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February 13, 2021:

Looking For A Song Letter: Song--Who Is This?

Hi Daddy B,

I hope you are are doing well and staying safe. Just don't know what I would be doing if it were not for music right now. I'm looking for a song that I heard on DJ VJ Bubba Yae's Sunday Matinee on 01/31/21. The lyrics are as follows: "Go tell your mama, go tell your pappy, girl you done found a sugar daddy. Someone to pick you up in a brand new Cadi, Girl you done found a sugar daddy. I can pay your light bills I can pay your rent." Attached is a sample of the song I downloaded from Bubba Yae's session.

Thanks and best regards,


Daddy B. Nice replies:

The sample of the song you downloaded from Bubba Yae's session was key in finding this. I couldn't place the male singer but I immediately recognized Sassy D as the female co-vocalist. By googling "Sassy D" and "Sugar Daddy" I was able to come up with a single source, a mixtape by DJ Cutty Cut that listed the tune as "6.JAY HALL Ft SASSY D - SUGAR DADDY." Googling "Jay Hall topic" next, I came up with nothing on his page. Then I went into my own music library and instantly found Jay Hall's "Let's Roll," featuring Theodis Ealey, which I charted in 2019 as "Let's Roll (Tennesse Whiskey") (the dominant refrain). Unfortunately, Hall apparently hasn't packaged "Sugar Daddy" for commercial release. Hope this helps.

Kevin replies:


Thanks for the response. I knew you could determine the source. I appreciate you finding the source. I Knew I had heard the female singer but could not place her. Thanks again for finding out the origin of the song!

Best regards,

Kevin - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

February 3, 2021:

Daddy B Nice On The Road!, Thank You Letters, Looking For Song Letters

Pictured: T.J. Hooker Taylor (performing at Back Yard Boogie Festival)

Greetings Daddy B Nice,

I must start off by saying I am a fan of the work that you do and it has been very influential and helpful to me over the last several years!

My recent contribution to the industry is my newly launched TV Network on Roku & Amazon Fire Tv, please feel free to share this information with the artist & various camps.

This is a new global promotional tool that is welcome to only those that see the need and want to do good business!

(DBN notes: 4 pm, Sunday, April 4, 2021. Official Bos TV Launch Party, Meet & Greet. Limited seating. RSVP. E-mail

I guess I forgot to send you the info on the hottest show in the ATL.

3rd Annual Back Yard Boogie Festival @ Lithonia Amphitheatre 2515 Park Drive Lithonia, Ga 30855

If you happen to be in the area that weekend give me a call you are invited!

Christopher Lamar Johnson

Daddy B. Nice replies:

On the invitation, I might surprise you. Who would serve as a good contact if I come down?

CLJ replies:

Me. CLJ. Leave a message if I don't answer.

Then Covid happened, and months passed, and the concert was rescheduled for May 1, 2021...

CLJ writes:

Hey sir the invitation is still on! Depending on how this Covid-19 is being handled at the time.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hey CLJ, I’m thinking of lining this up with some other gigs and DBN appreciations. Would love to hook up live with my buds Avail and Jeter at your gig too. I’ve been holding off for a long time and I don’t really want to go around with a mask on, but at this point it might be better than nothing.

CLJ replies:

Sounds great just let me know what I can do for you, stay safe!

Pictured: Nelson Curry

DJ Southern Soul Oak 93.5

Dear Daddy B Nice

For 10 years I have been reading you're concert calendar and posting my shows and events and I want to thank you for everything you do for the Southern Soul industry and for being a blessing and supporting Oak 93.5 fm DJ Southern Soul host of the R&B oldies. Please give me a call I would love to deejay a appreciation party for you . We can charge $10 call me I have a venue in St. Petersburg FL

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks, DJ Southern Soul Oak. I’d love to do an appreciation party like that. The timing is the thing, and I’d sure like to do that without a mask. I’ve got another gig I’ve been invited to May 1st, and I’d like to line up a couple more events so I can move from town to town in one long trip. Let me know if that works and what your time preferences are, and I’ll keep in touch with you. Looking forward to having some fun with you.

