Friday, August 29, 2014. Attala County Coliseum, 550 Mississippi Hwy. 12, Kosciusko, Mississippi. J'Wonn, Dave Mack, Napoleon, Big Yayo. BYOB. Info: 601-665-3519 (Antonio Brooks).
Friday, August 29, 2014. Scott's Grand Reception & Corporate Center, 5060 Dorchester Rd. #320, Charleston, South Carolina. Lacee Album Release Party. Lacee and band. 843-568-1101, 888-415-2224.
8 pm, Friday, August 29, 2014. Bastrop Municipal Center, 1901 Moeller Dr., Bastrop, Louisiana. Carl Sims, T.K. Soul, Ms. Jody. Doors open at 7 pm. 318-512-3614, 318-283-3320.
Friday, August 29, 2014. M & J Lounge, 132 Georgetown St., Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Monica Short Birthday Party. LaMorris Williams, Dave Mack, T-Baby. 601-214-2095. BYOB. Doors open at 8 pm.
Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, 2014. Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino Hotel, 4146 Washington Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Back-to-back CD Release Parties. Grady Champion. 800-700-7770.
7 pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Union County Fairgrounds, 334 W. Hillsboro St., El Dorado, Arkansas. 9th Annual Southern Soul Showdown. Vick Allen, Avail Hollywood, Jeff Floyd, Willie P., Columbus Toy, Nicky Parrish. Gates open at 6 pm. 870-866-7441 or 870-864-0350.
5 pm, pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Cherry St., Downtown Helena, Arkansas. 3rd Annual Labor Day Barbeque & Blues Festival. Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Sweet Angel. Gates open at 3 pm.
8 pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. River View Head Start Center, Phillip, Mississippi. L.J. Echols.
Saturday, August 30, 2014. Casino Beach, 4 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Gulf Coast Summer Festival. Tucka, Lacee, Gina Brown, Johnny Gill, Dru Hill, Average White Band, Will Downing. Gates open 12 Noon.
Saturday, August 30, 2014. Bolling Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, 50 Theisen St., Washington, DC. Millie Jackson. 202-563-8400.
3 pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Mr B's Park, 7243 Gatewood Rd., Woodford, Virginia (Caroline County). Divas & Gents, Southern Soul Bluez. Wilson Meadows, Big G, Pat Cooley, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary. 804-389-3558.
10 pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Hollywood Palace, 1721 Smith St., Greenville, Mississippi. Terry Wright, Jessie Clay, Napoleon. 662-820-8469.
Saturday, August 30, 2014. Major Events, 5075 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lenny Williams, Alexander O'Neal and more.
5 pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Fairmont Community Park, Fisher St., Fairmont, North Carolina. Roy C. Gates open at 3 pm. 919-649-1670, 910-633-8611. Lawn chairs and coolers welcome.
9 pm, Saturday, August 30, 2014. SP Picnic Grounds, 209 Hilltop Road, Kendleton, Texas. South Texas Frontier Days Rodeo. Rue Davis, Kenne Wayne. 281-818-1540.
Saturday, August 30, 2014. Moroccan Lounge, Itta Bena, Mississippi. Chris Ivy.
9:30 pm and 11 pm (2 shows), Saturday, August 30, 2014. Elks Lodge, 4304 Water Avenue, Selma, Alabama. Willie Clayton. 334-412-6006.
Sunday, August 31, 2014. Louisiana Purchase Garden & Zoo, 1405 Bernstein Park Rd., Monroe, Louisiana. Omar Cunningham. 318-329-2400.
Sunday, August 31, 2014. Whitney Center, 301 Apple St., Monroe, Louisiana. 2nd Annual Labor Day Blues Fest. Omar Cunningham, Kenne Wayne, L.J. Echols, Ghetto Cowboy, Michaelangelo, Benito. Doors open at 7 pm. 318-547-0853.
Sunday, August 31, 2014. The Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Louisiana. T.K. Soul.
5 pm, Sunday, August 31, 2014. Holmes Recreational Park (Stallo Park/Da Shack), 1222 O Road 571, Stallo, Mississippi. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Bigg Robb, Tre Williams. Gates open at 2 pm. 662-705-0780.
8 pm, Sunday, August 31, 2014. Vineyard Entertainment Center, 3270 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. Anita Love, Jaye Hammer, Karen Wolfe and more. Doors open at 6 pm. 901-483-1602. BYOB.
