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Re: Lee Fields - "I'll Put My Life On The Line"

Daddy B. Nice,

(Re:) Your link:
Lee Fields Artist Guide

A friend in Manhattan let me listen to a track from Lee's BDA release "Let Me Hit It"

The song "Tell Me Where To Be" seems to be the one you are describing in your original 2011 post.

It seems that this song was also on his cassette "I Got A Problem" although I don't know if it is the same version.

Lee was not filing copyrights for most of his work in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
This Title does not show up on as a song he wrote.

During the interview, perhaps Lee did not recall this, even though the lyrics frequently mention "Life On The Line." I suspect that he hasn't listened to these cassettes in ages since he has moved away from the modern Southern soul style.

It's hard to say whether there was a release by Johnny Vincent, but it would have had to be after his third Ace CD in 1996. Wikipedia says that Johnny Vincent sold Ace in 1997. I don't know what (if any) involvement he had on Avanti. There are a couple of Ace 45s (5012, 5013) from 1995 or so that have not turned up anywhere, so it is possible that one might be from Lee, but it seems more likely that any Ace 45 would have come from an existing CD. So I'm skeptical about a release by Johnny Vincent, but it's certainly possible since you heard it on a radio station in Jackson, MS.

Before you update your webpage, please try to find one of these cassettes to verify that this is the song you remember. Maybe that Chicago music writer has a copy. If you do post something, please don't use my name.

Good luck!


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear (Anonymous),

I really appreciate this letter because you have unearthed the first documented release (actually two documented releases) of the Lee Fields single ("I'll Put My Life On The Line") in question. As a matter of fact, for many years I presumed the title of the song was "Tell Me Where To Be". I often did online searches with the keywords "Tell me where to be"--with, of course, no results. I only settled on the title "I'll Put My Life On The Line" after talking with DJ Handyman (WMPR Jackson, Mississippi deejay). He said the title was "I'll Put My Life On The Line," but I often suspected that he wasn't sure himself--that is, that he didn't have a copy of the single in front of him at the moment I was talking with him. My decision to go with Handyman's title "I'll Put My Life On The Line" was also influenced by the fact that the late Tina Diamond and the late Reggie P. had done a cover of the tune called "Life On The Line". I'm not going to "update" any text in the Lee Fields artist guide, but I am going to include the "alternate" title in the song heading and I'm going to post your most informative letter. Thank you!

P.S. I'm an old Manhattanite (eighties).

P.P.S. By the way, and coincidentally, Lee Fields touts the #1 single this month (September '19) on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles with a capsule review that says in part: Wouldn't it be ironic if Lee Fields, who left southern soul and the chitlin' circuit for greener pastures in the "Little J.B" mainstream, should turn out to be the embodiment of everything southern soul strives to be?

A reader responds:

For what it's worth, when I asked Lee Fields, for my Living Blues profile, about why "Life On the Line" was virtually impossible to find, he answered: "“That’s because I was on Ace Records, and the contract was up. Johnny Vincent was focusing on some of his other artists, so he never go the chance to really push that record or put it out there. It was released, but it wasn’t released properly. The contract was over. I began to decide to move on; there were certain things that were happening with the label that I didn’t really go along with, so . . . I said, well, I’m just going to wait my contract out. And that’s what I did. I knew I was going.”

David W.

Daddy B. Nice notes: David Whiteis, the "Chicago music writer" mentioned in the letter above, is the author of an upcoming biography of Denise LaSalle. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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Re: Marquee Of Soul:
More info regarding blues artist?


My name is Tiffany and I was wondering if you have heard of a blues singer by the name of the Marquee of Soul? I saw him at a show recently and truly enjoyed him. He sung a few of his songs like Yo Daddy, Giving that thang up and this particular song got the crowd to grooving - think it was Party on the Weekend. I was told he was a former background singer for Shirley Brown. Do you know of this artist? Any albums out, etc. Thought his show was really good.



Daddy B. Nice replies:

I first noticed The Marquee' of Soul cropping up in venue line-ups in Daddy B. Nice's Concert Calendar. He's posted a picture of his unpublished 2007 release, Kitty Purr, on his YouTube page for the song "Party On The Weekend," and he's published two singles, "Party On the Weekend" and "Stalkin'", at CD Baby. Although I've never heard from him, The Marquee' has a distinctive vocal style, and I'd watch for him to soon be breaking into Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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Summer Wolfe Checks In

Good morning!

I am a Southern Soul and Blues Artist. For the past few years other than a few songs on CD Baby...I have been releasing music the wrong recording and just sending them out unmastered nor coded..I've learned that there are steps. This new EP that I'm releasing was done properly. Mastered & Coded through Disc Makers. I've been out here on my own and I'm learning as I go..I guess you can say I am a country girl thrown to the wolves...I've been watching your website for quite a while. I was so honored that you featured my song "Better Leave You Alone" on your site...I almost died..but I couldn't understand why none of my other music was featured..well now I didn't go through the correct avenues...To have my new music featured on your website would mean everything..I just need to know what I have to do....thank you so much!

Summer Wolfe

P.S...I tell all my friends "You ain't made it until Daddy B Nice draw your picture". I'm working towards my

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Good to hear from you, Summer, and I do know about you and your music. You're not quite correct when you say you didn't go through "correct avenues" and that is the reason "none of our other music was featured". First, some of your other music has been featured. If you go to "Wolfe, Summer" in the Comprehensive Index under W's, you'll find at least one other single of yours that charted in March of 2017: "Slippin'". And it hasn't made it into the "Top Ten Singles" or "Comp Index" yet, but "Hoe To A Husband" from Slack's FRIENDS album has been charting in the "Top 10 Spillover" segment on Daddy B. Nice's Corner in August and, I believe, one or two months before that. (Just scroll down that page.) So my advice is: "Don't give up." There are always a lot of people (like me) constantly looking for new talent and compelling new songs. Which is to say: there are a lot of people listening to you even when you don't realize it. Just keep working at creating songs that make people listen and laugh or cry. Finally, here's a hint on the best way to getting that Daddy B. Nice caricature. Collect those songs into a debut album and send it to me. If it's good, I have to make a drawing for the CD review!