DBN notes: It's in the works...


Thanks from CoCo Wade

OMG Daddy B. Nice!!

First and foremost...I must start by saying MY HEART IS FULL. Daddy B. Nice, it is my utmost ambition to be a studious learner of the music genres including but not limited to Soul, Blues, R&B and Southern Soul of course. While you have so graciously acknowledged our work on the recent "Get Up and Dance" album; we continue to soak up all that you have to share as a pioneer of the music and entertainment industry. Based on your commentary alone, it has been insisted that you are not only a guru, but you are well established as to know every inch of what music is inclined to do and consist of ranging from your listening ear to picking apart incredible details of which most wouldn't even know where to begin or how to explain. You are an original indeed. Listen, I...we...simply can't THANK YOU enough, nor will we ever be able to repay you for such recognition. But, what we can do is this-keep composing and producing timeless music. Music for the people. Feel good music. Quality music. Memorable music.

~Most truly grateful

CoCo Wade on behalf of myself and Smallworld Studio Productions

Daddy B. Nice notes: CoCo Wade will also perform at the May 1st concert in Lithonia, Georgia (Atlanta) promoted by CLJ (Christopher Lamont Johnson) above.


Looking For Lady J

Dear daddy b nice,

I am trying to find where can I buy lady j I fell in love and the sampler.just found on you tube I am loving them want to she she making music.please help I looked every where I could. Want to buy please help if you can.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

I get two or three Lady J letters per year, Odessa, and you just missed a big round of letters and replies a few months ago. The records are out of print. Keep watching those YouTube videos! In the meantime, check out what I'm talking about with Lady J's What Goes Around Comes Around. Or...if you have an extra thousand bucks burdening your pocketbook, there's always the sole copy of Lady J's Sneakin' Love for only $902.81! Well, now that you're probably totally freaked out, here's something a little more sensible: a site where you can download Lady J's album MISSING YOU. with my all-time, favorite Lady J tune and vocal: "Part Time Love".


Looking for a song...

Hi Daddybnice,

congrats to your homepage. I think southern soul is one of the greatest things on earth.
I am looking for a song/video that i can´t find anymore.I think it was made not many years ago. It is about an older singer who sings about something sexual(that he still got it) and in the video they are playing poker or dominos or something (mainly with women i think). It is a great song.

Thank you so much if you can help me.

best wishes

Before Daddy B Nice replies, Peter writes back..

"Congrats on your homepage" I have found the artist on your was


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January 22, 2021:

The Same Song: Who Gets The Credit?

Pictured: Cupid

Daddy B Nice,

I got this song from Hump Dog around May 2020 and now Cupid is releasing it Dec 2020. I ask the question who's getting the credit for the song Hump Dog or Cupid????

DJ Sir Rockinghood


Hump Dog feat. Nebu: "Headz Or Tailz (The Crawfish Song)"

Cupid feat. MC World & Nebu: "Crawfish"

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Finally got to this and downloaded both. I don’t think the Cupid version improves on the Hump Dog original. In fact, I like the Hump Dog version better, at least on first impression. I see that I also got the Cupid version from 5 Star Pro the day before your e-mail. I don’t know the answer to your question. Did you find out anything in the interim? I don’t think I have Cupid’s contact currently, but I might pose this question to readers (and possibly Cupid) in the Mailbag. I notice he retains the back up singer Nebu, whose understated vocal I like, so he must have negotiated with Hump Dog in some manner.

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January 17, 2021:

Is the state of Colorado a good place for southern soul blues musicians to move to?

