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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?"

Read the article on Daddy B. Nice's Corner

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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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.

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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.

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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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Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, New York, New York. Bobby Rush. 212-691-1900.

Friday, August 23, 2019. Halloran Centre, Orpheum Theatre, 225 South Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee. The Bar-Kays. Doors open 7:30 pm. Tickets.

Saturday, August 24, 2019. D.A.V., 230 Airview Drive, Columbus, Georgia. Vick Allen.

7 pm, Saturday, August 24, 2019. Civic Center Arena, Monroe, Louisiana. Bayou Black Open Rodeo. Avail Hollywood. 318-329-2338.

Saturday, August 24, 2019. Harker Heights Event Center, 710 Edwards Drive, Harker Heights, Texas. Summer Soul Jamboree. Karen Wolfe, L.J. Echols, Magic One, P2K, Sassy D, Big "Ro" Williams, Dee Dee Simon, Captain Jack, Hummin' Boy. Host: Sweet Nay. Doors open 6 pm. 254-768-1334. Tickets.

Saturday, August 24, 2019. San Joaquin Delta College Main Campus, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California. Black Expo Fair Urban Music Festival. Dee Dee Simon and many more. 918-477-0157. Free.

9 pm, Saturday, August 24, 2019. V-Lounge, 3338 Dixie Drive, Houston, Texas. All-White T.K. Soul Birthday Experience. T.K. Soul. Doors open 8 pm. 254-350-0353. Tickets.

9 pm, Saturday, August 24, 2019. East Main Community Center, 225 East St., Marks, Mississippi. Nathaniel Kimble, Mo' B. Doors open 7:30 pm.

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.

Friday, August 30, 2019. Tanyard Creek Park Amphitheatre, 404 West Jefferson St., Quincy, Florida. Tucka & Trucker Soul Music Fest. Mr. Smoke, T.K. Soul, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, DJ Trucker, Karen Wolfe, Jeter Jones, Audi Yo, Big Yayo. 850-509-9036. Tickets.

5 pm, Friday, August 30, 2019. The Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St., Augusta, Georgia. Labor Day Soul Fest. Nelson Curry, Angie Stone, Joe Nice & The Soul Posse, Athena Renae. Gates open 4 pm. Rain or Shine.

Friday, August 30, Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, 2019. South Fork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Drive, Parker, Texas (Dallas). Multi-Genre Music Fest: Blues, Country, Latin, Jazz, R&B & Southern Soul. Grady Champion, The Spinners, Kool & The Gang and many more. Tickets.

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. Riverview Head Start, Phillip, Mississippi. Echols & Echols Showtime. L.J Echols, Narvel Echols. 662-299-8598, 662-299-5971.

Saturday, August 31, 2019. Griffins' Lounge, Parkin, Arkansas. Sweet Angel. 870-318-6090.

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.

3 pm, Saturday, August 31, 2019. Downtown, Helena, Arkansas. O.B. Buchana, Karen Wolfe, L.J. Echols, Andre' Lee. Gates open 2 pm. 870-572-9506.

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

10 pm, Saturday, August 31, 2019. The Magnificent Magnolia Lounge, 3920 Jonesboro Road, Forest Park, Georgia. After Party: Southern Soul Music Fest. T.J. Hooker Taylor. Doors open 9 pm. 770-265-3023.

4 pm, Saturday, August 31, and 4 pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center, 7210 Church St., Riverdale, Georgia (Atlanta). The Southern Soul Music Festival. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lebrado, Cupid, Lenny Williams, Bishop Bullwinkle, ColdDrank, T.J. Hooker Taylor, Klass Band Brotherhood (Saturday); Theodis Ealey, Tucka, Jeff Floyd, Lacee, Elovation Band, Rosalyn Candy, Big Mucci, Special Formula Band (Sunday). Gates open 2 pm both days. 770-909-5300. Tickets.

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.

6 pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019. 3923 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia. Labor Day Southern Soul Bash. Pokey Bear, Cupid, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, D' Dutchess. Tickets.

