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May 1, 2022:

RE: How NOT To Market Southern Soul

Greetings Daddy B. Nice,

I confess to venting a little here as I watch the standard and the quality of this genre going downhill before it has had a chance to rise. It is quite unnerving. There is a huge disconnect between artists and their careers, the main one being they are totally absent of the business of music. I attempted to show some that their mentality of Me, Me, Me, Mine, Mine, Mine and I, I, I will not benefit them in an industry in which 25-to-40 immediate jobs are generated around one successful song. If it only benefits that one artist, who in the other 39 remaining jobs would be interested in that particular artist's career?

I talk to artists all the time and they want me to consult them with benefits (free), but I do advise them to hire at least 3 people out of the 10 who can help elevate them, which would be a promoter, publicist and social media person. Here in Atlanta, they play the bait and switch game by announcing a southern soul night at a local club. After the audience pays their $10, the DJ only takes everybody to the cemetery without playing a new southern soul song all night. Completely bogus.

Here's what they don't know and why it is difficult both in the independent and major market. Southern Soul, by an unscientific survey with Nielsen, caters to north of a $50 Billion demographic. This audience between 25-years and 70-years old has that much expendable capital. It is also the genre that our (mostly black) community owns to create jobs, vertical business and vertically linked business.

The larger (mostly white) companies know this is a multi-billion genre we own and of course, in their usual model, they have not figured out how to take control, thus will not promote it in such a way that it becomes as powerful (as I predict) the British Invasion of the Beatles. The other side is, without the cooperation of our own DJs and artists working together for the cultural fear of each other, it also keeps it from flourishing.

These artists keep begging and asking for free stuff on a continual basis. They will not pay a dime towards anything they cannot hold in their hands. They beg people to play, share, help promote, put them on shows of all sorts, interview and give them highlight and visibility without the slightest regard that this is an industry in which a converged amount of professionals have careers in doing exactly what they want to do. However, they keep coming up with the sob stories and want these professional to help them promote an intangible product. The professionals, in turn, will let them know the type of budgets that will accommodate their need, but these artists cannot conceive that promotions are the intangible force that elevates their intangible product. They just cannot seem to put the two together.

They do believe in paying for studio costs. Anything past that is out of the picture. Let's face this. This is an industry with a real infrastructure (however fragile) and real people to make this whole southern soul genre viable and profitable. However, without everyone participating in the up to 40 jobs that a hit song can produce, the genre remains immobile and not very valuable to mainstream media, which is everyone's wish to penetrate. All of these self-serving patterns and me, me, me and I, I I mindsets have to change. In my humble opinion, this is what is holding southern soul down and keeping it from its full potential.

Jerry King

Entertainment Atlanta

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April 9, 2022:

Is King George Also Known As The Rapper Yung Holliday?

Hello, I’ve been listening to King George …is he also known as Yung Holliday in the Rap Genre?

Denee

Daddy B. Nice replies:

You're on to something there, Denee. You know, Pokey Bear also came from rap/hiphop. Your question sent me scurrying back to YouTube and this is what I found. "When We Fuck" by Yung Holliday definitely sounds like King George, as does "Pisces (Trap Love)". These rap tunes and others ("Run The Streets," "Whole Lotta Money" and "Cell Block III") are produced (or "presented" or "uploaded" as the case may be) by legendary rap artist Too Short, who used to be one of my favorites before I got into southern soul ("Short But Funky," "It's About That Money" with Puff Daddy & Faith Evans) despite being one of the dirtiest-mouthed rappers ever. On the other hand, there's also a rap artist named Young ("young" not "yung") Holliday with albums "Path To Greatness" and "Holiweek"---not King George.

I can't confirm it with utter certainty at this point, but I agree that Yung Holiday is the rap alter ego---or rap forerunner---of King George, and here's why. First, in addition to sounding like him, the video to "When We Fuck" clearly looks like him. Second, Too Short, Yung Holliday and King George all have connections (King George and Yung Holiday as active artists) to Dominique Geiger-headed Ace Visonz, the label that has released all of King George's hits. Now that George has broke into southern soul stardom, however, I doubt we'll be seeing much of Yung Holliday.