Pictured: Peggy Scott-Adams

Hi Daddy B Nice,

My name is Rosette ---- and my husband's name Danny ----. My husband, Danny, in his mid 50's, is a southern soul blues musician. He is a professional bass guitar player, songwriter, and singer. We live in Charlotte, NC, prior the Covid-19 pandemic, my husband has difficulty finding guitarists and pianists that can play southern soul blues style music rhythms, and musicians that love this style of music in our area, and even places that welcome southern soul blues music.

Is the state of Colorado a good place for southern soul blues musicians to move to where they will find other musicians that love and able to play this style of music and places that have audiences that love and enjoy southern soul blues music? If so, what part of Colorado is the best place for that style of music rhythm, where my husband can find other musicians and places that welcome southern soul blues music? Please, help us, we appreciate you. Thank you. You may text or call my husband, Danny, telephone number: -------- or you may respond back to this email: -------


Danny and Rosette

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you so much for the kind and carefully-detailed question, Rosette. Other than having in common the current southern soul obsession with cowboy boots and hats, and what Narvel Echols says in "Pour Me A Drank"--- that "Out in Colorado/You can smoke all day"---I can't think of a single reason a southern soul or blues musician would want to come to Colorado. Nobody knows about southern soul up here, and I don't waste my time trying to promote it here. I keep my hometown in Boulder because I could never survive the heat down South and because I'm a health and work-out freak, which is big in Boulder. But when I'm at home in Colorado doing my southern soul thing, I go up to my mountain cabin where I can get above all the whiteness of the culture around me, until I can see all the way across Kansas and Missouri to the Mississippi Delta.

The late Mel Waiters played two back-to-back dates at a Denver club some ten years ago. Bobby Rush and William Bell came through Fort Collins, Co. on their northern college tour around five years ago, and that sums up the southern soul scene in Colorado over the last twenty years. There are no promoters of southern soul, since the distance to be travelled by performers is so great.

Peggy Scott-Adams recorded her southern soul classics in Los Angeles but her heart and soul (like mine) resides in the Delta. And that's where I'd recommend you move if you want to be among like-minded musicians: Jackson, Mississippi, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Memphis, Tennessee, Shreveport, Louisiana. Jackson is the best because you can actually hear southern soul daily on the radio, but Baton Rouge and Shreveport are the hot spots currently from a music-recording standpoint. Hope this helps. Good luck to you both, and may your plans bear fruit. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

January 2, 2021:

Correction re: "Nose Wide Open" Producers

Jeter Jones had advised Daddy B Nice that Slack, not Beat Flippa, produced Magic One's version of "Nose Wide Open". (December letters.) And in the process of correcting that mistake I made another, stating that although Beat Flippa did not produce Magic One's "Nose Wide Open," the Slack-produced track was included on Beat Flippa's P.O.T.Y. album, along with Beat Flippa's Benito/Lady Q version of "Nose Wide Open".

No, I was wrong. I’m just looking at P.O.T.Y (with 27 tracks!) and Magic One’s “Nose Wide Open” is not on it. Got confused on that one.

Read Daddy B. Nice's five-star ("southern soul heaven") review of Beat Flippa's Producer Of The Year album. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

December 11, 2020:

More Thank You's


this is Blues Singer J.T. Watkins just reaching out to you to say THANK YOU FOR THE ADD on your charts and the many years of support. here my number feel free the call me anytime. ----------

thanks once again for your support!


See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to J.T. Watkins


Hello Daddy B Nice, how are you.

First of all let me say thanks to you for all that you do. You've been keeping artists and fans informed now for quite a while.

One of my cousins ran across you on the world web and was very excited to see some reviews that you had done on me. Some very nice work, I might add.

I know that you love accurate info so I wanted you to know that my Correct Birthday is October 3, 1961. Its not in March like one review said.

Anyway , thanks again for all that you do and if you ever need me, let me know. I have another cd dropping real soon.

Vickie Baker

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hello Vickie I just wanted to let you know I’m honored that you write me and I wish you the best….It’s been a lot of years with this southern soul, hasn’t it….I will flag this letter and get to those corrections at some point…Keep in touch!

