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November 14, 2020:

RE: Tickets

How can I get advance tickets to the holiday bash in Dothan, Alabama, and the Big fall Blues Festival in Verbena, Al.

Kurt

Daddy B. Nice replies:

The Eventbrite website is now up for the November 21st, Verbena, Alabama concert with Tucka, et.al. at: Get Tickets.

On the November 27 concert with Jeter Jones, et.al., tickets are on sale at local outlets, including It's Fashion in Dothan, KD's Fashion in Troy and Brothers Fashion in Marianna.

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November 5, 2020:

RE: Ms. Jody's A Man Like That

Hey Daddy,

Have you heard Ms. Jody's new single "A Man Like That"? It's really good and I'd love to see you give it some recognition.

Letitia

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Spoken like a fan, Letitia. I picked "A Man Like That" as the best single from Ms. Jody's new album Get It Get It a year ago when it first came out. (It also made #12 on the Top 25 Singles of 2019.) Ms. Jody must have finally gotten together with John Ward and Larry Chambers from Ecko Records and said, "That darned Daddy B. Nice knows what he's talking about". They released it as a single and it's getting lots of airplay and has become very popular.

Listen to Ms. Jody singing "A Man Like That" on YouTube.

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October 12, 2020:

RE: Scott’s letter about SOUTHERN SOUL VOLUME ONE

Pictured: David Brinston and O.B. Buchana, whose original, definitive, trail-blazing singles of "Party 'Til The Lights Go Out: Nothing But A Party" and "Let's Get Drunk" were released respectively on Stan Lewis's Suzie Q label out of Shreveport, Louisiana.

(This is a continuation of past letters. Scroll down to "October 1, 2020: RE: Looking For An Album Letter: Suzie Q's Southern Soul Series" and "August 16, 2020: Looking For An Album Letter: Suzie Q's Southern Soul Series".)

Peter responds:

Southern Soul Volume one was released on the Paula label in 1997. Volume two was released in 1999 on the SUZIE Q label. I don’t think that there was a volume 3.

Peter Klug

Daddy B. Nice responds:

Thanks, Peter. This clears up where that Vol. 1 of the series came through. And if I remember correctly, Stan Lewis also ran Paula?

Peter responds:

Yes, Ronn and Jewel too, and others that aren’t at the top of my head. There are a lot of Jewel / Ronn VA cd’s available including a box set. All Good stuff!

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Among the rare yet surprising number of white guys who passionately loved black music---Benny Goodman (the King of Swing), Leonard Chess (the head of Chess Records), Elvis Presley (the pioneer of Rock and Roll), Dick Clark (the host of "American Bandstand"), Tommy Couch (the head of Malaco Records), John Ward (the head of Ecko Records) to name just a few---Shreveport's Stan Lewis may have been the most deliriously committed. The man lived and breathed rhythm and blues and devoted nearly every waking moment of his life to disseminating it. When, in an exchange of letters in DBN's Mailbag earlier this year, various pundits debated the true birthplace of southern soul music---Jackson, Memphis or Shreveport---the reason Shreveport was on the list was Stan Lewis. Thanks to Peter Klug for also recommending this obituary and summation of Stan Lewis's life at "Shreveport music legend Stan 'The Record Man' Lewis dies, age 91."

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October 1, 2020:

LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTER

Hello daddybnice,

I am emailing you seeking your help.

I heard this song on Starpoint radio station out of the UK ( London). It was a paul Andre Southern Soul Cafe podcast Sept.27, 2020.

The song was a remix and sampling of Cameo's song "CANDY" .

The artist voice sounded like Al Lindsey.
The intro into the song was about 15 seconds long and sounded like Sir Charles Jones.

Midway into the song their was female rapper.

if possible can you tell me what the title / name of the song is and who the artist is.
I really enjoy reading your website each month. any info that you may be able to, provide would be most greatly appreciated. Thanks.

kind regards,
Jerry

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Your hunches came close, Jerry. That is a new cover of Cameo's "Candy" by Sir Charles Jones and Jeter Jones taken from their new album, The Jones Boyz: 2 Kings. Coincidentally, I just wrote a review of that album.

Listen to Jeter Jones & Sir Charles Jones singing "Candy" on YouTube.

Jerry replies:

Thank you Sir: Keep up the great work, its appreciated.

JD

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October 1, 2020:

RE: Looking For An Album Letter: Suzie Q's Southern Soul Series

Daddy B. Nice notes:

A month ago, Scott wrote:

I'm writing about Nathaniel Kimble, Chris Ivy and JR Blu for a special Mississippi Delta issue of Living Blues, and am writing a bit about the term "Southern Soul." I have the Volume 2 of the Susie Q "Southern Soul" series from 1999, but I can't find anything about Volume 1, and think that there might be a Volume 3 (or more).

Do you know?

Thanks!

Scott

DJ Sir Rockinghood responds:

I'm not really sure but I got my disc from Susie Q records as a promo back in the day. It would let you know what they were dropping (like a new song alert). Not a lot of airplay/ club play was going on during this time and they had a lot of artists. Donnie Ray, Carl Sims, Maurice Wynn, Jerry L and many more. There was only one volume released (that was all I received). If you want to see the albums or single released by Susie Q records follow link: Suzie Q Records at Discogs.

DJ Sir Rockinghood

Daddy B. Nice adds:

Wow, DJ Sir Rockinghood. Can't believe you were receiving promos from Suzie Q Records back in the 90's. My hat's off to you!

Their records, like O.B. Buchana's original and best version of "Let's Get Drunk," Maurice Wynn's "What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her" and David Brinston's "Party" and "Kick It" (both written by Linda Stokes and produced by Marshall Jones), stoked my passion for southern soul for good.

Listen to Maurice Wynn singing "What She Don't Know" on YouTube.

P.S. I don't think the Discogs inventory is anywhere near complete or exhaustive.

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September 14, 2020:

RE: MP3'S

Good Evening, I am a Philly DJ and I have been recently introduced to Southern Soul. I DID NOT know it was as popular as it is. I am interested in downloading the music but am unable to find it in MP3 format. I saw on your website that it is available but unable to locate it. Can you assist? Of course I am willing to pay if need be. It would even be convenient if a Record Pool was set up strictly for your type of music and we could simply pay there.

Thank you in advance...

Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ SPYDR

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Daddy B. Nice replies:

Any southern soul tune you want to buy is just a Google or two away. But if you're talking about within the website, go to Daddy B. Nice's CD Store (Now With MP3's). Some of the music precedes mp3's, is out of print or out-dated, but most current music (with the option of buying mp3's) abides. Also search out the over 200 artist guides on the site, each with song information and links to CD's/mp3's. The artist guides also contain "New Album Alerts" with links to mp3's. And there are "buy mp3" options within all the CD reviews I write.

I don't know of any southern soul record pools (not to say there aren't any), but if you're looking for the latest trending singles, you could do worse than follow Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Singles Charts and Best Of Year pages and then take your likes to your favorite mp3-seller.

Hey! Shout-out to Philly!

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September 2, 2020:

Thank You Notes:

Re: Southern Soul - August 2020 #2 Single

Wooooow..omg...thank you so so much... that means EVERYTHING coming from you.

Summer Wolfe

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Re: "News & Notes" Obit on Charles Evers

Thank you for the kind words about Mr. Evers and keep up the great work!

Rodney Baltimore

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Re: Southern Soul - August 2020 #5 Single

Great afternoon Daddy B. Nice!

O...M...G... Thank you for such profound words regarding "He Working Me." You did that...and the (Over), I'll always remember your input. Note taken. Simply, can't thank you enough for your commitment to southern soul music. It is because of you and other legendary pioneers like you, that we can continue evolving to greatness!! Peace and blessings to you and yours.

All the best,

CoCo Wade

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Re: New CD Reviews Profile

Mega thanks to you my friend for the accolades on my most recent project “Memphis Blues Brothers”. It’s just my attempt to showcase and shower a little love on some of my local music contemporaries. I’ve always admired and respected your love and intense knowledge of the blues and soul genre of music. Looking forward to writing more and may God bless you my brother.