Daddy B. Nice

Summer Wolfe replies:

Wow...thank you so much..I just released a EP AUG 6 entitled "GET 2 U"..Slippin is featured on it ..I will be sending you my product first thing Tuesday morning

Thanks Again for the support

Summer - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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Thank You Letter

Morning Sir,

Just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you. Thank you and all the artist who reached out to me and sent me music. I would also like to inform you that since its start we have reached #1 status in Charleston, SC. One again thank you for opening your platform to us. If you get an opportunity please check out the show on Saturday morning from 10AM to 1PM on WMGL MAGIC 107.3. You can also listen in online Thank you again. We are going to keep The Southern Soul and Blues Review Going!


Shanard Deas
"Kidd Shanard"

The Southern Soul and Blues Review

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Shanard Deas wrote in and introduced himself a few months ago (scroll down this page), seeking music submissions from the southern soul artists featured in Daddy B. Nice's pages. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

Can't find J. Red & Friends CD


Trying to order Jay Redd and friends CD 2016. Amazon has download only but I want the CD but can't find to order.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

They took it offline...but e-mail
and send them your mailing address. It's $12 through Pay Pal (Friends & Family) and they will mail it out.

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to J. Red The Nephew. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: CD Review


El' Willie

Daddy B. Nice replies:


Read Daddy B. Nice's "What About El' Willie?" CD Review. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

Readers Respond To "On The Birthplace Of Southern Soul: Jackson, Shreveport Or Memphis?"

Read the article on Daddy B. Nice's Corner

RE: The Birthplace Of Southern Soul


Thank you for your interesting article on the birthplace of Southern Soul.

I would add to that list still the Muscle Shoals area with Fame and those Muscle Shoals Sound Studios.

My report derives already from the year 2000:

Read Heikki Suosalo's feature article on Muscle Shoals.

Best regards

Daddy B. Nice notes: Heikki Suosalo writes on Southern Soul, Blues & R&B for Soul Express. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: Birthplace, etc.. . .

Daddy B. Nice,

I'd vote for Memphis as the "original" or "first" birthplace (Stax, Hi, Goldwax. et al.), then Jackson as the "second," equally legit, birthplace for the "born-again" version of the music that arose in the wake of "Down Home Blues" (Not unlike the way the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Chicago can all make a legitimate claim for being "home of the blues" -- different iterations /generations . . . or, for that matter, the way in which Denise LaSalle, Shemekia Copeland, and Nellie Travis could all make (and have all made) a legitimate claim to be the true new (post-Koko Taylor) Queen of the Blues (different subgenres / audiences . . . basically, three Queens, each reigning supremely in her own realm).

As for terminology -- in fact, Cicero Blake seems to have liked the term "Southern Soul" from the beginning -- he told me years ago: "It's like you used to consider the Motown sound, whatever came out of Motown, you knew it came from Motown, because they had that sound. They’ve developing what they call a southern soul type sound; that’s just what they’re doing. And what’s happening, it’s beginning to get to the point that if you hear something from out of the south, you’ll say ‘That’s from the south’ – no matter what label it’s on. Good thing!. See, because they’re going to bring some of the music back. If you bring it to some of the stations in the south, you’re going to have good outlets. That’s why right now you concentrate on Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida – you got enough in all that southern area. Lots of good young artists coming out of the south; that’s what they’re beginning to call southern soul. You can still get that kind of music played down there."

Stan Mosley, on the other hand, never liked the term, for the very "regional identity" reasons that Cicero DOES like. He said, "What does that make me -- northern soul? I'm a SOUL SINGER, and that's it!"

Willie Clayton doesn't like ":southern soul" -- he also considers himself a soul singer, although he'll settle for "soul-blues" if he has to.

Denise LaSalle didn't like the term either: "I didn’t like that 'southern soul' when I first heard it, and I still don’t. Far as I’m concerned, southern soul is nothing but rhythm and blues, the same rhythm and blues we did yesterday. You see, a lot of artists and a lot of labels, they still don’t want to be kept in that 'blues' category. Even at Malaco, they say they can’t sell anything with that name 'blues' on it, unless maybe it’s Bobby 'Blue' Bland, and he’s not even alive anymore. 'Soul-blues' worked for me; some other singers, like Willie Clayton, sometimes he’ll go by that, too. But now, what they’re doing, they’re sending this 'southern soul' thing out there to young minds that aren’t solid in the music, creating a new category for these young artists they’re trying to market. They saw these younger singers couldn’t get the prestige the older ones in this business were getting. We were the big R&B singers, so they had to jump up and make up a whole new category so they could get a leg in. But all they’re doing is the same music we’ve been doing all these years, singing the same lyrics, copying their music off us, maybe make it sound a little different with the synthesizers and the beats and all that stuff, but it’s still basically the same music, but now they’re going to name it something and say, 'That’s it! That’s southern soul! That’s new! That’s big!' Shit! Ain’t nothing but the same thing. Don’t tell me I’m singing 'southern soul.' I’m singing R&B like I always sang. You’re not gonna push this 'southern soul' off on me."

Millie Jackson can't stand the term, but then she doesn't like to be called a "soul" singer, either --says it's just a ghetto they throw Black singers into when they don't know what else to call them. She's an R&B artist, and that' that.

