Adrian Bagher #24 The New Generation Southern Soul

Daddy B. Nice's #24 ranked Southern Soul Artist



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"Let Me Take Care Of You"

Adrian Bagher #24 The New Generation Southern Soul

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Listen to Adrian Bagher and Coldrank singing "Let Me Take Care Of You" on YouTube.

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There are conflicting accounts of Adrian Bagher's name (Bagher or Williams?) and origins, but they generally put his birth date in the late seventies to early eighties in the southern Mississippi village of Magnolia along the I-55 corridor half-way between Jackson MS and Baton Rouge. Adrian's father Willie was a blues music-loving gospel singer and his mother Sarah a soul music-loving housewife.

Originally posted in Daddy B. Nice's May 2013 Top Ten Southern Soul Singles as "Come Around This Corner (99 Problems I Can Help You Solve)" by Adrian (the information given Daddy B. Nice via phone after first hearing the debut single on local Jackson, Mississippi radio station WMPR) "Around The Corner" went on to become an enthusiastic #16-ranked song of the year 2013 and the first of many multi-million-viewed Adrian Bagher tunes on YouTube.

Over the next five years, from about 2013-18, Adrian Bagher became one of the most oft-recorded and oft-accoladed artists on the southern soul circuit, dropping not only his popular, hit-laden, southern soul album "Grown Folks Business" but joining Wardell Brown (Big Pokey Bear) and the late, legendary Jackie Neal's cousin Tyree Neal in the Beat Flippa-produced albums The Louisiana Blues Brothas: Love On The Bayou and I Got The Blues: Volumes 1 and 2. At a time when southern soul music, primarily produced in Memphis and Jackson, had "plateaued" with the passing of stars like Johnnie Taylor, Tyrone Davis and Marvin Sease, this Baton Rouge-based resurgence raised the marketing expectations of southern soul music beyond anything previously dreamed of, and Adrian Bagher was in the very eye of its tornado-like creativity.

Listen to Adrian Bagher singing "Let's Do It" from Beat Flippa's "I Love The Blues Vol. 1" with new star Veronica Ra'elle and Queen of Gulf Coast southern soul Big Cynthia shortly before her passing.

In 2018 Bagher took his skills to an even higher level, reuniting with Baton Rouge's other great southern soul producer, Charles Lewis (Highway Heavy), with whom he'd worked on "My Sidepiece" as a Blues Brotha. One of their first collaborations was the YouTube sensation (14 million views and counting) "Let Me Take Care Of You" (feat Coldrank). This fan-embraced single became the heart of 2019's Willing And Able, Bagher's second full-length southern soul album. Even more successful than "Grown Folks Business," the new album spawned hit singles in "Don't Blame It On Jody," "Willing And Able," "Take Care Of You" and "Dirty".

Bagher's specialty is real-life, documentary-like, highly-emotional messages. In song after song he tackles subject matter that even the most intrepid singer/songwriters tend to avoid: discussing a wife's infidelity with a son ("If You Want To Leave"), making a move on a female neighbor abused by her partner ("Around The Corner"), discovering a wife's secret affair is lesbian in nature ("Don't Blame It On Jody") and scolding a lazy wife ("Willing And Able"). His vocal style is at once effortless and dramatically convincing, delivered in street-wise, homeboy patois in an almost whiny but never grating tenor. His passionate opus "Let Me Take Care Of You," is the unapologetic boasting of a taking-care-of-the-bills, feet-on-the-ground man doing his best to woo his sweetheart. It's a voice that commands attention and holds up with anyone in the business, as can be witnessed when Bagher comes in for the final verse of "Thank God It's Friday," following (among others) the great Pokey Bear. The jam not only doesn't falter; it picks up and soars.

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About Adrian Bagher #24 The New Generation Southern Soul

Adrian Bagher's Chart History at Daddy B. Nice's Southern Soul RnB:

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

MAY 2013

7. "Come Around This Corner"-------------Adrian

This is one of those raw young artists I just love to discover--the continuing lifeblood of the genre. The rather startling lyrics include:

"Heard him fussing in the back room
While I was trying to sleep.
Heard you crying in the bathroom
Like you just got beat.

I ain't no nosy neighbor,
But...."

Heard it--where else?--at WMPR, where you'll have to request it for the near future. No release yet.

Listen to Adrian singing "Come Around This Corner on YouTube.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Adrian was a nominee for:

Daddy B. Nice's Best Out Of Left-Field Songs 2013
Daddy B. Nice’s Top 25 Southern Soul Songs Of 2013
Daddy B. Nice's Best Male Vocalists 2013
Daddy B. Nice's Best Debuts 2013

SouthernSoulRnB.com - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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

-------NOVEMBER 2014--------

5. "Pickin' These Blues Away"-------The Louisiana Blues Brothas featuring Tyree Neal

Tyree may be "pickin'" these blues, but what makes this song special is the beautiful harmony of the live horns. The Louisiana Blues Brothas are Tyree Neal, Pokey and Adrian Bagher.