John Cummings

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Re: Note from England

Hello from England! Just a line to say thank you for your web site. I often listen to the tracks you suggest and have liked many of them. Your site is much appreciated!

Paul

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August 20, 2020:

Looking For An Artist: Robert "The Duke" Tillman

Hello

I am trying to find contact for Mr. Robert the Duke Tillman or management. Can you please help me.

Thank you.
Kayla

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Robert "The Duke" Tillman has been inactive as a recording artist for many years now. The only hope I can give you is the fact that Robert has appeared locally in Jackson, Mississippi from time to time during the past few years. Unfortunately, most of Jackson's local venues (meaning bars, restaurants and small clubs) have closed doors and/or curtailed live performances during this year's Covid-19 outbreak. But if you have no other alternatives, that is where I'd start, contacting Jackson's live-music venues and inquiring with their owners or managers. I'll also post your query in the Mailbag, in case any readers can help.

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August 16, 2020:

Looking For An Album Letter: Suzie Q's Southern Soul Series

Hi,

I writing about Nathaniel Kimble, Chris Ivy and JR Blu for a special Mississippi Delta issue of Living Blues, and am writing a bit about the term "Southern Soul." I have the Volume 2 of the Susie Q "Southern Soul" series from 1999, but I can't find anything about Volume 1, and think that there might be a Volume 3 (or more).

Do you know?

Thanks!

Scott

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay. Didn’t know how to respond at first and just got back to the letter by chance. No, those albums are lost, as far as I know. Would you like me to post your query in the Mailbag?

Scott replies:

Thanks, but I just ended up focusing on the Volume 2, which was interesting because it had Mel Waiters, OB Buchana, and Vickie Baker on it.

It is pretty interesting how there' no trace of those records!

Scott

P.S.

Actually please do post the query, as I'd like to know the answer!

Thanks for all the great work you do!

Scott

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August 12, 2020:

Looking For A Song Letter: Arthur Young's "Catfishing"

Hey Daddy,

I'm a fan of Arthur Young, and I was interested by your comment in your "News & Notes" (August 1st) that you'd heard an early recording of Young's "Catfishing" on his Facebook page that was better than the one that's being previewed on YouTube ahead of the album release. Is that still up? Can you help me find that?

Shonda

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sure, Shonda. That's still posted in Arthur's Artist Guide. But here it is again. I don't want to say it's the perfect production, but I like the thickness of the vocal and the more relaxed tempo. The updated version has a quicker tempo and a pared-down vocal that loses some of Arthur's charisma, I think. Oh, and by the way, my memory of it was a little off: Arthur's not playing the guitar, he's just singing along to his recording.

Listen to Arthur Young singing "Catfishing" on Facebook.


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August 1, 2020:

Jeter Jones Checks In

First let me say it is an honor to be an entertainer. My government name is SFC (retired) Gary Charles Jones aka Jeter Jones. It seems like yesterday that I started my journey in Southern Soul/ Blues music. I’m am still learning so much and yes I am evolving. I sat goals that have helped me. Winning Blues Critics Artist of the Year 2019 was one of them. My motto is humble & hungry, I pray to someday become an ICON in my genre during my time. Yes Slack is the executive producer on my MuFassa CD, along with some new blood on “Mind playing tricks on me” produced by Chris “Bubba” Washington whom is also my band leader. Having Sir Charles Jones as my mentor is also a plus. JBE is about bring some new heat as WestDawn, Tasha Mac, & Volton Wright Are about to drop their debut Albums. Hot producers like J-Swagg, DJ Scruggs, and Chris Bubba Washington have also joined the camp. Being a great artists has been a goal but consideration as a great Song writer will also keep some checks coming in. Here in Shreveport La, at JBE, we are working hard to make our mark and gain respect for our genre in this industry. Southern Soul is the new Hip Hop, and I pray that we can gain respect for this genre thru great music. Thanks for all the people that come to see me cut up every weekend. I have had a hand full of weekends off since 2016 which is a blessing. I wanna thank the fans for making me a Kang. Peers call me the hardest working man in Southern Soul, I say that the work I do shall speak for me. Thanks to Bobby blue bland, Johnny Taylor, ZZ Hill, Marvin Sease, Little Milton, Muddy Waters & many more for giving me a great blue print for being a blues man. At the end of my day when they say who started that Trailride/Cowboy Blues they will mention da king in the South “Kang Jeter” “MuFassa.. Keep being Hard but Fair on us. Come Come.... Thanks so much for your time.

