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Hello Daddy B Nice

I think the song the lady is referring to is TAKE YO DRUNKEN ASS HOME by Big Al Carson ...It's usually played at the end of the night


Thank you, Melody. I'll post that. DBN.



I am looking for a Southern Soul Club closing song that has the following lyrics:

"You ain't gotta go home, but you gotta get the hell outta of here"

"Last call for alcohol"

"Club is Closing"

Can you help me identify the Southern Soul artist and the name of the song.

J. Johnson

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear J.,

There are a lot of songs with the words "last call for alcohol." I can't put my finger on the song you're talking about. Any other hints? I'll see if the readers have an answer on the Mailbag page.

Daddy B. Nice


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MORE RE: ROY C., L.J. Echols, Love Doctor, Sir Jonothan Burton, Walt Luv SHOW ON AUGUST 2, 2014 IN ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA.

Daddy B. Nice,

Good morning. Some of my friends and I are planning to come to the event on Saturday, August 2 in Zebulon. We have never been to this venue before and I was hoping to maybe see some pics of the layout of the “Barn” and set up for the event with the tents and lawn chairs. I did call the # on the flyer and was given some information regarding the tents. So you have to really be at the gates maybe by 11a to line up to open at 12p in order to hopefully get a spot to camp your tent and wait around until 5p for the show to start? I am know how outdoor events do work like at Time Warner amphitheater and how the lawn area is. Is this place as nice as that for events? I was told this area is for horses is that correct. By chance is there more grassy areas than dirt (regarding if it rains) which my understanding it is supposed to will it very muddy? Again is there any pics of this location. Sorry for all the questions. We are all kind of particular but we do like to have a good time, lol!!!


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Lynda,

These are questions for the promoter. Call that # again.




Dear Daddy B Nice:

I consider myself a long time fan of Roy C, and I would love to attend his show on 8-2-2014, however, your notice is confusing. It gives 5:p.m. at the beginning of the ad. Then mentions the door opening at 12:p.m. There are two addresses given and a mention of a county with no mention of a town. I do not wish to drive for 2 hours and get lost because of poor directions , please state the time the show begin, the address, town and state. If you are giving a party for Roy C. then state the time of the party and that address seperately. I am bringing 7 people and don't wish to get lost.

Thank you,

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Annie,

I feel your pain, but don't kill the "messenger." Your Daddy B. Nice is neither a publicist or promoter, and in this case it is they who deserve the scolding. I am just providing the information given me on the concert flyer, which by the way has no phone #, exact address or town. This concert is obviously out in the "boonies," and will require a more adventurous spirit on your part.

Best wishes, and I hope you are able to make the trip, do a little inquiring in the nearby hamlets, and successfully attend.

Daddy B. Nice

Subsequently, Daddy B. Nice wrote:

Dear Annie,

What a coincidence! After posting your e-mail, I returned to the office this afternoon and had received two new flyers, one with directions and one with phone numbers.

The address is specified as 2318 Broughton Road, Zebulon, North Carolina.

The directions are specified as:

From Raleigh/Durham

40 East to 264 or 64 E. Business

From Wilson/Rocky Mount

264 or 64 West to Zebulon

Make Right Then Left on Riley Hill Road

Note that the directions on the flyer do not specify how to reach Broughton Road. However, the #’s are included:

For further questions, call: 919-208-5877 or 251-545-5921.

Hope this helps and your group can attend, Annie.


Daddy B Nice


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Looking For A Song Letter: Billy Ray Charles

Billy Ray Charles

Daddy B. Nice,

I am looking for a copy of the (Billy Ray Charles) song that goes "I treat my woman better than I treat my wife." Do you know which cd it is on or if it has been recorded?

Thank you,

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Chantelle,

Your letter prompted me to listen to a set of Billy Ray Charles songs for the first time in years, in the process reminding me of the influence of the great Jimmy Lewis, who wrote most of Charles' songs and probably that line you quote, and also reminding me of Charles' influence on Jody Sticker. However, none of the songs in my library contained that line. Are you sure Charles did it? I'll post your letter. Maybe my more alert readers will have the answer.