3 pm, Sunday, August 31, 2014. Spur Station, 69655 U.S. #51, Tangipahoa, Louisiana. Lacee, Ms. Charli, Mystikal. Tents, BBQ pits and coolers welcome. Gates open at 8 am. 985-229-2400.
August 31, 2014. Chi Town Legends, 223 Industrial Park Road, Winona, Mississippi. J-Wonn. Doors open at 8 pm. 662-275-2822.
11 pm, Sunday, August 31, 2014. Val's Place, 595 HWY 59, Center, Texas. Avail Hollywood.
8 pm, Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, Texas. Aretha Franklin. 512-225-7999.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson St., Dublin 2, Ireland. Candi Staton. +353 1 678 7188.
8 pm, Friday, September 5, 2014. Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 North Greenwood Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sir Charles Jones. Doors open 7 pm.
8 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas, Texas. Aretha Franklin. 214-880-0202.
8 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, South Carolina. Klass Band Brotherhood, Latimore, The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards, Calvin Richardson, MC Lightfoot. 843-529-5000.
1 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. Jackson County Fairgrounds, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mel Waiters.
8 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. The Summit Center, 852 N. Gloster St., Tupelo, Mississippi. Willie Clayton. 662-231-5167.
9 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. The Mix, Hwy. #49, Tchula, Mississippi. Bigg Robb, Lady Trucker, Wood. 662-834-1025, 601-1214-1606. Doors open at 8 pm.
10 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. Club Premiere, 420 Commerce St., Shreveport, Louisiana. T.K. Soul, Luster Baker. Doors open at 9 pm. 318-272-7779.
Sunday, September 7, 2014. Sam's Town Casino, 1477 Casino Strip Blvd., Robinsonville, Mississippi. Theodis Ealey.
6 pm, Sunday, September 7, 2014. Club Me & U, 820 Cooper Road, Suite H (Candlestick Shopping Center), Jackson, Mississippi. Charles Evers Birthday Bash. Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, Reverend Joe A. Washington, LaMorris Williams, Ms. Jody, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Little Miss Soul, T-Baby. Doors open at 4 pm. Admission at the door only. BYOB. 601-398-0784.
Monday, September 8, 2014. The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden, NW1 7PG, London, England. Candi Staton.
8:30 pm, Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, Texas. Aretha Franklin. 713-772-5900.
8 pm, Thursday, September 11, 2014. Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis, Tennessee.Gladys Knight. 901-525-3000.
Thursday, September 11, 2014. House Of Blues, 225 Decatur St., New Orleans, Louisiana. Bobby Rush, Allen Toussaint. 504-310-4999.
Friday, September 12, 2014. Highland Social Club 2929 S WW White Rd., San Antonio, Texas. Mel Waiters. 210-333-4567.
Friday, September 12, 2014. Telluride Blues & Brews Fest, 209 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, Colorado. Lee Fields & The Expressions, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton, George Clinton and more. 800-970-7541. See Telluride Blues Festival website.
September 12, 2014. Grown & Sexy Sports Bar, 15394 Hwy. #49, Belzoni, Mississippi. Columbus Toy, Chris Ivy. BYOB. 662-836-4186.
Saturday, September 13, 2014. The Meeting Place, 1301 W. Erwin St., Tyler, Texas. Omar Cunningham, Ms. Genii. 903-535-9400.
8 pm, Saturday, September 13, 2014. Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama. Karen Wolfe, J-Wonn, Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul. Doors open at 7 pm. 251-423-5144.
Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14, 2014. Nokia Theatre, 2121 E. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, Nevada. Stylistics, Chi-lites and more. 702-507-5700.
Saturday, September 13, 2014. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd,, San Diego, California. The Bar-Kays, Zapp and more. 619-224-4171.
8 pm, Sunday, September 14, 2014. Club What's Next, 2504 Mill St., Lake Charles, Louisiana. CD Release Party. J-Red. Doors open at 7 pm. 337-292-1814.
Sunday, September 14, 2014. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, California. Harold Melvin & Blue Notes, Junior Walker, The Stylistics, Brenton Wood, The Dramatics, The Chi-lites, The Three Degrees.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Lee Fields & The Expressions. 773-276-3600.
Wednesday September 17, 2014. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri. Chuck Berry.
Friday, September 19, 2014. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, California. Lenny Williams, Brothers Johnson, Manhattans and more. 909-623-3111.
