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"Neighbor"

Solomon Thompson (New CD Review / New Artist Guide)

Composed by Solomon Thompson


June 24, 2018: Originally posted in Daddy B. Nice's New CD Reviews.

June 6, 2018:

SOLOMON THOMPSON: Good Damn Music (Golden Choice Records) Three Stars *** Solid. The artist's fans will enjoy.

Solomon Thompson began his southern soul career in 2012. A hiphop single called "Fullah Hundreds" missed the mark entirely. By the end of the year, however, Thompson was making progress with southern soul songs, the tentative "Hard Tonight" and the more promising "Let's Do It". His first full-length southern soul album, History, arrived in 2014. The album's music was written and produced by Solomon's musical sidekick, Ronald ("Ron G") Suggs and included the catchy "Neighbor," a funny take on noisy neighbors, and "One Big Party" and "Time 2 Party (Let's Get It Started)," the dance jams that finally brought the oddly-casual-sounding tenor to the attention of the chitlin' circuit.

A couple of singles ("Mardi Gras" and "Some Football") as well as a dubious detour into urban R&B, the three-song EP All About You, followed without much notice. Now Solomon's back with his second southern soul album, once again accompanied by Ron G., and although the credits make it seem like a full-length CD (the list is padded with a "Greeting," "Intermission" and "Fini") the remaining seven tracks make Good Damn Music seem more like an ample EP with an album "feel".

Old-schoolers won't find much to interest them here. The younger club audience should take notice, though. You can dance to it. You can even get a little crazy to it. Lyrically, Thompson is a party animal. You get the impression he'd like to take Kool & The Gang's "Celebration" through an I.V. every morning before breakfast. There's even a tune called "Celebration" on the album, which--along with the sentimental "Birthday," "Champagne" and "Feel For You"--comprise a mawkish quartet of music closer to pure pop and creamy-smooth, urban R&B than southern soul.

Which leaves three tunes that really rock in the way Solomon Thompson's fans have come to expect. This trio of dance jams dominate the set and illustrate the successful formula Solomon and Ron G have used to create the "Solomon Thompson" sound: a kind of layered, electronic dance music, with insistent, blender-smooth, rhythm tracks balanced with catchy hooks and Thompson's simple yet effective vocals, full of effortless energy, a deceptive but captivating diffidence and colorful hints of humor.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Bang" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Wanna Party" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Say Ooh" on YouTube.

It's not an exaggeration to say these three jams make the album, whether you want to buy the full CD (whose other seven cuts bask in the good will generated) or just the mp3's. To sample all, go to Solomon Thompson's "Good Damn Music Album Preview" on YouTube.

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June 24, 2018: Originally posted in Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag.

Solomon Thompson Responds To Daddy B. Nice's New CD Review.

Daddy B. Nice,

I want to start by thanking you for your review and rating of my work. Overall, I am very pleased with the review. However, I want to clarify one point.

In the article, there is a statement that reads as though I do not write my own music. I want to go on record that I write my own work. I am a singer, songwriter, and entertainer. I write Southern Soul, R&B, Pop, and Hip-Hop, to name a few. When it comes to music, there are many great singers and songwriters in this profession. I wanted to do something different to make people take notice of my sound, hence the party songs my audience have come to know and love.

Thanks again for the review.

Solomon Thompson - Singer/ Songwriter
"The Party Starter"
Golden Choice Records

Read Daddy B. Nice's review of Solomon Thompson's new GOOD DAMN MUSIC album.

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Solomon Thompson Discography:

2014 History (Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records)

2018 Good Damn Music (Solomon Thompson "The Party Starter" / Golden Choice Records)


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July 1, 2018:

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Solomon Thompson on YouTube


Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Neighbor" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Say Ooh" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Happy Birthday" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Bang" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson behind the scene at Mobile's "Spring Fling" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "One Big Party" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "It's Time To Party" on YouTube.

Listen to the official video of Solomon Thompson singing "Happy Birthday" on YouTube.

Listen to Solomon Thompson singing "Anybody Wanna Party" on YouTube.

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Honorary "B" Side

"One Big Party"



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Neighbor


CD: History
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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History


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One Big Party


CD: History
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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History


4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 4 Stars 
Sample or Buy Anybody Wanna Party by Solomon Thompson (New CD Review / New Artist Guide)
Anybody Wanna Party


CD: Good Damn Music
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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Good Damn Music


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Bang


CD: Good Damn Music
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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Good Damn Music


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Sample or Buy Say Ooh by Solomon Thompson (New CD Review / New Artist Guide)
Say Ooh


CD: Good Damn Music
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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Good Damn Music


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
Sample or Buy Happy Birthday by Solomon Thompson (New CD Review / New Artist Guide)
Happy Birthday


CD: Good Damn Music
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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Good Damn Music


3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars 
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Time 2 Party


CD: History
Label: Solomon Thompson / Golden Choice Records

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History


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