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Re: Southern soul, chitlin and fraternity circuit

Pictured: Tucka

Dear Daddy B. Nice,

I saw the recent post by David Whiteis on the frat circuit. Thank you for sharing this. I was wondering if you had his email so I could contact him? I couldn't find it online.

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.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Tristan,

You actually voice the questions of so many Americans, but because we live in the smart-phone generation, everyone thinks he or she has to be an expert on a subject like southern soul music or clam up and figure it out in solitude, whisking and tapping. So I appreciate your questions; it's refreshing to publicize these facts of musical life today.

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 extrapolating artists from two generations ago with the artists of today whom I cover. But you are right in intuiting that, for the most part, Americans in the North and the Coasts are as oblivious to the true contemporary southern soul scene as, say, the French.

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 that 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 wild.

That kind of experience can be had in 2019, and you don't have to be black to go. A little adventurous, perhaps. And you certainly don't have to be black to catch the YouTube videos of the top couple dozen southern soul stars drawing thousands of fans on a nightly basis in our beloved Dirty South.

I passed a pleasant hour this Easter Sunday--totally spontaneously--watching various Tucka live performances on YouTube, and I almost got as high as if I'd been there in person. That is what my website celebrates.

See Daddy B. Nice's 5-star review of Tucka's new CD.

Thanks again for your interest,
Daddy B Nice - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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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. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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Miscellaneous Letters

Pictured: J. Red

New Southern Soul and Blues Show


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.


Shanard Deas []
WMGL Magic 107.3 Charleston SC

My phone number is 843.302.7243. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide


I am looking for an older song

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.


Pictured: Big Cynthia

Daddy B. Nice replies:


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 - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

Music Question


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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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!


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. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide


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,
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.



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".


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.



Daddy B. Nice replies:

I'd like that, Steve. Thank you very much. Eddie was one of my favorites. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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Rap Sho Wasn't Me


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?


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.

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Name of southern soul artist

Song I was there for you


Daddy B. Nice replies:

And this is an example of one that is not "easy". Cryptic. Obscure. No clues. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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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

Listen to Pat Cooley singing "Older Woman, Younger Man" on YouTube.

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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.


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 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.


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.


See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Jeter Jones.

Listen to Jeter Jones singing "Black Horse" on YouTube.


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

Listen to Stacii Adams singing "Last Few Dollars" on YouTube. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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Looking For A Song Answer!

Pictured: DeMond Crump

Daddy B. Nice notes:

DJ Sweet Tea on 90.5 FM (Super Soul Saturday) had written:

"...last week on my show, someone requested a song I did not have...If I Weren't a Married Woman and You Weren't a Married Man. The caller did not know the artist. Can you help me?

It's a good day for the blues..."

DeMond Crump replies:

You want to know who sing that song, (your a married women i am a married man. ) Sebastian Gowdy. Sebastian Gowdy live in Jackson ms. We played football together in high school.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

DeMond Crump is the long-overlooked recording artist I featured for the first time in November 2018. By coincidence, Sebastian Gowdy is featured on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Singles for December 2018 with the tune "Sneak, Creep & Freak". Sebastian (using his first name only) debuted in 2017 with the song "If You Come Back".

DJ Sweet Tea replies:

Thank you! You are the best! And please thank your source as well.

It's a good day for the blues
Joan (Sweet Tea) - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide




Daddy B Nice,

Hello. I googled top southern soul music and came across your site. This is great. Your site is one of a kind. I was trying to find the Ms. Charli CD. Can you please send me a link if you have it?


Daddy B. Nice replies:

So, C.D, if you haven't found this album yet....The way you could find this on your own would be to go to the Comprehensive Index and scroll down to Ms. Charli, where you could click links to all of her appearances on the website, including her album in the CD Store.

The only problem is that I didn't have much on Ms. Charli, not even her album. So your fan letter prompted me to get busy and construct a new Artist Guide to Ms. Charli and her album. And here is a direct link to her album:

Buy Ms. Charli's Creole Diva Of Southern Soul album at CD Baby. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: Recording Artists Servicing Writers

NOTE TO ENTERTAINERS: Too few people still service writers, critics, etc. with product. Please do so! I want to cover and support this music as much as I can, but that can't happen unless I have something to review. I estimate that at least ninety percent of the artists on the Daddy B. Nice page do NOT send product to reviewers, which means that folks who don't know about you will probably not find out about you unless they luckily stumble across something online. In today's world with limited radio play, press coverage is more important than ever for reaching new ears.

David W.

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Looking For A Song Letters

daddy b nice,

last week on my show, someone requested a song I did not have...If I Weren't a Married Woman and You Weren't a Married Man. The caller did not know the artist. Can you help me?

It's a good day for the blues,


DJ Sweet Tea on 90.5 FM (Super Soul Saturday)

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay, Joan. I'm stumped, so I'll post this question on the Mailbag page and see if any readers can help.


Good morning Daddy Nice,

I am hoping that you could help me locate a song and/or the artist that sings it. Heard it in Southern Soul DJ mix, but the creator didn’t list the titles in his description. That being said, the song is called “I Want to Know, who is it, who’s Getting it, Hitting it” from what I listen to.

Any and all help would be very much appreciated!


Daddy B. Nice replies:

My first reaction was Donnie Ray singing "Who's Rocking You?", but when I played the song, I was surprised that it didn't include those exact words. I'll post this on the Mailbag page and see if any readers can answer your question.

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RE: Krishunda Echols

Daddy B

I’m just checking to see if u all have any of my sister Krishunda Echols music? The reason I’m asking because I didn’t see a drawing of her face...


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hey LJ! Good to hear from you. It’s funny you should write this at the very time I finally did do a new artist guide and page for Krishunda.

Her new artist guide is here:

Krishunda Echols Artist Guide

Also, you can find lots of references (with links) to her (and even more for yourself) in the Comprehensive Index under “Echols”.

Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index


L.J. Echols replies:

Lol...It’s all good my brother I just want to thank u soooooooooooooo much for the love and support...Daddy B have trully been a blessing to the Southern Soul music... - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: Karen Wolfe

Hi Daddy B.

Is Karen Wolfe still around? The latest I find of her is your review of the No Regrets CD from 2015. No single out since then?

All best,

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Tommy,

Karen Wolfe got married this last year. She’s still with Anna Coday’s label. She had a couple of singles late last year, charting here this year. You can link to those two chart postings through her Feb’ 18 entries on this page of the Comprehensive Index.

Karen Wolfe/Comp Index

Most interesting, she’ll be appearing at Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas this fall (November 2nd), following the appearance just last week at Sam’s Town Casino by Bigg Robb, Ms. Jody and other southern soul stars. This is not your ordinary chitlin’ circuit venue, and it's a great sign southern soul is growing in national visibility.

However, I just hope Karen doesn’t change her performing name (to her married name). Something I heard lately touched on that possibility. That would be a mistake.

Daddy B. Nice

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Karen Wolfe.

Link to Karen Wolfe's many appearances on the website via Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.

Listen to Karen Wolfe singing "That Chick Ain't Me" on YouTube.

Listen to Karen Wolfe singing "You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man" on YouTube.

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RE: Put Me On Your Mailing List...Eastside Kings Festival

Thanks Daddy B.

What brought me to your web sight was Crystal Thomas, I have been working with her on the blues for the last couple of years. We are about to release a compilation cd here in the USA with her and a couple of cds and a 45 on in Japan.

I do a blues festival every second weekend in September and I own a blues label "Dialtone Records" and run a foundation for African American roots music here in Austin. Attached are a couple of posters from previous years.

What attracted me to your sight is I don't know a lot of the guys you work with, but my gig is Blues. I do work with guys like Ernie Johnson, Bobby Patterson and Greg Smith, you might know them. This is the sort of stuff I am looking for.

I will keep looking at your web sight and be looking for the next artist I can help.

All the best Daddy B. and thanks for emailing me back.


Eastside Kings Foundation

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Crystal Thomas was my BEST FEMALE VOCALIST OF 2017. See

Daddy B. Nice's Corner: Best of 2017.

And Ernie Johnson is one of my favorite artists. We connected once, but I seldom hear anything about his activities.

Ernie Johnson Artist Guide

Gregg A. Smith is also on my Top 100. Tell him to put "Stacked In The Back" on YouTube.

Send me any concert dates on these artists and I'll post them.

Good luck in what you do.

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Daddy B Nice,

I want to be on your mailing list so I can keep up with your news.


Eastside Kings Festival


Daddy B. Nice,

Great Site and thanks for keeping that old Southern Blues and R&B music alive.

I didn't see anywhere to sign up to your email listing. But if you can add me and let me know about new music coming out I would appreciate it. Ill definitely be checking your site from time to time for updates.

Take care,


Daddy B. Nice replies:

I know I'm a little weird. Don't do social media. Don't send out mailing lists. I just try to do one thing really well: publish my website and constantly update it. Thanks for your support, and....Just come to my site!