Daddy B. Nice


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Pictured: Denise LaSalle

Dear Daddy B. Nice:

More on the book-signing front.

I plan to be at the Vick Allen/Ms. Jody/T.K. Soul/Jo Jo Murray/Omar Cunningham show in South Bend, Indiana, on July 26, and I'll definitely have some books on hand.

I'm not sure you even have this event listed yet, but on Saturday, July 12, on the beach at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the 2014 installment of Mr. Lee's Old-Skool R&B/Blues Festival will take place. Headliners are the Zapp Band, Denise LaSalle, and Chick Rodgers. The promoter is veteran Chicago-area dancer, comedian, MC, and promoter Lee "Mr. Lee" Kirksy. His website,, has more information on the show, or call (703) 369-0998. And yes, I'll be out there with my books, as well.

Then on Thursday, August 14, the day before the big festival in Jackson, Mississippi kicks off, I'll be doing an in-store book-signing at Lemuria Books, 4465 N Hwy 55, at about 3:00 in the afternoon. I believe we're going to start at about 5:00 PM. Interested folks can call the bookstore at (601) 366-7619.

Finally -- the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis will once again put on their annual Labor Day Weekend Music & Heritage Festival, on Main St. between Peabody Place and Gayoso. They feature all kinds of Southern music including traditional blues and contemporary southern soul-blues. I don't have the entire lineup, but Bobby Rush has already been announced; in previous years the festival has featured such artists as Sweet Angel, Denise LaSalle, and Memphis chanteuse Ms. Nickki, as well as Bobby Rush. I'll be there on both Saturday and Sunday, signing books.

David Whiteis

See David Whiteis's SOUTHERN SOUL BLUES.


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RE: Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles Review For APRIL 2014: 1. ”Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”-------Karen Wolfe featuring Nelson Curry

Hey Daddy!

I'm so sorry I'm just checking my email.....but what I love about you is you're on top of your Job! I see you got the Single! Thank you so much for the beautiful review.....Nelson Curry did a wonderful collaboration on was written by Chazz Tennison, one of the members of the Klass Band....glad you like it.

Thanks again so much!

Karen Wolfe


Daddy B. Nice,

I want to thank you for the encouragement you give Artist like us. It inspires us to want to be different and to help bring new fans in this Soul market. I somewhat agree with Willie Clayton's views on the label of Southern Soul. However I think we as Artist should place more attention on the soul element and production. It's the very thing that attracted me to the genre in the first place.

Again continue to do what you are doing in giving Artist the truth encouraging them to try something new. The truth will not only set you free, but it will also encourage better music for all the fans of real Soul Music. And I hope Artist and Promoter know WE work with Everybody!

Thanks Again

Nelson Curry aka Sugaa Shack Man

Note: Daddy B. Nice had written:

Your Daddy B. Nice has been encouraging Karen to branch out and do something "different," and this is what I'm talking about. It's a revelation listening to her fronting a bad-assed real live band. It's a Nelson Curry/Klass production all the way. Nevertheless, it’s all Karen on the vocals, representing the ultimate, band-fronting, female southern-soul singer. (Curry wisely cameos near the end.)

Listen to Karen Wolfe featuring Nelson Curry singing "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That" on YouTube.

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RE: MIA'S (Turnover In Southern Soul Performers Is Dramatic Over Last Decade)

See Daddy B. Nice's Corner (April 1, 2014) for complete list.

Daddy B. Nice

Re: Z.Z. Hill Jr. (Not really Z.Z.'s son, by the way) -- Still in Chicago, still shows up at clubs now and then to sit in. I don't think he's done any shows of his own for quite some time.

David Whiteis (author of "Southern Soul Blues")


Daddy B.