Friday, September 19, 2014. Jones Plaza, 10860 FM 1960 Rd. W., Houston, Texas. Theodis Ealey, Kenne Wayne.
10 pm, Friday, September 19, 2014. Hollywood Palace, 319 S. Hwy. #82, Greenville, Mississippi. Avail Hollywood, Ms. Jody and more. Doors open at 8:30 pm.
9 pm, Friday, September 19, 2014. Ground Zero Blues Club, 252 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, Mississippi. Grady Champion. 662-621-9009.
8 pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014. Bryan Union Hall, 400 Cow Palace Road, West Point, Mississippi. Sir Charles Jones. Doors open 7 pm. 601-454-4850.
12 Noon, Saturday, September 20, 2014. Washington County Convention Center, 1040 S. Raceway Rd., Greenville, Mississippi. 37th Annual
Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival. Willie Clayton, Bobby Rush, Grady Champion, Syleena Johnson, Sweet Angel and more. See Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival website. Gates open at 10 am. Small coolers OK, no grills.
9 pm, Saturday, September 20, 2014. Elks Lodge, 3100 J.R. Lynch St., Jackson, Mississippi. Tre Williams, Robert "The Duke" Tillman & band, Adrian Bagher. 601-951-6621. Doors open at 7 pm.
9 pm, Friday, September 26 & 9 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4146 Washington Street, Ameristar Casino Hotel, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grady Champion.
Saturday, September 27, 2014. Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. Bobby Rush. 816-483-1456.
9 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014. Club Envy, 2932 MLK Blvd., Bay Springs, Mississippi. Avail Hollywood.
Sunday, September 28, 2014. Craftsman Club Park, South Norrell Road, Clinton, Mississippi. L.J. Echols.
Saturday, October 4, 2014. Leflore County Civic Center, 200 Mississippi 7, Greenwood, Mississippi. Mississippi Blues Festival. Jeff Floyd, Bigg Robb, Sheba Potts-Wright, Omar Cunningham, Terry Wright. 662-453-4065.
8 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014. Ruston Civic Center, 401 N. Trenton St., Ruston, Louisiana. Donnie Ray, Tucka, William Calhoun, Luster Baker. 318-280-6271, 870-866-7441. Doors open at 7 pm.
10 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014. Club Prime Time, 807 East 9th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Avail Hollywood.
Saturday, October 4, 2014. Harlow's Casino,4280 Harlow's Blvd., Greenville, Mississippi. T.K. Soul & Band. 866-534-5825.
Saturday, October 11, 2014. Mugshots, 8014 Club Center Drive, Cordova, Tennessee. T.K. Soul & Band.
9 pm, Saturday, October 18, 2014. Moose Lodge, 512 Kennedy Lane, Austin, Texas. Avail Hollywood.
Saturday, October 18, 2014. Casino Resorts, 1100 Casino Strip Resort Blvd., Tunica, Mississippi. T.K. Soul & Band. 866-706-7070.
Saturday, October 18, 2014. Good Deeds Community Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport, Mississippi. L.J. Echols. 228-865-4204.
Sunday, October 19, 2014. Lafayette Square Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. Crescent Blues & Barbeque Festival. Mel Waiters.
Friday, October 24, 2014. Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2100 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N., Birmingham, Alabama. Calvin Richardson, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, MC Lightfoot. 205-458-8400.
Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Kelly Center, 131 Myles Road, Wildsville, Louisiana. T.K. Soul.
7 pm, Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Village of Baytowne Wharf, 9300 U.S. Highway 98 W, Destin, Florida. Grady Champion. 800-622-1038.
Saturday, November 1, 2014. Tha Cattle Gap, 602 Jackson Road, Pachuta, Mississippi. Avail Hollywood.
Friday, November 7, 2014. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St, Memphis, Tennessee. Jerry Lee Lewis. 901-576-1200.
Saturday, November 8, 2014. The Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, Texas. T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, Willie Clayton. 512-854-4900.
Saturday, November 8, 2014. Elks Lodge, 1010 Sgt. John Pittman Drive, Greenwood, Mississippi. L.J. Echols. 662-453-3626.
9 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2014. The House Of Blues, 501 S. Hwy #59, Houston, Texas. Avail Hollywood.
Friday, November 14, 2014. Ritz Theatre, 829 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, Florida. Clarence Carter.
Saturday, November 15, 2014. Cowboy Lounge, 3016 Colonial Ave., Dallas, Texas. L.J. Echols. 214-426-6655.
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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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