(A month and a half later) Finally got that b-day changed, Vickie!

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Vickie Baker.

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December 8, 2020:

Correction: RE: "Nose Wide Open"

Slack produced magic one song "nose wide open".

Jeter Jones

Daddy B Nice replies:

Oh thank you, sorry I screwed up. I thought that was on the Beat Flippa album. Extend my apologies to Slack and I’ll try to make up for it in the future.

Jeter replies:

awesome, U already knows we gonna make sure u have all the right info

Daddy B Nice notes:

Actually, it IS on the Beat Flippa P.O.T.Y. album, but it is produced by Slack. In his monthly newsletter, Daddy B Nice had written:

Time to retire "sidepiece" and welcome "nose wide open" as the new "go-to" meme of southern soul. The term refers to someone, most usually a male, who is completely smitten by a female. Magic One scored with his soulful version of "Nose Wide Open" in September (#3). Now it's Benito (the youngster who did “Guademala”) and Lady Q’s turn, and it's not only the young bull's (Benito's) nostrils flaring; Lady Q's nose is quivering too. Beat Flippa on the tracks---both from P.O.T.Y. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

December 5, 2020:

Thank You Letters

Saying thanks on behalf team Narvel Echols. We really thank you for recognizing that he is bringing good music to the table. By giving him three top 10 rankings, "Country Folk Party" "Ripping and Running" and including #1 for October "Pour Me A Drank" all from the new album "Return Of The Country Boy" is quite an accomplishment and greatly appreciated. More to come.


Daddy B. Nice,

I really appreciate the charting and the review. Thanks for your support.

Uncle Wayne


....And thanks for the LOVE AND SUPPORT on GET IT

Big Yayo


Hello Daddy B. Nice,

....I wish you were on social media, I share your top tens and Daddy B. Nice's Southern Corner on your website to Facebook and Twitter. I want Southern Soul & Southern Based music to be up and out on social media...

Thank You,
Cassie J. Fox - CazFox Media -Roy Roberts Rock House Records


That Piece you wrote on Calvin Richardson and the confusion about Falling Out the words are “you starving me” (starven)...


It’s Official,Southern Soul is going mainstream!!! Hard Work pays off!! Slacktraxx/JBE/Music Matters/Universal Music Group!! Congratulations Jeter Jones, and the JBE family!

There is still so much ground to cover, but one day we will get a seat at the grammies and be recognized on billboard charts all over the country and world. The Southern Soul movement is here. Thanks for all that you do for Southern Soul.

Jeter Jones


Wendell B is one of my favorite artists!
Thanks for featuring him and his music.

Bob Davis
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November 26, 2020: CANCELLED

RE: Big Yayo at Turning Point Lounge in Gulfport

Hello. I'm writing in regards to the concert being held at Turning Point in Gulfport MS on Dec. 4. Is that concert still on? If so, is Big Yayo the only artist performing? Are there V.I.P tickets available?


Daddy B Nice replies:

Thanks for asking, Elexis. I just checked with Big Yayo and that concert has been postponed due to Covid. No formal date has been set. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

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

On the November 27 concert with Jeter Jones,, 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.


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. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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:


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,

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.

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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?



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:


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

Pictured: Poonanny

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


Re: "News & Notes" Obit on Charles Evers

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

Rodney Baltimore


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


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


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!



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August 20, 2020:

Looking For An Artist: Robert "The Duke" Tillman


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

Thank you.

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


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?



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!



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

Thanks for all the great work you do!


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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?


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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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Souther Soul Singles

8 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021. Ray's Leftover's Catering, 120 22nd Street South, Columbus, Mississippi. Jeter Jones. 662-425-6966.

10 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021. Smokin Sexee Lounge, 814 East Methvin St., Longview, Texas. Fridays With J.B.E. R&B Pooh. Mask required. 702-986-1521.

