Chitlin Circuit Double-entendre -filled Soul 2004 (and onward) Theodis Ealey's "Stand Up In It" is a song of the year

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The Trailride Music, vol. 1 comp on Ross Group is a fun collection of mostly Louisiana based southern soul. Pokey Bear sounds better on this, than on his own album. This could be an album of the year.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 December 2017 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

So Nellie Tiger Travis finally put out “Mr. Sexy Man” the album. More straight up soul than current southern soul. It’s

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Really liking that Trailride music, Vol. 1 comp sampler. Its on Spotify. As is Ms. Jody's fine 2017 album

curmudgeon, Friday, 29 December 2017 17:32 (one year ago) Permalink

The latest Ms. Jody took some time to grow on me. Loving the track with the now late Big Cynthia on that Trailride sampler. She was the daughter of the late Motown saxman Junior Walker and Gloria Adams.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Pamela Boone from Alabama has a southern soul blog

curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Liking most of Jeter Jones-Trailride Certified. Raspy soul voice with a Louisiana flavor on some cuts. He calls himself “Da GQ Country Boy”.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 31 December 2017 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

RIP Denise LaSalle, per Boogie Reports newsletter

She was a great singer

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 14:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Awwww, shit. RIP, Denise. One of my alltime favorite songs:

Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Yep, Trapped by a Thing Called Love is a great one and her big US r’n’b hit. Here albums from this century on Malaco and Ecko are great too. Most on Spotify. I like Lasalle ‘s Smoking in Bed, Mississippi Woman and many more.

Apparently in the U.K. she had an 80s hit with a version of “My Toot Toot.”

Christgau used to write about her but none of the other big name critics or current hip websites care about her. Ann Powers and NPR have not weighed in, nor The NY Times . Since she lived in Chicago for awhile and recorded for Chess for a bit, she got an obit there.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I love the "My Groove" medley where she stretches out "Make Me Yours," "Precious Precious" and "Trapped..." I first heard her do that at a pretty sketchy nightclub (first one I ever attended with a metal detector) and thought I died and went to soul heaven.

Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Jon Pareles of NY Times just did a Denise Lasalle obit.

curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I mentioned Ms. Jody in the Village Voice Oazz & Jop comments. poll is ending today I think

curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 21:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Pazz & Jop

curmudgeon, Friday, 26 January 2018 21:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Big Daddy Nice’s fave 2017 albums. Pokey Bear is his fave

curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:02 (one year ago) Permalink

I like Jeter Jones, Nelly Tiger Travis and Ms. Jody more than Pokey Bear.

Pokey Bear -Bear Season
O.B. Buchana --- Swing On With O.B.
Miss Portia --- All In My Feelings
Uncle Wayne --- The Birth Of Hithm And Bluez
Ms. Jody --- Thunder Under Yonder
Jeter Jones --- Trailride Certified
Sharnette Hyter --- Grown Folks Talkin'
Lady Di --- Three Way Love Affair
Angel Faye Russell --- A Taste Of Angel
Mo B --- Toast It Up
Joe "Blues" Butler --- Full Figured Woman
David Brinston --- Sidepiece Motel
Mr. Sam --- Make Time (For Her)
Stevie J. Blues --- Back 2 Blues
Big G --- Darkest Hour
Sweet Angel --- Can't Walk Away
El' Willie --- The Game Changer
Rashad --- Country Soul
Stan Butler --- The Blues In Me
Nellie "Tiger" Travis --- Mr. Sexy Man: The Album
Jaye Hammer --- Last Man Standing
Bigg Robb --- Born 2 Do This
Latimore --- A Taste Of Me: Great American Songs
Tre' Williams --- Chocolate Soul
Lacee --- Mind Gone
Lomax --- Is This What You Want
Tyree Neal --- Still Called The Blues
Simone De --- Unbelievable
J. Red --- J. Red The Nephew And Friends
Beat Flippa producer, Various Artists --- Trailride Music Vol. 1

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 January 2018 15:34 (one year ago) Permalink