Thank you so much, Denee for shedding light on the origins of King George.

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April 9, 2022:

The Love Doctor

I see on your website that The Love Doctor retired back in 2015. On Apple Music there is an album titled, Can the Love Doctor Rock You produced on October 1, 2021. The year and label says 2021 Lewis Clark (which I see is his real name). The album features some of his old songs and some Tyrone Davis covers. You wouldn’t happen to know if this is an actual album he just released would you?

Thanks,
Isaiah

Daddy B. Nice replies:

It depends on what you mean by "actual album he just released". If by that you mean---Did he go into the studio and record it? No, I doubt that very much. But...Yes, it is a bonafide album and it was published in 2021. As you can see by the album artwork---just a copy-and-pasted photograph with rudimentary text and design---it's a low budget affair with tracks that have all been published before (although there might be a couple of out-takes in there) and zero promotion.

Lewis used to write me but I haven't had any communication from him in a few years. I suspect that The Love Doctor (getting up in years) or his family may have released the set to bring in a little money, as well they should with "Slow Roll It" now passing the 10-million mark on YouTube page views.

Listen to the Love Doctor singing "Slow Roll It" on YouTube.


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March 26, 2022:

King George Concerts

What is going on with King George he doesn't have a concert until JULY what the heck. He has five must have songs and he's the hottest in the Southern Soul and R&B chart they ticket sales looking for him.

Ty

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Here's the kicker. The word is that King George is not accepting bookings until October at the earliest. That's a long time away. Either King George has the whole period filled with gigs still to be announced or he's taking some time off. He doesn't have a band (given the YouTube videos so far), which might impact some headliner-status venues. Which reminds me to suggest you dig through the other upcoming concerts. I posted King George in the supporting casts of a couple of other dates. I just can't remember if they've taken place or not.

Daddy B. Nice replies 24 hours later: Good news. Just received a new batch of King George-headlined concerts! See Daddy B. Nice's Concert Calendar.


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March 13, 2022:

Thank you!

Thank you so very much. I've been trying to get this song for quite a while but did not know the name of the artist. I really appreciate it.

Dewayne

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February 20, 2022:

LOOKING FOR SONGS LETTERS ANSWERED

Daddy Nice,

Who's sings the song "Get It Mr. Willy" and what is the actual name of the song? DJ's are playing it on YouTube stations.

Thanks,
Dewayne

Daddy B. Nice replies:

The name of the singer is C. Jones and the name of the song is in fact "Get It Mr. Willie." This information came from my colleague DJ Sir Rockinghood, with a little more searching on my part to find the Facebook page in the link above with him actually singing the phrase from the title "Get It Mr. Willie". Sir Rockinghood was researching the very same song for your prior "looking-for-a-song" request, "Blues Song Wish List").

Here's what he had to say about "Mr. Willie" and the others mystery songs on your "wish list":

Blues Song Wish List

#1: It is the very first song on the playlist, something about Mr. Willie (Willy?).

Answer: Artist: C Jones aka Mr. Willy song Mr. Willy not released yet.

DBN notes: And I would concur with "Get It Mr. Willy" not being released (although there's obviously a demo going around to select deejays). There's been no sign of it in industry media and after serious searching under a number of possible titles I couldn't find it anywhere on YouTube.
Back to DJ Sir Rockinghood...

#2: It is the 2nd song (around the 4:05-7:45 mark) on the playlist, something about Stoop Down Baby, How Low Can You Go

Answer: Artist: Certified Slim song Stoop Down Wit It from the 2021 album Certified Slim Vol. 1 (2021). If you use the 2012 version it will be slower.

DBN notes: (I had already confirmed it wasn't the original by Chick Willis.)

#3: It is around the 1:04:09 mark (about halfway through the playlist), something about I'm Knocking At Your Door.

Answer: The DJ sped up the song which changed his voice slightly. Artist: Larome Powers song Knockin'.

DBN notes: I'd answered this one previously. Back to Rockinghood...

#5: Shazam app says it's B.T. Crooner - Saddle Up, but I cannot find anywhere.