Jeter Jones

Be Safe

Him

PS. Can I get my picture drawing changed to my cowboy hat and beard.

Lol

Read Daddy B Nice's five-star CD Review of Jeter Jones' "Mufassa" album.

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July 29, 2020:

Concert Question: Canton Mississippi show August 1, 2020

Daddy B Nice

Have this show been postponed Madison County Amusement Park, 850 Sulphur Springs Road, Canton, Mississippi (Jackson). Blues & Horse Show.

Camille

Daddy B Nice replies:

As of a couple of days ago, the concert was still on. And it was only announced a couple of weeks prior, so the chances of it going forward are good. The promotion does not carry a phone number. Your best confirmation would be to listen to radio station WMPR, Jackson, Mississippi (landline or online), where the ads are running. (Afternoon best.)

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July 13, 2020:

Looking To Buy Music Letters

Good morning.

Do you have the cd's from Bishop Bullwinkle? And what is the price?

My mail address is...

Wilfred

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Hello,

My mother has been looking for the track “Same Old Bullshit by Lady J”. Could you please tell me, how I could obtain a copy of track?

Thank you,
Jasmine

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How can I buy some CD from you...do you have a phone number to place the order?

Anthony

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Good evening!!! Hope all is well. I am a DJ from South Carolina looking to join a record pool service that provides Southern Soul/Liquor House Music. I have everything else I need but I don't get enough Southern Soul from the record pools that I am currently a member of. Do you know of a record pool that provides what I am looking for? If so, please point me in the right direction. Thanks and be Blessed.

William

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Greetings,

I’m interested in the songs you have listed on the News & Notes on July 1, 2020. Do you make Cds for purchase? If so, how much?

Thank you for your time.
Gladys from Maryland

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Daddy B. Nice replies:

There are links to buy mp3's and CD's on most of the pages (which number in the hundreds) of this website. So for Bishop Bullwinkle, for example, simply go to one of the indexes and find the product in his artist guide. Daddy B Nice also has a CD Store with links to product retailers that spans twenty years or more of southern soul music.

On Lady J's "Same Old Bullshit," Daddy B Nice has made an exception to his rule in the past and mailed out his personal copy, but I suspect that practice has "gotten around" and I can no longer afford to flaunt copyright law indefinitely even though the song is out of print. Sorry on that.

Finally, on the record pools, I must confess I don't know enough about them to offer an intelligent answer. If you sell, distribute or publicize southern soul music, contact the artists you like and ask them to send their music to you. They will be glad to do it.

With the demise of CD Baby, you can also find tons of southern soul music for sale at Blues Critic.

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July 3, 2020:

Quick Hits: Artists & Readers Respond To Daddy B Nice's New Phone-Friendly Website

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Thanks for giving us your honest opinions, I have built my name and brand off your critical assessments of me. My goal been to prove that I belong here and to make my mark on this music.

Kang of Trailride blues...

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The new site look great. Not a cool, but handsome layout.
1) I find it easy to navigate.
2) Is there, or will you have an archive for CD reviews older than 2019? That would be fine.

Tommy Lofgren

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Thanks

CLJ

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You are one of the best parts of Southern Soul and I want you to know you are forever appreciated.

With kind regards,

Rosalyn Candy

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Long time! Glad to see you are still motivated and doing well. Thank you for all you do, it is important and appreciated. Well being a writer, who is for now indefinitely inactive, by choice, I would probably like to see a page for recognizing or remembering just Southern Soul songwriters just in case I never write again. David Brinston came by on New Year’s Eve, he has a new album, it’s HOT! Good hearing from you, Daddy!! Blessing!

