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Daddy B. Nice's Corner

THANK YOU LETTERS....

RE: DADDY B NICE FEATURES WILLIAM BELL #1 (NOV.
14) ---- William Bell f/ Snoop Dogg "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", PLUS NEW ARTIST GUIDE



Thanks for the accolades & the feature BNice,...we sincerely appreciate it!

Keep up the great / necessary work & only the best to you,

Larry
Wilbe Records

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to William Bell.

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RE: SHOUT OUT TO DADDY B NICE

Just wanted to thank you and Friends for the comments I've been reading. This is straight from me Maurice Wynn that I am still playing all over and will release something new the on coming year. It won't be a repeat of what I've done, grown in so many ways over the years and ready to share these stories with everybody. Again thanks for the love ….=

Maurice

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RE: LIL' JIMMIE

Hello,

this is Tobias from Munich, Germany. I am running a small record label on which I re-release soul music from the 1960s. I came across your website when I was searching the internet for Jimmie Forbish Jr.

I am wondering if you were able to help me getting in contact with him. I would be interested in licensing a song which he released back in the late 1960s.

It would be wonderful if you were able to help me in this regard.

Best regards,
Tobias

www.tramprecords.com

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dear sir/madam.

is there anyway i can purchase a song by lil jimmie-entitle ( she was twerking)? released june 2014.

thanks for your cooperation.

bobby

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Lil' Jimmie's "She Was Twerkin'" was by far the most requested song here in 2014. I'm sorry, but I still have no contact for Lil' Jimmie, and the song has still not been released for sale. Lil' Jimmie occasionally appears in the tour dates in Daddy B. Nice's Concert Calendar. You may want to watch for contact #'s of concert promoters who may have further information.

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Lil' Jimmie.

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SOUTHERN SOUL RADIO WARS LETTERS:

RE: SOUTHERN SOUL RADIO ROUND-UP



The Love Doctor

Daddy,

I really enjoyed your recent essay on WAGR. I'm so sorry I never tuned into WMPR during its golden era when the likes of Senator Jones ruled the airwaves. (I've checked but there don't seem to be any tapes of him floating around the 'net.) The current bland funk oldies on WMPR are such a let down.

Per your advice I've been tuning into WAGRand loving it. But I remember a few months ago you had a post detailing other shows called "Saturday is the day for the southern soul radio," but it seems to have fallen off when other posts moved up. Could you repost it as a resource for us fans who rely on the Internet for our southern soul radio fix?

Many thanks,
Noah

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks, Noah. If you ever come through my area, I'll play you an early-morning, Uncle Bobo (Senator Jones) back-to-back replay of Love Doctor's "Lies" with Uncle Bobo talking between every phrase, in a swoon of adulation for this creation he's helped bring to life.

I tuned into WAGR (Lexington) last night and DJ Big Money was on. I caught the last half of the Klass Band's "Sugar Shack" (I wonder if that whistling phrase in the middle is what made it a hit?) followed by Sir Charles' "Do You Feel It" (from the Tribute CD), Little Milton's "Room 244," Keisa Brown's "I'm Leaving Married Men Alone," RB & Company's "You Can't Watch Your Wife And Your Woman, Too," Jackie Neal's "If You Think I'm In Love, I'm Just In Love with Yo Stuff" and James Smith's "Get Off My Track."

Jackie Neal

Is that inspired or not? Then, and only then, came the commercials, but half of them were local concert ads, and there's nothing that makes me happier than posting a concert I hear on a local radio station.

Noah, with all the year-end content I'm obligated to post in December and January, I don't have room to post my piece on "Saturday Is The Day For Southern Soul Radio." However, I'm talking to my "web" people about building an "Archives" page or section to the website.

I will tell you that this morning (Saturday) I started my Southern Soul streaming at WDLT Mobile with DJ Nikki DeMarks and a couple of hours later moved to WAGR Lexington with DJ Big Money.

Best wishes,
Daddy B. Nice

See article on Daddy B. Nice's Corner.

Noah replies:

Hi Daddy,

Thanks for the great reply to my letter. I love the idea of an "archives" section for posts like the radio one I mentioned.

Here are some upcoming concerts....

Thanks as always!
Noah

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RE: SOUTHERN SOUL RADIO WARS:

BIG NEW SOUTHERN SOUL RADIO PROGRAM!