9 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021. Silver Spoon Event Center, 670 West Liberty St., Sumter, South Carolina. Gettin' Sexy in Sumter. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Sugar Daddy, Buddy Luv. Doors open 7 pm. Host: Nelson Curry. 803-968-0764. Tickets.

10 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021. Club UJ Funk & Roll, 11056 State Hwy. 43 North, Karnack, Texas. All White Party (Dress Code 100% White). Jeter Jones, R.T. Taylor, DeShay. Doors open 8 pm. Mask required. BYOB. 903-926-0689.

9 pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021. The Den/Mingo's Social Club, 950 Antwerp St., Mobile, Alabama. Showtime At The Den. Avail Hollywood, Bradley. Doors open 6 pm. Host: DJ Shoemaker. 251-423-1400.

Friday, March 5, 2021. The State Theater, 313 Pine Avenue, Albany, Georgia. 1st Friday Grown Folks Night Out. Calvin Richardson, Larry Mallory, Ice Buck, Tanzania. Doors open 7 pm. Host: Tan of Northside Lounge, 3 DJ's. 478-550-7578, 229-304-4311.

10 pm, Friday, March 5, 2021. Smokin Sexee Lounge, 814 East Methvin St., Longview, Texas. Fridays With J.B.E. Jeter Jones. Mask required. 702-986-1521.

7 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Ledgen Riders, 601 East 5th St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Jeter Jones, Lady Trucka.

7 pm, Saturday, March 6, 2021. 712 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Daqs & Blues. Ra'Shad The Blues Kid. Free.

Saturday, March 6, 2021. My Place Uptown, 185 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery, Alabama. 1st Annual Southern Soul Spring Fest Saturday. Arthur Young, Mr. Smoke, Big Yayo, Prince Ken, Backdoe Jody. Doors open 7 pm. Hosts: DJ Boosie, Cet-Ki Williams, Costee J. 334-440-5058.

8 pm, Saturday, March 13, 2021. Macstell's Banquet Hall, 3187 Winchester, Memphis, Tennessee. Marquee Of Soul's Blue, Blue, I See You Blues & Soul Show. Adrena, Marquee Of Soul, Sarah Johnson, Shae Shae, Tina McInstosh, Arisha King. Doors open 6:30 pm. BYOB. Mask required. 314-499-8662.

Saturday, March 13, 2021. B.B. King's Blues Club, Wind Creek Casino, 1801 Eddie L. Tullis Road, Montgomery, Alabama. Roscoe's Birth Blues Bash. Jeter Jones, J'Cenae, R&B Pooh. Doors open 8 pm. 334-514-5247.

Saturday, March 13, 2021. Grown Folks Lounge, 1526 Old Highway 6, Cross, South Carolina. Saint Patrick's Day Party. Brown Sugar.

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.

7 pm, Saturday, March 20, 2021. Old Seale Russell County Courthouse, 91 Longview St., Seale, Alabama. Spring Fling. Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac, Kedra "KP" Patterson. Hosts: Alisha, DJ Lady T. Mask required. Free Food. 706-566-6237.

7 pm, Saturday, March 20, 2021. Terry L. Coleman Conference Center, 1670 College Street, Eastman, Georgia. Blues, Comedy & Soul Food: West Love & Jalesa Mcrae Live In Concert. Stan Butler, West Love, Jalesa Mcrae. Doors open 5:45 pm. Hosts: Comedians Daddazz and Melissa. 478-955-2638. Tickets.

8 pm, Friday, March 26, 2021. 1929 West Airline Highway, Suite 2021, Laplace, Louisiana. Easter Jamm For The Grown & Mature. Vick Allen, K'Tron The Wolf Of R&B. 35 And Older. BYOB. Limited tickets. Mask required. Host: DJ 3127. 986-217-6087.

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.

Saturday, March 27, 2021. The Mobile Elks Lodge, 2671 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, Alabama. Carlos "DJ Lo" Wells & Wendell "Wen" Rankin's March Mania Birthday Bash. Jeter Jones, Mr. Campbell, Audi Yo, Kenny Cox. Doors open 8 pm. Hosts: DJ Trucker, Ms. Mary. Mask required. 251-281-6203, 251-382-8214.

