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So I failed to mention above that at that 70s Soul Jam event at Constitution Hall in DC, me and the gf were like 2 of the 5 white people there in a crowd of 3,000 age 45 and up black people. I figured that 30 years after their prime the Stylistics would appeal to oh, non-music fanatic regular joe white folks who listen to Motown, but I guess not. It was a pretty pricey ticket. Who cares, I guess. Ted Mills and the current version of the Stylistics sounded great(beautiful falsettos), and I love that in unison choreographed footwork and hand motion dancing.
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― Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 24 April 2005 19:30 (sixteen years ago) link
Original Release Date: March 30, 2004
Label: Ifgam Records
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I can't seem to get the Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings supporters(M. Matos, D. Wolk, others) to bite at any of this stuff.
I guess I need to get hish-speed internet and start posting mp3s and yousendit stuff.
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The Dells have been around a long, long time. While many acts on the oldies circuit are lucky to have one original member, the Dells have four and haven't had a membership change since 1960. Friday night at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, this soul harmony quintet, formed in 1953, exhibited the chemistry that comes from being together for decades.
Emphasizing their R&B hits from the late '60s and early '70s, baritone Marvin Junior and falsetto/tenor Johnny Carter exchanged leads, supported by the shared notes of the three other members and the sweet tones of their horns- and piano-led big band. Like veteran basketball stars, these inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame no longer dazzle at will, but their skills remain at a high level and they can turn on that special magic periodically.
On "The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)," Junior shifted on a dime from breathy whisper to powerhouse gospel-rooted cry in a manner that was stunning both technically and emotionally. "Stay in My Corner" showcased Carter's still-amazing ability in the high range. These hits also demonstrated Carter and Junior's gymnastic abilities to stretch out notes, and the rest of the combo's exquisite tunefulness.
Opener Bobby Womack has had quite a musical life -- teenage gospel singer, guitarist with Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone, pal of the Rolling Stones and successful solo artist off and on from the '60s through the '80s. Unfortunately, he left the strumming to a band mate, and either rushed through his hits or languidly lagged behind the beat. His voice retains a distinctive bittersweet feel, but his renditions of "Across 110th Street," "Harry Hippie" and "If You Think You're Lonely Now" lacked the melancholy passion of his studio versions.
-- Steve Kiviat
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Saturday afternoon the Gator on WPFW 89.3 in DC (and online when it is working) keeps playing great new double-entendre filled Souterhn soul.
Also, I finally got the new Bettye LaVette--I've Got My Own Hell to Raise, and am impressed. I was worried that the Joe Henry production and the choice of songs (non-soul women country and folkies plus Fiona Apple & Sinead O'Connor) would be too 'tasteful', but it is not.
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3. Big G Stomp, Big GCD: Love on the Run, Bigsounds.com
4. Same Girl, Hardway ConnectionCD: Hot Ticket, WILBE Records
5. Come On and Dance With Me, Hardway ConnectionCD: Hot Ticket, WILBE Records
6. Brand New Dance, Jesse YawnCD: Forever More, Houseday Music
7. Hootchie Dance, Barbara CarrCD: Stroke It, ECKO Records
8. I Came to Party, Monique Ford CD: Get a Maid, Total Smash Music
9. The After Party, Gridloc BandCD: Gridloc Band, (301)808-7272
10. Sweet Man of Mine, E.C. Scott CD: Hard Act to Follow, Blind Pig Records
11.Was It Me, Big G CD: Love on the Run, BigSounds.com, (804)615-2196
12. Touching Me, Lynn White CD: Touching Me, (901)398-4948
13. Live in Freak, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary & the Unique Creation Band CD: One More Go Round, (301)753-4335
14. A Woman Needs Money, Denise LaSalle CD: Wanted, ECKO Records
15. I Don’t Come Cheap, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary & the Unique Creation Band CD: One More Go Round, (301)753-4335
― curmudgeon (Steve K), Saturday, 17 December 2005 19:12 (fifteen years ago) link
Also I see that it was Carl Marshall, not the Problem Solvas, who did "Ain't No Party(Like a Grown Folks Party)" It came out in Nov. '04 on his Takin it to a higher level cd
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― scott seward (scott seward), Saturday, 17 December 2005 20:26 (fifteen years ago) link
pic & billlv johnsonyvonne jacksonclarence cartertravis haddixlegendary blues bandjohn mooneybacktrack blues bandraful neilbob margolintroy turnerjohnny sansonethe dellsartie "blues boy" whiteroshell andersonchick willischarles wilsonnappy browntrudy lynnjerry mccaindicky williamsjoe beardtommy tateruby andrewsprince philip mitchelltom principatosmokehousedrink smallnoble "thin man" wattsgary b.b.colemandavid deesonny rhodes
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Also, I think the below is the link for an online station that streams current Southern double-entendre filled soul
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:19 (fifteen years ago) link
The 4th Annual Best Southern Soul
Please Vote For Your Favorite Southern Soul Performers Of The Year
Vote On Our Special Page ... The Funky's 2005 ... Results Announced Jan 16, 2006,
I like the "vote often"
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She gets virtually no airplay on the soul radio show in DC.