Answer: No B.T. Crooner but here are a few people who have done a song named Saddle Up.
1. Big Yayo ft J-Wonn
2. Jeter Jones, Volton Wright and R&B Pooh
3. LaMorris Williams
4. Mo' B The Prince of Urban Soul

DBN notes:

Hope this helps. I'll add another reason why you're made out to be a deejay, Dewayne. You have the persistence of a chigger.

And many thanks to DJ Sir Rockinghood.


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February 6, 2022:

Greenwood, Mississippi Representing

Shout out to the Greenwood, MS. For a small town in the MS Delta, it is the hometown, and a true hotbed for influential Southern Soul artists that have won and been nominated for Daddy B Nice Awards. It is the home of both the Jay Morris Group and Narvel Echols (both nominees and winners) in addition to Lady Trucker and James Redd.

Dirty Delta Entertainment

Daddy B Nice replies:

Right you are. And don't forget that Narvel Echols' "Pour Me A Drank" (Top 25 Songs of 2020 #5, and Best Chitlin' Circuit Blues Song/2020) anticipated this year's #1 Song of the Year, Joe Nice's and Sean Dolby's "Take Your Time," as a landmark, hybrid, southern soul/rap song.

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QUICK HITS, LOOKING FOR MUSIC, ETC.

Order some CD music

Hello,
I would like to order a cd that contains Bishop Bullwinkle, ( Hell to the Nah Nah) and others.

Charlie

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Now, Charlie, you could've figured this out for yourself and probably have by now, given how long it's taken me to get back to you. But here's Bullwinkle's page on Apple Music, including his one and only album, in case not. You'll notice "Hell Naw To Da Naw Naw" isn't on that album, although the remake is available as a single. But if you're really a fan of the Bishop (and who wouldn't be?), you owe it to yourself to go through Daddy B. Nice's Bishop Bullwinkle #13 The New Generation and hear the unexpurgated original and find out who the man really was.

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Name Of Song

Good evening,

My name is Ashley and I have a question, there is song called “I wanna slow dance” I’m not sure who sings it. Can you help me figure it out? I’m not referring to R. Kelly’s version.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I'm stumped, Ashley. I can't think of a recent song by that title, although two from the past---Peggy Scott-Adams' "Slow Dance" and Chris Ivy's "Slow Dance"---come to mind. I'll put this question out for the readers unless you've come up with it in the meantime.

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Blues Songs Wish List

Daddynice,

First, a little background. I am in Peoria, Illinois (almost halfway between Chicago & St. Louis). Blues radio stations are not available here, so I pretty much have to listen to blues stations or blues DJ's on YouTube. I have 5 songs that I have heard on different stations and hope you can help me identify the artists' names as well as the name of the songs. If there are electronic files that can be sent to my email address, that would be great. I, like you, am not on any social media outlet. Here they are:

#1: It is the very first song on the playlist, something about Mr. Willie (Willy?).

southern soul playlist by Christy B with Rockdablockdjs Djbigboy

#2: It is the 2nd song (around the 4:05-7:45 mark) on the playlist, something about Stoop Down Baby, How Low Can You Go

SOUTHERN SOULFOR THE WEEKEND

#3: It is around the 1:04:09 mark (about halfway through the playlist), something about I'm Knocking At Your Door.

TOBACCO ROAD SOUTHERN SOUL

#4: The video has been removed but some words are: Somebody's Watching Me, Got Me On Chill, Cheatin' On Her.

#5: Shazam app says it's B.T. Crooner - Saddle Up, but I cannot find anywhere.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Dewayne

Daddy B. Nice replies:

You don't have to apologize, Dewayne. You are listening to some great music. You would make a great deejay. You're right, when I saw how long your requests were, I knew I'd never have time. I was going to skim over it quickly and move on, but did you know, for instance, that that Christy B and DJ Big Boy mixtape where she says she's from WMER radio is located in Meridian, Mississippi? That's the "liver and kidneys" of the Delta! I was going to quick-reply that "Stoop down" was undoubtedly Chick Willis. That is, until I listened to it and realized it was a new person singing the words. This is music from the source, music so new and obscure even us cutting-edge guys aren't getting it. It reminds me of the old days (25 years ago) before any southern soul was on the Internet and us guys interested in it had to find it on the much-maligned, file-sharing sites, never knowing who it was or what the right title was. To sum up, I don't know who's doing any of this new music, but I'll put it out for the readers who I'm sure will want to sink their "teeth" into it. Again, congratulations for what you're digging up and listening to! You've made me happy just knowing there's still skads of music I'm not hearing.