Daddy B. Nice,

Jazzii A., former Bobby Rush dancer and Southern Soul Renaissance Woman (entertainer, choreographer, journalist, TV personality, radio deejay, club deejay, label owner, etc.) is now on WJAB-FM, Alabama A&M's 100,000 watt (!) public radio station with her "N-Da-Kno With Jazzii A" southern soul show, every Friday night/Saturday morning from 12:00 midnight to 4:00 AM. (Yeah, Jazzii keeps juke joint hours!) --

Perfect for your at-home after-hours blues parties, your late-night drives home from your local hole in the wall, or your weekend "strokin'" sessions (on the couch or anywhere else!) --

Good news for all of us who care about the music . . .

David Whiteis

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BIO AND UPDATE ON MR. TERRY WRIGHT "THE ANYTIME MAN"

Good afternoon Sir,

I have looked through your page (on Terry Wright) again and again and there is something missing, and that is Terry's hot new Single called "I Done Lost My Good Thang" oh my I need to send you this right away, it is the hottest song right up there with J-Won a very good friend of mind from Jackson MS. Terry has come along way since the Back Road CD and the Anytime Man CD as well, this song has over 200,000 hits on you tube of the behind the scenes video of I Done Lost My Good Thang, its powerful video as well. I see we need to get you caught up, my name is Larry J. Valliere Im Terry's Road Manager and Publicist. Mr. Terry Wright has had a wonderful and productive Summer as well, has been on shows with the legendary duo group of the 90's K-Ci and Jo Jo, and Morris Day & The Time. Mr. Wright has also been booked to join The Blue's Is Alright Tour in 2015 beginning in Feb. Mr. Terry Wright had the opportunity of a life time and that is to pay tribute to the Legendary Soul Group The Manhattens, in which Terry created the look and the style, and not to mention the moves, it was a night to remember at the Just Music Awards in Tunica Resort a standing ovation, and Gerald Austin and Blue Luvett enjoyed an emotional tribute. I believe its on you tube as well. Sir my email is larryvalliere166@gmail.com and you can reach me at -------- or you can reach Terry at -------- thank you Sir for your time and patience and the Title of the CD is called Standing In A Good Man Way featuring the hit song I Done Lost My Good Thang, and Terry is with Coday Records as well we are just waiting for the finished product, for it to be released.

Larry Valliere

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Larry,

At first, after reading your letter, your Daddy B. Nice felt self-righteous and marked you for one of those publicists who don’t do their research and assume their artists' histories begin and end with their tenure, because Terry Wright's “I Done Lost My Good Thang” was a major story here in 2013, "broken" to the southern soul community a full year ago--last November, in fact.

All you had to do was go to Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index under “Wright, Terry” to find all the references on the website to “I Done Lost My Good Thang”—-for example, its original appearance at #6 on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles Review For NOVEMBER 2013.

But when I went to the Terry Wright Artist Guides (there are two, you know), I was taken aback by how much time had passed since either was updated, and I began to feel sympathy for your concerns.

A YouTube video of "I Done Lost My Good Thang," as you point out, had been released since my postings, and there wasn’t a link to that, so I put one in. Even more importantly, I noticed that there was no link from the “old” Terry Wright Guide (#89 on the Top 100 “90’s—00”) to Terry Wright’s new Artist Guide (all the way up to #48) on the 21st Century Top 100 Countdown—-a major boo-boo on my part--so you might have been stuck on the old artist guide page. But the new page—the 21st Century Artist Guide--needed some work too.

So with apologies for my first reaction, check out the new Terry Wright page—the 21st Century Artist Guide. I’ve even posted the single for “I Done Lost My Good Thang” in Daddy B. Nice’s CD Store.

And don’t forget Daddy B. Nice’s Comprehensive Index, where you’ll find the locations of the song’s other 2013 citations....as one the “best ballads” of the year, and as one of the “best songs by a longtime veteran”.

My best wishes to you and Terry,

Daddy B. Nice

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RE: GREATEST SOUL SINGER ALIVE

Dear Daddy B. Nice,

I had the opportunity to hear Maurice Wynn in September at a function in the Roanoke Rapids (North Carolina) area. I had heard his wonderful songs before but never had the privilege of seeing him in person.

Maurice Wynn

I visited your website a couple of times and I just wanted to say that Maurice is one of the best soulful singers on earth. His smooth, sexy and piercing voice resonate your soul and heart.

I have heard Roy C, Johnny Taylor and all the soul singers, but Maurice holds his own up there with Luther, Barry, Keith Sweat, R Kelly and everyone. We have visited Gwendolyn's other club called Blue Oasis several times lately to hear Maurice. He is now singing there on Thursday nights instead of the club called Gwendolyn's.