Not sure about Sweet Angel, but last time we discussed it, she said: "Southern soul has been classified as more comical-like music, to me," she says, adamantly but without rancor. "Soul music had its funny lines, too – [Mel and Tim's] ‘Backfield in Motion,’ y'know? It's a play on words. But then they started playing with the words too much. The classic R&B [has] that smooth groove that you can lay back, listen to it for a while, for a long time; you never get tired of it. It's just something you can feel. That's why it was called soul music, because it was coming from the soul. I'm not even putting it on my plate to say I want to be classified as a southern soul artist. It's just this little grouping that, to me, stretches only so far. I'm technically more R&B, and I love the blues because I grew up on the blues, and I feel it. I like songs with real meaning. That's where my heart is."

David W.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

David Whiteis's upcoming autobiography of the late Denise LaSalle, ALWAYS THE QUEEN, is set for release in 2020 by the University Of Illinois Press.

Read "On The Birthplace Of Southern Soul: Jackson, Shreveport Or Memphis?" on Daddy B. Nice's Corner

********* - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide



Looking For A Song: Is This Bishop Bullwinkle Before He Got Famous?


Please with a song I heard on vacation in Jacksonville. My better half thinks it Bishop Bullwinkle. He’s driving a big Cadillac. The lyrics go, I set my cruise control - So I wouldn’t speed -But he gets picked up by a policeman with a dog named Hitler.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hah. Got it. Unforgettable blues song about the "High Sheriff from Hell" incarcerating blacks. Right? Great vocal. Great rhythm track, not to mention the lyrics. It's not Bishop Bullwinkle. It's by a guy named Smokehouse (Anthony "Packrat" Thompson) from an out-of-print album called "Edge Of The Swamp". It used to get air play in the early 00's. Here's a YouTube link.

Listen to Smokehouse singing "Highway 95: The High Sheriff From Hell" on YouTube.

Thea replies:

That's it. Thank you for your wonderful Mailbag.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Actually, this song ("High Sheriff from Hell") and "I Hear You Knocking" (different versions by Mystery Lady, Queen Isabella, Rasheeda--although Peggy Scott-Adams never did one, as is erroneously posted on YouTube) have been the two most-asked-about songs over the years. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

LOOKING FOR A SONG LETTER: “mister nobody”

Daddy be nice

I just heard this at a party with the dj playing supposedly new southern soul music, it goes “mister nobody” something like that. Do you know it? and where I can get it?



Daddy B. Nice replies:

You might have heard the new record from Fat Daddy:

Listen to Fat Daddy singing ”Mr. Nobody” on YouTube.

The original was Johnnie Taylor’s “Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now” in the nineties. The version of "Mr. Nobody" that really stunned me (and the one that may have really influenced Fat Daddy) was the 2001 Carl Sims cover:

Listen to Carl Sims singing “Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now” on YouTube. Legendary songwriter Homer Banks and legendary producer Don Davis were behind that track, if memory serves.

If it's Fat Daddy, to get it, go to Daddy B. Nice's Fat Daddy: New Album Alert!

Makisha replies:

That's it! Thank you, thank you! - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: Old But Cool

Hey Daddy

I know that this song is old, But this is cool.

Watch Animated Tribute To Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man" Starring Puddin Afterthought on YouTube.

Floyd Hamberlin

Daddy B Nice replies:

Hey there Floyd. When are you going to give us another “Mr. Sexy Man,”? Can’t wait. I’ll spread this around.

Daddy B Nice notes:

Floyd Hamberlin wrote and produced Nellie "Tiger" Travis's "Mr. Sexy Man" as well as Will T's "Mississippi Boy," not to mention earlier-era, southern soul songs like Artie "Blues Boy" White's "I Can't Afford To Be Broke".

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide To Nellie "Tiger" Travis and "Mr. Sexy Man".

See #17-ranked "Mr. Sexy Man" in The Top 100 Southern Soul Songs: 21st Century Countdown. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: "Hisyde"
Name Clarification & Introduction

Hi Daddy B. Nice,

First, I just want to introduce myself. I am HISYDE - "Your Fantasy Man". The correct pronunciation is (HI - SIDE) I humbly appreciate the review of my recently released single "Sleepin' Pill" featuring Chrissy Luvz and charting it as #5 on your Top 10. I'm fairly new to the Southern Soul/ Blues Genre, but not to creating good quality music. Thank you so much for giving us a platform.

I'm originally from Strong, Arkansas, but current reside in Dallas, TX. I was born and raised a country boy in south Arkansas, full of Southern Soul. Thank you.


Daddy B. Nice notes:

I've corrected the spelling in this month's Top Ten Singles and posted new artist Hisyde's debut entry in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index. Hisyde's first three southern soul singles are all better-than-average projects meriting attention.

Listen to Hisyde's first three southern soul singles on YouTube. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

RE: Research On BB King

Dear Editor,

My name is Jen and I’m the Editor at Jen Reviews. I was doing research on BB King and just finished reading your wonderful piece: Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to B.B. King.

In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past: BB King: The Official Website.

We just published an updated, comprehensive guide on how to play like famous guitarists including BB King on our sister site, Beginner Guitar HQ. It is completely free and you can find it here: How To Play Like Famous Guitarists.

If you like the piece we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 100k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms.

Either way, keep up the great work!


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you, Jen. Very interesting stuff, and I’ll post your letter on my Mailbag page.

