7:30 pm, Friday, December 19, 2014. Central City Complex, 609 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. Constable John Brown's 31st Annual Concert. Bobby Rush, Billy "Soul" Bonds, Reverend Joe A. Washington, Millennium Temptations, James Brown. Doors open at 6 pm. BYOB. 601-981-7033, 601-352-9075.
Friday, December 19, 2014. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel Street, Houston, Texas. Lee Fields & The Expressions.
Friday, December 19, 2014. Ground Zero, Zero Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Mississippi. Preston Shannon. 662-621-9009.
Saturday, December 20, 2014. Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, Tennessee. Bobby Rush. 901-312-6058.
Saturday, December 20, 2014. The Elder Rite Center, 316 Hall St., Sandersville, Georgia. T.K. Soul.
Saturday, December 20, 2014. Browns Blues Lounge, 528 Stout Rd., Madison, Mississippi.Grady Champion. 601-951-8516.
Midnight, Saturday, December 20, 2014. F. Jones Corner, 303 North Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi. Sorrento Ussery & Band.
9 pm, Saturday, December 20, 2014. Underground 119 119 South President Street, Jackson, Mississippi. J.J. Thames. 601-352-2322.
Sunday, December 21, 2014. Club Merlin, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ms. Jody.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Sterling Banquet Hall, 10112 Hammerly Blvd., Houston, Texas. T.K. Soul.
Thursday, December 25, 2014. The Beach Club, 1604 W. Frank Ave., Lufkin, Texas. Mr. Kool's Birthday Bash. T.K. Soul. 936-634-2800.
Thursday, December 25, 2014. VFW Albert Lee Mills Post 10387, 206 Winston Churchill Drive, Hopewell, Virginia. Christmas Night with Roy C. Roy C. BYOB. 804-458-2803.
7 pm, December 26, 2014. Lace The Grand Ballroom, 6978 Martin Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana. 50th Birthday Celebration. Gina Brown.
9 pm, Friday, December 26, and Saturday, December 27, 2014. Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino Hotel, Vickburg, Mississippi. Grady Champion.
Friday, December 26, 2014. Carter's Lounge, 153 Tuscarora Road, Warrenton, North Carolina. Christmas Weekend Southern Soul Swag Bash. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, J. Red, Kanem, Black Diamond & Band. 252-702-3833, 252-363-6626. Doors open at 9 pm. Hosted by Power 95.5's Paul Andre.
8 pm, Friday, December 26, 2014. Manhattan Club, 2715 Meadow St., Dallas, Texas. L.J. Echols. 214-421-3213.
Friday, December 26, 2014. Phase 2, 4009 Murray Place, Lynchburg, Virginia. Christmas Ball. Roy C. 434-846-3206, 540-206-4246.
Saturday, December 27, 2014. Sumter County Civic Center, 700 W. Liberty St., Sumter, South Carolina. Holiday Blues Soul Fest. Clarence Carter, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Roy C, Theodis Ealey. 803-406-9274.
7:30 pm, Saturday, December 27, 2014. Jackson Convention Complex, 105 East Pascagoula, Jackson, Mississippi. Soulabration. Vick Allen, Terry Wright, Tre' Williams, J-Wonn, Omar Cunningham. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 678-322-8098.
8 pm, Saturday, December 27, 2014. Vibes Venue, E. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mel Waiters.
Saturday, December 27, 2014. Harlow's Casino, 4280 Harlow's Blvd., Greenville, Mississippi. T.K. Soul. 866-534-5825.
8 pm, Saturday, December 27, 2014. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Erykah Badu.
Saturday, December 27, 2014. The Village Club, Lexington, Mississippi. Holiday Party & CD Release Party. Willie Clayton & Band. 662-515-5015. 662-834-1025. Dress to impress.
Sunday, December 28, 2014. Cypress Bayou Casino, 832 Martin Luther King Rd., Charenton, Louisiana. Mel Waiters. 337-923-7284.