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The SOULANDBLUESREPORT TOP 25May 19, 2006 http://www.soulandbluesreport.com/top%2025.html
Mel Waiters Willie ClaytonBobby RushVick AllenJ BlackfootRenea MitchellSir Charles JonesLenny WilliamsDonnie RayMs. MoniqueCarl SimmsFloyd TaylorTeam Airplay All StarsChairmen Of The BoardLorraine TurnerMiz BWendell B.Ms. JodySheba Potts-WrightLacee'Lorraine TurnerWilliam BellTheodis EaleyBob SteeleChairmen Of The BoardNEW SOUTHERN SOUL THIS WEEKSBR's Top 25 Is Calculated On Reports From Our Panel Of Radio Stations,Clubs, & Syndicated Shows
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So on Saturday July 15th Denise Lasalle is at Lamonts, and Captain Fly has a revue that night at Fort Dupont Park:WPFW Night "D.C. Juke Box Review" featuring Al Johnson, William DeVaughn, Sir Joe Quarterman, Mark Green & Captain Fly & Friends. Opening: Hardway Connection
I need to try to make one of these events, or surely, I will be kicked out of the blue-eyed soul club.
― curmudgeon (DC Steve), Saturday, 1 July 2006 04:12 (fifteen years ago) link
I picked up the recent Mel Waiters cd. Not bad.
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Listening to a pile of Southern soul discovered via CD-baby channels. The album by a jowly guy named Jimmy Taylor leans toward the blues end of things (with lady backup vocals not far from the ones on last year's Bobby Bare album); the EP by the lady named Candis Palmer ("All Men Ain't Dawgs,* since some are electric boogie dawgs apparently) leans toward the disco end; the single by Harold, "Chill Step Party," is steppin' music. He mentions Milwaukee, Chitown, Harlem, and Atlanta in it. More fun than R. Kelly, as far as I'm concerned, but mainly all this stuff obviously has a connection to county music too. (and though candis palmer is happy to have found a man who is not a dawg, jimmy taylor insists that when women say they're looking for a good man, they're lying. really, he says, they're looking for a fool.) (apparently the kinda fool who will let her spend all his money.) (he also directly quotes zz hill's "cheating in the next room in one of his songs.) (he's from alabama; I don't know where candis or harold are from. they're not actually on cdbaby.com per se, but i was sent their cds in the same package that the jimmy taylor CD came in.) jimmy taylor on his album is totally paranoid, and in just about every song he's either cheating or being cheated on or both, and as i said, he seems fully convinced that his woman is going to put him in the poor house (where, in real life, for all i know, he may already be.) in "you're busted" he hires a private detective to follow her around, and gets a photo of her cheating. "love catcher" has a pretty good sax solo. and though some songs sound more blues to me than soul, a couple (like "all i want is you") still veer more toward disco than anybody in country music has, i think, even shannon brown on her new album.candis palmer, as i said, gets even more disco, but her disco is maybe 1975 where taylor's is 1973. (i think i wrote on the '05 thread that shannon brown's disco sounded 1979, but maybe that was hyperbole; i'm not sure. these two soul singers FEEL more disco.) but even at her most disco, in a song called "don't let someone else come and jingle my bell" or something, palmer gets backed by HARD blues guitar riffs, so the music really rocks. if i had to compare her vocal style to anybody, it'd be the staple singers in "i'll take you there."