ThatStokesGirl

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Just wanted you to know if you ever need anything just Holllaaaa!!!!!!!

Love the new site. Love the new changes!!!!

DJ Sir Rockinghood

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Thanks for your contributions to Southern Soul Music.

DJ Mr. Melvin

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Congratulations love..I just love it. It is so well organized and convenient. Thank you for helping us stay in the loop. Pray that your year will be like no other...b blessed

Annie Washington

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Wow! I can’t believe I’m not in the top 5...

Darnell (Da Bachelor)

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Interesting reading and good news for all the artists. Thanks for sharing

Cheryl Russell

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As Always...Very Much Thanks for All You Do...

“LGB”
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Just finished checking out the new site. LOOKS GREAT! I use it to compare how things are going on a unilateral basis. You have really put some effort into the project and it shows. Sign me, Waiting for the finished product".

Gus (Daddy-D) Weiss

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I also wanted to ask your thoughts on putting a link on your page for ‘DONATIONS’ to Daddy B, a GoFund Me and/or CashApp. I believe your followers & SS artists would gladly contribute to you because what you do for the industry is priceless.! Have a good day. Keep in touch.

L.S.

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Improvement. Thumbs up.

Blues Critic

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Congrats on all of your many accomplishments and endeavors. I've heard so many great things about you and your work. What an honor to learn of you making mention of my work amidst your renowned platform a while ago. I simply can't thank you enough. You are quite a legendary music industry leader! Thanks for paving the way for groovy artist like myself. If there's ever anything I can do for you, please let me know.

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got cha, this is great. looking forward to it

Doctor Luv

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Keep em coming

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June 13, 2020:

Bobby Rush Speaks Out On Black Lives Matter

(Posted on the Blues Debate and Discussion page on Facebook):

My name is Bobby Rush. I'm a blues singer for over 65 years. I'm so sad to see all of what's going in the world today. It has happened before, but this time it's different. The Coronavirus, the knee on the neck of George Floyd, and so many other things happening to Black people overall. It reminds me of myself as a Black man…how the foot or a knee has been on my neck all of my life, one way or another. It’s mostly been blocking the opportunities: to advance myself, to get a job to take care of my family, to play music in places that white bands played in. If I did get to play there, it was for less money, sometimes no money at all. It was because I was a black man playing the blues. When a white band plays the blues, the same music he or she sings, gets more money than black bands.

At first I was hesitant making a statement about how I feel about all of this going on right now. I'm so sad about a few bad police officers, how they control and treat you when your black. That doesn’t mean all police are bad. Just a few bad apples, make it's seem like all police are bad, when it’s not so. I'm so glad to see people are marching peacefully about Black Lives Matter, not only Black Lives Matter, but the men and women who want to see a change in the laws to protect the rights of all people regardless of the race, creed, color of their skin, in this case especially, black lives matters. After all this marching is over, I hope some changes will be made.

I remember Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s. I remember when MLK Jr. was shot down in Memphis, my hope was shot down also. For many years now my hope has been a shadow, it seems like the more things change, the more it remains the same. But now, I have hope again. The death of George Floyd has given me a fighting hope, that we will do something about it. We must be United, as all for one, and one for all.

To the Floyd family: I’m praying for your strength and that you be strong. Things like this brings out the fight in all of us. All over the world people's lives are being touched in some way. That’s why people are Marching peacefully, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Tan, all walks of life, especially the young people. They really give me hope. A man or woman can live a long time without water or food, but they can’t live long without hope. As bad as things are right now, I have hope.

So let's keep hope alive, the faith, on a local level and a national level, we must Vote in what you need in, Vote out what you need out. So I'll do all I can do, while I can do, so when there comes a time I cannot do, I won’t regret what I did not do.