Sunday, December 28, 2014. Tebala Shrine Center, 7910 Newburg Road, Rockford, Illinois. Vick Allen, Ultimate Concept Band featuring Ronnie G., Ms. Nellie. Hosted by Mr. Lee & Co. 815-262-1955.
Sunday, December 28, 2014. Star of the Desert Arena, 31900 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Primm, Nevada. Dorothy Moore, The Impressions and more.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Club Tequila, 8150 Southwest Fwy., Houston, Texas. New Year's Eve Blues Ball. Willie Clayton, Tucka & Groove City Express Band and more. 713-995-7477.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Washington County Convention Center, 1040 S. Raceway Rd., Greenville, Mississippi. Grady Champion. 662-332-0488.
9 pm, Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, New York. Dig Deeper Concerts. Joshie Jo Armstead, Lonnie Lester, Brooklyn Rhythm Band.
8 pm, Wednesday, December 31. LaFlore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7, Greenwood, Mississippi.
New Year's Eve Winter Fest: A Salute To Veterans. Terry Wright & Band. 662-453-4065. Balloon Drop With $$$'s at Midnight.
10:45 pm, December 31, 2014. VFW Albert Lee Mills Post 10387, 206 Winston Churchill Drive, Hopewell, Virginia. Big G & Band, Fly By Night Band. Cash bar/food. No BYOB. 804-615-2196. Doors open at 9 pm.
Friday, January 2, 2015. Underground 119, 119 S. President St., Jackson, Mississippi. Grady Champion. 601-352-2322.
Saturday, January 3, 2015. The Village Club, Lexington, Mississippi. Grady Champion.
Saturday, January 3, 2015. Georgia Theatre, 215 North Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia. Charles Bradley. 706-850-7670.
10 pm, Saturday, January 3, 2015. Gloster Community Center, 500 N. Lusk St., Gloster, Mississippi. New Year Blues Show. Donnell Sullivan, R.J. Scott. Doors open at 9 pm. 601-225-4286, 601-225-4286.
Sunday, January 4, 2015. Huey's Downtown Memphis, 77 S. 2nd St, Memphis, Tennessee. Grady Champion. 901-527-2700.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Uncle Bo's, 420 S.E. 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas. Grady Champion. 785-234-4317.
Friday, January 9, and Saturday, January 10, 2015. Shamrock Hotel, 2101 11 Street Southeast, Calgary, Alberta (Canada). Grady Champion.
Saturday, January 10, 2015. Good Deeds Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport, Mississippi. Birthday Party for the Iceman from 92.5, Herman Williams. Bigg Robb, Mr. Sam. 228-547-1151.
6 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2015. Trotter Convention Center, 402 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, Mississippi. Vick Allen. 662-769-6712. Hosted by DJ Love Bone.
8 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2015. USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Florida. The Spinners, The Stylistics. 813-974-3111.
8 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2015. Club Oasis, 116 Main Street, West Point, Mississippi. L.J. Echols.
Saturday, January 10, 2015. S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois. Otis Clay. 847-492-8860.
6 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2015. Knights Of Columbus Hall, 703 Columbus Road, Wallis, Texas. Kenne' Wayne, Donnie Ray, Tony Wilson, Jinda, Lil' Jab & Zydeco Soldiers, Andrea Dawson, J Newz Band. BYOB. 281-624-7567.
Monday, January 12 through Sunday, January 18, 2015 (nightly all week). Blues On Whyte, 10329 82 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). Grady Champion. 1-780-439-3981.
Friday, January 16, 2014. Sam's Town Casino, 1477 Casino Strip Resort Blvd., Tunica Resorts, Mississippi. Blues Is Alright Tour. Ms. Jody, Willie Clayton, T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush. 662-363-0711.
8:30 pm, Friday, January 16, 2015. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, Texas. Gladys Knight. 713-772-5900.
7 pm, Friday January 16, 2015. Arena, Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Rd., Baton Rouge, Louisiana. MLK Weekend Blues Festival. Betty Wright, Keith Frank, Tucka, Lacee, Theodis Ealey, Tyree Neal, Kenne' Wayne, Jeff Floyd. Doors open at 6 pm. 225-389-3030.
Saturday, January 17, 2015. L.T. Miller Community Center, 900 Lamar Avenue, Yazoo City, Mississippi. Ladies Night Capricorn Birthday Party. L.J. Echols, Omar Cunningham, Dr. Dee. Hosted by WAGR DJ Big Money. BYOB. Dress to impress in Mardi Gras garb. 601-573-0821. UPDATE: Daddy B. Nice notes....The latest radio ad (WMPR, JACKSON, MS. 12/18/14) drops Omar Cunningham and adds Avail Hollywood to the headliners.
8:30 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015. WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Avenue, Thackerville, Oklahoma. Gladys Knight. 580-276-4229.
Saturday, January 17, 2015. Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor Street, Columbia, South Carolina. Klass Band Brotherhood, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Terence Young.
Saturday, January 17, 2015. Harrah’s Laughlin Fiesta Showroom, 2900 South Casino Drive, Laughlin, Nevada. The Drifters, The Coasters.
Saturday, January 17, 2015. Sam's Town Casino, 1477 Casino Strip Resort Blvd., Tunica Resorts, Robinsonville, Mississippi. Blues Is Alright Tour. Sir Charles Jones, Bobby Rush, T.K. Soul, Willie Clayton. 662-363-0711.
9 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015. Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn, New York. Dig Deeper Concerts. Billy Prince (of The Precisions) & Brooklyn Rhythm Band.
9 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015. Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash, Chicago, Illinois. Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 312-427-1190.
8 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015. The TIP Center, 431 MLK Blvd., Heidelberg, Mississippi. Avail Hollywood. BYOB.
8 pm, Saturday, January 24, 2015. Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 1500 Walnut Street, Floor 17, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Early Days Of Rock & Roll. Chuck Jackson, Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler, Jimmy Clanton, Maxine Brown, Mel Carter.
Sunday, January 25, 2014. Huey's Southwind, 7825 Winchester Rd., Memphis, Tennessee. Grady Champion. 901-624-8911.
Friday, January 30 & Saturday, January 31, 2015. Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4146 Washington Street, Ameristar Casino Hotel, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grady Champion.
Thursday & Friday, February 5 & 6, 2015. The Addition, 1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco, California. Irma Thomas, Lee Fields and more.
Saturday, February 7, 2015. Ritz Theatre, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, Florida. Syl Johnson.
8 pm, Saturday, February 7, 2015. 151 Stella Drive, Eldorado, Arkansas. Avail Hollywood.
Friday, February 13, 2015. American Legion Post #248, 3654 Hwy. 1398, Hooks, Texas. Pre-Valentine's Blues Show. Avail Hollywood. 903-908-0266.
Friday, February 13, 2015. Next Level Party Room, 5070 Raleigh LaGrange, Memphis, Tennessee. Bertha Payne Birthday Party. Bertha Payne.
Friday, February 13, 2015. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, California. Barbara Lewis, Billy Paul, Deniece Williams, Eddie Holman, The Intruders and more.
Friday, February 13, 2015. Hollywood Palace Bingo Hall, 1721 Smith St., Greenville, Mississippi. J-Wonn & Band, Wilbert Robinson & Party Hard Band.
Saturday, February 14, Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Drive, Montgomery, Alabama. Killer Diller's 27th Annual Valentine's Day Blues Show. Bigg Robb, O.B. Buchana, Tucka, Lebrado.
Saturday, February 14, 2015. Lederwite Center, Sanderville, Georgia. Ms. Jody.
9 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Willie Davis Recreation Center, 110 Coxferry Road, Farmerville, Louisiana. Avail Hollywood. Dress to Impress.
9 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015. The Elks Lodge, 2671 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, Alabama. Southern Soul Party Valentine's Day Cabaret. L.J. Echols, Andre' Lee, James Payne, Geno Wesley. Host: Beverly McDowell. BYOB. 251-591-1989.