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Ms. Jody Myrtle Beach Concert Cancelled

Daddy B. Nice:

Much to my dismay, Ms. Jody on Monday September 17th has been cancelled due to the hurricane coming. Just wanted to give you a update since your wonderful site is followed by so many. Thank you again for all you do!

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Souther Soul Singles

Thursday, April 25, 2019. Soiree, 232 West Peace St., Canton, Mississippi. CD Release Party. Grady Champion. 601-559-9685.

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

Friday, April 26, 2019. Duling Hall, 622 Duling Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. CD Release Party. Grady Champion. 601-292-7121.

Friday, April 26, 2019. Da Grand Bar & Grill, 806 N. Broad St., Monroe, Georgia. Big Pokey Bear. Doors open 8 pm. 678-499-6441, 770-207-0887.

Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2019. 599 County Road 122, Nacogdoches, Texas. Bryant Trail Riders 33rd Annual Trail Ride & Camp-Out. Jeter Jones. Gates open 6 pm, Thursday. 936-615-3055.

8 pm, Saturday, April 27, 2019. Paradise Entertainment Center, 645 East Georgia Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Sir Charles Jones Birthday Bash. Various Artists. 901-947-7144. Doors open 7 pm. 901-417-8955.

Saturday, April 27, 2019. E-Center, 710 Edwards Drive #A, Harker Heights, Texas. Southern Soul Night in Harker Heights. Avail Hollywood, Ms. Portia, Lady Q. 254-768-1334.

8 pm, Saturday, April 27, 2019. C2G Music Hall, 323 W. Baker Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Private Party League for the Blind and Disabled. Nellie "Tiger" Travis.

12 Midnight, Saturday, April 27, 2019. F. Jones Corner, 303 N. Farish St., Jackson, Mississippi. Jesse Robinson. 601-983-1148.

9 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 312-661-0100.

8 pm, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Celebrity Lounge, Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport, 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport, Louisiana. Jeter Jones. 318-658-5004.

Friday, May 3, 2019. Club Faces, 1511 Martin Luther King Junior Drive, Monroe, Louisiana. CD Release Party. T.K. Soul.

10 pm, Friday, May 3, 2019. Box E Pavilion, 421 Hwy. 90 South, Barrett Station, Texas. Chris Ardoin.

7 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Washington County Convention Center, 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville, Mississippi. Pre-Mothers Day Extravaganza. Carl Sims, Omar Cunningham, Calvin Richardson, Bigg Robb, Wilson Meadows. 662-332-0488.

3 pm, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 South Saint Landry Avenue, Gonzales, Louisiana. Big Yayo. 225-450-1009.

Saturday, May 4, 2019. White Oak Amphitheatre at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, 1501 Hanner St., Greensboro, North Carolina. 4th Annual Gate City Blues Festival. Theodis Ealey, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Big Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, Shirley Murdock, Bishop Bullwinkle, Roy C. 336- 373-7400.

Saturday, May 4, 2019. Tom Lee Park, 357 Riverside Drive, Memphis, Tennessee. 2019 Beale Street Music Festival (Fri-Sun). William Bell and many more.

12 Noon, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Lake Charles Boston Stadium, 1509 Enterprise Blvd., Lake Charles, Louisiana. 1st Annual Zydeco & Southern Soul Festival.Patrick Henry, Roi Chip Anthony, Lil' Runt.

Friday, May 10, 2019. Club Venom, 1700 Commerce Road, Athens, Georgia. T.K. Soul. 706-351-4174.

3 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 US-231, Dothan, Alabama. Tri-State Family Reunion: Mother's Day Edition. Lomax, Tucka, Big Pokey Bear, Calvin Richardson, Avail Hollywood, Wendell B, JR Blu, Magic One, Mr. Smoke. Gates open 12 Noon. BYOB. 334-733-5392.

7:30 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, 506 E. 2nd St., Clarksdale, Mississippi. 8th Annual Mother's Day Blues Concert. J-Wonn, Ronnie Bell, Ra'shad The Blues Kid, Morris Music Group. Doors open 7 pm. 662-404-6381, 662-627-8431.

Saturday, May 11, 2019. Ruston Civic Center, 401 North Trenton St., Ruston, Louisiana. Ghetto Cowboy, Rhomey, The Zapp Band, Kiko, Blues Boy Bo. BYOB. Doors open 7 pm. 870-866-7441, 318-243-2499.

