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 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Nellie Tiger Travis won the Soulbluesmusic.com "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 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Willie Clayton album is nice
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 05:45 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Still liking this genre niche more than other genre niches on this forum.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 16 February 2018 18:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Vickie Baker “Honey Hole” is soulful & catchy with kinda obvious lyrics rhyming with fishing pole
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:55 (ten months ago) Permalink
Karen Wolfe ain’t bad either
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:00 (ten months ago) Permalink
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 (nine months 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 (nine months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) Permalink
Omar Cunningham "Boots On" is an awesome jam and should crossover.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:20 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) Permalink
Willie Clayton's "Sidepiece on the Side" is about his uh "sidepiece" leaving him
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:21 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months 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 (seven months ago) Permalink
But I liked most of Echols set
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:31 (seven months ago) Permalink
Some southern soul songs I like:
Wendell Brown, Vick Allen, LJ Echols-"High heels & Jeans (remix)
(the late) Mel Waiters-"Let's Dance"
Vickie Baker -"Honey Hole"
― curmudgeon, Monday, 16 July 2018 03:40 (six months ago) Permalink
The new Hardway Connection album is out. Just on cd at this point. No digital.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:50 (five 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 (five months ago) Permalink
Big G from Richmond, VA has such a great smooth voice
― curmudgeon, Monday, 27 August 2018 14:36 (four months ago) Permalink
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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink
Some Jody talk over here: Johnnie Taylor
― Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 5 October 2018 23:48 (three months ago) Permalink
hey thanks for that!
― campreverb, Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:58 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink
1 2 The Masterpiece Sir Charles Jones Southern King Ent.2 1 I'm Doin' My Thang Ms. Jody Ecko3 6 Welcome To Da Boom Boom Room P2K Dadiddy SMG4 NEW Drank Of My Love Crystal Thomas Gooba Sac Music5 4 Southern Soul Party Time Mix, Vol. 1 Various Artists Aviara Music6 3 Blues Mix 26: Super Soul Duets Various Artists Ecko7 5 Nasty N' Dirty Southern Soul Blues, Vol. 2 Various Artists Aviara Music8 NEW The Magic Show Magic One Magic One9 29 Said I'm Looking Corey Rudolph Aviara Music10 NEW I Miss You Krishunda Echols Neckbone11 7 Dhis Him Jeter Jones RMG12 NEW Cause & Effect NayCole Soul Mop13 8 Lonely Tears Big G Stone River14 9 Blues Mix 25: Slammin' Southern Soul Various Artists Ecko15 NEW Out Of The Blue Willie Hightower SoulTrax16 NEW I'm Still Around Johnny Rawls Third Street Cigar17 10 Too Far Gone Peggy Scott-Adams Hooked Record18 15 Parking Lot Love Affair O.B. Buchana Ecko19 18 Mr. Sexy Man: The Album Nellie Tiger Travis Wegonsee20 19 Nasty N' Dirty Southern Soul Blues Various Artists Aviara Music21 12 Bootleggers Gimmie My Money Carl Marshall Aviara Music22 13 Good Whiskey Avail Hollywood Nlightn23 14 Kitty Whipped David Brinston Ecko24 20 Ricky White Presents Combination 4 Various Artists CDS25 26 Bear Season Pokey Bear RMG26 21 Making Love To Your Mind J-Wonn I Got This Record27 22 I Came To Party Big Woo Big Woo28 30 Long Live The King^ Tucka Groove City29 24 J. Red The Nephew & Friends J. Red The Nephew Soul Mop30 25 Born 2 Do This Bigg Robb Over 25
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 20 October 2018 20:01 (three months ago) Permalink
Much of the new Sir Charles Jones Masterpiece album sounds more quiet storm and 90s retro ballads than southern soul. But the song "Step it Out" is a great line dance, uptempo southern soul number
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 27 October 2018 04:09 (two months ago) Permalink
I'm liking the bluesy-soul of Crystal Thomas "Drank of My Love" album
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:26 (two months ago) Permalink
Donnie Ray’s latest album My Southern Soul is pretty good. My fave cut is “Doghouse.”
Also listened to the latest Jeter Jones but was not wowed.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 November 2018 01:30 (two months ago) Permalink
Alas, that “Doghouse “ is just an extended mix of Ray’s 2016 song
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:33 (two months ago) Permalink
enjoying some david brinston right now.
― Heez, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 04:03 (two months ago) Permalink
Oh, haven't listened to Brinston in awhile. I like him.
Listening to NeyCole. She's alright but I like Ms. Jody and Karen Wolfe more.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 13:49 (one month ago) Permalink
I wonder if Brinston's "Sidepiece Motel" from 2017 is his most recent?
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:07 (one month ago) Permalink
Oh, Brinston put out "Kitty Whipped" this year -2018
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink
Another year where none of these albums are gonna make the Wire, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, etc. best of the year lists...Since the southern US labels putting out the releases of these over age 50 performers don't do crossover marketing, only a handful of media folks reach out and cover them. These artists in this thread are as much Americana or RnB as those who do get listed in those categories, but alas they're ignored. Yea, I know metal and experimental and some other niche genres also may not get much attention, but it doesn't seem as bad as for the Southern soul folks
― curmudgeon, Monday, 3 December 2018 20:21 (one month ago) Permalink
Yeah kitty whipped is really great
― Heez, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 03:26 (one month ago) Permalink
Nothing from here showing up in Americana lists or even a Southern America website's top list. I don't think Big Daddy Nice does a list till January
― curmudgeon, Monday, 17 December 2018 19:05 (one month ago) Permalink
I like the Karen Wolf song . He's got OB Buchana on it too, plus the great Big G from Richmond, VA
Big Daddy Nice's top 25 southern soul songs
List (with youtube links) includes as top 5:
Fat Daddy "the Blame"Jeter Jones "Black Horse"Sir Charles Jones "Squeeze me"Tucka "Ain't No Getting Over Me"Karen Wolfe "That Bitch Ain't me"
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Tucka's voice reminds me a bit of R. Kelly
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink
x-post--Karen Wolfe. An 'e' on the end. Oh and by "he's got", I meant the Big Daddy Nice list...
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink
O.B. Buchana has a nice track on that list
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Big Daddy Nice essay on 2018
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink