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"I'm Just Woman Crazy"

Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)

Composed by Willie Young




July 21, 2018:

New Album Alert!


Buy Da Twinky Man's New DO THE HURRICANE album at Amazon.

DO THE HURRICANE TRACK LIST:


1
Da Hurricane

2
Use Me for a Young Man

3
Man Shortage

4
Broken Hearted Mother

5
Love Hurts

6
D Devil is in the Church House

7
Living on a Fixed Income

8
My Daddy Stole My Girlfriend

9
I'm in Luv with a Crackhead

10
Stand Up

11
Jesus Holding My Hand

Daddy B. Nice notes:


If there were no James Brown, there would be no Twinky Man. You can say that about a lot of artists, I know, but you get the gist. From Brownian jams ("Man Shortage," the title cut "Da Hurricane") to Brown-style R&B ballads ("I'm In Love With A Crackhead,"), Twinky Man feasts on James Brown, adding a couple of new elements, humor and irony, along the way. That's not the only influence, though. "Use Me For A Young Man" and "Stand Up" are pure Tyrone Davis. DO THE HURRICANE may be more in the nature of a "collectors' item," but as the popularity of southern soul grows this may well become one of those rare records collectors seek. In the meantime, a couple of mp3's should satisfy.

Buy Da Twinky Man's New DO THE HURRICANE album at Amazon.

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Daddy B. Nice's Original Profile:


Realistic, witty, funny--the lyrics and titles of Twinky Man's songs are refreshingly contemporary, embedded in real-life, lower-economic-rung situations. Musical influences run from Johnnie Taylor to James Brown to Rue Davis.

Your Daddy B. Nice first heard Da Twinky Man's single, "I'm Just Woman Crazy," on DJ Ragman's afternoon show on Mississippi Southern Soul station WMPR. Rag played it on a fairly regular basis, and it always produced a longer-than-usual post-play laugh and chuckle.

"I'm Just Woman Crazy" is not on YouTube. To buy it, or hear a sample, click here.

Due to the station's moral standards, "I'm In Love With A Crackhead" wasn't played, but "Crackhead" was very popular among deejays with independent shows, as evidenced by its ubiquitous presence on playlists of the day.

"I'm In Love With A Crackhead" also attracted the attention of a lot of non-Southern Soul fans, most visibly computer geeks, who immediately co-opted it for theirs lists of unique and far-out song titles and concepts.

But of the two songs, "I'm Just A Woman Crazy" had much more going on musically. There was a Holmes Brothers bass line that pulled at you like the Pied Piper. A charismatic, stuttering, rhythm guitar riff motored the verses, and then--every time you got to the chorus of "I'm just woman crazy/ And that's what I am"--a Temptations guitar fill dropped on you.

The whole was tied together by Da' Twinky Man's vocal--supremely loose, two-guys-on-bar-stools-casual--amazingly confident for a debut single. Unfortunately (as far as I know) "Woman Crazy" still hasn't appeared on Youtube and is mostly forgotten.

If "Woman Crazy" epitomizes the kind of scruffy, playing-against-the-charisma appeal that Southern Soul holds for listeners burnt out by smooth R&B, "I'm Living On A Fixed Income"--Twinky Man's follow-up single to his debut CD-- inhabits its own special heaven.

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Listen to Da' Twinky Man's "Living On A Fixed Income" while you read on.

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If "Woman Crazy" epitomizes the kind of scruffy, playing-against-the-charisma appeal that Southern Soul holds for listeners burnt out on smooth R&B, "I'm Living On A Fixed Income"--Da Twinky Man's follow-up single to his debut CD-- inhabits its own special heaven.

"Living On A Fixed Income" may be producer Carl Marshall's finest work. Da Twinky Man sings it straight, but--as his name suggests--straight is never really straight when you're talking "twinky."

There's so much more in there: desperation and reportage mingled with some kind of secret humor and/or satire.

Although it's not much of song in terms of structure--a funk tune with a laid-back attitude--you want to listen to it again and again.

Marshall's keyboard curls in and around Twinky Man's lamentations like the snake from the Garden of Eden. A hint of strings lend a touch of class and depth. And Jamonte Black, Marshall's longtime background singer, contributes one of her finest efforts.

Other songs of note are "Arkansas Pimp," a sweat-inducing rocker, "I'm In Love With A Crackhead," a ballad of misery if ever there was one, and "Child Support," a James Brown-styled domestic ode whose title says it all.

All of these songs are buoyed by a surprisingly distinguished and conceptually-sophisticated vocalist--Da Twinky Man--who arrives on the current scene as a fully seasoned veteran.

Da Twinky Man's music will remind Southern Soul fans of the best work of Lee "Shot" Williams and Billy Ray Charles.

--Daddy B. Nice


About Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)

Willie Young (Da Twinky Man) is a Houston native, having moved to the Texas metropolis's 5th Ward when he was ten years old from Altheimer, Arkansas. Young began a local singing career, opening for rhythm and blues stars who came to town.

Da Twinky Man's debut CD, I'm In Love With A Crackhead, was published in 2006 by 5th Ward City Records, notching two popular chitlin' circuit radio singles, "Woman Crazy" and "I'm In Love With A Crackhead."

The popular Twinky Man single, "I'm Living On a Fixed Income," was released in 2008. It appeared on the CDS sampler, Southern Soul And Party Blues, Vol. 2, the same year.

Another single, "Buffet Booty Woman," appeared on the CDS sampler Them Downhome Blues, Vol. 1 (2009).

Twinky Man's second album, Do The Hurricane, was published in 2018.


Song's Transcendent Moment

"I go to the Mall
And I stare at them all.
Big legs and big hips
And big booties, too.
I look at their thighs.
How they drive me wild.
Every time they come around
I have a big smile.
I'm just woman crazy,
And that's what I am."


Tidbits

1. June 4, 2011.

Citations and awards for Da' Twinky Man's music include:

Daddy B. Nice's Top 10: June 2007

4. "Woman Crazy"------------------Da Twinky Man

Daddy B. Nice's Top 10: July 2007

2. "Woman Crazy"--------------------------Da Twinkie Man

Best "Out Of Left Field" Southern Soul Song:

1. "Woman Crazy" by Twinkie Man
2. "I Need Some Money" by Swamp Dogg
3. "Block Party" by Chuck Brown
4. "Red House" by Uncle Wayne
5. "Older Woman, Younger Man" by Pat Cooley
6. "Bootie-Mitized" by Teddy Bear
7. "Dog Kind Of Love" by Dicky Williams w/ Ken Massey
8. "You Walked Out" by Ghetto Cowboy

Best Southern Soul Debut

1. "Can We Go There" by Ms. Nicole Jackson
2. "Red Cadillac" by Uncle Wayne
3. "Money Or Fame" by Aaron Young
4. "It Ain't Easy" Z. Z. Hill Jr.
5. "Mike's Place" by Sweet Angel
6. "Work Yo Body" by Mr. Sam
7. "Friends Don't" by The Duchess
8. "Woman Crazy" by Twinky Man
9. "I Like Big Girls" by Bigg Joe
10. "The Shadow Knows" by Fred Bolton
11. "That's My Shugga Daddy" by Jewel J.
12. "Someone Else's Bed" by Mashaa
13. "Playa Haters" T. J. Hooker Taylor

Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles For. . .

DECEMBER 2008


10. "Living On A Fixed Income"------------Da Twinky Man

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If You Liked. . . You'll Love

If you liked The Jo-Us Band's "I'll Be Doggone," you'll love Da Twinky Man's "I'm Just Woman Crazy."



Honorary "B" Side

"I'm Living On A Fixed Income"



5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy I'm Just Woman Crazy by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
I'm Just Woman Crazy


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 5 Stars 
Sample or Buy I'm Living On A Fixed Income by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
I'm Living On A Fixed Income


CD: Southern Soul And Party Blues, Vol. 2
Label: CDS

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Southern Soul And Party Blues, Vol. 2


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy I'm In Love With A Crackhead by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
I'm In Love With A Crackhead


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy Stand Up Ladies by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Stand Up Ladies


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy Arkansas Pimp by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Arkansas Pimp


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy Child Support by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Child Support


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy Love Hurts by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Love Hurts


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy You Used Me For A Young Man by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
You Used Me For A Young Man


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


2 Stars 2 Stars 
Sample or Buy Buffet Booty Woman by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Buffet Booty Woman


CD: Them Downhome Blues, Vol. 1
Label: CDS

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Them Downhome Blues, Vol. 1


2 Stars 2 Stars 
Sample or Buy Man Shortage by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Man Shortage


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


2 Stars 2 Stars 
Sample or Buy Old Men's Still Making Babies by Da Twinky Man (New Album Alert!)
Old Men's Still Making Babies


CD: I'm In Love With A Crackhead
Label: 5th Ward City

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I'm In Love With A Crackhead


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