Mr. Smoke

Daddy B. Nice's #174 ranked Southern Soul Artist

Portrait of Mr. Smoke  by Daddy B. Nice

Mr. Smoke

August 3, 2019:


Buy Mr. Smoke's WHO WANT SMOKE? album at Amazon.


Nevermind Them Haters



Good Lawd

Pride Aside

Whoa Ni

Good to U

Rock Me

Love Stand

Listen to all the tracks from Mr. Smoke's WHO WANT SMOKE? album on YouTube.

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Here's yet another new artist with an uncannily accurate ear for southern soul. And make no mistake: this influx of talent from a younger generation unfulfilled by other music genres is the reason southern soul music is booming. Mr. Smoke constructs mid-tempo songs (southern soul's "sweet spot") with programmed orchestral instrumental tracks and melodies that linger long after listening. His vocals are superb but don't "show off" or call attention to themselves. Especially radio-friendly tracks include "Money," "Good Lawd," "Whoa Ni" and "Weekend". But the "killer" cut may be "Love Stand," a prime candidate for the top spot on Daddy B. Nice's Top Ten "Breaking" Southern Soul Singles for August 2019.

Daddy B. Nice adds:

It's a wrap, the reactions to this song are overwhelmingly positive, and so it's official.


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

-------AUGUST 2019-------

1. "Love Stand"------Mr. Smoke

From Mr. Smoke's debut album, Who Want Smoke?, "Love Stand" is a ballad in the deep, soulful tradition of "I'm Trapped" by Carl Sims, who coincidentally released his annual single this month, twenty years after he helped jump-start contemporary southern soul in Shreveport, Louisiana. The beat goes on. The torch is passed.

Listen to Mr. Smoke singing "Love Stand" on YouTube.

See Daddy B. Nice's Corner: Top 10 Singles.


Listen to Mr. Smoke's WHO WANT SMOKE? album on Spotify.

Buy Mr. Smoke's WHO WANT SMOKE? album at Apple. - Chitlin' Circuit Southern Soul Music Guide

--Daddy B. Nice

About Mr. Smoke

Mr. Smoke, aka Bruce Smith. Lives in Phenix City, Alabama. From Tuskegee, Alabama.

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