Our group will pay any price to hear this man sing. He has captured our hearts forever. Thanks for posting the information about Maurice. He is so talented and needs to be somewhere winning all kinds of awards for such a clean, extraordinary and distinctive voice.

Eunice Ward

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Eunice,

Excellent letter. It's great to hear from someone touting her favorite artist with such heartfelt enthusiasm.

Daddy B. Nice

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Maurice Wynn.

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"LOOKING FOR A SONG" LETTERS


"13 Days"

Daddy B. Nice,

I'm looking for a song. I think it's called 13 days. I want to know who it is so I can buy his CD.

Latoya

Listen to Dave Mack singing "13 Days" on YouTube.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay, Latoya. That's Dave Mack singing "13 Days." The single surfaced in 2004 and was an underground classic in Jackson (Ms.) and the Delta for a number of years.

You can buy the 13 Days CD (Mabry Music, 2005) at CD Baby.

If this song has a deja' vu-like sound, by the way, it's because it's based on Smokey Robinson's "The Tracks Of My Tears," with the tempo of Smokey's classic slowed down.

Best,
Daddy B. Nice

Read Daddy B. Nice's Guide to Dave Mack.

Link to all the awards, citations and other references to Dave Mack in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.

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dear sir/madam.

"She Was Twerkin'"

is there anyway i can purchase a song by lil jimmie-entitle ( she was twerking)? released june 2014.

thanks for your cooperation.

bobbybobeva

Daddy B. Nice replies:

That's the number-one-requested song by my audience over the past summer. It's not for sale, but be patient. Lil' Jimmie appears to be adding new singles. See:


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

-------OCTOBER 2014---------


8. "Next Time (I Fall In Love)"------Lil' Jimmie

I've received many letters from fans asking where they can buy Lil' Jimmie's "She Was Twerkin'," previously touted on Daddy B. Nice's Singles Review (#3/June/'14), and the answer is still nowhere--on the Web, at any rate. "Next Time" is the follow-up single, utilizing the same staccato guitar style and truly wonderful, female background singing. In his "cool" obscurity and his tenacious old-school style, Lil' Jimmie reminds me of the legendary Eddie Holloway.


All this activity bodes well for a long-play collection by Lil' Jimmie in the near future.

Meanwhile, Lil' Jimmie has missed a lot of sales by not putting out a "She Was Twerkin'" single.

Daddy B. Nice

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Lil' Jimmie.

Link to all the awards, citations and other references to Lil' Jimmie in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 Southern Soul 90's-00's


Johnnie Taylor

Daddy B. Nice

Just wanted to find out if you had that top 100 southern soul songs 90's to 00's on CD?

And your top 20 rap and r&b.

And the soul gospel?

Thanks.
Gino

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the long delay. No, Gino. Obtaining publishing rights from all of the labels, artists, and years represented is too formidable a task. That's why I put links to the music throughout the commentary. You will have to build such a collection from its various parts.

Using Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index and Daddy B. Nice's CD Store is the easiest way to construct your own "Top 100" (or something close), and I'd wager it'll turn out to be an entertaining journey.

Daddy B. Nice

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RE: NELSON CURRY (NOT!) LEAVING KLASS BAND BROTHERHOOD

See Daddy B. Nice's #5-ranked Southern Soul Single Review: "Love On Me" by Nelson Curry



Good Morning Daddy B

As always I want to thank you for the great work and the exposure that you do for this Southern Soul market and music in general. I read your segment on your concern of lead singers leaving their bands and I too feel that way to some degree.

However I just want your readers to know that I am still with the Klass Band Brotherhood. The project title Love On Me is just a record I co wrote with someone outside the band that is the lead single for a compilation Cd from my Neo Blues Label. The CD will include new songs from new artist that I am working with along with a single called "By My Damself" featuring Me and Mr David.

The single Love On Me can also be purchased on our website as all our music: klassbandbrotherhood.com

The Brotherhood is alive and well and if anyone needs a hot band or a Nelson Curry track show email us or call 803-439-6673.
We Stay Ready!!

Thanks Again

Nelson Curry aka Sugaa Shack Man

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to the Klass Band Brotherhood.

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RE: COPYRIGHT CASE BETWEEN PRODUCER ERIC "SMIDI" SMITH AND DESERT SOUNDS CEO CHARLES "PETE" PETERSON

Bobby Jones

Hello Daddy B Nice…

As I promised… I want you to see the Judges ruling on the Peterson V. Smith copyright infringement lawsuit… I am currently awaiting the Judges ruling on my counter lawsuit for my unpaid production invoices and damages. This ruling is PUBLIC and available for the world to view and download from the internet. You are free to post this ruling if you like without any comments from Pete Peterson or Desert Sounds Records agents…My music career has been greatly damaged by Charles “Pete” Peterson. You are free to post this ruling to clear my name of the alleged Copyright Infringement offender in this lawsuit.

Thank you,

Eric “Smidi” Smith AKA Smidi Beats
www.smidibeatsmarket.com

Listen to Bobby Jones singing "You Ain't Go No Proof" over an Eric "Smidi" Smith instrumental track on YouTube while you read.

THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
AUGUSTA DIVISION
CV 113-119

CHARLES PETERSON, d/b/a •
Desert Sounds Records, •

ERIC D. SMITH, d/b/a World *
Records Productions and d/b/a •k
Smidi Beats Market Records,
Defendant. *

0 R D E R
Before the Court are numerous motions from both pro se
parties in a music copyright infringement case. For the
reasons stated herein, the motions are TERMINATED and this
case is DISMISSED without prejudice.
I. BACKGROUND
On July 22, 2013, Plaintiff, acting pro se, filed suit in
this Court against Defendant for copyright infringement in
violation of 17 U.S.C. § 501. On August 12, 2013, Defendant
appeared pro se and filed an answer. On December 9, 2013, the
Court resolved multiple motions from both pro se parties and
gave clear instructions to Plaintiff regarding the possible
dismissal of his claim.

Even before proceeding to the merits of Plaintiff's
copyright claim, Plaintiff s motions for summary
judgment falter. Unquestionably, a copyright owner
is entitled to bring an action against those who
infringe on his protected works. However, no civil
action for infringement of the copyright in any
United States work shall be instituted until
preregistration or registration of the copyright
claim has been made. Although this registration
requirement is not jurisdictional, it is a
precondition to suit.
Here, Plaintiff fails to present any evidence that
he has registered the copyright claims of the works
at issue with the Copyright Office in accordance
with § 411(a). It is not enough that Plaintiff
simply alleged in his complaint that he is the
rightful owner of the copyrighted works at issue.
Plaintiff must present valid evidence of
registration; otherwise, his suit risks dismissal.
(Order of Dec. 9, 2013, at 14-15)(internal citations and
punctuation omitted)(emphasis added). Nine months after those
instructions were given, Plaintiff has yet to present any
evidence that he registered his claims with the Copyright
Office.

Chuck Roberson

II. DISCUSSION
The text of 17 U.S.C. § 411 is clear.
[N]o civil action for infringement of the copyright
in any United States work shall be instituted until
preregistration or registration of the copyright
claim has been made in accordance with this title.
17 U.S.C. § 411(a). The United States Supreme Court and the
Eleventh Circuit have not specifically addressed the question
whether a district court may sua sponte enforce this statutory
Case requirement. See Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, 559 U.S.
154, 171 (2010); see also Kernal Records Ov v. Moslev, 694
F.3d 1294, 1302 n. 8 (11th Cir. 2012). However, the Court
concludes that a plaintiff asserting a claim for copyright
infringement must provide evidence, or at least allege, that
the copyrighted work is registered with the United States
Copyright Office. Absent that evidence or allegation, the
copyright claim is required to be dismissed, but without
prejudice to the filing of an action after the registration is
made. See Buruss v. Zolciak-Biermann, 2013 WL 5606667, at *3
(N.D. Ga. Oct. 11, 2013) (sua sponte dismissing without
prejudice a copyright infringement action where plaintiffs
failed to allege that the copyrighted works were registered
with the United States Copyright Office).

Because Plaintiff in this case has not alleged or
presented evidence that his works are registered with the
Copyright Office, the Court of its own accord DISMISSES this
case without prejudice. In the Order dated December 9, 2013,
the Court gave clear notice to Plaintiff, proceeding pro se,
of the Court's intention to take this action. If Plaintiff
wishes to pursue this matter further, he must first comply
with the statutory registration requirement set out in 17
U.S.C. § 411(a) then file a new claim in an appropriate court
with jurisdiction over this matter and over these parties.

III. CONCLUSION
The Court hereby TERMINATES all pending motions (docs. nos. 35, 40, 43, 44, 49, 51, 52, 54) and DISMISSES this case without prejudice.