Daddy B. Nice

********* - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

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RE: Seeking NC Based Southern Soul Artist

J. RED the Nephew "where i am from"

Greetings Daddy B Nice,

This is J. RED the Nephew. I am sending this email to clarify where I am from, where I have lived, and where I currently reside. I am origianally fron Greenville NC. I grew up there and gradueated high school there. At the age of 23 I moved to Virginia Beach VA to fullfill an independent record deal with my R&B group Average Guyz, under the lable UnCutt Records. That is where I did work with Missy Elliot, Big Bub (from the R&B group Today), Chad Hugo (from the world famoud Neptunes). I also sat in on sessions with Teddy Riley at Future studios while in Virginia Beach.. After 3years in VA, I moved back home to North Carolina and lived there until 2015, then picked up and moved to the Atlanta Metro area, Clarkston GA to be exact. I have been living out here in Clarkston for 4 years now and it is the perfect location due to the fact that the mojarity of my shows are in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Texas and Louisianna are now on my rador as well.

To sum it all up, I am a North Carolina native that lives in the Atlanta Metro. I hope this takes all of the guess work out of where I reside and where I am actully from. I do claim VA Beach too..... I had some of the absolute best times of my life while living there and I visit VA Beach whenever I get the time. I trully miss Hampton Roads and Tide Water!!! Norfolk, Portesmouth, Cheeapeek, Newport News, VA Beach, Hampton...... I plan to make Atlanta my 2nd home ... my last stop!!!

Kind Regards, Jesse Redmond AKA J. RED the Nephew

See Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to J. Red The Nephew. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide


Pictured: Jeff Floyd

Daddy B Nice

Who made the Southern Soul Song A Good Woman

Thank You

Birmingham, AL

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay, Lanny. This may be a harder task than you think. There are a lot of southern soul artists singing about a “good woman”. Here are the “good woman” songs I have in my southern soul music library. (If they’re on YouTube, I’ve attached a link so you can listen.)

“A Good Woman Is Hard To Find”----Bill Avery

Pictured: Latimore

“I Need A Good Woman Bad”---Latimore

“Gotta Find A Good Woman”--- Stevie J. (melody based on Marvin Sease’s “Do You Qualify”,

“Behind Every Strong Man Is A Good Woman”---Eric Perkins

“Somebody’s Gonna Lose A Good Woman Tonight”----Jeff Floyd & William Bell

A local Jackson MS artist, Dr. Dee, also did a cover of “Somebody’s Gonna Lose A Good Woman Tonight”.

Pictured: David Brinston

“A Good Woman With Some Bad Habits”----David Brinston

“Got A Good Woman”---Charlie Brown (no longer active)

Pictured: Omar Cunningham

“Find A Good Woman”---Omar Cunningham

“If You’re Lucky Enough To Have A Good Woman”---Ollie Nightingale

“Good Good Woman”---King Fred w/ Mister Shell

“I’m A Good Woman”---Barbara Lynn

“Gotta Good Woman”---X-Man Parker

“I Got A Good Woman”---Chuck Roberson

Pictured: Chuck Strong

“I Gotta Good Woman Now”---Chuck Strong

“Got A Good Woman”---Lee “Shot” Williams

Good luck!

--Daddy B. Nice

A reader responds:

Hello Daddy B. Nice.

Not sure if the person who asked about The Single " Good Woman" has found it yet or not and Yes as You stated there are several Artist who have songs with that particular title or who are simply singing about a "Good Woman" But I have attached a version from Southern Soul/Blues Artist 2 Buck Chuck

Listen to 2 Buck Chuck singing "Good Woman" on YouTube.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks, Melody. I fear my list was just the "tip of the iceberg" on "good woman" songs, and I noticed while I was compiling it that it didn't include any "new" songs--the kind that usually prompt the questions. So...This is probably a good candidate, and possibly something she heard on the radio. I haven't heard back. Thanks!

Daddy B Nice

Melody replies:

Yes, Fans usually are known to take the one phrase they can remember from a song and automatically assume that it is The Title. ...Thanks for responding, I really appreciate All You Do.


Daddy B. Nice notes:

Mel Hudson (That Lady DJ Productions) is currently one of the top southern soul music promoters. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide
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Re: The Last Segregated Music In America

Pictured: Bishop Bullwinkle

Dear Daddy B. Nice,

I saw the recent post by David Whiteis on the frat circuit. Thank you for sharing this. And thank you for your interesting thoughts about the contemporary southern soul scene. So you say it is even more segregated than before? It surprises me a little, since when I browse for videos of live concerts from R&B veterans on youtube (e.g Solomon Burke), I see a lot of white audiences. Although these concerts are usually happening in the North (NYC, Chicago, etc.). It is interesting topic.

Thank you again for your help on this topic.


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Dear Tristan,

Solomon Burke is not a contemporary artist. That is the most direct answer to your question. He passed away, I believe, in 2010. And even before he died, he had, like Mavis Staples, crossed over to the white audience. So once again, you are confusing artists from two generations ago with the artists of today whom I cover. I'm not saying the connection Staples or Burke made with white audiences wasn't (and in Mavis's case, isn't) a good thing. I'm simply saying it's a muted connection to the black musical experience. The real thing would have been seeing Mavis with the original Staples Singers, when she was young and full of sauce.

Pictured: Pokey Bear

That kind of experience can be had in 2019, and you don't have to be black to go. Attending a southern soul concert is a little adventurous, perhaps (you will be in a crowd that is almost totally black), but if you'd be more comfortable try attending with a black friend, and if you don't have one, go about making one. And to get oriented beforehand, watch some of the YouTube videos of southern soul stars drawing thousands of fans per night in our beloved Dirty South. Oddly enough, the real segregation centers on the music itself. If it's traditional guitar blues (reflecting the blues of the past), the audience will be mostly white. Like jazz before it, it's passed into mainstream culture. But if it's contemporary southern soul (what in the South is called "blues"), the audience will be mostly black.

Thanks once again for your interest, Tristan.

Daddy B Nice

Listen to Pokey Bear in concert on YouTube.

Listen to Bishop Bullwinkle in concert on YouTube.

Scroll down this page for more letters on this topic under "Black Performers, White Fraternities" - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

Seeking NC Based Southern Soul Artist

Pictured: Sir Jonathan Burton


I am planning an upcoming Southern Soul Music Festival. Do you know of any Southern Soul Artist who is currently living in the state of NC?

I am familiar with:

Black Diamond
Donald Tabron

Thank you.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Here's a shout-out to North Carolina, one of the most fertile grounds for southern soul in the hemisphere, as can be seen by consulting the Concert Calendar. In fact, Pokey Bear and Bigg Robb will be performing on the same bill at two venues instate the weekend of May 17th-18th, along with local favorites Black Diamond.

My mind's too far gone to remember where everybody's from, Marilyn, but the artists who come to mind when I think of the North/South Carolina-Virginia-Maryland area (after the late greats Marvin Sease and Frank Mendenhall) are: Roy C, J. Red (The Nephew), Big G, Maurice Wynn, Hardway Connection, Jim Bennett, LGB and Sir Jonathan Burton. But I think the only one who's actually from North Carolina is Jonathan Burton.

If you're so inclined and want to fill an evening, visit The Top 100 Countdown: 21st Century Southern Soul (2000-2020) or The Comprehensive Index and just scroll around and click links to Artist Guides under the "About Artist" sections. You'll no doubt find a few I've forgotten.

Daddy B. Nice

Marilyn replies:

Thank you so much. You do an excellent job.

Listen to Sir Jonathan Burton singing "Too Much Booty Shakin' Up In Here " on YouTube. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide
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More on Black Performers, White Fraternities

RE: Frat-House Circuit

Pictured: Tyrone Davis

Daddy B. Nice,

Interesting! I actually put together a book proposal some years ago, to write a full-length study of this very subject (proposed title: Soul In the House!). I knew it would be a major time/money investment to do the traveling, interviewing, and research necessary for a project of this nature, so I wanted to raise the money to do it right. I made some preliminary contacts with some former frat brothers who were involved in that scene, and I also reached out to a few musicians (e.g., Little Milton). I also applied to several arts grants foundations to see if I could get any nibbles.

The funding never came through, but I think it would have been a fascinating project; even in the short time I was able to focus on it, I got some very interesting and complex responses from the folks I spoke with. The white frat brothers were universally adamant in insisting that they had nothing but true love and respect for the artists -- even though we have anecdotes of the "N"-word being bandied about (for example, Percy Sledge remembered that it was hurled at him, along with the epithets "Greasy, gap-toothed," when he arrived late for a show one time), and even though some of the acts (Doug Clark and his Hot Nuts, the notorious Thirteen Screaming N***ers -- yes, that was their actual stage name!) felt compelled to shamelessly cater to racist stereotypes to put their shows over and entertain the white folks. I wanted to talk with artists like Irma Thomas, Rufus Thomas (who was still alive then), and others -- and also some of the white musicians who played that circuit (Jimmy Johnson, Dann Penn and Spooner Oldham, etc.). At least one guy who went to become a well-known right-wing / segregationist politician (and now I don't remember who it was!) played in a frat-house band at Ole Miss, backing up Black blues and R&B artists. I was going to try to get some recollections from him, as well, and ask him how he rectified this activity with his own segregationist beliefs.

I do know that Little Milton claimed he played a frat-house party one time, and one time only -- he said it was humiliating, he knew he was being mocked and condescended to, and he never did it again. Yet several of the former frat brothers I spoke with remembered booking Milton more than once, and they insisted that he was always treated with respect and honor. Milton was a proud man, and it's understandable why he didn't want to be remembered for doing that -- but that's just one example of the kinds of "alternate narratives," as they say these days, that I'm sure I would have gotten from artists and other participants, both Black and white. It would have been a really interesting and complicated story to write. My ace-in-hole dream was to track down one of Clark's Hot Nuts, or maybe even one of the former "Thirteen Screamers," and see how, after all these years, their memories of their experiences doing their act for the white boys felt.

Now, some years later, most of the artists who worked that circuit are gone, and I'm guessing that most of the old frat brothers are gone, as well. I'll always rue that as a lost opportunity.

David Whiteis

P.S.: White audiences along the southern soul circuit

My (limited) experiences in the South are like yours (Daddy B. Nice's) -- the audiences at the shows I've been to have been 99& Black -- the few white faces there usually belong to musicians, or maybe occasionally someone associated with a record label (although the owner of what's probably still the major southern-soul label hasn't been seen in a club, a show lounge, a casino auditorium, or at an outdoor festival for decades) -- OR tourists visiting from Europe or out-of-town in the U.S., who might be invited guests of one of the entertainers on the show. Local outlets for news and information where white folks usually go don't help much, either -- in Memphis one time there was a big show coming to the Paradise, and the staff at the Blues Museum Hall of Fame was warning people NOT to go there because of the "bad" neighborhood. Rankled the hell out of me . . .

Still, though, many artists have insisted to me that they often play for "mixed" audiences, that a lot of white folks come out to see them work. So it must be happening somewhere!

David Whiteis

Daddy B. Nice replies: Okay to post these?

David replies:

Sure, feel free to post both -- who knows, maybe the frat-house book can still be written, but virtually all of the most important African-American artists who played that circuit (with the exception, I believe, of Irma Thomas) are gone now. Jimmy Johnson and some of the white musicians who worked the frats are still around, and folks like Tommy Couch Sr. Wolf Stephenson, et al. can still tell some great stories from the old days, but the true "Black voices," for the most part, have been stilled. And without those voices, I don't see much of a true story being told.

David W.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks for adding to the rare information on this topic, David. Readers can scroll down this column for the original query and responses. My take-away from all this is the reaction I have to so many questions from white folks researching black artists. Why does it take one or two generations of distance before the white audience dares to show interest in R&B and blues artists? Is contemporary southern soul really that intimidating? My initial reaction to the question from the French inquirer was something like "... No, this (black artists playing white fraternity gigs) is not happening." The sociology and politics of the contemporary scene is way beyond me (more, not less, segregation in the
last quarter-century?... or the present-day "balkanization" of the music industry?) but I would dare any recording-artists, fans or readers of this website to send me any instance of a contemporary southern soul artist performing at a white fraternity. I'm not saying it shouldn't happen; I am just saying it isn't happening.

Daddy B. Nice

Daddy B. Nice notes: David Whiteis is the author of Southern Soul-Blues: Music In American Life.

Scroll down this column for the initial letters on Blacks playing the white fraternity circuit.

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Miscellaneous Letters

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New Southern Soul and Blues Show


I am Shanard Deas a DJ in South Carolina on WMGL/WWWZ. I am the new host of a Southern Soul and Blues show on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. I get a lot of request from the artist on your page. I am reaching out to every Southern Soul promoter and website that I can find to let them know that since the passing of my mentor Frankie "The Big Bopper" Green I am continuing the Southern Soul and Blues tradition and would like all artist to send me anything they have directly. If you cN help in any way I appreciate it.


Shanard Deas []
WMGL Magic 107.3 Charleston SC

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I am looking for an older song

there ain't nothing, nothing in the world I love more than a big legged woman.
some like um thin so they can reel um in,
but I like um fine like a friend of mine.


Pictured: Big Cynthia

Daddy B. Nice replies:


I searched my southern soul music library for "big-legged woman" song titles. I found tunes by Luster Baker/L.J. Echols, Larry Griffith, Big Cynthia and Bernard McGhee, but none matched the lyrics you quote. Of course, just because "big legs" aren't in the title doesn't mean they're not in the lyrics of other songs without "big leg" in the title. I'll post your question and see if any readers can do better.

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Good Morning Daddybnice,

I see that the Nekita Waller song "Won't Stop Loving You" - caught your soul like it caught mine when i heard it. Like you said If it's got that down-south feeling, it can come from anywhere. Sometime the guest has to bring something to the table and i'm glad you like it.

DJ Sir Rockinghood

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Music Question


I'm a local dj here in Jackson, MS and I go to your site to see what's new all the time. I was wondering would you know of any promoters who send out new music to djs? It's one particular song I'm looking for and it's by Falisha Janaye Put That Thang On You. I've had a request for this song lately but can't find it anywhere. Can you help me.

Thanks for you help.

DJ Smooth

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Your e-mail came in as I was working on some "Miscellaneous Letters" that have been waiting most of a month for response. I'll post your question at the end of those. I don't know the tune you're talking about.

By the way, are you the same DJ Smooth that used to do night-time or weekend shifts at WMPR in the early 2000's? If so, I remember your "smooth" voice well.

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Hey Daddy B. Nice,

I just read the question from the French guy on your mailbag page regarding R&B bands and the fraternity circuit in the South and I was lead to share with you the little bit I know on the subject.

I think it became fashionable and a common practice by the early 60’s for the white fraternities to hire black music bands to play for their functions. I’m not sure but I would guess that most of those functions were held on campus at the individual fraternity house of whichever fraternity was putting on the function. I don’t think the part in Animal House that portrayed them going to a black club to hear the group was a common thing back then. But it was common for the black groups to play the white fraternity functions, and members of the fraternity or maybe friends of theirs with more connections would hire them.

This is precisely how Tommy Couch and Wolf Stephenson began their careers in the music business. Before Malaco Records was even a notion they booked black bands for their fraternity at Ole Miss. They may have begun to book for other fraternities too as they progressed with it.

The article below will tell you a whole lot about their involvement with it.

(University of Mississippi) Alumni turn campus business into a music industry icon.

Fraternal life for colleges in the South was a much bigger deal than it was for colleges in the North or anywhere else. Fraternities and College social life were basically one and the same in the South, and especially at a school like Ole Miss. If you weren’t in a fraternity back then you were probably a nobody on campus.

Pictured: O.V. Wright

The subject is pretty interesting and I don’t think you have to go too deep into it to see that it may have appeared to critics that beneath the “white boys” interest in having black music bands play for them was a desire to perpetuate the racism and segregation of the South. But I think that they were motivated to book the black music bands because that’s the music they wanted to hear. I know if I was back then that’s exactly the kind of music I would have been wanting to hear! Plus, white America was already way into Chuck Berry, Little Richard, et al before the 1960s. Things were just different in the South and I know that first hand!


Daddy B. Nice notes:

John Ward is the owner of Ecko Records in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Pictured: Syl Johnson

Dear Daddy B. Nice,

My name is Tristan, I'm French student in history and I'm very interested in the history of southern soul music, and particularly by the fraternity circuit. I'm really curious about the organization of the fraternity circuit, how it worked, who would invite the bands, were there special fraternities interested in it, what was the relationship with the university administration, dean etc. I am particularly interested by African American bands that would be invited to perform in front of white audiences (fraternity parties, college bars, etc).

I would be very grateful if you had any kind of information or advice that could indicate where to research this incredible history.