Yours truly,
BOBBY RUSH

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June 1, 2020:

RE: Sir Charles Jones’ “Still In Love” Commentary


Dear Daddy B Nice,

I’m a longtime fan of the website. Thank you for what you do. And I know you and Sir Charles have tons of history going back to the beginning. Your Comprehensive Index on him is as long as the Bible. Still, I have to take friendly exception to your comments on Sir Charles’ new song, “Still In Love”. I agree with you that the verses are the best part, but I don’t think the chorus ruins the song, as you do. I see it has 100K YouTube views. In the commentary you said you would give it some time, but I haven’t seen an update. Have you changed your mind about “Still In Love” in the three weeks since you wrote it?

Luther

Listen to Sir Charles Jones and Jeter Jones singing “Still In Love (With You)” on YouTube.

Daddy B Nice replies:

Thanks for the thoughtful letter, Luther. Right now I’m “feeling it” for Sir Charles Jones. He’s got Tucka passing him on the left and Pokey Bear passing him on the right and Wendell B and Jeter Jones stepping on his heels. Isn't it within the realm of possibility for the King of Southern Soul to feel a little “tight” (which is what I sense in that chorus)?

For the readers’ benefit, Luther is referring to Daddy B Nice going “off the deep end” in the middle of May on Sir Charles’ latest single, “Still In Love (With You),” posting my gut-wrenching “why-I-don’t-like-it” on Sir Charles’ artist-guide page. I still considered it unfinished and had an “Under Construction” sign on it, but I couldn’t come up with anything new to say and so it sat. and sure enough, behind my back, the thing went near-viral.

But let’s go back to what makes the song so good, the peaceful and meditative place conjured in the verses. “The verses are those of a #1 hit single. The “I was just thinking…” verse is perfect—as good as anything Charles has ever done--maybe the best. That tempo, that emotional evenness, suits him. And when Jeter takes a verse, it’s a beautiful variation. But then, coming into the chorus, Charles wants to crescendo, and from there it explodes into a wholly different, hyper-emotional tone.

The chorus is not even hummable, and at the tail-end of the first chorus, Charles literally screeches that ascending phrase of “Yes, I am!” Three weeks later, I think there is a melody in that chorus, but Charles chooses to hide it in favor of a more dramatic peak. It’s as if Charles is trying to “bully” the song, get rough with it. But it’s supposed to be a profession of love, like in the verses, isn’t it?

One thing I’ll say, Luther. I’ll take a Sir Charles Jones who puts out 3 albums in 2 years any day. Charles is engaged. If you’re paying attention, you know he’s all over the place. And if Charles is engaged and happy, I’m happy, because it’s good for southern soul.

Read the original commentary at “Sir Charles” (New Album Alert!)

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May 14, 2020:

RE: BETTY WRIGHT

I never had the opportunity to get to know Betty Wright, but her death hits me very personally for two reasons:

1. Her son Patrick was shot to death in 2005; in 2014, she released the song “Dry Well,” which she had written in his memory. One of my dearest friends in life lost her own son to similar circumstances in Chicago in 2016, and I can never listen to “Dry Well” without thinking of her, what she went through, and what it has taken for her to pull herself back together and keep going.

2. Another of my dearest friends in life, Denise LaSalle, received a remarkable gift from Betty Wright -- a gift she didn't even know she was receiving when it came to her. It was late 2017, and Denise had been going through a health crisis following her leg amputation; she was in a medically induced coma at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Here’s how she tells the story in her autobiography, Always the Queen:

"It was during this time that I experienced a miracle. Again, I don’t remember it, but my husband says that Betty Wright had started calling from her home in Florida to see how I was doing.
"I knew Betty somewhat, but we had never been anything more than just cordial friends. For some reason, though, when she found out what was going on, she began checking up on me, calling to ask Wolfe [Denise's husband] about me, always staying in touch. So there I was, in a coma, and Betty called my room and asked Wolfe, 'Can I sing to her?'
"Wolfe put the phone to my ear, and Betty sang the gospel song, 'Your Grace and Mercy Brought Me Through.' She sang the whole song to me over the phone, and my husband said that as she was singing, my eyes started moving, and I started trying to move my lips a little; it was like I was coming back from somewhere far away. As she came to the end of the song, he says, I smiled and I started whispering the words: 'Brought me through . . .'
"He says he got so excited he could barely contain himself. He grabbed the phone back and told her, 'Betty! She’s coming alive! She’s coming alive again!' And from that point, I started talking. That was the beginning of my recovering from that.
"Betty had been through a lot. She’d had a son who was shot to death in 2005; she wrote her song 'Dry Well' in his memory. Then her career had kind of fallen off, and she was trying to build it back up again. But she was there for me. It was like she’d been called to me; someone I didn’t even know that well, who came into my life and showed by her prayers and her spirit what the power of God can do."

David Whiteis

Daddy B. Nice notes:

David Whiteis is the co-author of Always the Queen:
The Denise LaSalle Story,
just published by University of Illinois Press. Read Daddy B. Nice's book review.


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Thursday, November 26, 2020. The Master Host Inn, 506 Highway 45 North, Columbus, Mississippi. Thanksgiving Night. Wendell B. 662-242-8799, 404-617-9423.

9 pm, Friday, November 27, 2020. Clout Ultralounge at Space Nightclub, 4129 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Alabama. 8th Annual Black Friday Holiday Bash. Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac, West Love, RnB Pooh, The Trail Ride All Stars. Doors open 7 pm.

6 pm, Friday, November 27, 2020. B. Fords (Another Level), 700 Piney Woods Road, Newton, Mississippi. 1st Annual Black Friday Trailride. Big Yayo, Magic One. Gates open 12 Noon. Ride starts 4 pm. There will also be a night ride. Show at 6 pm. 601-480-6601.

Friday, November 27, 2020. Columbia Expo Center, 150 Industrial Park Road, Columbia, Mississippi. Black Friday Southern Soul Blues Concert. Krishaunda Echols, Arthur Young. BYOB. Doors open 7:30 pm. Masks required. 601-736-6204.

Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 2020. 7083 Charles Dickerson Lane, Collinston, Louisiana. Burning With Southern Soul, Bonfire, Camp-Out & Trail Ride. Vick Allen, Tucka, Pokey Bear, T.K. Soul, Ghetto Cowboy, Itz Karma, Rhomey, Kiko, P2K, Tasha Mac, Rodnae Da Boss, Mr. Nelson. Gates open 12 Noon Friday. Ride 2 pm Saturday. Bad Weather back-up venue: MAC, 9555 Marlatt St., Bastrop, Louisiana. Tickets: Local outlets. 318-614-0689, 318-237-6245.

6 pm, Saturday, November 28, 2020. MAC, 9555 Marlatt St., Bastrop, Louisiana. Fallin' With Southern Soul. Big Pokey Bear, Vick Allen, Ghetto Cowboy, Itz Karma, Kiko, Tasha Mac. Gates open 4 pm. 318-557-6809, 318-614-0689.

Saturday, November 28, 2020. Madison County Amusement Park, 850 Sulphur Springs Road, Canton, Mississippi (Sulphur Springs Road and Highway 17). Dash 4 Cash Mind Bash. Jeter Jones. Horses & ATV's welcome.

5 pm, Saturday, November 28, 2020. Junkyard #2, Hwy. #16 East, Canton, Mississippi. The Show of Soul. Omar Cunning-
ham, Big Yayo, Dave Mack, Mz. Connie.
Gates open 12 Noon. Horses, ATV's, coolers and tents welcome. No grills. Trailride begins 3:30 pm. Masks required. 601-507-4069 or 769-274-9093.

Saturday, November 28, 2020. Cabaret Sports Bar, 5909 County Road 191, Eutaw, Alabama. The Southern Soul & Blues Throwdown. Ms. Jody, O.B. Buchana, N.J. Speights. Doors open 8 pm. Mask and social distancing enforced. Doors open 8 pm. 205-826-0218, 205-792-9230.