With the right marketing, the Nellie Tiger Travis album should have gotten more crossover attention. She's got well crafted ballads, retro soul and blues, in addition to southern soul. Alas too many critics just like pretty folk music from onetime popsters like Aimee Mann, or various others but don't give the likes of Nellie (or even contemporary r'n'b) a chance. Maybe if her album had come out on the late Sharon Jones' label Daptone, she'd get more attention.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 1 February 2018 19:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Nellie Tiger Travis won the "Best southern soul/r'n'b album" category

Willie Clayton won their best soul blues album for "Crossroads of the Blues"

A bunch of other awards on their site too

curmudgeon, Monday, 5 February 2018 17:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Willie Clayton album is nice

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 05:45 (one year ago) Permalink

The Clayton album is blues but soulful and largely without the annoying bar band clichés that most identify now with the genre.

As I once said years back, if I had used a different name for this thread, more people might post here (Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley fans and old soul record collector types on ilx)...But whatever...Arab Music thread and many others don't have many people posting either.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:20 (one year ago) Permalink

Still liking this genre niche more than other genre niches on this forum.

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 February 2018 18:56 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Vickie Baker “Honey Hole” is soulful & catchy with kinda obvious lyrics rhyming with fishing pole

curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Karen Wolfe ain’t bad either

curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Oh, I have so much catching up to do with this genre. Sadly these creative age 40 and up African-American acts based mainly in the US south get ignored by nearly everyone.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

1. "Black Horse"---Jeter Jones
2. "Ain't No Fun"---Dolla Bill Dodson
3. "Put It On Me"---Krishunda Echols
4. "Pokey At The Trailride"---Pokey Bear & The Deaconaires
5. "Give It All You Got"---L.J. Echols

Some of Big Daddy Nice's current faves

curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:15 (one year ago) Permalink

OB Buchana's "Teach Me How to Swing" remix on Ecko is contemporary but not contrived, soulful but not too overtly retro

curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 April 2018 16:22 (one year ago) Permalink

L.J. Echols may not have the most soulful voice, but he cleverly slurs and stretches words, and uses some fun downhome lyrics

curmudgeon, Friday, 27 April 2018 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Omar Cunningham "Boots On" is an awesome jam and should crossover.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:20 (one year ago) Permalink

OB Buchana's new album Parking Lot Love Affair is a Big Daddy Nice fave. I haven't heard it yet

curmudgeon, Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Willie Clayton's "Sidepiece on the Side" is about his uh "sidepiece" leaving him

curmudgeon, Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Another fun night seeing Hardway Connection do their mix of southern soul originals and old-school soul covers at Lamont's, down in Pomonkey, MD. They have a new album coming out in mid-June

curmudgeon, Monday, 28 May 2018 05:18 (one year ago) Permalink

I wonder if Reddit or music forum Dissensus have any southern soul fan sites? There’s Daddy B Nice and other blogs plus Facebook I guess

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 15:34 (one year ago) Permalink

Was just in Houston, Texas. Texas was home to amazing late soulman Mel Waiters. I heard Willie Clayton and other soul on Texas Southern University radio KTSU. Heard an interview with Houston Blues Society folks on the Pacifica public station there too.

Saw some zydeco

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 14:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Not southern soul, but Leon Bridge and the Suffers and others identified with retro soul want to break out of the parameters they were in

curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 June 2018 05:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Had a fun time at Lamont’s seeing LJ Echols, J Red, Karen Wolf, Shaye Denise, Hardway Connection and more. This grown folks music continues to be ignored by almost everyone except for some over 40 fanatics ( mainly African-Americans).

curmudgeon, Monday, 18 June 2018 13:33 (one year ago) Permalink

LJ Echols has a raspy soul voice with range. He also lost my attention doing that Marvin Sease candylicker bit with a woman from the crowd.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

But I liked most of Echols set

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Some southern soul songs I like:

Wendell Brown, Vick Allen, LJ Echols-"High heels & Jeans (remix)