-- xhuxk (xedd...), January 28th, 2006
glamorous bertha payne, *bedroom offer* EP: southern country soul millie jackson style (i.e., as many parts talked as sung, many of 'em bawdy), from memphis, via cdbaby.com. starts with a good riddance song where glamorous bertha (who on the cd cover is a big girl in her red dress with a red glass of wine) tells you "i don't need your face in my face" so "go away like a bad day" and "you might as well pack your rags." then the title track, which is not about her bedroom offer to him but the other way around, which offer she says isn't enough and the two backup singers (favorite artists: denise lasalle, mary j blige) chorus "bang! bang!" but by song's end glamorous bertha is saying "i need a man who will love me all night long. are you qualified? if not, get off the pot!" then one where she promises to shake it and break it (and maybe hang it on the wall) and she tells "all you womens with big elephant ears" that with her man every day is pay day. then supposedly "part two" of the same song, which means same slinky rhythm track as part one but now with sexy breathy pillow talk all over the top where bertha tells you to lift up her skirt. then finally another good riddance song, this one a tough and funky blues, where he leaves her with a sink full of dishes in a "one-room [some word i can't make out]", hence the best dishwashing song since ray parker jr's "bad boy" if not anita ward's "ring my bell." also she brings him food in bed, which means this might also be a breakfast breakup song in the tradition of the 5th dimension's "one less bell to answer" and karyn white's "superwoman." five songs total, but two around 4:00, three around 4:25, which means glamorous bertha takes her time and surely deserves a lover with a slow hand.
-- xhuxk (xedd...), February 23rd, 2006.
the legendary moody scott, *simply moody: we gotta bust outta the ghetto*: more cdbaby southern soul, from louisiana. cover has moody, a dapper old guy seemingly in his 60s, in front of a rundown rural shack; interesting, since "ghettos" are usually assumed to be urban, right? first track "bustin out of the ghetto" is a sort of james brown rip, five minutes long, where moody as i recall reels off some towns in the south train conducter style (am i imagining this? i THINK he did that, anyway) and ends singing "america america god grant his grace on thee." then he covers tyrone davis's great "can i change my mind," my favorite track. and from there the more soul oriented stuff ("last two dollars," the misspelled cheated-on song "one man's hppiness" which for some reason makes me think of billy stewart sitting in the park even though billy had a high voice and moody really doesn't, "something you got baby") is more likeable, to me, than the more blatantly blues stuff, but then again i always think that. both the soul and blues are generic, i suppose; with the soul i don't mind. best song title: "annie mae cafe." and the closer "son of a southern man" starts with moody telling his guitarist "tattoo" suarez ("my man from argentina") about his grandpa drinking corn liquor and singing "downhome blues". so yeah, country for sure. -- xhuxk (xedd...), March 11th, 2006.
He does get urban and/or urbane once, though -- a nice slinky silk-shirt early '80s style quiet storm soul croon called "The Best of Me." (Not sure if any songs other than the Tyrone Davis are covers. "Last Two Dollars" and "Annie Mae Cafe" are writing-credited to one George Jackson; wasn't there a soul singer of that name once? But if so, I never heard him, though.) -- xhuxk (xedd...), March 11th, 2006.
"something you got baby" wouldn't be chris kenner's "something you got" would it? since moody's from louisiana...and yeah, george jackson (I'm assuming it's the same guy--I don't know "annie mae cafe") wrote z.z. hill's "down home blues" and a lot of stuff for candi staton, clarence carter, pickett, james carr; a memphis guy who later worked for malaco and wrote for all them: johnnie taylor, latimore, shirley brown, bobby bland...enjoying jace everett, so far. it's quite a collection of somewhat off-the-wall guitar effects, interesting guitar chromatics (as in the first song), definitely a '70s pop thing happening; and in my mode of concurrent listening (lately it's been dusty springfield/the latest numero group comp of obscure '70s female singers/the new, beautiful nara leão bossa "nara '67"; and jace/radney foster/jessi colter, partly because they all have cool first names, I guess) I notice that both radney and jace hark back to stiff records, which I find interesting.
-- edd s hurt (eddshur...), March 11th, 2006.
George Jackson was an occasional great old soul singer on Goldwax then Hi, and kind of a house writer at both. I'll try to remember tomorrow (just in from a party, and why I'm doing this rather than going straight to bet I've no idea) to YSI his absolutely magnificent Aretha, Sing One For Me. He was among the greatest writers in southern soul - he wrote for Ann Peebles, O.V. Wright, Otis Clay, James Carr, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Denise LaSalle, Wilson Pickett, Candi Staton and even wrote the Osmonds' first hit! -- Martin Skidmore (lonewolf.cu...), March 12th, 2006.
if I'm not mistaken, Alvin Robinson recorded for AFO (All for One), a New Orleans label of the '60s that Harold Battiste started; house band included Toussaint and Red Tyler. And he had a hit with Kenner's "Something You Got" (which was later covered by lots of folks, including Bobby Womack, who did a reggae remake on his "Safety Zone" LP in the mid-'70s. Alvin Robinson also recorded for Leiber and Stoller at Red Bird in New York, and did a real classic called "Down Home Girl."I gotta get that Moody Scott record.