Friday, December 4, 2020. Turning Point Blues Lounge, 1701-A 28th St., Gulfport, Mississippi. Big Yayo. Hosts: Capt Carl & Iceman. Boots On Contest. Doors open 7 pm.

8:30 pm, Friday, December 4, 2020. Columbus Convention & Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue, Columbus, Georgia. Holiday Blues Bash. Tucka, DJ Trucker. Doors open 7:30 pm. Seating limited. Social distancing enforced. Tickets.

7 pm, Saturday, December 5, 2020. 25 Griggs Road, Fort Mitchell, Alabama. Ft. Mitchell Trailride In The Subb: After Party. Big Yayo. Tents, coolers, chairs. Ride begins 2 pm. Kid-Friendly. Concert gates open 5 pm. 706-577-2754, 706-315-1147.

7 pm, Saturday, December 12, 2020. Paul Battle Arena & Expo Center, 3873 US #61, Tunica, Mississippi. Down Home Music Festival. Bobby Rush, Big Pokey Bear, Tucka, Vick Allen, PC Band and more. Doors open 6 pm. Floor tables allow coolers, ice chests and food (no glass).Tickets.

8:30 pm, Saturday, December 19, 2020. Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cupid. 225-578-3838.

Sunday, December 20, 2020. Luxor Lounge, 6967 Main St., Lithonia, Georgia (Atlanta). Big Yayo. Deejay: Uncle Verge. 470-321-5580.

8 pm, Saturday, December 26, 2020. Municipal Auditorium, 100 West 8th St., El Dorado, Arkansas. Holiday Season Classic. T.K. Soul, J-Wonn, Fat Daddy, Crystal Thomas, Hisyde. Host, Deejay: Mark Jones, DJ Big Daddy. Doors open 7 pm. Tickets: Local outlets. 870-866-7441.

9 pm, Saturday, December 26, 2020. The Castle, 2558 Warren St., Memphis, Tennessee. Marquee Of Soul Black & Gold Pre-New Year Show. Marquee Of Soul, Anita Love, Ty Daniels, Tina McIntosh, Lady Trucker. Doors open 7:30 pm. Free food. Mask required. 901-361-5767.

8 pm, Saturday, December 26, 2020. Summit Street Live, 414 Summit St., McComb, Mississippi. 2020 Holiday Concert. Big Yayo, Mose Stovall, Crystal Parker. Doors open 7 pm. 985-750-8061.

Saturday, January 9, 2021. Elks On D.I.P., 2871 Dauphin Island, Mobile, Alabama. O.B.'s Black & White Affair Birthday Bash. O.B. Buchana, Big Pokey Bear, Mr. Campbell and more. Doors open 7 pm. (DBN notes: Watch for Tucka to also appear.) Hosts: DJ Trucker, DJ Loe. Cash bar. Mask required. 713-715-7405, 850-509-9036.

Sunday, January 10, 2021. The Moon, 1105 East Lafayette St., Tallahassee, Florida. Southern Soul Sunday: DJ Demp's Birthday Finale. Tucka, DJ Trucker. Doors open 6 pm. 850-590-6300.

7 pm, Saturday, February 6, 2021. Natchez City Auditorium, 207 Jefferson St., Natchetz, Mississippi. Southern Soul Bowl. Arthur Young, T.K. Soul, Coldrank, Mr. Lyve, Johnny James, Adrian Bagher, Magic One, Fat Daddy, Jaye Hammer, Coldrank, Humming Boy, Jay Morris Group, Royal D, Lady Q. Doors open 5 pm. BYOB. Tickets. 662-434-4228.

Saturday, March 20, 2021. Fox Theatre Detroit, 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. 14th Annual Motor City Blues Festival 2021. Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, Calvin Richardson, Bobby Rush, Theodis Ealey, Pokey Bear. Doors open 7 pm. 313-471-6611. Tickets.

Saturday, March 27, 2021. The Venue, Horseshoe Casino, 77 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Indiana (Chicago). 15th Annual Chi-town Blues Festival 2021. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lenny Williams, Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, Theodis Ealey and more. Doors open 8 pm. 866-711-7463. Tickets.


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