Have not had the chance to go through your entire list of MIA's but one that did catch my eye was Snatch Nelson - he had a new CD released in November of last year - I did a review of it in my January Southern Soul Corner column this year.

Here is the link to that column....... Southern Soul Corner


Soul Dog (Neal Furr)


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Greetings Daddy B. Nice,

My apologies for this late response. J.S.S Records home of the Sexy, Sassy, Classy artist " The Duchess" Jureesa McBride truly appreciate your cd review on I'm A Woman First, Tales of The Duchess. Your review is quite humbly, as well exciting. Your thoughts are very important and encouraging. Your critiques in this industry pushes an artist to play hard, work hard, self critique and keep it moving. We do thank you so much.

I notice the review from your Daddy B. Nice's Corner, has been removed. I am requesting a copy of "The Duchess" Jureesa McBride cd review it would be highly appreciate. Daddy B. Nice this is information that should never be left out of an artist website.

I use everything I can get to push my artist to another level in this industry. We hear to many promoters says, Don't nobody know her so it makes it very hard to obtain booking , but it is amazing how quickly some ask you to do an event free or 300.00 to travel 6 to 7 hours. We dont mind,but dang when do you get out of free promotion?

Every artist out there had a beginning, so I want to know what is it about using the "nobody knows an artist" as an excuse to not book. I know it cannot be money because for every so call well known artist why not add a so call new artist to that ticket? People might not have come to see that artist but they sure are not going to leave.

Nonetheless, my mind is overloaded today and I know many read your corner so someone may have an answer to some of these thoughts. I would definitely love to hear your feedback. Thank you for your time.

Please email the cd review to ------ . Again, thank you for all that you do to bring great artists to the forefront.

Silver Shirley

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Shirley,

Thanks for the letter. I don't have time to reply to all, but I did want you to know I haven't removed the review. If you're talking about the CD review, it's listed.

Daddy B. Nice's New CD Reviews

Just scroll down the page a ways.

I've also written some commentary on Jureesa's singles this year on Daddy B. Nice's Corner. Again, scroll down through the various months.

Daddy B. Nice's Corner (2014)

Daddy B. Nice

Shirley McBride replies:

Thank you so much!!!!!!!



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Hello Daddy B. Nice,

I love your website and your drawings! I am wondering if I can purchase a mug with a drawing of O.V. Wright or Bobby Womack on it?

Warm Regards and Keep on Pushing,


Daddy B. replies:

Hi Allen,

You're talking about Daddy B. Nice's southernsoulrnb online store, one of the far-flung departments of this website, and one which I haven't had time to work on in recent years. Believe it or not, the process of sizing and cataloging each new artist drawing is a long and laborious one.

As your letter sent me back looking over all my original drawings on mugs, prints, caps and t-shirts, I was dismayed by how many of the original Top 100 Southern Soul artists featured had passed on--somewhere between a third and a half of them!

Both recording artists you mentioned--O.V. Wright & Bobby Womack--are from the Forerunners Of Southern Soul chart, yet another work-in-progress that I've neglected while detouring through the 21st Century Countdown chart the last couple of years.

I'm also long overdue on resuming entries on that FORERUNNERS chart--William Bell, Tommy Tate, McKinley Mitchell, Otis Clay, etc. Obviously, I could use some help, but where would that be coming from? The only thing I can say is that I love being busy, I love always having something more to do, and I have every intention of eventually getting the newer drawings onto products.

In the meantime, I can tell you that there are many living artists from the old drawings from the original chart who have expressed their willingness to sign the Daddy B. Nice framed prints, if you should feel motivated to buy any of them.

Thanks for your interest,
Daddy B. Nice


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Hello Daddy B. Nice!!!

My name is Eric "Smidi" Smith. First, I want to Thank You for taking the time to review the Southern Soul album projects that I produced over the years. I especially want to thank you for mentioning my name while reviewing JETER JONES: Sweet Jones Live @ Leroy's Chicken Shack CD Project.

I also want to take this time to clarify any doubt that you may have about my instrumental music tracks used by Desert Sounds Records artists and Jeter Jones. Pete Peterson or Desert Sounds Records owes me the sum of $26,700 for my track licensing fees, studio engineering and production fees.

On 22 July 2013 Pete Peterson filed a Federal Copyright Infringement lawsuit against me. I have filed a counter lawsuit against Pete Peterson and Desert Sounds Records because the tracks were my sole property before I recorded them with his artist. Pete Peterson does not own the exclusive rights to use any of my music especially since he has not paid for it.

I solely create and sell my instrumental music tracks on my personal website for anyone to download and license. I produce music in multiple genres. My background music can be heard on several popular network TV shows i.e. The Millionaire Matchmaker on BRAVO, Forensic Files on HLN, Pit Boss on Animal Planet, and Kendra on WE just to name a few. I have just completed production for the UK International Pop singer MAXINE.

I have been a fan of your website for many years and I want to make a formal introduction and friendship to you, Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or comments for me. I look forward to hearing back from you…


Eric "Smidi" Smith AKA Smidi Beats

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi "Smidi,"

Very interesting letter. I've admired your work ever since you came on the scene. I would like to post this letter to "clear the air". Is that okay with you?

Daddy B Nice

Eric "Smidi" Smith replies:

Hello again Daddy B Nice…

Yes!!! Please post this letter… Our court case has been going on for 8 months now and the Judge is about to make his ruling. Pete has hired me as the studio engineer and producer for Desert Sounds Records. He has agreed to pay me my track license fees and producer fees for the artist released projects.

I have only received $229.70 total in sales royalties for ALL released CD's from Desert Sounds Records since the first album Bobby Jones "You Ain't got No Proof" back in 2011. Pete claims that my accounting is accurate and fair. Please "clear the air" and I will keep you posted on the outcome when the ruling is made.

FYI: Pete's lawsuit against Peggy Scott-Adams was dismissed by the Judge in Augusta GA. He has filed the same lawsuit against Peggy in the Albany GA courts.

Thank you for your kind words and response….


Eric "Smidi" Smith

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Daddy B. Nice,

Hi. Could you please tell me who sings the song "Moving On" (I think that's the title). The hook is something like I've closed the door on yesterday I'm moving on, moving moving on to tomorrow.

Thank you!


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi, Anna,

That's one of those great underground records--underground even for Southern Soul, which in itself is underground. The song is called "Moving On," as you surmised, and it's by a singer called Lil' Jimmie (Jimmie Forbish, Jr. of Beaumont, Texas).

The "one-hit-wonder" record is long out of print, but it's by far his best.

You can find his 2007 CD, I'm Not Going Nowhere, on Amazon, but unfortunately it doesn't reprise "Moving On."

I get asked about this record annually, which is one of the reasons I consider it a "classic."

Daddy B. Nice

Check out Lil' Jimmie in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.



I hope im not bothering you, but i have a question...

I have searched far and wide for that Wilson Meadows--Can you hang. I heard it on the radio and i thought maybe it would be somewhere i could purchase it, but i cant find it.

Do you know where i can locate the song? 107.3 Jamz in S.C. has it on their playlist but when you click to buy it, it goes to another song by Wilson.

Thanks if you can help and have a Blessed day!!

Brotha English

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay, Brotha English, but you may have to wait a little while longer. Although he releases radio copies of singles, I don’t think Meadows sells singles. You’ll have to get it on his next CD release, I fear.

Daddy B. Nice



Sometimes I've been reading 'Southern Soul' and I'm searching The Love Doctor's song from the time I heard it through Spice Internet Radio about one week ago.

Please tell me, which CD include 'Long Distant Lovers'?

I've checked up The Love Doctor's 7 solo and 9 compilation CD through Barnes & Noble, CD baby, Amazon, and CDS records.

Help me Please.

Hiromi Yamagui in japan

Daddy B Nice replies:

Dear Hiromi,

The good news is I can answer the first part of your question: “Long Distance Lovers” was on The Love Doctor’s New Beginning CD (Labro, 2010). The bad news is: That album was never distributed for sale.

Daddy B Nice


daddy nice

are these ( artists ) still performing - i love the sound , the music , the musicians , of course the ( blues ) it self ... please let me know , where and when ? they are performing at a ( hole-in-the-wall ) or a boat party . my phone # - ///-///-/// , my e-mail - ///@///.com , thank you very much . please reply ,


Daddy B Nice replies:

Dear Leroy,

Daddy B. Nice’s Concert Calendar. That’s the ticket.

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re: Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Will T.

WOW! Shows how much I don't know . . .

I've been an admirer of Jo Jo Murray and the Top Flight Band for years -- for all this time, I never realized that it was the "real" Will T. singing on that show! (That Thursday night gig Will mentioned, by the way, is at the Hot City Lounge, 7432 S. Racine, Chicago -- well worth checking out for any blues/soul-blues fans looking for the "real thing") --

Not sure how nit-picky you want to be, but I'm guessing that the address of Hamberlin's studio where the original "Mississippi Boy" was recorded was 70th and South Shore, not "7th" -- I went to his studio one time for an article I was doing on Stan Mosley and the late Lee Morris; I'm pretty sure that's where it was. And yes, Michael Mayberry would most likely be the "partner" he was talking about.

David W.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sounds like one of those "it's-a-small-world" moments, David. Will T's "Mississippi Boy" is really one of the very best and most iconic contemporary southern soul songs, and I'll never forget how neglected it was, and how much I fought to give it visibility, and how easily it might have slipped through the cracks, disappeared, and never seen the "light of day." And in case you catch Will T. live in Chicago, definitely go up and request "Mississippi Boy." He told me how excited he was when that happened during a gig. And the crowd went wild hearing him do it.

Daddy B. Nice


Hello Daddy B. Nice!

My wife and I want to see some Southern Soul music the last week of March 23-29. Nothing is on the calender yet. The Blues is Alright Tour would be ideal, but I can't find a website that lists the shows. I'll keep my fingers crossed something comes up. Thanks!

Jim in Oregon

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Jim,

I've been watching that week (the last week of March) in the Concert Calendar since I received your letter, and it's still empty. Your letter brings up a couple of issues. With job schedules, plane flights, etc. having to be lined up so far in advance, it's not easy finding Southern Soul gigs, which have much shorter promotional windows.

RE: the Blues Is Alright Tour: I don't know this for a fact, but I suspect the cost of generating a new website page annually got to be too much. I don't believe they posted a page last year, either.

Finally, it is a kick getting southern soul letters from lily-white states like Colorado, Utah and Oregon (no offense intended, of course). It shows how much this music is seeping into all corners of the country.

Daddy B. Nice

Jim from Oregon replies

Daddy, I am trying to get my wife to relocate out of this "lilly white" hippie town called Eugene. The "brown water" as you have detailed in some of your travel posts in places like Jackson is a little off-putting. We like clean air, water and access to healthy food. It is really the only reason to live in Oregon. Other cities like Austin have gotten so expensive and are so hot that we can't seem to find the right place that suits us. Virginia looks interesting, and I would love to catch a Big G show and then on down to some Roy C and then all of the more popular usual stuff nearby.

Culturally the whole NW is a wasteland. Seattle, Portland, SF are DEAD for even blues, let alone Southern Soul. Los Angeles has quite a bit going on that is totally underground. My wife's family is there so I get my heaping helping when I go there. If you ever go there (and you should just to see the regular blues/soul gigs), I have a buddy Allen Larman that is the hippest music lover there. He knows about you and would love to show you around if you haven't already had contact with him. There are a lot of regular gigs that are great in LA! Not exactly the contemporary Southern Soul artists obviously, but great blues and soul that you would appreciate. A few Evejim artists like Sir Stan and Jackie Jackson, a guy named Joe Kincaid, Darryl "Duffy" Glen, Sonny Green and others.

Thank for keeping an eye out for me. I have been checking the website regularly. I don't think it is going to happen this year. I know about that "Blues is Alright" Tour. They have no website for it. Promotion is a big problem for the Southern Soul shows. It is such a local scene, one has to really do a lot of digging, so I appreciate your efforts!

Check out this garage band the Oblivians doing Stephanie McDee's Call the Police. Funny, a garage band covering a Southern Soul/Gospel artist.

Listen to The Oblivions singing Stephanie McDee's "Call The Police" on YouTube.



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Greeting Daddy B. Nice,

J.S.S. Records home of the sexy, sassy, classy, soulful "Recording Artist "The Duchess" Jureesa McBride are so honored, excited, and truly humbled to have your most valuable review for the single, "Did I Lay It On Your Right" as #3 on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles Review for January 2014. WoW!!!!!!!!!!!! get the fruit cake out of town WHeW!!!!!!! The Duchess Jureesa is speechless.

Thank you so much for all that you do for us as artists and keeping the world of music so honorably informed. Your efforts are by all means are highlighting where others truly overlook great talent and hardworking artists.

NOW, The Duchess Jureesa SO KINDLY request that the information mention below be corrected in your review.:


Ms McBride is a new independent artist that released her first single in 2012 entitled, "Cookies N Milk" noted now as " Put Your Cookie in My Milk" on her first album entitled, I'm A Woman First, Tales of The Duchess released in 2013.

Again, this Daughter & Mother duo are so appreciative, excited. Thank you!!!!!!



"The Duchess" Jureesa McBride & Silver Shirley Manager

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you so much for the compliments and for the correction. I've made the necessary changes on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles for January 2014. Great work, and best wishes.

Daddy B. Nice

Shirley McBride replies:

We are truly humbled, so Thank You for all that you gentlemen take the time to do and thank you for the correction.

We will keep working hard. I do hope you are will truly enjoy her entire album. You all keep it MOVING . We love You all to the highest.

Silver Shirley




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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Souther Soul Singles

Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas. Smokey Robinson. 210-226-5700.

8 pm, Friday, August 22, 2014. IP Casino Resort and Spa, 850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi. Smokey Robinson. 228-436-3000.

9 pm, Friday, August 22, 2014. Brown's Blues Lounge, 528 South Road, Madison, Mississippi (near Canton). Grand Opening and CD Release Party. Grady Champion and band. Doors open at 7 pm. 601-951-8516.

9 pm, Saturday, August 23, 2014. Main St. Lounge, 1045 Main Street, Louise, Mississippi. The Return of The Female Mack Tour. Big Cynthia, Adrena, The Duchess. 251-554-9861. Doors open at 8 pm.

8 pm, Saturday, August 23, 2014. Golden Park (Downtown/4th Avenue), Columbus, Georgia. Mel Waiters.

Midnight, Saturday, August 23, 2014. F. Jones Corner, 303 N. Farish St., Jackson, Mississippi. Stevie J. 601-983-1148.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday, September 6, 2014. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, South Carolina. Latimore, The Temptations, Klass Band Brotherhood. 843-529-5000.

8 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, South Carolina. Dennis Edwards w/ The Temptations Revue. 843-529-5000.

1 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2014. Jackson County Fairgrounds, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mel Waiters.

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.

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.

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. ?

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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Lee Fields & The Expressions. 773-276-3600.

Friday, September 19, 2014. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, California. Lenny Williams, Brothers Johnson, Manhattans and more. 909-623-3111.

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.

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, Lucky Peterson and more. See Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival website.

Saturday, September 27, 2014. Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. 816-483-1456. Bobby Rush.

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.

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We have such short memories. There's so much to fill our minds. The sheer amount of fine Southern Soul music is hidden to us during 99.9% of our waking moments. Then, out of the blue, you hear your favorite deejay play a song you'd forgotten about. For the tiniest second, the mental floodgates open. And all the performers who have taken a stab at the pinata of Southern Soul legendhood--with all the financial and emotional commitment CD-making entails--rushes in.

The artists seem beyond number. The great songs are for the taking. And Daddy B. Nice lists just a few--the top 100, the cream but by no means the entirety of the crop--below.

Each of the artists has an entry (or more) in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index, where links will automatically zip you around to relevant sound samples, chart entries, awards and CD sales.

Daddy B. Nice Notes:

Many of the following artists can now be seen in depth at Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 21st Century Southern Soul Countdown.


Daddy B. Nice Ranks The Most Under-Rated 2nd Generation Top 100 Southern Soul Artists: With 21st Century Southern Soul Signature Classics




1. Lenny Williams
Signature song: "Can't Nobody Do Me Like You"

2. Wendell B.
Signature song: "Just Don't Understand You"

3. Karen Wolfe
Signature song: "Man Enough"

4. Walter Waiters
Signature song: "Careful Woman/Don't Scratch My Back"

5. Bob Steele
Signature Song: "Yo Dress Is Too Short"

6. Betty Padgett
Signature Song: "Never Coming Home"

7. El' Willie
Signature Song: "You Got Me Where You Want Me"

8. Miz B.
Signature Song: "My Name Is $$$$"

9. Larry Milton
Signature Song: "Back In Love Again"

10. Lebrado
Signature Song: "I'm Missin' You Babe"

11. Renea Mitchell
Signature Song: "Seventeen Days Of Loving"

12. Stevie Jay
Signature Song: "Because Of Me"

13. Roni
Signature Song: "Fool On My Hands"

14. Joy
Signature Song: "Cuttin' Up Sideways"

15. L. J. Echols
Signature Song: "From The Back"

16. Willie B.
Signature Song: "Larry Licker"

17. Robert Hill
Signature Song: "Somebody Lied On Me"

18. Mr. David
Signature Song: "Where Do You Want Me To Put It"

19. Monique Ford
Signature Song: "Work That Body"

20. Frank-O Johnson
Signature Song: "I Was Checking Out (She Was Checking In)"

21. Pat Cooley
Signature Song: "Older Woman"

22. Ric E. Bluez
Signature Song: "Angel"

23. Lijuana
Signature Song: "Wasn't None Of You"

24. Jesse Clay
Signature Song: "Bump, Jump & Slide"

25. Napoleon
Signature Song: "Who You Been Lovin'" - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

26. Earl Duke
Signature Song: "(Salt In My) Sugar Bowl"

27. Lil' Jimmie
Signature Song: "Close The Door On Yesterday (Moving On)"

28. Sergio Davis
Signature Song: "Good Loving Woman"

29. Nicole Jackson
Signature Song: "Can We Go There"

30. Willie Hill
Signature Song: "Friendly Reunion"

31. Mr. Sam
Signature Song: "Voice Mail"

32. Bobbye Johnson
Signature Song: "Saving My Love For You"

33. Da Twinky Man
Signature Song: "I'm Living On A Fixed Income"

34. Ricky White
Signature Song: "I'll Always Love You"

35. Earl Gaines
Signature Song: "It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day)"

36. Jewel J.
Signature Song: "That's My Shugga Daddy"

37. John Haley
Signature Song: "I Wanna Bump"

38. Jacquel
Signature Song: "The Twist"

39. A.P. Heavy But Sweet (Andy Pittman)
Signature Song: "Move Your Body"

40. Sweet Angel