8 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019. 645 E. Georgia Ave., Memphis, Tennessee. Mother's Day Celebration. Evelyn "Champagne" King, The Dazz Band and more. BYOB. Doors open 7 pm. 901- 417-8955.

2 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Florewood State Park, 1999 County Road #145, Greenwood, Mississippi. Blues Festival/Fish Fry. L.J. Echols, Bobby Rush, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Poka Jones, Jay Morris Group. Gates open 12 Noon. 866-901-5486.

3 pm, Saturday, May 11, 2019. Ferdinand's (Outside), 1803 Bear Fork Road, Mobile, Alabama. Mother's Day Blues Concert.Solomon Thompson, David J. BYOB. After Party inside Ferdinand's. 251-513-3205, 251-545-9080.

Saturday, May 11, 2019. Parc International, 200 Garfield St., Lafayette, Louisiana. C. Wright (5 pm), Roi Chip Anthony (7:30 pm). 337-291-5566.

3 pm, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Laurel Fairgrounds, 1457 Ellisville Blvd., Laurel, Mississippi. Mother's Day Blues Festival. Big Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, Billy "Soul" Bonds, Rue Davis, O.B. Buchana, Keri Carter, Lamar Brace, Ronnie Bell, Christopher La'Mont. Gates open 11 am.

Sunday, May 12, 2019. Club Elegance, 208 N. Lafayette St., Mobile, Alabama. CD Release Party. T.K. Soul. 251-438-7322.

2-6 pm, Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17, 2019. King's Palace Cafe Patio, 162 Beale St., Memphis, Tennessee. Sonny Mack. 901-521-1851. (DBN notes: This is a regular weekly gig.)

Friday, May 17, 2019. Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, North Carolina. Up Close And Personal With Big Pokey Bear: Concert & After Party. Pokey Bear, Bigg Robb & The Problem Solvas, Black Diamond. Doors open 7:30 pm. Buy tickets..

8 pm, Friday, May 17, 2019. Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St., Vicksburg, Mississippi. 13th Annual After Mother's Day Friday. Tucka, Ronnie Bell, Nikita, Compozitionz. BYOB. Doors open 7 pm. 601-955-4894.

Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Griffin Centre, Halifax Community College, 200 College Drive, Weldon, North Carolina. Up Close And Personal With Big Pokey Bear: Concert & After Party. Bigg Robb & The Problem Solvas, Pokey Bear, Black Diamond. Doors open 8 pm. Buy tickets..

Saturday, May 18, 2019. Hole Shot Field, 1080 Mallard Lane, Georgetown, Mississippi. LaMorris Williams, Terry Wright, Vick Allen. BYOB. Gates open 10 am. 601-813-1076.

10 pm, Friday, May 24, 2019. Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 South Wabash, Chicago, Illinois. Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 312-427-1190.

5 pm, Saturday, May 25, 2019. McIntosh Farm, 1606 Neely Town Road, Dekalb, Mississippi. Branch Hill Blues Festival. 20th Annual Pre-Memorial Day. Latimore, Lacee, Calvin Richardson, Ronnie Bell, Sandra Nixon, Tina P. Gates open 2 pm. 662-352-3623.

11 am, Saturday, May 25, 2019. 94 Walker School Road, Coldwater, Mississippi. 2nd Annual Tailgating Day. Karen Wolfe.

Saturday, May 25, 2019. Huntsville Dragway, 502 Quarter Mountain Road, Harvest, Alabama. Old School and Blues Festival. Bishop Bullwinkle, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Pokey Bear, P-Funk Connection, The Gap Experience, Kool Moe Dee, Adina Howard, Rich Boy, Angela Winbush, The Bar-Kays and more. 256-852-4505.

Saturday, May 25, 2019. Wharton County Fairgrounds, 6036 FM 961, Wharton, Texas. Kenne' Wayne, J. Paul Jr., Hamilton Loomis Band, Lady Audrey & The Superior Band and more. 281-633-1017.

10 pm, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Jazz And Jokes, 695 Orleans St., Beaumont, Texas. Memorial Day Weekend Kick-Off Dance. Keith Frank. Doors open 8 pm. 337-526-6781.

Sunday, May 26, 2019. Gardendale Community Center, 110 Keifer Road, San Antonio, Texas. Southern Soul Blues & Zydeco Festival. Jeter Jones, Certified Slim, Jabo, Fat Daddy, Lady Zee. 210-288-5904. Outdoors.