Saturday, March 27, 2021. Elaine's Martini Bar & Lounge (Outdoor courtyard), 1915 31st Avenue, Gulfport, Mississippi. 1st Annual Gulf Coast Southern Soul Blues Festival. Jeff Floyd, Solomon Thompson, Coldrank, Nathaniel Kimble, Certified Slim, Lady T, Lil' Runt. Gates open 2 pm. Lawn chairs okay. No coolers. 228-365-4481.

8 pm, Friday, April 2, 2021. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana. The 14th Annual Shreveport Blues Festival. Pokey Bear, Jeter Jones, O.B. Buchana, Tucka, Calvin Richardson. Tickets.

8 pm, Friday, April 2, 2021. Holiday Inn Express Conference Center, 2013 South College Street, Auburn, Alabama. Southern Soul Showdown. Jeter Jones, Jali, Newz Williams. Host: Cadillac Man. Doors open 7 pm. Face mask required. After Party at Uncle Charley'z. 334-663-4454.

Saturday, April 3, 2021. D. White Place, 1672 Highway 492, Walnut Grove, Mississippi. Easter Weekend Horse Ride, Blues Show & Car Show. Vick Allen, Arthur Young, Fat Daddy, Terry Wright, Adrena. Gates open 10 am. 4-Wheelers, ATV's, coolers, tents, vendors welcome. Hosts: D. White, Devan The Dude, Peter Rabbit. Masks required. 601-573-7941.

9 pm, Saturday, April 3, 2021. Building 505, 505 Bayshore Avenue, Mobile, Alabama. 1st Annual Southern Soul Fest. Solomon Thompson, Jeter Jones, Mr. Smoke, Audi-Yo, D. Saunders, Lady T. Mask required. Hosts: DJ Root Dr., Nikki D & Ms. Mary. 251-644-8866.

7 pm, Friday, April 9, 2021. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. The 16th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival. Clarence Carter, Shirley Brown, Bobby Rush, Latimore, Theodis Ealey, Pokey Bear. Tickets.

9 pm, Saturday, April 10, 2021. Pike County Fairgrounds, 3700 U.S. Hwy. 231, Troy, Alabama. Mr. Smoke, R&B Pooh, Tasha Mac. Doors open 7 pm. Hosts: Mr. Sanchez The DJ, DJ Frye. Local ticket outlets.

8 pm, Friday, April 16, 2021. Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th St., Indianapolis, Indiana. 2nd Annual Indy Blues Festival. Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Latimore, Theodis Ealey, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lenny Williams. Tickets.

6 pm, Saturday, April 17, 2021. 260 Hempstead 207, Prescott, Arizona. STS 1st Annual Trail Ride. Jeter Jones, Southside Reggie, Denisha Ann. Gates open 1 pm. Trail Ride leaves 4 pm. Show start 6 pm. Hosts: PCD, DJ Lewis, DJ Scott. Face masks required.

7 pm, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Macon City Auditorium, 415 1st St, Macon, Georgia. The 5th Annual Macon Blues Festival. Tucka, J-Wonn, Bobby Rush, Lebrado, Pokey Bear, Ronnie Bell. Tickets.

1 pm, May 1, 2021. Lithonia Amphitheatre, 2515 Park Drive, Lithonia, Georgia (Atlanta). The 3rd Annual Back Yard Boogie Festival. (Updated Line-Up.) Avail Hollywood, Caroline Staten, West Love, Stan Butler, Wilson Meadows, Zelda Thomas, CoCo Wade, TJ Hooker Taylor, Narvel Echols, Uncle Wayne, Antwaun Lefthand Lewis & Kollaboration Live Band. Gates open 12 Noon. No coolers or weapons. Hosts: DJ Mr. Melvin, Christopher Lamar Johnson, Cool Jack. 770-265-3023. Tickets.