Sunday, September 1, 2019. Carter's Lounge, 153 Tuscarara Road, Warrenton, North Carolina. Vick Allen. 252-578-5200.

4 pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019. 1930 Wall Hill Road, Byhalia, Mississippi (Memphis). 4th Annual Labor Day Weekend Southern Soul Blues Fest. O.B. Buchana, T.K. Soul, Carl Sims, Jaye Hammer, Nathaniel Kimble and more.

6 pm, Sunday, September 1, 2019. Festival Plaza, 101 Crockett Street, Shreveport, Louisiana.Magic One, Latimore, Ricky White, Benito, Till 1, Jo Jo Reed. Gates open 5 pm. 318-220-6118 or 832-969-2031.

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.

Friday, September 6, 2019. Tropicana Casino & Hotel, 421 NW Riverside, Evansville, Indiana. Wendell B. 812-433-4000, 317-579-5017. Tickets.

9 pm, Saturday September 7, 2019. Attala County Colliseum, Kosciusko, Mississippi. Vick Allen Birthday Bash. Vick Allen, Terry Wright, Jaye Hammer, Adrian Bagher. 662-528-1803.

1 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2019. Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula, Mississippi. O.B. Buchana, Crystal Thomas, Aaron Cook, Ronnie Bell, Adrena, Ra’Shad The Blues Kid and more. Gates open 12 Noon. Rain or Shine. Tickets.

8 pm, Saturday, 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).

Saturday, September 20, 2019. Carter's Lounge, 153 Tuscarara Road, Warrenton, North Carolina. EP Release Party. J. Red The Nephew. 252-578-5200.

Saturday, September 21, 2019. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas. Lenny Williams, T.K. Soul. 972-285-8777.

6 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Warrenton Lions Den, 428 West Ridgeway, Warrenton, North Carolina. Southern Soul Music & Comedy Festival. L.J. Echols & Neckbone Band, Mr. Smoke & Smoke Band, Lebrado, Pat Cooley, Donald Tabron and more. Rain or shine. Gates open 4 pm. 919-805-1194.

8 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tommy T's, 12401 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California. Avail Hollywood. Doors open 7 pm. 916-608-2233. Tommy T's website.

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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019. Antone's Nightclub, 305 5th St., Austin, Texas. Bobby Rush. 512-814-0361.

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

7 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta, Georgia. Karen Wolfe, Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Calvin Richardson. 404-613-9653. Tickets.

10 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Clifton Chenier Club, 2116 Fernand Crochet Road, New Iberia, Louisiana. Chris Ardoin & Nustep Zydeko.

8 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Ramkat, 170 West 9th St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. William Bell. Get tickets.

1 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas. Texas Zydeco & Blues Fest. Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Kenny Neal, Nooney & The Zydeco Floaters, Annika Chambers, Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters, Curtis Poullard & the Creole Zydeco Band, Soul Wagon, Lil' Jabb & The Zydeco Soldierz. Tickets.

Thursday, October 3, 2019. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Bobby Rush. 602-265-4842.

Friday, October 4, 2019. Jackson Convention Complex, 105 Passcougala St., Jackson, Mississippi. Southern Soul Fall Music Festival. Wendell B, Karen Wolfe, Vick Allen, Omar Cunningham, 2 Buck Chuck, Leroy Allen. 601-960-2321.

Friday, October 4, 2019. Sam's Town Casino, 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada. Bigg Robb, Calvin Richardson, O.B. Buchana, Shirley Murdock, R-3. Doors open 7:30 pm. 818-473-9477.

8 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019. Carl Perkins Civic Center, 400 South Highland St., Jackson, Tennessee. O.B. Buchana, Willie Clayton, Chick Rodgers and more. Doors open 7 pm.

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.

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.

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. Veteran's Day Weekend Southern Soul Concert. Pokey Bear, T.K. Soul, Betty Wright, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lacee and more.

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

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

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

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.

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.



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