Sunday, May 26, 2019. Club Odyssey, 7439 S. West Moreland Road, Dallas, Texas. Wendell B, Mz. Connie. Doors open 6 pm. 972-572-1727.

4 pm, Noon, Sunday, May 26, 2019. Wall Hill Park, 1930 Wall Hill Road, Byhalia, Mississippi. Sir Charles Jones, Terry Wright, Jo Jo Murray, Ronnie Bell, Mr. Sipp, Anita Love. Gates open 12 Noon. 901-268-7007.

10 pm, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Kingston Mines, 2548 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois. Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 773-477-4646.

8:30 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Natchez City Auditorium, 207 Jefferson St., Natchez, Mississippi. Jaye Hammer, T.K. Soul. Doors open 7 pm. 601-499-6000.

7 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Gibsland Park, Gibsland, Louisiana. 1st Annual Blues Festival Carl Sims, Donnie Ray, Crystal Thomas, Avail Hollywood, Ghetto Cowboy. Gates open 5 pm. 318-584-0611.

2 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Tunica River Park, 1 River Park Drive (behind Fitz Casino), Robinsonville, Mississippi (Memphis). 4th Annual Blues On The River. Terry Wright, Sweet Angel Big Yayo, Jay Morris Group, Kirby Smooth, Big Mucci. Gates open 12 Noon. 662-671-1230.

7 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Bishop Bullwinkle, Tucka, Big Pokey Bear, Cupid, Bryan Jack and more.

12 Noon, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Fletcher Park, 711 Main Street, Indianola, Mississippi. B.B. King Museum Homecoming. Lacee, Karen Wolfe, Chris Ivy, Mr. Sipp, Robert Kimbrough Sr., United Male Chorus, B.B. King All Stars. B.B. King Blues Band w/ Michael Lee of “The Voice”. See festival website.

10 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Club Ebony, 404 Hanna Avenue, Indianola, Mississippi. Grady Champion, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. 662-887-9339. See festival website.

4 pm-8 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Barret’s Store Building (Outside), 9053 Barret Road, Barretville Tennessee. 3rd Annual Bobby Blue Bland Day at Barretville. Bertha Payne and more.See festival website.

7 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2019. New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana. Cupid, Vick Allen, Willie Clayton, Till 1. 504-272-2409.

Friday, June 7, 2019. West Fair & Rodeo Campground, 1110 South Main, West, Texas. King Ranch Trail Riders Waco-Houston, 5th Annual Camp-Out & Trail Ride. Jeter Jones. 832-453-3588.

6 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Club 301 (Outside Area), 10438 Burton’s Ferry Highway, Allendale, South Carolina. Summer Blues Fest. Theodis Ealey, Big Pokey Bear, Lebrado, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, DJ Trucker. Gates open 4 pm. 678-428-5159.

7 pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Union County Fairgrounds, 1430 East 19th St., El Dorado, Arkansas. Soul Fest. Lomax, P2K, Avail Hollywood, Carl Sims, Kenne' Wayne, Beatrice, Jaye Hammer, Ves, Lady Q, Benito, Mr. Nelson. Gates open 6 pm. 870-866-7441.

3 pm, Sunday, June 9, 2019. UAW Local 863, 10708 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio (Cincinnati). The Socialites Blues Party. Nellie "Tiger" Travis and many more. BYOB. 513-312-6653.

7 pm, Friday, June 14, 2019. Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama. Father's Day Blues Bash. Karen Wolfe, Mose Stovall, Theodis Ealey, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Sir Charles Jones, Big Pokey Bear, T.K. Soul, Calvin Richardson. Doors open 6 pm. 205-254-2820.

Saturday, June 15, 2019. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road, College Park, Georgia. An Evening Under the Stars Blues Festival. Lenny Williams, T.K. Soul, Tucka, Willie Clayton, J-Wonn, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 404-836-3139.

7 pm, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Raising Cane's River Center Arena, 275 South River Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 2nd Annual Legends of Southern Soul. Sir Charles Jones, Calvin Richardson, Glenn Jones, Kelly Price, Shirley Murdock, Roi Chip Anthony, Lyfe Jennings. Doors open 6 pm. 504-446-2211.

7 pm, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St., Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Annual Fountain City Father's Day Festival. Ms. Jody, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Theodis Ealey, J-Wonn, Calvin Richardson, Willie Clayton. Doors open 6 pm. 706-653-4460.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Saturday, August 31, 2019. Columbus Civic Center, 400 4th St., Columbus, Georgia. Tucka, Shirley Murdoch.

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

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.


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