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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I'm liking the bluesy-soul of Crystal Thomas "Drank of My Love" album

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:26 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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 (six months ago) Permalink

Alas, that “Doghouse “ is just an extended mix of Ray’s 2016 song

curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 November 2018 02:33 (six months ago) Permalink

enjoying some david brinston right now.

Heez, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 04:03 (six 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 (five months ago) Permalink

I wonder if Brinston's "Sidepiece Motel" from 2017 is his most recent?

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:07 (five months ago) Permalink

Oh, Brinston put out "Kitty Whipped" this year -2018

curmudgeon, Friday, 30 November 2018 14:21 (five months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah kitty whipped is really great

Heez, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 03:26 (five months 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 (five months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

Tucka's voice reminds me a bit of R. Kelly

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:02 (four months 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 (four months ago) Permalink

O.B. Buchana has a nice track on that list

curmudgeon, Thursday, 27 December 2018 19:34 (four months ago) Permalink

Big Daddy Nice essay on 2018

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 17:58 (four months ago) Permalink

I put some stuff from here on my ilx ilm ballot. I have caught up on some 2018 Southern Soul but more to go. Ms. Jody can do no wrong with me ( even when her albums have a few misses).

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 January 2019 20:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Johnny Rawls 2018 album I’m Still Around is a solid work of bluesy southern soul

curmudgeon, Friday, 18 January 2019 02:35 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Anthony Hamilton has some southern soul roots

curmudgeon, Friday, 22 February 2019 14:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Blues Festival. Sir Charles Jones, Theodis Ealey, Big Pokey Bear, Lenny Williams, Terry Wright. See festival website. Nashville auditorium

Southern soul in Nashville

curmudgeon, Friday, 22 February 2019 14:30 (three months ago) Permalink

That Nashville gig is tonight Saturday February 23. Nashville resident and NPR critic Ann Powers should go

curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 February 2019 17:08 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I doubt Ann attended.

I have praised Vickie Baker’s “Honey Hole” here before, and must do so again. So catchy

curmudgeon, Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:47 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Dr Nick on WPFW yesterday played some great southern soul cuts by Mose Stovall, Christy Luv, Ms Jody, Lamorris Williams, Big Robb, & more

curmudgeon, Sunday, 28 April 2019 19:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I need to see if those acts also are appearing on the southern soul charts and getting love from Big Daddy Nice as well. Pretty sure they are

curmudgeon, Monday, 29 April 2019 11:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

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