-- edd s hurt (eddshur...), March 12th, 2006.
That YSI:George Jackson - Aretha, Sing One For MeIt'd be in my top 100 favourite singles ever, I think.
-- Martin Skidmore (lonewolf.cu...), March 12th, 2006.
>I gotta get that Moody Scott record.<I have an extra copy, Edd! I'll send it to you.
-- xhuxk (xedd...), March 12th, 2006.
great! thanks Chuck!
>I don't know anything much about Moody Scott, just a handful of tracks, <So Martin, did Moody have regional hits or something? I never heard of him before I saw his cdbaby page, and haven't really taken time to research him. I'm surprised you even heard of him!
I don't know, Chuck, but bear in mind that I've been a huge fan of soul for a long time, and do know quite a lot about it (though not as much as Eddie, I'm pretty sure). The odd track does get on compilations of one sort or another, which suggests that Moody isn't incredibly obscure - but I don't even know exactly where he worked or anything, so he isn't famous either, clearly. -- Martin Skidmore (lonewolf.cu...), March 12th, 2006.
also really liking irma thomas's *after the rain* on rounder, the "rain" obviously being katrina, though i kind of hate the mooshy shelter-from-storm piano ballad the album ends with though i do hope it provides solace to new orleans. what i love so far is "flowers" (soul about flowers on roadsides after car crashes, with a sound that i swear reminds me of "uncle tom's cabin" by warrant), "make me a pallet on the floor" (cheating with a painter, wow), "till i can't take it anymore" (country music in a soul voice, about how "you work your thing so well/I dream of heaven and live here in hell"), "these honey dos" (vampy bawdy boogie woogie where the honey dos are at first temptations but wind up also being about manners like please and thank you), and "stone survivor" (which is just plain funky).
-- xhuxk (xedd...), May 5th, 2006.
And Irma also does an extremely gorgeous version of "I Count the Tears" (the "na-na-na-na-na-na late at night" song) by the Drifters.. -- xhxuk (xedd...), May 5th, 2006.
And she also does "Another Man Done Gone," a trad blues tune I swear I've heard hundreds of times by some huge classic rock group (Creem? Zep? the Allmans? somebody...), though no classic rock groups seem to be listed on AMG as doing it, so maybe whoever did it (which will probably hit me as really obvious once I found out) did it under a different title or something, or maybe with different words? (Also, I'm thinking now that maybe "These Honey Dos" and "Stone Survivor" and the palette one aren't quite at the level of the Warrant one and the country one and the Drifters one, but they're close.) -- xhuxk (xedd...), May 5th, 2006.
also liking (speaking of southern soul) *candy licker: the sex & soul of marvin sease* (jive/legacy) not all of which concerns muff diving, and at least "hoochie mama" of which has zapp-style robot-funk freakazoids reciting the names of several of the united states.
-- xhuxk (fakemai...), June 12th, 2006.
*Most of the Marvin Sease album is gloppy ballads which aren't all that good, but some of it is kinda fun. (The first track is awful though.)
-- Haikunym (zinogu...), June 13th, 2006.
Marvin Sease CD is way less gloppy and ballady than Matt suggests (or maybe I just have a higher glop tolerance than he does; see also the Alan Bros!); most of it gets a good '70s smooth-jazzy funk disco groove going. And lots of the songs have pre-old-school "raps" (i.e., talking as singing, sometimes like a preacher's sermon) in them, which are really fun. And sure, the opening track "Do You Want a Licker?" is awful if you want it to be, but it's just too silly to complain about; ditto the other bookend, a five-minute live "Candy Licker 2005." Also, the ballads are pretty good, for the most part. "Don't Forget to Tell On You" sounds kind of like "Tell it Like It Is." But my favorite cuts are probably "I'm Mr Jody," the backdoor man song that starts with an ominous phone call, and the 12-step fix-your-life number "I Gotta Clean Up." (Has anybody ever written a good essay about Jody? He's the guy back on the block who's having sex to your girl while you're in the Army, and I get the idea he shows up in lots of Southern soul songs: Doesn't Johnnie Taylor have one about him, too*? As do, I would assume, other folks.)
* - yep, I just checked Whitburn: "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone," went to number 28 in 1971. (Hey, sounds like a good EMP proposal!)
-- xhuxk (xhux...), June 14th, 2006.
having sex WITH (or) making love TO.and courtesy of HIS new truck.).