Thank you very much,
Tristan Le Bras

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Hi Tristan,

This is an interesting and "out-of-left-field" question I can truthfully say I have never been asked. Of course, I immediately thought of the film "Animal House" with John Belushi, in which members of the party-loving white fraternity travel to an African-American roadhouse where singer Otis Day and band are onstage. Otis and the band may also perform at one of the fraternity's parties (the toga party?). But in my travels through the Deep South I've never been witness to such an event. Granted, I don't travel the white circuit. But I can tell you that racism is so embedded in the South that the two cultures seldom if ever mix. I know the white college towns in the South don't cater to southern soul music. Austin has some southern soul bubbling up, but that's the Southwest, not the South. And while it may occur to some extent in the North (although even the "Animal House" episode is dominated by a "we-shouldn't-be-here" tension among the white boys and their dates), I would question your assumption that there is an "incredible history" of black bands playing for white fraternities and sororities. But as I said, it is a fascinating question and I will post your letter to see if any readers have information on this topic. Thanks for writing in.

Daddy B. Nice

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Souther Soul Singles

Friday, September 13, 2019. Crimson Sports Bar, 613 James I. Harrison Jr. Pkwy., Tuscaloosa, Alabama. T.K. Soul. 205-650-6180.

Saturday, September 14, 2019. North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, South Carolina. 1st Annual Southern Soul Spectacular. T.K. Soul, Roy C, Nicole Jackson, Roi Chip Anthony, ColdDrank, Geno Wesley. 843-529-5000. Tickets.

Saturday, September 14, 2019. Backyard at Good Times Social Club, 1814 Junction City Road, El Dorado, Arkansas.Soul & Blues Virgo Season Bash. Avail Hollywood, Summer Wolfe, Hyside, Blues Boy Bo. 870-866-7441.

8 pm, Saturday, September 14, 2019. Dragonfly Hall, 3701 Drossett Drive, Austin, Texas. Omar Cunningham, B-Rob. Doors open 7 pm. 512-698-3334.

9 pm, Saturday, September 14, 2019. Juicy’s Lounge (under the Pavilion), 809 3rd Avenue, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Chris Ardoin. Gates open 4 pm.

12 Noon, Monday, September 16, 2019. Main Street OD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. SOS Fun Monday. Ms. Jody, Wall Street, Sand Band, Teri Gore. Big Money Drawings (12-5:30 pm). See Website.

Saturday, September 21, 2019. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, Texas. Lenny Williams, T.K. Soul. 972-285-8777.

6 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Warrenton Lions Den, 428 West Ridgeway, Warrenton, North Carolina. Southern Soul Music & Comedy Festival. L.J. Echols & Neckbone Band, Mr. Smoke & Smoke Band, Lebrado, Pat Cooley, Donald Tabron and more. Rain or shine. Gates open 4 pm. 919-805-1194.

8 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019. Tommy T's, 12401 Folsom Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, California. Avail Hollywood. Doors open 7 pm. 916-608-2233. Tommy T's website.

12 Noon, Saturday, September 21, 2019. Washington County Convention Center Fairgrounds, 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville, Mississippi. Big Pokey Bear, Bobby Rush, Nathaniel Kimble, Grady Champion, Calvin Richardson, Sweet Angel and more. 662-335-3523, 662-332-0488.

Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2019. Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell, Louisiana. St. Tammany Crab Festival. Ronnie Bell (4 pm, Sat), Sunshine Anderson (5:30 pm, Sat), Juvenile (8:30 pm, Sat), Mr. Amazing Prince of Blues (3:30 pm, Sun), Sir Charles Jones (5:30 pm, Sun), Pokey Bear (7 pm, Sun), Jon B (8:30 pm, Sun). Gates open 11 am. See festival website.

5 pm, Sunday, September 22, 2019. The Magnificent Magnolia Lounge, 3920 Jonesboro Road, Forest Park, Georgia. The Return of Jeter Jones & Friends. Jeter Jones, Lady Q, Itz Karma, Uncle E, Robin Moet, Black Zack. Doors open 4 pm. 770-265-3023. Doors open 4 pm.

Thursday, September 26, 2019. Antone's Nightclub, 305 5th St., Austin, Texas. Bobby Rush. 512-814-0361.

8 pm, Friday, September 27, 2019. Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry, South Carolina. William Bell. 803-276-6264. Tickets.

8 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Ramkat, 170 West 9th St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. William Bell. Doors open 7 pm. 336-754-9714. Tickets.

7 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta, Georgia. Karen Wolfe, Pokey Bear, Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Calvin Richardson. 404-613-9653. Tickets.

10 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Clifton Chenier Club, 2116 Fernand Crochet Road, New Iberia, Louisiana. Chris Ardoin & Nustep Zydeko.

8 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Ramkat, 170 West 9th St., Winston-Salem, North Carolina. William Bell. Get tickets.

1 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas. Texas Zydeco & Blues Fest. Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Kenny Neal, Nooney & The Zydeco Floaters, Annika Chambers, Keyun Dickson & The Zydeco Masters, Curtis Poullard & the Creole Zydeco Band, Soul Wagon, Lil' Jabb & The Zydeco Soldierz. Tickets.

5 pm, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Festival Grounds, 8651 Highway 10, Greensburg, Louisiana. Big Yayo, Lacee, Lebrado, Byron Song Book, Rachie Man. Gates open 12 Noon. RV's, lawn chairs, grills, tents & coolers welcome. 225-222-6711.

6:30 pm, Sunday, September 29, 2019. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri. The Ambassador's 20-Year Anniversary Concert. T.K. Soul. Doors open 5 pm. 314-869-9090.

Thursday, October 3, 2019. Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Bobby Rush. 602-265-4842.

7 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019. The Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama. Father's Day Pre-Classic Weekend R&B & Blues Show. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Theodis Ealey, T.K. Soul, Eddie & Mose Stovall, Ginuwine, Howard Hewitt, Keith Washington. Doors open 6 pm. Tickets.

Friday, October 4, 2019. Jackson Convention Complex, 105 Passcougala St., Jackson, Mississippi. Southern Soul Fall Music Festival. Wendell B, Karen Wolfe, Vick Allen, Omar Cunningham, 2 Buck Chuck, Leroy Allen. 601-960-2321.