Listen to The Louisiana Blues Brothas featuring Tyree Neal singing "Pickin' These Blues Away" (preceding the song "Who You With") on YouTube.

Buy "Pickin' These Blues Away" mp3 on the LOVE ON THE BAYOU compilation CD from the Louisiana Blues Brothas.

SouthernSoulRnB.com - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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

-------DECEMBER 2014--------

8. "Who You With"-------Louisiana Blues Brothers

How about a little southern soul super-group action? Tyree Neal, Adrian Bagher and Pokey are the Louisiana Blues Brothers, with their second charting in two months. I especially like Pokey--he's got a lot of Reggie P. in him.

Listen to the Louisiana Blues Brothers singing "Who You With" on YouTube.

Sample/Buy the Louisiana Blues Brothers' "Who You With" mp3 or LOVE ON THE BAYOU CD.

SouthernSoulRnB.com - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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

-------JULY 2015---------

2. "T.G.I.F. (Thank God It's Friday)"-----Pokey featuring Vince Hutchinson & Adrian Bagher

Put on your marching shoes, dancers, and put those arms and hands high in the air. Reach for your inner mojo and prance to the finest club anthem to come down the pike since Big Yayo's "Cowgirl" in January.

Listen to Pokey & Friends singing "T.G.I.F." on YouTube.

Buy Pokey's "T.G.I.F." on the BEAT FLIPPA I GOT THE BLUES, VOL. 1 CD.

SouthernSoulRnB.com - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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

----------AUGUST 2015------------

2. "Let's Do It"-----Adrian Bagher, Veronica Ra'elle & Big Cynthia

T.K. Soul always liked to be known as the "boy boy". "Bad boy" is evident in the vivid story-telling of Adrian Bagher's very first, Jackson, Mississippi-based hit, "Around The Corner (99 Problems I Can Help You Solve)." Here in "Let's Do It"--from the highly entertaining BEAT FLIPPA: I GOT THE BLUES album--Adrian comes off like the ghost of Little Richard, blazing a new rock and roll frontier.

Listen to Adrian Badger and friends singing "Let's Do It" on YouTube.

Buy Adrian Badger's "Let's Do It" mp3 on the BEAT FLIPPA: I GOT THE BLUES album.

SouthernSoulRnB.com - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

January 12, 2017:

Adrian Bagher Begins 2017 w/ #1 Single "Dirty"!


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

-------JANUARY 2017-------

1. "Dirty"------Adrian Bagher

Great dance jam. In just the first few bars, with its hiphop sheen and rhythm-track "fullness," you know it's either Beat Flippa or--as it turns out--Heavy (aka Highway Heavy), Charles Lewis of "Sidepiece" and "Three" fame on the production. And doing the singing is the kid your Daddy B. Nice has been waiting to break out--a guy who's intent on expressing emotions most people won't touch--the deserving Adrian Bagher.

Listen to Adrian Bagher singing "Dirty" on YouTube.

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

-------JANUARY 2017-------


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....TO BE CONTINUED.....UNDER CONSTUCTION......


Tidbits

October 16, 2022

1. Adrian Bagher on YouTube:



Listen to Adrian Bagher singing "Don't Blame It On Jody" on YouTube.

Listen to Adrian Bagher singing "Cleaning Up" on YouTube.

Listen to Adrian Bagher singing "Dirty" on YouTube.

Listen to Adrian Bagher singing "Willing And Able" on YouTube.

Listen to Adrian Bagher, Tyree Neal and Johnny James singing "Ride With Me" on YouTube.

Listen to Adrian Bagher, Pokey Bear and Vince HutchiNson singing "T.G.I.F." on YouTube.


Honorary "B" Side

"Around The Corner"



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Sample or Buy Let Me Take Care Of You by Adrian Bagher #24 The New Generation Southern Soul
Let Me Take Care Of You


CD: Willing And Able
Label: Music Access

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Willing And Able


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Around The Corner


CD: Grown Folks Business
Label: Shoebox Money Ent.

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Grown Folks Business


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Dirty


CD: Willing And Able
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Willing And Able


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Don't Blame It On Jody


CD: Willing And Able
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Willing And Able


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If You Want To Leave


CD: Grown Folks Business
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Willing And Able


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Let's Do It


CD: I Got The Blues Vol. 1
Label: Ross Music Group

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I Got The Blues Vol. 1


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Ride With Me


CD: Pinky Ring Music Vol. 1
Label: Pinky Ring Music

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Pinky Ring Music Vol. 1


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Willing And Able


CD: Willing And Able
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Willing And Able


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