-- xhuxk (fakemai...), June 14th, 2006.
Johnnie Taylor was the king of Jody songs. "Standing In for Jody" and "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone" are just two; I mean every song he does is kind of about Jody-ism in some way or another. I am a nut for Johnnie Taylor (I like Johnny Taylor a lot, too, and Ted Taylor, the Louisiana soul singer, is also excellent--so I think an EMP paper on the Sooper Taylors would be good!!), and Taylor is also the king of fucking-around songs. There are these nifty new Stax reissues that includes stuff by Frederick Knight, the Dramatics, etc., and if you ask me one of the very best Stax albums-as-albums is Johnnie's "Who's Making Love," which is the typical collection of singles but which really has variety and which totally hangs together. "Hold On This Time" has a great Cropper riff, cubist guitar, and "Woman Across the River" is one of the best Stax blues ever.I only know the older, cunnilingual and happy to oblige, ma'am, Marvin Sease stuff--he's really good. "Marvin Sease" on London from late '80s is a good 'un. One of those artists who've been working the I-55 corridor from Memphis to the Louisiana border, forever.
-- edd s hurt (eddshur...), June 14th, 2006.
Well, a Taylors EMP report would probably be really interesting, but I was thinking (theoretically, not volunteering!) more in terms of one about Jody himself. Who was he? And how far back do Jody songs go? Did Johnnie Taylor invent them? Or does Jody show up in blue songs during World War II or something? Was he a real person, like maybe Stagger Lee? (Was Shine who swam the Titanic a real person? I forget.) Seems like real *Mystery Train* mythology stuff, and I'm surprised nobody has tackled the research (unless they have and I just didn't notice, which is very possible. I haven't even done a google search.) (Also, do I only associate Jody with making cuckolds of military guys stationed overseas because I was *in* the military, and he was always showing up in cadences used while marching and/or running? Or is that his main deal? And otherwise, to what extent if any does he exist outside of the culture of Southern blacks--who, when I was in, seemed to make up a sizable portion of the Army?) -- xhuxk (fakemai...), June 14th, 2006.
This could really be hella interesting, absolutely. Is "Trapped in the Closet" the Ulysses of Jody songs? -- Haikunym (zinogu...), June 14th, 2006.
Here's some info I found while googling Jody songs:http://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/10238/9918.html?1079610632
-- Sang Freud (jstrell...), June 14th, 2006.
x-post. Taylor didn't invent the Jody song. Jody / Jodie / Joe the Grinder are pretty common figures in blues tunes.There's Louis Armstrong's "Jodie Man" which makes the "GI Joe de man" connection explicit. I wouldn't be surprised if that military connection is at the origin, though it's obviously gone through lots of transformations. -- Roy Kasten (rfkaste...), June 14th, 2006.
Yeah, I'd forgotten Joe The Grinder. I used to own a copy of that *Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me* prison-rap comp (on Smithsonian or Rounder or something?), and I think there might even be a Joe the Grinder rhyme on there (I *may* even have mentioned it in the pre-rap rap chapter of my second book). Anyway, this link from the link above has great stuff about Jody Army cadences; also says Johnnie Taylor himself learned about Jody while in the military:http://p211.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm4.showMessage?topicID=153.topic
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Theodis Ealey played mostly standard blues , but done well, and finished with “Stand up in It” his great southern soul classic. Nellie Tiger Travis nicely did her top songs . Pokey Bear was the only artist not to use a band. He sang over tracks. Chick Rodgers did a bit of an Aretha tribute—pretty good though not great. Headliner Tucka was worthy of that slot— soulful and charismatic. There was a brief soul twerking dance interlude that was something ( earlier before Tucka).