Saturday, May 1, 2021. Water Works Park, 1710 North Highland Avenue, Tampa, Florida. Smooth Soul Music Festival. J. Red The Nephew, Jeff Floyd, Nicole Jackson. 813-244-7474.

5 pm, Saturday, May 1, 2021. Union County Fairgrounds, 430 East 19th St., El Dorado, Arkansas. 20th Annual South Ark Soul Fest. Sir Charles Jones, Jeter Jones, L.J. Echols, Rhomey, King South, Summer Wolfe, Crystal Thomas, Benito, Fat Daddy, Ghetto Cowboy, Luster Baker. Gates open 3 pm. Hosts: P2K, DJ Banks, DJ Big Daddy, DJ Godfather. Fee for lawn chairs, coolers. Benefits to Brothers Making Changes. Local ticket outlets. 870-866-7441.

8 pm, Saturday, May 8, 2021. Florence Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence, South Carolina. Southern Soul Music Fest. Pokey Bear, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lebrado. Tickets. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Saturday, May 8, 2021. Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 US-231, Dothan, Alabama. Family Reunion. Calvin Richardson, T.K. Soul, Jeter Jones & The Trail Riders, Fat Daddy, Mr. Smoke, Keith Frank & L.A. 26, King South, Stacii Adams, West Love and more. Hosts: Darryl E, Marcus Kage, DJ Flake, DJ Boosie, DJ Firestarter. Tickets.

9 pm, Saturday, May 15, 2021. New Riders Clubhouse, 1204 Front St., Anniston, Alabama. Going To The Trail Ride. Jeter Jones, Tasha Lawson, Cliff Pearson. Host: MC Peaches, DJ Bigstone. Doors open 7 pm. 256-225-2846.

Friday, May 28 & Saturday, May 29, 2021. The MAC, 9555 Marlatt St., Bastrop, Louisiana. Bossed Up B-Day Bash (Rodnae Da Boss), Camp-Out, Trail Ride. Tucka, T.K. Soul, Jeter Jones, Calvin Richardson, J-Wonn, Lomax, Lacee, King South, Mr. Campbell, Dave Mack, Tasha Mac, Mr. Nelson, Jay Morris Group, Lady Trucker, Miss Sonya B, Roostar, P2K, Sugar Daddy, Britt Fox. Tickets.

4 pm, Sunday, May 30, 2021. Liddell Ranch, 1500 Lee Davis Road, Utica, Mississippi. Memorial Day Laughter Blues Festival. L.J. Echols & Neckbone Band, Vick Allen, Big Yayo, Jaye Hammer, Omar Cunningham, Jay Morris Group, Dave Mack, Bridgett Shields, Comedian JoJo. Gates open 10 am. Hosts: Alice Marie, DJ Standaman. Coolers, tents, grills, 4-wheelers. 601-668-0160, 601-672-1254.

2 pm, Sunday, June 20, 2021. Fitz Casino Tunica, 711 Lucky Lane, Robinson-
ville, Mississippi. The Fathers' Day Cook-Out & Blues Festival. Big Pokey Bear, J-Wonn, Jeter Jones, L.J. Echols, Avail Hollywood, T.K. Soul, Mr. Sam, J. Morris Group, Jaye Hammer, Veronica Ra'elle, E.J. Soul, Bird Williams. Gates open 10 am. Hosts: WDIA's Bev Johnson, DJ KJ, The Mail Man. Tents, lawn chairs, small grills okay. Tickets.

6 pm, Saturday, July 3, 2021. Nolan Memorial Park (aka Ponderosa Park), Wisner, Louisiana. 13th Annual Nolan Norman Day Celebration. Sir Charles Jones, Keith Frank, Jaye Hammer, Nathaniel Kimble, Summer Wolfe, L.J. Echols, Veronica Ra'elle. Host: DJ Scott Banks.


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