Signature Song: "Good Girls Do Bad Things"

41. J. T. Watkins
Signature Song: "Where Did Our Love Go"

42. Dave Mack
Signature Song: "Thirteen Days"

43. Patrick Harris
Signature Song: "I Fooled You This Time"

44. La'Morris Williams
Signature Song: "Impala"

45. Simeo
Signature Song: "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)"

46. Lois
Signature Song: "Slippin' And Slidin'"

47. Jo-Us Band
Signature Song: "I'll Be Doggone"

48. Dickie Williams
Signature Song: "Dog Kinda Love"

49. Sterling Williams
Signature Song: "Heartache Medicine"

50. Jerry L.
Signature Song: "Girls In Tha Hood" - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

51. The Rhythm All Stars
Signature Song: "Stuck"

52. Mr. X
Signature Song: "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle"

53. Lacee Reed
Signature Song: "Lacee's Groove"

54. Al Lindsey
Signature Song: "Missing You"

55. The Chairman Of The Board
Signature Song: "All In The Family"

56. Lil' Fallay
Signature Song: "Love Under Arrest"

57. Wilton Lombard
Signature Song: "It's A Cruel World"

58. Mose Stovall
Signature Song: "Don't Stop The Music"

59. Ernie Lindsey
Signature Song: "My Name Is The Blues"

60. Lola
Signature Song: "The Sweetest Thing"

61. Maurice Davis
Signature Song: "It Ain't My Hat, It Ain't My Shoes"

62. David G.
Signature Song: "Southern Blues With A Twist"

63. The Mystery Man
Signature Song: "Better Stop Dogging Me Around"

64. Michelle Miller
Signature Song: "Good Loving Made Me Cry"

65. Mack Davis & B. J. Miller
Signature Song: "Bill"

66. Cupid
Signature Song: "Cupid Shuffle"

67. The Duchess
Signature Song: "Doin' My Job"

68. Demond Crump
Signature Song: "White Man's War"

69. Chandra Calloway
Signature Song: "Gotta Find Me Somebody"

70. Little Phil
Signature Song: "Blues Party"

71. Walt Love
Signature Song: "Mr. Love"

72. Pookie Lane
Signature Song: "Southern Woman"

73. Aaron Young
Signature Song: "Money Or Fame"

74. Ms. Monique
Signature Song: "Mr. Do Right"

75. Coco
Signature Song: "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

76. Stephanie McDee
Signature Song: "Monkey Talk"

77. Larome Powers
Signature Song: "Shake And Shimmy"

78. Lou Pride
Signature Song: "Midnight Call"

79. Willis Pugh
Signature Song: "Sit Down On It"

80. Raine
Signature Song: "Find Out What She Likes"

81. John Ainsley
Signature Song: "My Lover (She Treats Me Like A Stranger)"

82. Arthur Foy
Signature Song: "Don't Stop My Party"

83. Andre' Lee
Signature Song: "One Night Stand"

84. Leon McMullen
Signature Song: "After This Night Is Gone"

85. O. T. Sykes
Signature Song: "Loneliness Inside Me"

86. Nolan Struck
Signature Song: "My Nerves Are Going Bad"

87. Big Joe
Signature Song: "I Like Big Girls"

88. The Winstons
Signature Song: "Everything Is Gonna Be All Right"

89. April
Signature Song: "Down Home Blues"

90. Stacy Mitchhart
Signature Song: "Things Have Changed"

91. Bertha Payne
Signature Song: "Save Your Breath"

92. Tyree Neal
Signature Song: "I Heard It In The Neighborhood"

93. James Smith
Signature Song: "Plumber Man"

94. Fred Bolton
Signature Song: "Must Be Jelly"

95. Big G
Signature Song: "Thank You Girl"

96. Clarence Dobbins
Signature Song: "Don't Give Up On Me"

97. Sherman Hunter
Signature Song: "Old Neighborhood"

98. Judi Brown Eyes
Signature Song: "Sam"

99. Lorraine Turner
Signature Song: "You Lost A Fortune"

100. Patrick Henry
Signature Song: "Love Me Easy"

--Daddy B. Nice

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