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2008: The Year In Southern Soul

It was a year when the Southern Soul pendulum swung back towards the center. The hiphop influence ( T. K. Soul, Simeo, Bigg Robb, Cupid) waned--at least temporarily--as those artists for the most part took a "breather" on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, traditional Southern Soul sounds rebounded with a vengeance via the work of Floyd Taylor, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, L. J. Echols, Latimore, Ms. Jody, O. B. Buchana, Jeff Floyd, Sheba Potts-Wright, Lee "Shot" Williams, Stan Mosley and others.

The "freshest" new influence was . . .

a gospel-cum-barbershop sound that sparkled with revolutionary harmonies in the outstanding new music of Omar Cunningham ("My Life") and Luther Lackey ("I Should Have Stayed Scared").

It was a year when Stevie Jay reminded us all (in his incandescent single "Because Of Me") that you can muster a great Southern Soul vocal without shouting and screaming and writhing and wailing--in fact, without vocalizing much higher than a sugary whisper.

2008 was a year when two songs, "I Wanna Bump" by John Haley and "Good Old Country Boy" by Earl Gaines, illustrated the maxim, "You can never get enough of a good thing," the former piggy-backing on the success of James Payne's cover of the Joe Tex standard "Ain't Gonna Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman" and the latter traveling on the popularity of Denise LaSalle's and Charles Wilson's "Mississippi Woman"/"Mississippi Boy."

It was a year when Latimore's comeback song, "My Give A Damn Gave Out" showed the legs of a long-distance runner, a year when the folksy side of Southern Soul ("Stand Up In It," anyone?) scored big with L. J. Echols' "From The Back," a year when the Jo-Us Band's "I'll Be Doggone" became 2008's version of "Cuttin' Up Sideways" by Joy, woolly and infectious.

It was a year when Mary K. Blige's beautiful yet robust ballad "Stay Down" showed all those urban R&B-slash-Southern Soul deejay-divas exactly where Southern Soul's "smooth" G-spot really is.

Finally, it was a year when more than a few artists (Bobby Rush, Chick Willis, Billy "Soul" Bonds, etc.) jumped into the political arena--albeit musically--with the dazzling and surprising ascension of Barack Obama to first Democratic candidate for President and then President-elect.

The best line of the year was . . .

Chandra Calloway's "I was gonna give it to ya/ Until you opened your mouth," a snapshot of every playa's dilemma chasing that "hottie" in the club.

That was until, later in the year, Karen Wolfe (via songwriter Omar Cunningham) came up with the even better line, "If you're man enough to leave/ I'm woman enough to let you go," reminding your Daddy B. Nice of a year of marital stress when he wasn't "man enough," instead boarding up the doorway between the living room and the kitchen, effectively dividing the house in two rather than leave the property or sell. Touche', Karen.

Last but surely not least, 2008 was the year Senator Jones died. The impresario of the night, the wild chairman of Southern Soul, the mastermind of Hep'Me Records always had his finger on the pulse of Southern Soul and was never afraid (unlike almost all the other producers) of calling it "Southern Soul," a trait for which (among others) your Daddy B. Nice will forever cherish him.

The Senator didn't always "click," but when he did--for instance, the hilarious, deep-bass-voiced, shades-of-The Coasters introduction to Miz B.'s "My Name Is $$$$'s"--it was like a nuclear bomb hitting the radio, leaving the rest of us crawling around the desert floor muttering "We are not worthy, we are not worthy."

We can only hope that, without him, we will not lose our way.

--Daddy B. Nice

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The "DADDIES":

And The Winners of the 2nd Annual (2008) Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Awards Are. . .

Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Mid-Tempo Southern Soul Song of 2008:

"Man Enough" by Karen Wolfe

Top Contenders: Nellie "Tiger" Travis' "Slap Yo' Weave Off," L. J. Echols "From The Back," Willie Clayton's "A Woman Knows," Reggie P.'s "Your Love Is A Bad Habit"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Club Song of 2008:

"Don't Stop The Music" by Mose Stovall

Top Contenders: Ms. Jody's "Ms. Jody's Thing," Mr. X's "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle," Nellie "Tiger" Travis' "I'm A Woman"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Collaboration of 2008:

"I'm A Bluesman's Daughter" by Sheba Potts-Wright w/ Dr. "Feelgood" Potts

Top Contenders: Pat Brown & The Rhythm All-Stars' "Got Something That Will Hold Him," Charles Wilson and Mel Waiters' "Something Different About You"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Ballad of 2008:

"Because Of Me" by Stevie Jay

Top Contenders: O. B. Buchana's "Just Because He's Good To You," Ricky White's "I'll Always Love You," Floyd Taylor's "What If He Knew"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Song By A Longtime Veteran in 2008:

"Man Up" by Stan Mosley

Top Contenders: Booker Brown's "Ladies' Night," Latimore's "Nanna Puddin'," Lee "Shot" Williams' "Country Woman"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Female Southern Soul Vocalist of 2008:

Nellie "Tiger" Travis ("Slap Yo' Weave Off," "I'm A Woman," "M.O.D.")

Top Contenders: Karen Wolfe, Sheba Potts-Wright, Ms. Jody, Chandra Calloway

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Male Southern Soul Vocalist of 2008:

Luther Lackey ("I Should Have Stayed Scared," "Number Two," "I Don't Care Who's Gettin' It")

Top Contenders: Omar Cunningham, L. J. Echols, O. B. Buchana, Stevie Jay, Ricky White

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Airplay Breakthrough By A Veteran (Non-Debut) Southern Soul Artist in 2008

L. J. Echols ("From The Back")

Top Contenders: Karen Wolfe, Booker Brown, Mose Stovall, Luther Lackey

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Hardest-Touring Southern Soul Crowd-Pleaser of 2008:

Mel Waiters

Top Contenders: Dave Mack, T. K. Soul, O. B. Buchana

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Chitlin' Circuit Blues Song of 2008:

"Obama" by Chick Willis

Top Contenders: Floyd Taylor's "Hooked On These Blues," Sheba Potts-Wright's "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter," Bobby Rush's "Bobby Rush For President"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best "Cover" Song By A Southern Soul Artist in 2008:

"I Wanna Bump" by John Haley (covering Joe Tex and James Payne)

Top Contenders: The Bar-Kays w/ Evelyn "Champagne" King's "If Loving You Is Wrong," Honey's "Turn Back The Hands Of Time"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best "Out Of Left Field" Southern Soul Song of 2008:

"Ring On Your Finger" by La'Morris Williams

Top Contenders: Jo-us Band's "I'll Be Doggone," Simeo's "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)"

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Songwriter of 2008:

John Ward

(O. B. Buchana's "Just Because He's Good To You," Sheba Potts-Wright's "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter," and with co-writer Gerod Rayborn, Carl Sims' "I Like This Place," and with co-writer Raymond Moore, Ms. Jody's "Ms. Jody's Thing" and David Brinston's "I Just Love Women")


Top Contenders: Omar Cunningham, Luther Lackey, Floyd Hamberlin

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Arranger/Producer of 2008:

Luther Lackey (for Luther Lackey's I Should Have Stayed Scared CD)

Top Contenders: John Ward, Floyd Hamberlin

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Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul Debut of 2008:

Stevie Jay (2 Sides Of A Man CD)

Top Contenders: The Rhythm All-Stars, Chandra Calloway, Mr. X

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And Added This Year: The Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Award for Best Southern Soul CD Of 2008:

Nellie "Tiger" Travis (I'm A Woman, CDS)

Top Contenders: Luther Lackey (I Should Have Stayed Scared, Ecko), Stevie Jay (2 Sides Of A Man, Senator Jones)

CONGRATULATIONS!!

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The "DADDIES": Best Of 2008 Southern Soul Music Awards

Below is a list of the finalists--the best in their categories for 2008--for the 2nd annual Daddy B. Nice Southern Soul Music Awards. The numbers do NOT denote rankings. Music published before 2008 was eligible if the bulk of its chitlin' circuit airplay came in 2008. CD's and song samples are available in the CD Store or Comprehensive Index. Every musician listed in the "Daddie's" will eventually receive a permanent listing and link in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index for every nomination listed. The award-winners are announced at the end of the "Finalists" lists. (Scroll down.) DBN.

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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Mid-Tempo Southern Soul Songs Of 2008:

1. "Lock My Door" by Jeff Floyd

2. "Slap Yo Weave Off" Nellie "Tiger" Travis

3. "Stuck" by The Rhythm All-Stars

4. "From The Back" by L. J. Echols

5. "It Is What It Is" by Wilson Meadows

6. "Southern Woman" by Pookie Lane

7. "A Woman Knows" by Willie Clayton

8. "Your Love Is A Bad Habit" by Reggie P.

9. "I Wanna Bump" by John Haley

10. "Southern Blues With A Twist" by David G.

11. "Country Woman" by Lee "Shot" Williams

12. "Groove U, Baby" by Mose Stovall

13. "It's The Weekend" by Ms. Jody

14. "Move Your Body" by Heavy But Sweet (Andy Pittman)

15. "I'll Be Doggone" The Jo-Us Band

16. "Man Enough" by Karen Wolfe



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Club Songs Of 2008:

1. "Man Up" by Stan Mosley

2. "It's Friday (Time To Get Paid)" by Lee "Shot" Williams

3. "Loop The Loop" by Will Easley

4. "Ms. Jody's Thing" by Ms. Jody

5. "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle Jiggle Jiggle" by Mr. X. (Mark Safford)

6. "Don't Stop The Music" by Mose Stovall

7. "Booty Roll" by Steve Perry

8. "I've Got The Feeling" by Reggie P.

9. "I Came To Party" by Sir Charles Jones

10. "Let's Party" by Sir Nature Alexzander

11. "I'm A Woman" by Nellie "Tiger" Travis

12. "Love Slide" by Cupid

13. "I Made It" by Betty Padgett

14. "Party" by Stevie Jay

15. "Fire" by Lebrado



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Collaborations Of 2008:

1. "Something Different About You" by Charles Wilson with Mel Waiters

2. "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter" by Sheba Potts-Wright with Robert "Dr. Feelgood" Potts

3. "Come Back Kind Of Love" by Roni with Sir Charles Jones

4. "Got Something That Will Hold Him" by Pat Brown with The Rhythm All-Stars

5. "Voice Mail" by Mr. Sam with Floyd Taylor

6. "It's Only You" by Barbara Carr with Roy Roberts

7. "Who Knows You" by Nellie "Tiger" Travis with Stan Mosley

8. "Whiskey And Beer" by Tyree Neal with Sir Charles Jones

9. "Look Who's Jody Now" by Chandra Calloway with Mel Waiters



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Ballads Of 2008:

1. "My Life" by Omar Cunningham

2. "Because Of Me" by Stevie Jay

3. "This Ain't Livin'" by Wendell B.

4. "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)" by Simeo

5. "Happy Anniversary" by Sir Charles Jones

6. "Just Because He's Good To You" by O. B. Buchana

7. "I Should Have Stayed Scared" by Luther Lackey

8. "You're The Best" by Kenne' Wayne

9. "I'll Always Love You" by Ricky White

10. "What If He Knew" by Floyd Taylor

11. "Got Something That Will Hold Him" by Pat Brown with The Rhythm All-Stars

12. "Stay Down" by Mary J. Blige

13. "Sweetie Pie" by Mr. X (Mark Safford)

14. "Gotta Find Me Somebody" by Chandra Calloway

15. "Picking Up Pieces" by Mr. Sam



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Songs Of 2008 By Longtime Veterans:

1. "Ladies' Night" by Booker Brown

2. "Daylight" by Carl Sims

3. "It's Going Down" by Denise LaSalle

4. "I'm Coming Home" by Marvin Sease

5. "A Woman Knows" by Willie Clayton

6. "Man Up" by Stan Mosley

7. "Nanna' Puddin'" by Latimore

8. "I Don't Want To Love Nobody But You" by Cicero Blake

9. "Lay It Down" by Al Green

10. "Lock My Door" by Jeff Floyd

11. "Good Old Country Boy" by Earl Gaines

12. "Country Woman" by Lee "Shot" Williams

13. "Too Many Women" by David Brinston

14. "Long Way Home" by The Soul Children with Ann Hines and J. Blackfoot



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Female Southern Soul Vocals Of 2008:

1. "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter" by Sheba Potts-Wright

2. "Man Enough" by Karen Wolfe

3. "He's My Man" by Roni

4. "Ms. Jody's Thing" by Ms. Jody

5. "Slap Yo' Weave Off" by Nellie "Tiger" Travis

6. "Rock Me" by Sweet Angel

7. "Gotta Find Me Somebody" by Chandra Calloway

8. "Boy Toy" by Pat Cooley

9. "Got Something That Will Hold Him" by Pat Brown with The Rhythm All-Stars

10. "It's Only You" by Barbara Carr with Roy Roberts



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Male Southern Soul Vocals Of 2008:

1. "When You Pack Your Bag" by Vick Allen

2. "Happy Anniversary" by Sir Charles Jones

3. "I'll Always Love You" by Ricky White

4. "Just Because He's Good To You" by O. B. Buchana

5. "Because Of Me" by Stevie Jay

6. "My Life" by Omar Cunningham

7. "Stuck" by The Rhythm All-Stars with Geoff McBride

8. "Man Up" by Stan Mosley

9. "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)" by Simeo

10. "I Should Have Stayed Scared" by Luther Lackey

11. "What If He Knew" by Floyd Taylor

12. "Move Your Body" by Heavy But Sweet (Andy Pittman)

13. "Southern Woman" by Pookie Lane

14. "From The Back" by L. J. Echols

15. "Your Love Is A Bad Habit" by Reggie P.



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Airplay Breakthroughs Of 2008 By Veteran (Non-Debut) Artists:

1. L. J. Echols

("From The Back," "I'm Gonna Party")

2. Mose Stovall

("Groove U, Baby," "Don't Stop The Music")

3. Ricky White

("I'll Always Love You")

4. Luther Lackey

("I Should Have Stayed Scared," "New Orleans Blues," "I Don't Care Who's Gettin' It," "Number Two")

5. Booker Brown

("Ladies Night," "Stir It Up")

6. Big G

("Heartache," "Southern Soul Blues")

7. Earl Duke

("Somebody's Getin' It," "Truck Driver," "I Got What You Want," "Southern Soul")

8. Willie Walker

("You've Been Lyin'," "Hoochin' With Larry")

9. Karen Wolfe

("Man Enough")

10. Clarence Dobbins

("Blues Uprising," "Don't Give Up On Me")

11. Earl Gaines

("Nothin' But The Blues," "Good Old Country Boy")

12. Steve Perry

("Booty Roll," "Let It Roll")



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"Daddy" Finalists: Hardest-Touring Southern Soul Crowd Pleasers Of 2008:

1. Ms. Jody

2. T. K. Soul

3. Bobby Rush

4. Mel Waiters

5. O. B. Buchana

6. Lebrado

7. Sir Charles Jones

8. Dave Mack



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"Daddy" Finalists: Best Chitlin' Circuit Blues Songs Of 2008:

1. "You're Just Playing With It" by O. B. Buchana

2. "Fatback And Collard Greens" by Mr. David

3. "Obama" by Chick Willis

4. "I Didn't Lie, I Just Didn't Tell It All" by Big Cynthia

5. "Hooked On These Blues" by Floyd Taylor

6. "Another Kind Of Fool" by Bobby Rush

7. "Bobby Rush For President" by Bobby Rush

8. "Gonna Give It To Ya" by Chandra Calloway

9. "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter" by Sheba Potts-Wright with Robert "Dr. Feelgood" Potts



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"Daddy" Finalists: Best "Cover" Songs By Southern Soul Artists In 2008:

1. "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Honey

2. "If Loving You Is Wrong" by The BarKays with Evelyn "Champagne" King

3. "Down Home Blues" by April

4. "Sweet Home Alabama" by Tricia Barnwell with Roy C.

5. "Is Anybody Lonely" by David G.

6. "I Believe In You" by Rue Davis

7. "Just Because He's Good To You" by O. B. Buchana

8. "At Last" by Hardway Connection

9. "I Wanna Bump" by John Haley



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"Daddy" Finalists: Best "Out Of Left Field" Southern Soul Songs Of 2008:

1. "Dope Or Dogfood" by El' Willie

2. "I'll Be Doggone" by The Jo-Us Band

3. "(Gonna Put That) Ring On Your Finger" by La'Morris Williams

4. "New Indian Blues" by Brother Tyrone

5. "Let's Party" (Chico's Radio Promo Remix) by Sir Nature Alexzander with KiiKii Vaughn

6. "Truck Driver" by Earl Duke

7. "Sweet Home Alabama" by Tricia Barnwell with Roy C.

8. "Leave That Man's Wife Alone" by Carl Marshall

9. "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)" by Simeo

10. "M.O.D. (Man On Drugs)" by Nellie "Tiger" Travis



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Debuts Of 2008:

1. Chandra Calloway ("Gonna Give It To Ya," "Gotta Find Me Somebody," "Look Who's Jody Now")

2. 100% Cotton ("I'm Caught," "Slide And Whip")

3. Tre Williams & The Revelations ("I Don't Want To Know")

4. Leon McMullen ("After This Night Is Gone," "Midnight Rendezvous")

5. Mystery Man ("Better Stop Doggin' Me Around," "Jody's Got My Tutu," "Hole In The Wall Cafe")

6. Mr. X (Mark Safford) ("Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle Jiggle Jiggle," "Sweetie Pie," "Make It Do What It Do")

7. Pookie Lane ("Southern Woman")

8. John Haley ("I Wanna Bump")

9. Lola ("The Sweetest Thing," "I Can't See Myself")

10. The Jo-Us Band ("I'll Be Doggone")

11. The Rhythm All-Stars (" Stuck," "Tic Toc," "She's Powerful," "I'll Work For You")

12. April ("Down Home Blues," "Girl Get Gone," "Funk Dhat")

13. Sang' n Clarence ("Fryin' Pan," "Southern Soul Swing," "Rock Me")

14. Brother Tyrone ("New Indian Blues," "If You Ain't Cheatin'")

15. Brenda Williams ("That'll Make Me Hard To Get Along With")

16. David G. ("Southern Blues With A Twist," "Is Anybody Lonely")

17. Biggg Shady ("Ouweee")

18. Sherman Hunter ("Old Neighborhood")

19. Stevie Jay ("Because Of Me," "Gotta Find A Good Woman," "Party")




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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Arranger/Producers Of 2008:

1. Wilson Meadows & Terry Montford

("It Is What It Is," "I Wanna Get Witcha Baby" (Wilson Meadows))

2. (The Late) Senator Jones

("Back Yard Party")(Little Kim Stewart), "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle," "Sweetie Pie" (Mr. X), "Because Of Me," "Party" (Stevie Jay))

3. Floyd Hamberlin

("I'm A Woman," "Slap Yo' Weave Off," "I Saw It On Oprah," "M.O.D. (Man On Drugs) (Nellie "Tiger" Travis), "Man Up" (Stan Mosley))

4. Greg "Sticks" McCray

("Stuck," "I'll Work For You," "She Is Powerful (w/ Eric Lampley) (The Rhythm All-Stars))

5. John Ward

("Just Because He's Good To You" (O. B. Buchana), "Ms. Jody's Thing" (Ms. Jody), "I Like This Place" (Carl Sims), "Good Old Country Boy" (Earl Gaines), "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter" (Sheba Potts-Wright))

6. Luther Lackey

("I Should Have Stayed Scared," "Number Two," "The New Orleans Blues," "I Don't Care Who's Gettin' It")(Luther Lackey))



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"Daddy" Finalists: The Best Southern Soul Songwriters Of 2008:

1. (The Late) Charles Richard Cason

("Sweet Love," "You've Still Got It," "I Miss My Daddy," "Southern Soul Party" (all Floyd Taylor))

2. John Ward

("I'm A Bluesman's Daughter," (Sheba Potts-Wright), ("Ms Jody's Thing," "It's The Weekend" (Ms. Jody), "I Like This Place" (w/ Gerod Rayborn) (Carl Sims), "Just Because He's Good To You" (O. B. Buchana), "I Just Love Women," "Hard Working Woman" (w/ Raymond Moore) (David Brinston), "Good Old Country Boy" (w/ Raymond Moore (Earl Gaines))

3. Omar Cunningham

("My Life," "The Beauty Shop," "This Old Music" (w/ Robert Harris, Jr.) (Omar Cunningham), "Man Enough" (Karen Wolfe))

4. Floyd Hamberlin

("Man Up," (Stan Mosley), "It's Friday (Time To Get Paid)," (Lee "Shot" Williams), "I'm A Woman," "Slap Yo' Weave Off," "M.O.D. (Man On Drugs)," "I Saw It On Oprah" (Nellie "Tiger" Travis))

5. Luther Lackey

("Number Two," "I Don't Care Who's Gettin' It," "I Should Have Stayed Scared," "The New Orleans Blues" (all Luther Lackey))



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And A New Award This Year. . . The 12 Best Southern Soul CD's Of 2008

1. Omar Cunningham (Time Served, Soul 1st)

2. Wilson Meadows (Transformation, Brimstone)

3. Stevie Jay (2 Sides Of A Man, Senator Jones)

4. Nellie "Tiger" Travis (I'm A Woman, CDS)

5. Luther Lackey (I Should Have Stayed Scared, Ecko)

6. Lee "Shot Williams (Shot From The Soul, CDS)

7. Ms. Jody (I Never Take A Day Off, Ecko)

8. Chandra Calloway (Gonna Give It To Ya', Calloway/P. Waiters)

9. Stan Mosley (Man Up, CDS)

10. Earl Duke (Somebody's Gettin' It, Mardi Gras)

11. Mose Stovall (Groove U, Soul 1st)

12. Floyd Taylor (You Still Got It, Malaco)



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Complete Daddy B. Nice Top Ten "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles Charts for 2008: Continued from right-hand column on this page. . .

Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles

---------------MARCH 2008------


1. Ms. Jody's Thing"------------------------Ms. Jody
Bargain-Priced I Never Take A Day Off CD

2. "Slap Yo Weave Off"-------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

3. "Dope Or Dogfood?"-----------------------------El' Willie

4. "Sweet Home Alabama"--Tricia Barnwell w/ Roy C

5. "It Is What It Is"------------------------Wilson Meadows

6. "From The Back"-------------------------L. J. Echols
Bargain-Priced Well Runs Dry CD

7. "I Got That Feelin'"-----------------------------Reggie P

8. "I Miss My Daddy"------------------------------------Floyd Taylor
Bargain-Priced You Still Got It CD

9. "Dog Kinda Love (Original Mix)" --------------------------------------Dicky Williams w/ Ken Massey Group
Bargain-Priced I'm Back Again CD

10. "Backbone" -----------------------------------Stan Mosley
Bargain-Priced Man Up CD

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"My Life" ---------------------Omar Cunningham

"It's Going Down" ----------------------------------Denise LaSalle
Bargain-Priced Pay Before You Pump CD


"Get Me Weak" -----------------------Vickie Baker
Bargain-Priced I Could Show You CD

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Breaking Southern Soul Singles:
--------------February 2008------


1. "Your Love Is A Bad Habit"---------------------Reggie P.

2. "I Can't Get Over You"-----------------------------El' Willie

3. Sugar Daddy's Back--------------------Dicky Williams
Bargain-Priced I'm Back Again CD

4. "Groove U Baby"-------------------------------Mose Stovall

5. "Old Neighborhood"---------------------Sherman Hunter

6. "Energizer Bunny"----------------------------------Ms. Jody w/ O. B. Buchana
Bargain-Priced I Never Take A Day Off CD

7. "Whiskey And Beer" ----Tyree Neal w/ Sir Charles Jones
Bargain-Priced All Grown Up CD

8. "Southern Women"-------------------------------------
Pookie Lane

9. (Tie) "'Nanna Puddin'" ----------------------------Latimore
Bargain-Priced Back 'Atcha CD

"Man Made Over" ----------------------------J. Blackfoot
Bargain-Priced It Ain't Over Till It's Over CD

10. (Tie) "Broke Into My Heart" -------------Charles Wilson
Bargain-Priced The After Party CD

"Southern Blues With A Twist" ----------David G.
Bargain-Priced Southern Blues With A Twist CD

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"Turn Back The Hands Of Time" ------------------------Honey

"If Loving You Is Wrong"----------Barkays w/ Evelyn 'Champagne' King

"Down Home Blues"-------------------------------------------April

"It Must Be Jelly (Remix)"--------------------------Fred Bolton
Bargain-Priced I'm Gonna Git Mine CD

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Breaking Southern Soul Singles:
--------------January 2008------


1. "My Sweet Back"-----------------------James Smith

2. "My Life"----------------------------Omar Cunningham

3. "Come Back Kind Of Love"-----------Roni w/ Sir Charles Jones

4. "My In-Laws"------------------Dr. "Feelgood" Potts

5. "No Ring" (Nite Out reprise)-----------------Mel Waiters et al.

6. "A Bible And A Beer"-----------------------Betty Harris

7. "Jody Got Your Girl & Gone"-------------Larry Taylor

8. "Tell It To The Preacher Man"--------------Betty Harris

9. "Amen"----------------------------Lenny Williams

10. "(Tell Me When) The Last Time"----------------- Rue Davis

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"A Woman Knows"-------------------Willie Clayton

"It Ain't Easy"-----------------------Z. Z. Hill, Jr.

"Two Strangers (Living In The Same House)"------------Bill Avery

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 25 Southern Soul Singles of 2008
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1. "Because Of Me"--------------------Stevie Jay

This is a once-in-a-lifetime ballad. We all know that charismatic men (such as the song's narrator and most Southern Soul performers) attract women, but few have had the seeds to go where Stevie Jay dares to go: into a no-holds-barred confessional and meditation on hedonism, responsibility and apathy, all in the form of a story set to the most successful Southern Soul/slash/pop music hybrid yet recorded.

2. "Slap Yo' Weave Off"------------------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis

With larger-than-life power, she's the Lebron James of Southern Soul divas, and with writer/producer Floyd Hamberlin in the role of the late Jimmy Lewis, Nellie "Tiger" Travis has taken up the mantle of Peggy Scott-Adams as Southern Soul's "undisputed," new-generation soul queen.