― curmudgeon, Monday, 17 August 2020 14:57 (one year ago) link
Lady C playlist via DR Nick from Wpfw:
To everyone who went Southern Soul Rumpin' this past Saturday, September 12th, THANK YOU! I turned controls of the Air Chair over to my weekly co-host, Lady C, and I must say, she did a magnificent job!!! Here's the playlist:
Ghetto Cowboy - Let's PartyKaren Wolfe Bass & Denise LaSalle - Shake A Little Lebrado - Fire Sweet Angel - I Wanna Ride ItJohnnie Taylor - Good Love LJ Echols - I Had To Tell SomebodyKaren Wolfe Bass- Just Goodbye Barbara Carr - Juke Joint Jumpin' Big Yayo, Krishunda Echols, LJ Echols, Miss Candy, Arena - Southern Soul AnthemBig G - Work That ThangKlass Band Brotherhoo - Sugar ShackSolomon Thompson - Happy Birthday SongBigg Robb - Salt & PepperHardway Connection - Strong Woman Mr. David - Make Your Toes Curl Jay Morris Group - 4 Fa 4Jesi Terrell - Knock It The BoxTes Lanay - Red Beans & RiceLamar Brace - Krunchin'MsJody Vertie - I Did ItJackie Neal - Nookie Thang Willie Clayton - Boom Boom Boom Mel Waiters - Got My WhiskeyJesse Redmond aka J Red The Nephew - Lov-N-On-You LaVell - Bring Back The Love
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 14:05 (one year ago) link
I should post these 2 below on the r'n'b 2020 thread so someone here other than me would see them:
Klass Band Brotherhoo - Sugar Shack
Bigg Robb - Salt & Pepper
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 17 September 2020 02:24 (one year ago) link
RIP Roy C (Hammond)
1965 hit, “Shotgun Wedding”. Another song, “Impeach the President”, which he recorded and produced with a high school group, the Honey Drippers, has had one of the most sampled drum tracks in hip hop
― curmudgeon, Friday, 18 September 2020 03:39 (one year ago) link
Roy C special on now on WPFW
Jon Caramanica wrote a nice obit in NY Times
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 26 September 2020 16:46 (one year ago) link
Real nice Roy C special... covered his soulful stuff (sometimes which included creepy lyrics that at their best were funny or self-deprecating...("your thing is too short" from "Peepin in the Window")
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 27 September 2020 15:36 (one year ago) link
Narvel Echols “Pour Me a Drank” melds Southern soul, blues, rap & “Jody “ reference.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 1 October 2020 04:53 (one year ago) link
RIP Rev John Wilkins gospel- blues guitarist and bandleader
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 8 October 2020 18:48 (one year ago) link
Listening to Jackie Neal
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 24 October 2020 20:03 (one year ago) link
"Big Head Hundreds" by the late Johnnie Taylor is a great tune
― curmudgeon, Monday, 16 November 2020 07:04 (one year ago) link
I bet blogger Daddy B Nice and WPFW DJ Dr Nick Johnson will have impressive album and song of the year lists. Both usually wait till January of the next year though, to post
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 13:50 (eleven months ago) link
Not seeing other southern soul year end lists. Need to do one myself.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 December 2020 15:24 (eleven months ago) link
Forgot to post here about the Queens of Southern Soul concert that was on Facebook Saturday night. A nice evening of x-mas tunes and soul and blues classics
― curmudgeon, Monday, 14 December 2020 14:41 (eleven months ago) link
Y’all should be listening to Theo Huff, LJ Echols, and Theodis Ealey among others here plus Nellie Tiger Travis and others who shined on that event over the weekend
― curmudgeon, Monday, 14 December 2020 14:43 (eleven months ago) link
Theo Huff does southern soul and funky songs; latest Theodis Ealey has southern soul and 12 bar blues
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 20:00 (eleven months ago) link
Beat Flippa- POTY ( producer of the year) has a who’s who of great southern soul singers guesting—Cupid, Omar Cunningham, Pokey Bear, Ghetto Cowboy, Tucka , Donnie Rays
― curmudgeon, Friday, 25 December 2020 03:49 (eleven months ago) link
Pokey Bear 2020 album was pretty nice too
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:56 (ten months ago) link
Big Daddy Nice did an end of 2020 essay earlier; here’s his top singles
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:59 (ten months ago) link
RIP Winfield Parker, 1960s Baltimore soul singer whose song "Mr. Clean" on Ru-jac Records became a Northern soul favorite. A retrospective Ru-jac compilation was issued a few years ago. He later acquired a new audience singing gospel, and also gained new fans for his soul music via gigs at Ponderosa Stomp, Dig Deeper, & MOJO WORKIN' Donostia R&B Weekend in Spain. He got Covid a few weeks ago, and didn't recover.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 01:54 (ten months ago) link