Jeter Jones

ORDER ENTERED at Augusta, Georgia, this 18th day of September, 2014.
Honorable J. Randal Hall
United States District Judge
Southern District of Georgia

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Daddy B. Nice notes:

SouthernSoulRnB takes no position on this legal conflict between two parties (Eric “Smidi” Smith and Pete Peterson) who have each acquitted themselves with the utmost courtesy and professionalism in venting their issues here at SouthernSoulRnB.

Our interest originally had to do with the multiple use of the same “Smidi” instrumental backgrounds in fairly high-profile southern soul singles over a period of approximately five years by (first) Bobby Jones, (then) Chuck Roberson and (finally) new artist Jeter Jones. And in researching this unusual practice, the copyright conflicts between Pete and Smidi came to the fore and took center stage. For more background, go to Daddy B. Nice’s New CD Reviews (under "Jeter Jones" in “Recently Reviewed” in the right-hand column.)

Perhaps the two most salient lessons to be learned from this case are 1/ know what has come before you in the southern soul market before you produce a new southern soul record; and 2/ know how to properly register your copyright.

DBN


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RE: "SATURDAY IS THE DAY TO LISTEN TO SOUTHERN SOUL" LETTERS

(Click here for Daddy B. Nice's "News & Notes" August 17, 2014.)


Shirley Brown

Daddy B,

Just a word to let you know about my show.

The Lewis Dee Grown & Sexy Radio Show Promo

The Lewis Dee "Grown & Sexy" Radio Show. Southern Soul...3 full hours of Southern Soul, Blues, R&B, Old Skool, And Classic Soul music. The show targets to 25 - 54 age demograhic, but can be enjoyed by all.

View on... www.grownandsexyr

Thanks

There is power in prayer, trust me!!

Lewis Dee

Daddy B. Nice notes:

For a third-party and very complimentary assessment of Lewis D.'s Saturday show, go to Southern Soul Paradise....

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Pensacola and Lewis Dee!
Hey Pensacola! Make sure you listen to Lewis Dee's Grown and Sexy Radio Show from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CST) every Saturday on WRNE 980 - Choice 106.9. He has a fantastic show. Check him out at his website and on Facebook!!


--And, from…..

Saturday, December 28, 2013
Lewis Dee/WKXN

I try to listen to southern soul 24/7 and, thanks to the internet, I can do it! But, there's nothing like listening to it live on the radio! You can't beat turning on your radio in your home or in the car and being able to listen to the blues. When I'm in south/central Alabama, I love to listen to Lewis Dee live on WKXN out of Montgomery from 6 - 9 a.m. and noon - 3 p.m. CST on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays! Check out his website at http://grownandsexyradio.webs.com/.

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/

Lewis Dee replies:

Daddy B,

Thanks you so much for sharing space on your site for The Lewis Dee Grown & Sexy" Radio Show. If I, or my show can be of any assistant to you feel free to ask. You are in my prayers!!

Lewis Dee
CEO/Host
The Lewis Dee Show

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...And From "Southern Soul Blues" Author David Whiteis....

Important New Radio Outlet?


Greetings (again!) --

For some reason, a lot of folks don't seem to know about this . . . but there's a new (?) FM station in Jackson, Mississippi that specializes in southern soul. Its call letters are WRTM, and it's run by industry veteran Carl Haynes, a legend in Jackson radio....

Try this link http://www.smoothsoul1005.com/


David W.

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...And, from another Saturday Southern Soul deejay who is seeking new product...

Good morning, Sir,

My name is Mac Taylor, DJ and On Air Personality for WJLD radio here in Birmingham, AL. I have a weekly radio show on Saturday's called 'Shot House Saturdays' from 2pm - 6pm CST, where my format is mostly southern soul. I like to showcase new artists and tracks. I keep up with your website and your charts weekly. How can I obtain a lot of this music for air play? I am in contact with some record companies, such as Coday, but I need a really good source. Can you please advise?

Thank you in advance!

DJ Mac Taylor
1 Time Entertainment Mobile DJ Services
WJLD Radio
205-567-8828

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I'll post your letter in the Mailbag, DJ Mac, for artists and agents to see. In the meantime, watch for the re-opening of the much-missed http://soulandbluesreport.com/, which will make your peers more visible for networking.

Daddy B. Nice

DJ Mac responds:

Good morning, Sir,

Thank you for responding...I'm actually on M - F, 9a - 12p now.

Displaying my number and email is fine...I appreciate your assistance!

DJ Mac Taylor [MrMacTaylor@ymail.com]

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Souther Soul Singles

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.
215-790-5800, 215-893-1999.

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)...

Different strokes
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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