7 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2015. Verizon Theater, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie, Texas. Blues Is Alright Tour. 11th Annual Dallas Blues Festival. T.K. Soul, Theodis Ealey, Mel Waiters, Clarence Carter, Latimore, Millie Jackson. Doors open at 6 pm. 972-854-5050.
7:30 pm, February 14, 2015. Orleans Arena, 4500 West Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada. Love Affair Concert. The Manhattans, Peaches & Herb, Rose Royce, Blue Magic, Deniece Williams, Ready for the World, Eddie Holman, The Persuaders, Billy Paul. 702-284-7777, 888-234-2334.
Saturday, February 14, 2015. Queen Mary Grand Salon, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, California. Valentine's Day Oldies Love Jam. Barbara Mason, Brenton Wood, Little Willy G. and more.
Sunday, February 15, 2015. Thalia Hall, 1225 West 18th St. Chicago, Illinois. Lee Fields, Irma Thomas.
Friday, February 20, 2015. Don Haskins Center, Corner Of Baltimore & Mesa, El Paso, Texas. Dorothy Moore, Barbara Lynn, Gene Chandler, The Chi-Lites, The Manhattans, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Deniece Williams and more.
Friday, February 20, 2015. Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Indiana (Chicago). Blues Is Alright Tour. Millie Jackson, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Latimore. 219-473-7000.
Saturday, February 21, 2015. Illusions Theater At The Alamodome, 100 Montana Street, San Antonio, Texas. Dorothy Moore, The Manhattans, The Chi-lites, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Deniece Williams, Eddie Holman, Gene Chandler, Barbara Lynn.
Friday, February 27 & Saturday, February 28, 2015. Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4146 Washington Street, Ameristar Casino Hotel, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grady Champion.
Saturday, February 28, 2015. The CenturyTel Center, 2000 Century Link Center Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana (Shreveport). T.K. Soul. 318-747-2501.
March 7, 2015. Leflore Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7, Greenwood, Mississippi. Ms. Jody.
Friday, March 13, 2015. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Theodis Ealey.
Saturday, March 14, 2015. Star Plaza Theater, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Indiana (Chicago). Theodis Ealey.
April 4, 2015. Mobile Fairgrounds, Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Jody.
Friday, April 17, 2015. The Barn, Camden, Alabama. Ms. Jody.
Saturday, April 18, 2015. Hauppauge Auditorium, 500 Lincoln Blvd. Hauppauge, New York. Barbara Lewis, Chuck Jackson and many more.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: January 1, 2014:
SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Despite the usual attrition 2013 was a fantastic year for the last "segregated music" in America (as singer/songwriter Luther Lackey called Southern Soul music in an insightful "farewell" interview with Daddy B. Nice in January), with steady output from veterans and buzz-filled epiphanies seemingly on a monthly basis by a parade of bright new and/or little-known performers.
Not to be mistaken for your mama's southern soul, 2013 was the year of Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man," called in many quarters the "number-one song" in America. Even Medea (aka comedian Tyler Perry), boasted that the song--the result of Travis' reunion with writer/producer Floyd Hamberlin--was her favorite during a guest stint on The Steve Harvey show.
One of the keys to the song's popularity was the line in the chorus, "what-yo-name-is?" (which Medea mimicked perfectly), proving once again that good English grammar ("What is your name?") just doesn't (don't?) make sense in the world of blues.
Like a 100-year flood, "Mr. Sexy Man" crept into media outlets long known for eschewing southern soul music, but close in its wake, especially throughout the established chitlin' circuit, was Ms. Jody's "Just Let Me Ride," in which the fiercely competitive diva "saved the horse and rode the cowboy," in the process notching her finest club song to date.
And Ms. Jody also took the music beyond its roots, winning (and triumphantly performing) at the Carolina Beach Music Awards for her single "Still Strokin'," the title tune from the same CD featuring "Just Let Me Ride."
The successes of Nellie "Tiger" Travis and Ms. Jody marked the ascension of a new generation of divas: both had started out as the best of a class of newcomers around 2005.
But the ultimate southern soul high of the year, at least for the insiders fortunate enough to hear his debut in the Delta (Jackson, Mississippi, the heart of the music), was the Big Yayo-tutored singer J-Wonn's "I Got This Record."
With only word-of-mouth, local air-play and one meagerly-recorded live-with-boombox YouTube video on the sidewalk of Farish Street (remember the Rue Davis song?), J-Wonn became an overnight sensation, the charisma and sensitivity of his vocal compelling your Daddy B. Nice to call his coming-out party "dramatic enough to recall Sir Charles Jones' 'Friday' or LaMorris Williams' 'We Can Do It (Impala)'."
Deejays called this song "the #1 song in the WORLD," (How's that, Nellie Travis?), but it was really the #1 Song in the Delta, where its popularity thrust J-Wonn on stage with Willie Clayton and subsequently led to headlining gigs with the likes of respected Southern Soul veterans Wilson Meadows and Dave Mack.
J-Wonn's lightning-speed acceptance--without a published CD--wasn't unique. Only a few months earlier, during the heat of the summer, a young performer whose only claim to fame was being the little sister of singer/songwriter L. J. Echols, put out a single called "Mad Dog 20-20."
An anthem to low-budget, country-style inebriation, with brother L.J.'s admirably rustic guitar picking for background, Krishaunda Echols' "Mad Dog" (which your Daddy B. Nice called "the best thing since the late Jackie Neal") broke with only a YouTube video, without the benefit of distributed single or CD.
In the span of two months, Ms. Echols became a feted headliner at Mississippi southern soul concerts, most exceptionally headlining a show at the Laurel, Mississippi fairgrounds with the greatest divas in Southern Soul (Peggy Scott-Adams, Denise LaSalle and Shirley Brown), with the radio spot featuring Krishunda's "Mad Dog 20-20" exclusively in the commercial.
So fast did events unfold, there was often a disconnect between the day-to-day Southern Soul media, which catered to and supported the small but vital network of established Southern Soul artists, and the emerging younger generation of new acts, largely introduced by Daddy B. Nice, often with little distributed product--J-Wonn, Krishunda Echols, T-Baby, Fredrick (King Fred) Hicks, Adrian Bagher among them--who more often than not had little access to the chitlin' circuit network of the older generation.
Unheralded, young, Delta-based producer Big Yayo (Stevie J's "Because Of Me," LaMorris Williams' "Impala"), was again at the heart of the action, producing not only T-Baby's "The Swag" but J-Wonn's resplendently-arranged ballad, "I Got This Record." And Big Yayo's 2012 success with the disco-edged, Dave Mack-sung, club anthem "Booty Talking" presaged the success of Nellie Travis' similarly-driven "Mr. Sexy Man" in 2013.
Another vital stream of new southern soul music came from a traditional bastion of the genre, southern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, where--with the demise of the once-invaluable Chico's Radio--WDLT Mobile's deejay Nikki DeMarks fought the good fight, championing artists like Stephanie McDee, Cupid and Tucka, whose "Sweet Shop" seduced listeners.
"Twerking" finally hit the mainstream. Hey, America: Louisiana's Jackie Neal was doing it and singing about it a dozen years ago.
And Jackie Neal's little brother Tyree finally moved out of her shadow, producing Big Cynthia's best work in years, not to mention producing fellow Louisianan Pokey and providing the irrepressible guitar lick in the Louisiana-based, "return-of-the-southern-soul-queen" Stephanie McDee's instant classic, "When I Step In The Club."
2013 was noteworthy for the publication of David Whiteis's monumental primer to contemporary Southern Soul: Southern Soul Blues (University of Illinois Press).
The overwhelmingly-accurate, exhaustively-researched tome was the first up-to-date analysis of contemporary Southern Soul in cloth and paper, lending further credence (in the mainstream) to the genre's still obscure existence.
Whiteis wrote (and confirmed with your Daddy B. Nice) that the term "southern soul blues" was a compromise--that the phrases "southern soul," "soul-blues" and "southern soul blues" were all used interchangeably in the book. Yet, such was the heft of the book's influence that respected European online critic Heikki Suosalo wrote that:
“Soul-Blues” is now in the U.S.A. the common term for the music we used to call and still call in Europe “southern soul.” Even though some artists like Willie Clayton don’t like the phrase “southern soul” in terms of describing his music – and Chicago isn’t very south, I agree – I’ll still use it anyhow, because it’s an established, respectable term, going all the way to the 60s. Among European soul music lovers, it’s a positive term and it conjures up an image of certain kind of music, highly emotional and powerful. It’s not necessarily tied up with geography, but purely sound. We also have “northern soul”, and every black music fan and club-goer in Europe understands what we’re talking about."
In the critical sphere, 2013 was also the year Daddy B. Nice completed his Top 100 21st Century Countdown, two and a half years in the making, and the first ranking of southern soul artists since his Top 100 Southern Soul Artists a decade earlier, with Sir Charles Jones replacing the late Johnnie Taylor as the #1 Southern Soul Artist. Mel Waiters, Willie Clayton, T.K. Soul, Bobby Rush, Ms. Jody, Shirley Brown, Theodis Ealey, O.B. Buchana and Bigg Robb rounded out the top ten.
A vocalist some industry people doubted existed emerged from anonymity in an interview with Daddy B. Nice: Will T., the mysterious singer of the original "Mississippi Boy," (often attributed to Charles Wilson), one of the most iconic and oft-covered songs in contemporary Southern Soul. It was written by the same Floyd Hamberlin of this year's "Mr. Sexy Man" fame and most recently covered by Sir Charles Jones under the title "Country Boy."
2013 posted outstanding CD's by some of Southern Soul's banner artists: Theodis Ealey, Vick Allen, Mel Waiters, Ms. Jody, O.B. Buchana, Klass Band Brotherhood and Donnie Ray, to cite only a few.
2013 witnessed the passing of some of the music's most beloved practitioners: Artie "Blues Boy" White, Gus Geeter (of Alabama's King Tutt Band) and Tina Diamond. And in December, to the consternation of the blues community, Robert "Chick" Willis--in his heyday one of the most risque of performers--passed on to Soul Heaven.
Onetime enfants terribles Bobby Rush and Willie Clayton found themselves the elder statesmen of traditional rhythm and blues, with old classics like Rush's "Hard Feelin' With Me" (from Blind Snake)...
For different folks.
Special kind of stroke
For the soulful folks."
...and Clayton's "Can We Talk" (from Full Circle), dressed up with reggae dancehall trimmings, rematerializing in current air play and wowing a new generation.
Lyrical highlights that made 2013 a little more distinctive:
"Hey mista sexy man,
What yo name is?"
Nellie "Tiger" Travis, "Mr. Sexy Man"
"Everyone's watching you throughout this room,
Women watching men watching you.
Jealousy is kicking in."
Mel Waiters, "Hottest Thing"
"Tonight we're eating perch with tartar sauce."
Big "Ro" Williams, "Good Love Muscle"
"They conversated (sic) for awhile."
Vick Allen, "My Baby's Phone"
"Just like Al Green said,
'I'm tired of being alone,'
Thank God for the men
That made these smart phones."
Billy "Soul" Bonds, "Get Her With My Twitter"
"They call me Pokey,
Big pokey bear,
Anytime you need me, baby,
I'll be there."
Pokey, "They Call Me Pokey"
(from an album entitled JOSEPHINE SON POKEY)
"We didn't know a damn thing about bills.
Thought we were living it up like in Beverly Hills.
Plenty of Kool-Aid and government cheese,
Collard greens and black-eyed peas.
Man, those were the good old days."
Vick Allen, "I'm Tired Of Being Grown"
"I'll tell you what.
Stop giving up the cookie
And see how long he stays around."
Nellie "Tiger" Travis to Adrena in "Another Woman's Man"
And, from the debut of the year...
"I caught 'em at the grocery store.
I caught 'em in the Mall.
Saw 'em at the casino,
But my grandma even caught 'em at bingo."
J-Wonn, "I Got This Record"
--Daddy B. Nice
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