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 15:26 (ten months ago) link
Royal Height is more old school soul than southern soul, but this song fits here
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 15:27 (ten months ago) link
My votes for Beat Flippa and Pokey Bear albums were probably the only ones in the ilx album poll
I still need to go through all of Big Daddy Nice's 2020 faves
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 05:35 (ten months ago) link
Not the right kind of beats or guitar on any of the cuts above to convince the rest of the ilxors in the poll.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 February 2021 05:03 (nine months ago) link
I Can't Breathe From Jus' EPIK ft. Krystal D is a heartfelt good new one as is Margo Thunder “Paper or Plastic “
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 13 February 2021 18:56 (nine months ago) link
Big Daddy Nice did a more comprehensive list of best 2020 albums, best blues songs, best male vocalists songs , best female vocalist songs,
His fave cd is the Wendall B - Real Talk one, his other fave finalists are below:
Dee Dee Simon----Da Fire
R&B Pooh----The Prince Of Trail Ride Blues
Wendell B----Real Talk
Beat Flippa (Various Artists)----P.O.T.Y. (Producer Of The Year)
Ju Evans----All About Soul
Uncle Wayne----The Birth Of Hithm & Bluez Vol. 2
King Fred----A Taste Of Soul
Unkle Phunk (Various Artists)----Unkle Phunk's Juke Joint Vol. 1
Big G----Keep On Rockin'
Sir Charles Jones, Jeter Jones----The Jones Boyz: 2 Kings
CoCo Wade----Get Up And Dance
Ricky White----Southern Soul Nation
LaMorris Williams----Another Level
LaMorris Williams----Unfinished Business
Gregg A. Smith----The Real Deal
T.K. Soul----Chocolate Jamz
T.K. Soul----Southern Soul Royalty
Sir Charles Jones----Intimacy
Bobby Rush----Sitting On Top Of The Blues
Sheba Potts-Wright----So Damn Good
Pokey Bear----Crown Me
Tyree Neal----I'm Missing My Baby
Nelson Curry----It's Time For Soul
Jaye Hammer----Best Of Jaye Hammer
Willie Clayton----Born To Sing
Big G----Midnight Love
Bigg Robb----Smooth Grown & Sexy
T.J. Hooker Taylor----Who Is T.J. Hooker Taylor? EP
Arthur Young----Funky Forty EP
Magic One----The Magic Show II
Johnny James----The Book Of Isaiah
R.T. Taylor----The Mule Man
Itz Karma----Karma Unleashed
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:53 (nine months ago) link
oh here's the link to it all
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 04:54 (nine months ago) link
Wendell B has a deep almost Barry White esque voice. Sometimes goes for a polished nearly mainstream r’n’b style. Not bad but not my album of the year
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 02:53 (nine months ago) link
Kinda quiet storm
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 03:11 (nine months ago) link
I listened to Wpfw DJ Dr Nick play a bunch of great Ms Jody songs Saturday, but I still haven’t caught up on all the 2020 albums and tracks that Daddy B Nice listed in blogposts I linked to above
― curmudgeon, Monday, 1 March 2021 16:34 (eight months ago) link
Great Southern Soul Rompin radio show from Dr Nick today—
Thanks to everyone who went Southern Soul Rumpin' with me today on WPFW, 89.3 FM in Washington, D. C. Maybe you listened online at wpfwfm.org. Hopefully you followed the show on TWITCH!!!
The music featured Southern Soul Duets. Here's the playlist:
Hardway Connection - Southern Soul Rumpin' (Opening Theme)Bigg Robb & O. B. Buchana - Cuttin' UpMr. David & Nelson Curry - By My Damn SelfTheodis Ealey & Lacee - Think It OverOmar Cunningham & Big YaYo - The Boots On SongWillie Clayton & Sir Charles Jones - Do You Feel ItJoe Tex II & Sharnette Hyter - Hold OnJeff Floyd & William Bell - Somebody's Gonna LoseMissy B & LJ Echols - Choose Between 2J Wonn & Mel Waiters - Jigga JiggaJ. Blackfoot & Sir Charles Jones - I'm Just A FoolSergio Davis & Jeff Floyd - Let's Go Rosalyn Candy & Tucka - Boom Shaka LakaJ. Red The Nephew & Karen Wolfe - What's Up For The NightWilliam Bell & Snoop Dogg - I Forgot To Be Your LoverStevie J Blues & LJ Echols - My ExRashad Tha Bluz Kid & J. Wonn - Shake ItWillie Clayton & Pat Brown - Equal OpportunitySir Jonathan Burton & Bishop Bull Winkle - Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Floyd Taylor & Mel Waiters - It's On MeFat Daddy & Sir Charles Jones - Mr. MailmanArthur "Funky Forty" Young & Jeter Jones - Flashlight
See you next Saturday from 12 noon til 2pm EST!
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:02 (eight months ago) link
The Boots On song is a classic
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 14 March 2021 05:04 (eight months ago) link
Rob Bowman who wrote a book about Stax has a new one about Malaco. Southern soul roots
― curmudgeon, Friday, 2 April 2021 04:47 (seven months ago) link
Rob Bowman will be talking about his Malaco book tonight with great writer/ professor Scott Barretta at 6:30 et , 5:30 central zoom via Oxford, Ms book store Square
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 14:51 (seven months ago) link
Fascinating interview that focused on beginning of Malaco w/ regards to southern soul ( Zz Hill and Denise Lasalle) plus how it stumbled into gospel and then became a leader in releasing black gospel quartets and some mass choirs .
Interview is archived for now on Square Books Facebook page, and may get added to their YouTube page.
Bowman talked about how the label put out Black music for Black people ( as compared to Alligator and other labels). Plus there was talk re how federal deregulation of radio allowed Clear Channel to buy up many southern soul and gospel stations, leaving less around now and hurting the musicians and labels
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:15 (seven months ago) link
Oh Npr did a story on Malaco
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 19:33 (seven months ago) link
Got the Malaco book for my birthday! It’s a big coffee table size one
― curmudgeon, Monday, 19 April 2021 18:55 (seven months ago) link
Preston Lauterbach who wrote a great book on the history of the Chitlin Circuit now has a free email Substack
― curmudgeon, Monday, 19 April 2021 19:42 (seven months ago) link
Ann Powers & Amanda Petrusich who both write about roots/Americana music these days never write about southern soul.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 23 April 2021 14:19 (seven months ago) link
Bobby Rush deserves his own thread. He is doing a pair of virtual solo concerts this month, May 16 & 23, making appearances on behalf of a new documentary he is in called “The Birth of Soul Music,” and will be releasing his memoir “I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story,” in June
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 11 May 2021 04:32 (six months ago) link
So much old and new southern soul for me to catch up with
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 03:31 (six months ago) link
Sweet Angel “Jukin at the hole in the wall ( remix)” is a good one
― curmudgeon, Monday, 31 May 2021 03:57 (six months ago) link
Lotsa outdoor gigs happening in Mississippi but alas I am not there. I need to catch up on my listening online still.
Did I mention that Daddy B Nice has a subscription email now. It’s free
Preston Lauterbach also has one, plus he just helped with Stax, & Al Green & more drummer Howard Grimes new memoir Timekeeper
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 3 June 2021 13:56 (five months ago) link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0HeYGpRyOYBobby Rush does talk overs during this Ms Lowe song
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:06 (five months ago) link
Klay Redd's "Chicken Wang" almost feels like a parody of southern soul. But some good line dancing
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 03:36 (four months ago) link
Then there's Ice Buck with Nellie Tiger Travis "Back that Country Thang on Me"
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 28 July 2021 03:39 (four months ago) link
.Ann Powers just retweeted this: @AmericanaFest Artist Of The Year @brandicarlile uses her speech to shout out @outsidechild13 (Alison Russell) @amythystkiah @iamyola @TheValerieJune @joyoladokun
and I have heard her plug these artists before, but contrarian me (who also likes southern soul more than singer/songwriter folk and thinks its more Americana ) is thinking "what about southern soul"
1. “I’m Gonna Win”—T.K. Soul2. “Knee Deep (Soul Lion Bass Mashup”—Jay Morris Group3. “I’ll Leave The Light On”—Karen Wolfe4. “OMG”—Cadillac Man5. “Tennessee Whiskey”—Sir Jonathan Burton6. “For You”—Sean Ardoin7. “Kush Kush”—Lacee8. “Do You Wanna Ride”—Silky G McCoy9. “Imma Let Him Get It”—Summer Wolfe10. “Rough Ride”—Stephanie McDee
SIR CHARLES JONES: The Chosen One (Music Access)
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 September 2021 03:49 (two months ago) link
Reading about international conference on the blues taking place in Mississippi today reminds me that my desire for the Americana awards people to recognize blues and southern soul is to expand the Americana pie and not a dis of all stuff they consider Americana. Also posting this in response to criticism Geoff Himes got for his Afro-Americana piece in paste
― curmudgeon, Friday, 1 October 2021 19:42 (one month ago) link
Sir Charles Jones is the man
― curmudgeon, Friday, 15 October 2021 17:56 (one month ago) link
Dr Nick was playing some awesome southern soul on his WPFW Saturday 12 to 2 pm et Southern Soul Rompin show. I need to listen to it again on their 2 weeks only available archives
― curmudgeon, Monday, 22 November 2021 16:05 (one week ago) link
Still need to listen to that Saturday show before it’s gone
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 30 November 2021 21:29 (thirty minutes ago) link