449.

Saturday, November 16, 2019. Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia, South Carolina. Southern Soul Music Festival. Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Ronnie Bell, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka. 803-576-2350.

8 pm, Saturday, November 16, 2019. Leflore Civic Center, 200 Highway 7 North, Greenwood, Mississippi. Rhythm & Blues Fall Music Festival. Omar Cunningham, Vick Allen, 2 Buck Chuck, Urban Mystic, Leroy Allen, Jay Morris Group. Doors open 7 pm. See website.

8 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019. KeyBank State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Mega Blues Festival. Latimore, T.K. Soul, Millie Jackson, Wendell B, Pokey Bear. Tickets.

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

7 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Street, Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Mega Blues Festival. T.K. Soul, Bigg Robb, Willie Clayton, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Pokey Bear, Wendell B, Latimore. Doors open 7 pm. 313-638-2724.

Saturday, November 23, 2019. Carver Hill, 398 School Ave., Crestview, Florida. Theodis Ealey.

9 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019.Jake's Sports Cafe, 5025 50th Street, Suite A, Lubbock, Texas. Jeter Jones. Tickets.

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bobby Rush. 612-332-1010.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019. Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, 201 Tallapoosa Street, Montgomery, Alabama. Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Big Ro Williams, Alvin Garrett, MC Lightfoot. 334-481-5100.

10 pm, November 29, 2019. B.B. King's Blues Club, Wind Creek Casino, 1801 Eddie L. Tullis Road, Montgomery, Alabama. Avail Hollywood, Big Yayo. 334-514-5247.

7 pm, Saturday, November 30, 2019. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-San Antonio Airport, 37 Northeast Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo City 3rd Annual R&B & Blues Show. Magic One, T.K. Soul, Big Al. 210-381-6230. Tickets.

Saturday, November 30, 2019. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. Will Downing, Calvin Richardson, Mike Phillips, MC Lightfoot. 770-916-2800.


Saturday, November 30, 2019. El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, Texas. Motown's Jingle Jam 2019. Lenny Williams, The Four Tops, The Temptations with Dennis Edwards. Tickets.

Saturday, November 30, 2019. Herrera’s Tejano Nite Club, 15934 East Freeway, Channelview, Texas. Cupid. 281-452-4330.

Saturday, December 7, 2019. Willie Davis Recreation Center, 116 Cox Ferry Road, Farmerville, Louisiana. T.K. Soul. 318-368-3729.

8 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019. Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Magic 93.3 DJ Godfather 1st Year Anniversary. Wendell B., Calvin Richardson, J. Cenae. Doors open 7 pm. Dress well. 903-277-7896.

7 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019. Miller Theater, 708 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia. Roy C, Betty Wright, Clarence Carter, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Ronnie Bell. 706-842-4080.

Friday, December 13, 2019. Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Bobby Rush. 816-483-1456.

7 pm, Friday, December 27, 2019. Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama. Pokey Bear, Tucka, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, The Manhattans. 205-254-2820.

7 pm, Saturday, December 28, 2019. Mississippi Coliseum, 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, Mississippi. Pokey Bear, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, T.K. Soul, Big Yayo. Doors open 6 pm. Tickets.

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

Saturday, February 8, 2020. Ground Zero Blues Club, 387 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, Mississippi. Sweet Angel. 662-621-9009.





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