Friday, October 4, 2019. Sam's Town Casino, 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, Nevada. Bigg Robb, Calvin Richardson, O.B. Buchana, Shirley Murdock, R-3. Doors open 7:30 pm. 818-473-9477.

9 pm, Friday, October 4, 2019. The New Atrium Theater & Event Center, 5479 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia. T.J. Hooker Taylor, Pat Cooley, Jarvis Greene, Kollaboration Live feat. Antuan "Lefthand" Lewis. Doors open 8 pm. 770-265-3023.

2 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019. LaMont's Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey, Maryland. The Aces of Southern Soul & R&B. J. Red The Nephew, Donnie Ray, Jesi Terrell, Hardway Connection, Missy 'B. Gates open 12 Noon. Tickets. 301-283-0225.

4 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019. Farish Street Neighborhood Historic District, Jackson, Mississippi (3 stages). 39th Annual Farish Street Heritage Festival. Performers to be announced.

8 pm, Saturday, October 5, 2019. Pearl River Resort Casino. 13550 MS-16, Philadelphia, Mississippi. Tucka. 866-447-3275.

8 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019. Carl Perkins Civic Center, 400 South Highland St., Jackson, Tennessee. O.B. Buchana, Willie Clayton, Chick Rodgers and more. Doors open 7 pm.

7 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019. Musicale Theatre, 809 Horatio St., Tampa, Florida. Southern Soul Pinktober: Breast Cancer Benefit Concert. Jeter Jones, Kami Cole and more. Doors open 6 pm. 813-244-7474.

Saturday, October 19, 2019. Union County Fairgrounds, 1430 East 19th Street, El Dorado, Arkansas. Saturday Night Live. Calvin Richardson, Chris Ivy, Urban Mystic, Nathaniel Kimble, Lil' Bobby Womack & The Major Band. Host: P2K. Gates open 5 pm. Lawn chairs and coolers OK. 870-866-7441.

9:30 pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019. Clarion Inn, University Center, 1577 South College St., Auburn, Alabama. Southern Soul Saturday. Ronnie Bell, DJ Trucker, Tonio Armani. Doors open 7:30 pm. 305-978-4474. Tickets.

Sunday, October 20, 2019. Grants Down Race Track, 2900 Forest Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Concert. J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood, Veronica Ra'elle, ColdDrank, Doctor Dee. Gates open 2 pm. 601-421-2022.

14th Annual Soul Blues Friday

DATE 8 pm, Friday, November 1, 2019.
CONCERT VENUE Vicksburg City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St., Vicksburg, Mississippi.
ARTISTS Big Pokey Bear, O.B. Buchana, Adrian Bagher, Adrena.
TICKETS 601-905-4894.

8 pm, Saturday, November 2, 2019. Natchez City Auditorium, 207 Jefferson St., Natchez, Mississippi. Miss/Lou Southern Soul Classic 2019. Tucka, Sir Charles Jones, Lacee, Veronica Ra'elle, Jay Morris Group. Doors open 7 pm. 662-434-4228. Tickets.

9 pm, Friday, November 8, 2019. ROC Event Center, 3906 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida. Gulf Coast Blues Festival. P2K DaDiddy, King Fred, Diva Dee and more. Doors open 8 pm. 850-503-5766. See Website.

9 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Pensacola Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Hwy., Pensacola, Florida. Gulf Coast Blues Festival. Jesse James, Clarence Carter, Jeter Jones, L.J. Echols, Big Yayo, Nathaniel Kimble. 850-503-5766. See Website.

8 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Macon City Auditorium, 415 1st St., Macon, Georgia. Veteran's Day Weekend Southern Soul Concert: Betty Wright & Friends. Betty Wright, Pokey Bear, T.K. Soul, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lacee and more. Doors open 7 pm. 478-803-1593. Tickets.

7:45 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2019. Grenada City Auditorium, 17 North Main St., Grenada, Mississippi. J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood. Doors open 7 pm.

Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Cotton Mill, 300 Elliott Street, Tupelo, Mississippi. T.K. Soul. 662-732-0449.

Saturday, November 16, 2019. Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia, South Carolina. Southern Soul Music Festival. Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Ronnie Bell, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka. 803-576-2350.

8 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019. KeyBank State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Mega Blues Festival. Latimore, T.K. Soul, Millie Jackson, Wendell B, Pokey Bear. Tickets.

8 pm, Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23, 2019. Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, Utah. Bobby Rush. 435-649-9371.

7 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Street, Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Mega Blues Festival. T.K. Soul, Bigg Robb, Willie Clayton, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Pokey Bear, Wendell B, Latimore. Doors open 7 pm. 313-638-2724.

9 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019. Jake's Sports Cafe, 5025 50th Street, Suite A, Lubbock, Texas. Jeter Jones.

6 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2019. Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, Utah. Bobby Rush. 435-649-9371.

7 pm, Saturday, November 30, 2019. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel-San Antonio Airport, 37 Northeast Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo City 3rd Annual R&B & Blues Show. Magic One, T.K. Soul, Big Al. 210-381-6230. Tickets.

Saturday, December 7, 2019. Willie Davis Recreation Center, 116 Cox Ferry Road, Farmerville, Louisiana. T.K. Soul. 318-368-3729.

7 pm, Saturday, December 28, 2019. Mississippi Coliseum, 1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, Mississippi. Pokey Bear, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, T.K. Soul, Big Yayo. Doors open 6 pm. Tickets.

9 pm, Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Arena Theatre, 7326 South West Freeway, Houston, Texas. Pokey Bear, Brian Jack. 713-772-5900.


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