3. "Man Enough" -----------------------Karen Wolfe

As much as I'm annoyed by the journeyman production and lackluster rhythm section, especially the dead-thumping bass on what should be a showcase bass line, I doubt anyone will ever come up with a finer version of this extraordinary piece of songwriting by Omar Cunningham. And if you tried to change any perceived flaw, the whole magical ambience--the authenticity and originality--of the song would surely disappear. The delicate balance of its perfectly-pitched, chitlin' circuit themes and tuneful pleasures ultimately becomes a vocal tour de force for Ms. Wolfe, who takes a giant leap into the forefront of Southern Soul divas.

4. "From The Back" -----------------L. J. Echols

Like last year's "Thank You Mamma," Echols' "From The Back" tramples across musical conformity and cultural correctness with the happy abandon of a Labrador retriever chasing a frisbee. The most authentic artist to hit the folk-blues side of Southern Soul since Theodis Ealey.

5. "Ring On Your Finger" ----------La'Morris Williams

This sensational underground single, heard by only a lucky few in 2008, will resonate throughout 2009--just wait and see. In many ways it's reminiscent of the original (and much-covered) version of the Floyd Hamberlin-penned "Mississippi Boy" a few years ago. Back to basics with sawdust, peanut shells and hoop-barrel jamming.

6. "Ms. Jody's Thing"----------------------------------Ms. Jody

"She's a-buckin' and a-jumpin' just like a Georgia mule," y'all. A carefree, possibly throw-away track whose sense of fun and insouciance was transformed by Ms. Jody's unique vocal gifts and a Memphis rhythm section as tight as a condom on a stud bull.

7. "I Should Have Stayed Scared"-----------------Luther Lackey

He's sharp as a whip and volatile-sounding. Luther Lackey (half-brother of O. B. Buchana) has penned the finest short story ever compressed into four minutes of Southern Soul, and has done so with a gospel/street-corner doo-wop arrangement complete with harmonies as scintillating as vintage Temps or Persuasions.

8. "I'll Be Doggone"-----------------------The Jo-Us Band

Deejays starved for "down home" sounds grabbed onto this saucy, raucous track by some unknowns from Tuscaloosa, Alabama--I still don't know how to spell their name--as if it were a hot taco from the corner stand. Your Daddy B. Nice was at the front of the line--and went back for dos and tres.

9. "Stay Down"--------------------------Mary J. Blige

Some people might ask, "Daddy B. Nice, why take valuable space away from a chitlin' circuit artist with a mainstream R&B pick?" Because, as with mainstream artists such as Glenn Jones, R. Kelly, Jaheim and Luther Vandross before her (see Daddy B. Nice's Top 100 Southern Soul Singles 90's-100's), Mary J. Blige has recorded a great Southern Soul song. Listening to it is like opening the door--fresh air overwhelms the senses. Look at the glass-half-full perspective: maybe some of Mary J's commercial success will rub off on the rest of us.

10. "I Wanna Bump"----------------------John Haley

"Nine Pound" John Haley's version of the Joe Tex original ("Ain't Gonna Bump...") and--more to the point--of the recent, near-classic James Payne cover ("Fat Woman") is, believe it or not, arguably the best. The sound is uncommonly smooth for Southern Soul, yet Haley's vocal has an ingratiating rusticity that charms and endures.

11. "I'm A Woman"------------------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis

The title track of the Southern Soul CD of the year, with five straight months and four separate songs charting on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles in 2008. And now your Daddy B. Nice can confess that had I not been worried about being suspected of favoritism, having slotted Nellie's "Slap Yo' Weave Off" the number-one single the previous month, "I'm A Woman" would have been number one in May of 2008 instead of the number-two slot, where it still resides.

12. "Your Love Is A Bad Habit"-------------------Reggie P.

Think of Reggie P's wailing, guitar-driven ballad as contemporary Southern Soul's update of The Animals' version of "House Of The Rising Sun," with that frantic yet solemn 60's organ arrangement (which evoked all the mold and ruin and nostalgia for the Deep South) now filled by Reggie's naked-sounding vocal.

13. "Don't Stop The Music"---------------------------Mose Stovall

Stovall's first Southern Soul hit, a sweet, syrupy ballad named "Groove U Baby," paved the way for "Don't Stop The Music," or deejays might never have picked up on it. On first hearing it sounds like funk-lite, the beat maybe plods a little, and the disco-style synth vocal. . . Well. In Southern Soul? But from then, you're home free. It'll take you through your commute with a smile on your face. It'll pick you up when you've been in the house for too long and you still don't want to go out. The song's soul is in the right place. How that comes through a synthesizer-enhanced vocal, I don't know--but it does.

14. "Man Up"--------------------Stan Mosley

"Man Up" is Stan Mosley's hottest track in years--and his best rocker since his previous best, "Anybody Seen My Boo." Mosley teamed up with writer/producer and fellow Chicagoan Floyd Hamberlin--a smart move. Now we can only hope for a similar smash follow-up to Stan's signature ballad, "Rock Me (Until I Cannot Stand This Rocking Any More)." Interesting footnote: At the remembrance for Senator Jones in Jackson in December, Stan Mosley credited Senator Jones with talking him into doing "Rock Me." Now that tells you why Senator Jones was such an influential force in Southern Soul music.

15. "Happy Anniversary"--------------------Sir Charles Jones

When it comes to mid-period Sir Charles Jones, there are ballads and there are ballads. Mostly, lately, the ballads don't really stand out from one another. But "Happy Anniversary," I think, is the exception--a return to form. It has good timing and chord changes and a celestial-sounding bagpipe-synthesizer fill that, along with Charles' patented emotional style, gives it the feeling of a true anthem.

16. "Move Your Body"-----------------AP Heavy But Sweet

Killer rhythm section, killer arrangement. This slow-rocking, Caribbean-tinged, dance hall anthem trumped anything in the way of club songs by Reggie P., Sir Charles Jones and Steve Perry in 2008, and anyone who listens to "Move Your Body" soon understands it has a very special groove and a very special vocal (with a sweet culminating rap) that marks an amazing debut by an independent artist who was just creating his "natural-born" music.

17. "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle"---------------------Mr. X

Talk about amazing debuts. Mr. X took a set of songs the Love Doctor had left as flat as Pinocchio and breathed fresh life into them. It was almost as if the Love Doctor and Senator Jones had handed the relay baton to Mr. X (Mark Safford) and said, "Go for it." "Make It Do What It Do," "Sweetie Pie" . . . All underwent incredible transformations, but that wasn't enough for the technically-breathtaking Mr. X. He released a second CD a few months later, with the wonderful, chitlin' circuit-friendly dance cut, "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Jiggle Jiggle Jiggle," that overshadowed anything on the first disc.