Mose Stovall-"Dancin

(the late) Mel Waiters-"Let's Dance"

Vickie Baker -"Honey Hole"

curmudgeon, Monday, 16 July 2018 03:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

The new Hardway Connection album is out. Just on cd at this point. No digital.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Jeff Floyd ‘s 2001 “I found love on a lonely highway “ is a classic. If a Daptone label act covered it, NPR would be all over it.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

Big G from Richmond, VA has such a great smooth voice

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 August 2018 14:36 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

When I was in Houston a little while back, I ran into writer Joe Nick Patoski at a zydeco and Cajun show at a park. He told me he was going to southern soul bar the Silver Slipper. He didn't mention they had live music, just the jukebox. I didn't go. I should have.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 23 September 2018 20:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

That "Honey Hole" song (mentioned above) is so nicely delivered. More songs I like -- J Red's (If your man won't love you) I will",

I forget who sings the following great ones--- "Draggin that Wagon," "Your Man is Cheatin' on Us," and "Roll it , Roll it"

curmudgeon, Monday, 24 September 2018 04:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

The lyrical themes may be formulaic but there's some great tunes still being created in this genre.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 03:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

I missed the Lamont's club anniversary event that included Big G from Richmond, VA. He's a skilled instrumentalist and singer with southern and old-school style r'n'b songs

curmudgeon, Thursday, 4 October 2018 15:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

does anyone know the story of these 'Jody' songs Johnny Taylor and Bobbie Newsome did on Stax and assorted in the early 70s?

campreverb, Friday, 5 October 2018 23:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Some Jody talk over here: Johnnie Taylor

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 5 October 2018 23:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

hey thanks for that!

campreverb, Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

You Jody song folks should listen to the latest album from Ms. Jody--I'm Doing My Thang

curmudgeon, Friday, 19 October 2018 03:49 (eight months ago) Permalink






1 2 The Masterpiece Sir Charles Jones Southern King Ent.
2 1 I'm Doin' My Thang Ms. Jody Ecko
3 6 Welcome To Da Boom Boom Room P2K Dadiddy SMG
4 NEW Drank Of My Love Crystal Thomas Gooba Sac Music
5 4 Southern Soul Party Time Mix, Vol. 1 Various Artists Aviara Music
6 3 Blues Mix 26: Super Soul Duets Various Artists Ecko
7 5 Nasty N' Dirty Southern Soul Blues, Vol. 2 Various Artists Aviara Music
8 NEW The Magic Show Magic One Magic One
9 29 Said I'm Looking Corey Rudolph Aviara Music
10 NEW I Miss You Krishunda Echols Neckbone
11 7 Dhis Him Jeter Jones RMG
12 NEW Cause & Effect NayCole Soul Mop
13 8 Lonely Tears Big G Stone River
14 9 Blues Mix 25: Slammin' Southern Soul Various Artists Ecko
15 NEW Out Of The Blue Willie Hightower SoulTrax
16 NEW I'm Still Around Johnny Rawls Third Street Cigar
17 10 Too Far Gone Peggy Scott-Adams Hooked Record
18 15 Parking Lot Love Affair O.B. Buchana Ecko
19 18 Mr. Sexy Man: The Album Nellie Tiger Travis Wegonsee
20 19 Nasty N' Dirty Southern Soul Blues Various Artists Aviara Music
21 12 Bootleggers Gimmie My Money Carl Marshall Aviara Music
22 13 Good Whiskey Avail Hollywood Nlightn
23 14 Kitty Whipped David Brinston Ecko
24 20 Ricky White Presents Combination 4 Various Artists CDS
25 26 Bear Season Pokey Bear RMG
26 21 Making Love To Your Mind J-Wonn I Got This Record
27 22 I Came To Party Big Woo Big Woo
28 30 Long Live The King^ Tucka Groove City
29 24 J. Red The Nephew & Friends J. Red The Nephew Soul Mop
30 25 Born 2 Do This Bigg Robb Over 25

curmudgeon, Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

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