18. "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter"-------------------Sheba Potts-Wright

Under-utilized Southern Soul singer Sheba Potts-Wright elevates one of the most generic melodies prolific songwriter John Ward has written recently. The tune's simplicity works in its favor, however, as Sheba gives a clinic in how to sing Southern Soul. Blues-harpist Robert "Dr. Feelgood" Potts (Sheba's daddy) floats in and around the proceedings like a fat and lazy August bumblebee.

19. "Country Woman"-------------Lee "Shot" Williams

"Leeee-shadddddd" is one of a handful of chitlin' circuit performers who is capable of hitting the essence of what Southern Soul music is all about, and if a male vocal can be said to be delicate, then Lee "Shot's" vocal on "Country Woman" is just that, as fragile and perfect as an egg in the moment before it's cracked and scrambled.

20. "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)"-----------------------Simeo

Hiphop-culture refugee and Southern Soul convert Simeo sent me an acapella version of this--my favorite song from his debut album--that made it clear how passionate and accomplished a singer he is. When he adds Southern Soul-style female choruses, chitlin' circuit-style monologues and other accoutrements of the genre, there's no telling how far he'll go. In the meantime, this low-key anthem never fails to please and soothe.

21. "Just Because He's Good To You"--------------------O. B. Buchana

Southern Soul's "everyman," O. B. Buchana, covers another John Ward-written gem first done a few years ago by Jackson-based Rick Lawson, reminding us (from a Southern perspective) that Memphis is the northernmost capital of Southern Soul, the "shipping point" for all those Mississippi and Louisiana and Alabama boys with Southern Soul running through their veins. "Just Because He's Good To You" is exactly what O. B. Buchana needs, a classic, almost Ray Charles-like song to sing, and here's hoping he continues, in the grand tradition of Bobby Bland, Tyrone Davis and Johnnie Taylor (O.B.'s heroes), to cover an ever-expanding variety of material.

22. "I'll Always Love You"-----------------------Ricky White

What a ballad--easily a contender for "best of" any year. Ricky White has matured since his debut album of a few years ago. Southern Soul deejays gathered up this slow-weeper and held it close with an enthusiasm reserved for--say--J. Blackfoot or Sir Charles Jones at their finest. "I'll Always Love You" becomes Ricky White's "signature" song.

23. "Obama"---------------------Chick Willis

The best topical Southern Soul song of 2008, and probably the only one to contain the words "Obama" and the friendly vernacular "dog". Like Dr. Feelgood Potts' "My In-Laws" in 2007, "Obama" is anchored by an unpretentious blues format navigated by a confident, no-frills bluesman at the peak of his craft. Add a zesty, hard-hitting female chorus right out of the Ray Charles "Hit The Road, Jack" handbook and---near the end--a sweet little chord change that makes you want to play the raggedy-sounding tune all over again, and you've got a recipe for success. Just in case, however, Chick Willis recorded a more polished--shall we say more "presidential"---remix just in time for the inauguration.

24. "My Life"------------------------Omar Cunningham

Omar Cunningham's Southern Soul star continues to rise, and his considerable songwriting gifts (see Karen Wolfe's "Man Enough" above) may eventually catapult him ahead of peers such as Sir Charles Jones and O. B. Buchana. In addition to being a coup of sorts in the personal-history department, "My Life" with its unique arrangement is sweet revenge for Omar's overlooked masterpiece, "Give Me A Chance (The Early Bird Catches The Worm)," from his last CD. Both songs feature beguiling barbershop harmonies and organ-accordion-sounding fills.

25. "Gotta Find Me Somebody"------------Chandra Calloway

Is Chandra related to Southern Soul's legendary singer/songwriter/producer Harrison Calloway? Don't know--but given her arrival on the scene complete with so many Southern Soul vocal gifts in full flower, it certainly makes sense. "(I Was) Gonna Give It To Ya (Until You Opened Your Mouth)" was the popular chitlin' circuit single, but the slow and stately ballad "Gotta Find Me Somebody" was the showcase that made it obvious Chandra Calloway will be around Southern Soul circles for a long time to come, as long as she works at it. Best female debut of 2008.

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THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MUSIC!! DBN.

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

DECEMBER 2008


1. "I'm Gonna Party"-------------L. J. Echols w/ Sir Charles Jones production

2. "One Night Stand"------------Andre' Lee
Bargain-Priced Straight From The Heart CD

3. "I Should Have Treated You Right"--------King Tutt Band

4. "That'll Make Me Hard To Get Along With"-------------Brenda Williams

5. "Southern Soul Country Boy"---------O. B. Buchana
Bargain-Priced Southern Soul Country Boy CD

6. "I Don't Care Who's Gettin' It"-------------Luther Lackey
Bargain-Priced I Should Have Stayed Scared CD

7. "The Sweetest Thing"----------Lola

8. "(I Believe I've Been) Hoo-Dooed"------------Cherone

9. "I Made It"--------------Betty Padgett

10. "Living On A Fixed Income"------------Da Twinky Man
Bargain-Priced Southern Soul & Party Blues: Vol. 2


Still Can't Enough Of. . .

"I'm A Woman (Simeo Remix)"----------Nellie "Tiger" Travis

"Let's Call A Truce"-------------Earl Gaines
Bargain-Priced Nothin' But The Blues CD

"Love Slide"-----------Cupid

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NOVEMBER 2008


1. "Good Old Country Boy" -------------Earl Gaines
Bargain-Priced Nothin' But The Blues CD

2. "Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, Jiggle Jiggle Jiggle"------------Mr. X
Bargain-Priced Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, Jiggle Jiggle Jiggle CD

3. "The Beauty Shop--------Omar Cunningham
Bargain-Priced Time Served CD

4. "Wrong Bed" -------------Lee "Shot" Williams
Bargain-Priced Shot From The Soul CD

5. "It's Only You"---------Roy Roberts w/ Barbara Carr
Bargain-Priced Southern Soul & Party Blues: Vol. 2

6. "Shake Somethin' Loose"----------Jeff Floyd
Bargain-Priced Keepin' It Real CD

7. "Picking Up Pieces" ----------Mr. Sam
Bargain-Priced Voicemail CD

8. "Georgia Pine"----------Kenne' Wayne
Bargain-Priced You're The Best CD

9. "Unique Type Woman"-----------Sherry G.

10. "Bone It Like You Own It"------------Lil' Fallay


Still Can't Enough Of. . .

"Can I Change My Mind?"----------Willie Clayton
Bargain-Priced Gifted CD

"Stayed So Long" (Rebirth Remix) -------------Gregg A. Smith
Bargain-Priced Triple Play Swing CD

"What If He Knew?"---------Floyd Taylor
Bargain-Priced You Still Got It CD

"Man Enough"------------- Karen Wolfe

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

OCTOBER 2008


1. "Man Enough"---------Karen Wolfe

2. "Loop The Loop"----------Will Easley
Bargain-Priced Sweet Sexy Soul CD

3. "I'll Always Love You"-----------Ricky White

4. "Don't Stop The Music" -----------Mose Stovall
Comparison-Priced Groove U CD
Bargain-Priced Groove U CD

5. "Number Two"-----------------Luther Lackey
Bargain-Priced I Should Have Stayed Scared CD

6. "Pound 4 Pound" ----------------Mr. Sam
Comparison-Priced Voicemail CD

Bargain-Priced Voicemail CD

7. "Get Up, Show Me What You're Working With"----------Bobby Rush
Bargain-Priced Look At What You Gettin' CD

8. "I Wanna Get Witcha, Baby"-------------Wilson Meadows
Bargain-Priced Transformation CD

9. "Ouwee"-----Biggg Shady
Bargain-Priced Gonna Put It In A Love Song CD

10. "I Don't Want To Know"-----------The Revelations f/ Tre' Williams

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . . .

"Gotta Find Me Somebody"--------------Chandra Calloway
Bargain-Priced Gonna Give It To Ya' CD

"Looking Bad Situation" -------------------Roy Roberts
Bargain-Priced It's Only You CD

"Somebody Else's Somebody" ------------------Bobby Stringer
Bargain-Priced Southern Soul & Party Blues (Volume 1) CD

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

SEPTEMBER 2008


1. "I Should Have Stayed Scared"-----------------Luther Lackey
Bargain-Priced I Should Have Stayed Scared CD

2. "Ring On Your Finger"-----------La'Morris Williams

3. "I'll Be Doggone"--------------The Jo-Us Band

4. "You've Been Lyin'" ---------------Willie Walker
Bargain-Priced Hoochin' With Larry CD

5. "Frying Pan"-----------Sang' n Clarence
Comparison-Priced If You Like It I Love It CD

6. "Got Something That Will Hold Him"---------------Pat Brown & The Rhythm All-Stars

7. "Leave That Man's Wife Alone"-------------Carl Marshall

8. "Boy Toy"--------Pat Cooley

9. "Stacked"--------Danny Reed

10. (Tie)
"Heart Ache" ---------------Big G
Comparison-Priced Heart And Soul CD

(And. . . )

"New Indian Blues"-------------Brother Tyrone


Still Can't Get Enough Of. . . .

"Sweetie Pie" -----------Mr. X
Bargain-Priced Sit Down On It (Radio Mix) CD

"Somethin' Somethin'"----------Sergio Davis

"The Blues Is Alright"-----------------Luther Lackey
Bargain-Priced I Should Have Stayed Scared CD

"Whatever Kind Of Love"-----------------La'Morris Williams
Bargain-Priced La'Morris Williams Sings The Blues/New School Blues CD

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

AUGUST 2008


1. "I'm A Bluesman's Daughter"-------------Sheba Potts-Wright
Bargain-Priced I'm A Bluesman's Daughter CD

2. "Just Because He's Good To You"---------O. B. Buchana
Bargain-Priced Young Guns Of Southern Soul CD

3. "Stay Down" -----------------Mary J. Blige
Bargain-Priced Growing Pains CD

4. "After This Night Is Gone"-----------------Leon McMullen

5. "He's My Man"----------------------Roni
Bargain-Priced Come Back Kind Of Love CD

6. "I Just Love Women" ----------------------------David Brinston
Bargain-Priced Young Guns Of Southern Soul CD

7. Tic Toc-----------------------The Rhythm All-Stars
Bargain-Priced The Rhythm All-Stars CD

8. "Step" -------------------------Wendell B. w/ Diggy
Bargain-Priced Time To Relax. . . Love, Life & Relationships CD

9. Your Love Is A Bad Habit (2008)-------------------Reggie P.
(Former #1 chart single off the 2000 WHO AM I CD: February 2008)
Bargain-Priced Your Love Is A Bad Habit CD

10. "Back It Up And Slow Roll It"---------------------------Sweet Angel
Bargain-Priced Handle Your Business CD

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . . .

Missin' You ---------------------Al Lindsey
Bargain-Priced So In Love CD

"Because Of Me" -------------------------Stevie Jay
(Former #1 chart single: June 2008)
Bargain-Priced 2 Sides Of A Man CD

"I'm A Woman"-------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
(Former #2 chart single: May 2008)
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

Lock My Door-----------------------Jeff Floyd
Bargain-Priced Keepin' It Real CD

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

JULY 2008


1. "Happy Anniversary"-------------Sir Charles Jones
Bargain-Priced My Story CD

2. "Move Your Body" ------------------AP Heavy But Sweet
Bargain-Priced If You Came Out To Party CD

3. "(Tell Me Why You Like) Obama"-----------------Chick Willis
Bargain-Priced The Don Of The Blues CD

4. "Let's Party" (Chico's Promo Remix w/ Kii Kii Vaughn)---------------SirNature AlexZander
Bargain-Priced New Jack Blues CD

5. "Bobby Rush For President" ----------------------Bobby Rush
Bargain-Priced Look At What You Gettin' CD

6. "I Saw It On Oprah"----------------------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

7. "Party" -------------------------Stevie Jay
Bargain-Priced 2 Sides Of A Man CD

8. "Look Who's Jody Now"-------------------Chandra Calloway w/ Mel Waiters
Bargain-Priced Gonna Give It To Ya CD

9. "Girl Get Gone"---------------------------April

10. "I Don't Want To Love Nobody But You" ---------------------Cicero Blake
Bargain-Priced It's You I Need CD

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . . .

"Don't Ever Be Lonely"------------El' Willie

"Lay It Down" ------------Al Green w/ Anthony Hamilton
Bargain-Priced Lay It Down CD

"Is Anybody Lonely?"-----------------------David G.
Bargain-Priced Southern Blues With A Twist

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles

JUNE 2008


1. "Because Of Me" -------------------------Stevie Jay
Bargain-Priced 2 Sides Of A Man CD

2. "Windows (We Roll, Southern Soul)"------------Simeo
Bargain-Priced Hottest In The Game CD

3. (Tie)
"Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay"------------Big Hugh Boynton
Bargain-Priced Royal Flush (A Tribute To Otis Redding) CD

"At Last" ----------------------------Hardway Connection
Bargain-Priced Southern Soul Rumpin CD

4. "(She Was) Gonna Give It To Ya (Until Ya Opened Yo Mouth)"------------Chandra Calloway
Bargain-Priced Gonna Give It To Ya CD

5. "I Wanna Bump"---------------John Haley

6. "M. O. D. (Man On Drugs)" ----------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

7. "Something Different About You"--------------Charles Wilson w/ Mel Waiters

8. "I'm Leaving"------------------Sweet Angel

9. "Hit Man"---------------Bo Grant

10. "You Know What To Do To Me (To Keep Me Hanging On)"-------------Sorrento Ussery


Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"Stuck"----------------The Rhythm All-Stars f/ Geoff McBride
Bargain-Priced The Rhythm All-Stars CD

I'm Coming Home"-----------Marvin Sease
Bargain-Priced Who's Got The Power CD

"Walk A Mile In My Shoes"---------------------Otis Clay
Bargain-Priced Walk A Mile In My Shoes CD

"Caught Up"----------------------------100% Cotton

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles

MAY 2008


1. "Women's National Anthem" --------------------Sweet Angel
Bargain-Priced Handle Your Business CD
(Link not operational. The album was removed from CD Baby when Sweet Angel signed with Ecko Records. Also, the song "Women's National Anthem" was deleted from the album on the Ecko issue of Handle Your Business.)

2. "I'm A Woman"-------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

3. "Ladies' Night"-------------------------Booker Brown
Bargain-Priced A New Beginning CD

4. "You're The Best"----------------------Kenne' Wayne
Bargain-Priced You're The Best CD

5. "Better Stop Doggin' Me Around"-----------------Mystery Man
Bargain-Priced What's Wrong With Our Love CD

6. "This Old Music"---------------------Omar Cunningham
Bargain-Priced Time Served CD

7. "Caught Up"-------------------------100% Cotton

8. "Jody's Got My Tutu"-----------------Mystery Man
Bargain-Priced What's Wrong With Our Love CD

9. "Daylight"-----------------------Carl Sims
Bargain-Priced Can't Stop Me CD

10. "Country Woman" -------------------------Lee "Shot" Williams
Bargain-Priced Shot From The Soul CD


Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"Saving My Love For You"-------------------------Bobbye Johnson

"Party (Goin' On Up In Here)"------------------Ghetto Cowboy

"This Ain't Livin'"-----------------------Wendell B.
Bargained-Priced Time To Relax... Love Life And Relationships CD

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles

APRIL 2008


1. "Slap Yo Weave Off"-------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

2. "Man Up"------------------------------Stan Mosley
Bargain-Priced Man Up CD

3. "From The Back"-------------------------L. J. Echols
Bargain-Priced Well Runs Dry CD

4. "Your Love Is A Bad Habit" ----------------------Reggie P.

5. "Truck Driver"----------------------------Earl Duke
Bargain-Priced Somebody's Getting It CD

6. "Country Woman" -------------------------Lee "Shot" Williams
Bargain-Priced Shot From The Soul CD

7. "This Ain't Livin'"-----------------------Wendell B.
Bargained-Priced Time To Relax... Love Life And Relationships CD

8. It's Friday (Time To Get Paid") -----------------Lee "Shot" Williams
Bargain-Priced Shot From The Soul CD

9. "Ms. Jody's Thing"------------------------Ms. Jody
Bargain-Priced I Never Take A Day Off CD

10. "Voice Mail"------------------------------Mr. Sam w/ Floyd Taylor

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"I Never Take A Day Off (From Loving My Baby)"------------------------Ms. Jody
Bargain-Priced I Never Take A Day Off CD ------------------Ms. Jody

"Turn Back The Hands Of Time"------------------------Honey
Bargain-Priced Love Land CD------------------------Honey

"Mississippi Shuffle"---------------------Poonanny
(Note: when sampling this song on CD Baby press "Lap Dance" due to an error.)
Bargain-Priced The Signifying Monkey CD

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles

MARCH 2008


1. Ms. Jody's Thing"------------------------Ms. Jody
Bargain-Priced I Never Take A Day Off CD

2. "Slap Yo Weave Off"-------------Nellie "Tiger" Travis
Bargain-Priced I'm A Woman CD

3. "Dope Or Dogfood?"-----------------------------El' Willie

4. "Sweet Home Alabama"--Tricia Barnwell w/ Roy C

5. "It Is What It Is"------------------------Wilson Meadows

6. "From The Back"-------------------------L. J. Echols
Bargain-Priced Well Runs Dry CD

7. "I Got That Feelin'"-----------------------------Reggie P

8. "I Miss My Daddy"------------------------------------Floyd Taylor
Bargain-Priced You Still Got It CD

9. "Dog Kinda Love (Original Mix)" --------------------------------------Dicky Williams w/ Ken Massey Group
Bargain-Priced I'm Back Again CD

10. "Backbone" -----------------------------------Stan Mosley
Bargain-Priced Man Up CD

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"My Life" ---------------------Omar Cunningham

"It's Going Down" ----------------------------------Denise LaSalle
Bargain-Priced Pay Before You Pump CD


"Get Me Weak" -----------------------Vickie Baker
Bargain-Priced I Could Show You CD

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Breaking Southern Soul Singles for:

February 2008


1. "Your Love Is A Bad Habit"---------------------Reggie P.

2. "I Can't Get Over You"-----------------------------El' Willie

3. Sugar Daddy's Back--------------------Dicky Williams
Bargain-Priced I'm Back Again CD

4. "Groove U Baby"-------------------------------Mose Stovall

5. "Old Neighborhood"---------------------Sherman Hunter

6. "Energizer Bunny"----------------------------------Ms. Jody w/ O. B. Buchana
Bargain-Priced I Never Take A Day Off CD

7. "Whiskey And Beer" ----Tyree Neal w/ Sir Charles Jones
Bargain-Priced All Grown Up CD

8. "Southern Women"-------------------------------------
Pookie Lane

9. (Tie) "'Nanna Puddin'" ----------------------------Latimore
Bargain-Priced Back 'Atcha CD

"Man Made Over" ----------------------------J. Blackfoot
Bargain-Priced It Ain't Over Till It's Over CD

10. (Tie) "Broke Into My Heart" -------------Charles Wilson
Bargain-Priced The After Party CD

"Southern Blues With A Twist" ----------David G.
Bargain-Priced Southern Blues With A Twist CD

Still Can't Get Enough Of. . .

"Turn Back The Hands Of Time" ------------------------Honey

"If Loving You Is Wrong"----------Barkays w/ Evelyn 'Champagne' King

"Down Home Blues"-------------------------------------------April

"It Must Be Jelly (Remix)"--------------------------Fred Bolton
Bargain-Priced I'm Gonna Git Mine CD

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