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A recent request for info

A reader, Lionel from England, recently asked you about a song by Dee Dee Simon focusing on the word “Beautiful.” The song in question is “Soul Beautiful.” It is indeed more of an R&B song than Southern Soul. Some time ago, I played it for a few weeks with moderate success.

I believe it came out in 2019.

Musically yours,

Dr. Nick, Host
Southern Soul Rumpin’
Saturdays, 12 pm-2 pm
WPFW, 89.3 FM
Washington, DC

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you Dr. Nick! Good to get the confirmation.

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Song Information

Daddy Nice,

Who's sings the song "Get It Mr. Willy" and what is the actual name of the song? DJ's are playing it on YouTube stations.

Thanks,
Dewayne

Daddy B. Nice replies:

This is Dewayne from the "Blues Song Wish List" letter above, realizing after almost a month I wasn't going to get to his lengthy request above and reducing it to one single question. Once again, Dewayne, I don't know who does this "Get It Mr. Willy" song but I agree with you. It's damned good. I'll be on the lookout for it.

P.S. I just went back to the Tobacco Road mixtape (these are good mixtapes you're finding, Dewayne, as good as any blues radio) and voila! I know the song. It's the late Larome Powers singing "I'm Knocking At Your Door". By the way, the "Saddle Up" song you mention isn't the new Jeter Jones tune "Saddle Up," is it?

Dewayne replies:

Thanks for your reply. I will have to keep searching for the "Mr. Willy Song". The "Stoop Down Baby" song is one other than Chick Willis. The "Saddle Up" song is one other than Jeter Jones, but the "Knockin" is correct by Larome Powers. Keep doing your thing with the Daddy B. Nice's Corner Top 10. I look forward to it each month.

Thanks,
Dewayne

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December 10, 2021:

Slow roll it song copyright

Pictured: The Love Doctor

Greetings,

I am seeking who ever owns the copyright and royalty to the song slow roll it. I've remade the song and want to publish it but I want it with the original artist playing in the background like I recorded it and want to see if it was possible to get permission to use it and contract stating all made off song will be slit 50/50 with us both and our estates. Please help me get to the rightful owner. It's called slow roll it by Queen Clymaxxx in youtube. I appreciate your time and assistance and may God bless you indeed.

Queen Clymaxxx

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay, Queen Clymaxxx. You may have this all worked out by now, but if not, here's what you need to know.

There are two ways performers, writers and producers can protect their property, and both are called "copyrighting". Compositions (the underlying structure of the song, including melodies, lyrics, chords, etc.) are called “publishing rights,” while Sound Recordings (the fixed master recording and/or audio file) are called “master rights.” Music publishers and songwriters control the publishing rights. Record labels and recording artists (if they own the label) own and control the master rights.

In your case, you may have to seek permission from as many as three entities. Written by Sir Charles Jones (entity 1), performed by The Love Doctor (entity 2), and released in 2001 on Mardi Gras Records (entity 3), "Slow Roll It" became one of the undisputed Southern Soul "classics" of the new millennium. (You can hear Sir Charles, by the way, singing background on the track.) Getting to Lewis Clark (The Love Doctor) and Charles Jones---or their intermediaries---would be one way to solve your problems. If that isn't feasible, you can contact music organizations like BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), which track requests for use of the artists' material. And if that proves difficult, your last recourse is to hire a specialist, a copyright lawyer who deals in music.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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November 27, 2021:

RE: Looking For A Song: Is It Dee Dee Simon?

Lionel replies:

I heard the song on another channel on youtube, i would have sent you the link for that where the d j tells you it's dee dee Simon & you could obtain the song via her website? but i can't find it? is there more than one dee dee Simon? I thought you knew her personally that's why i was asking you if you knew the song & what's her website where i could purchase the song!

thanks!
Lionel

A reader responds:

Hello Daddy B.

I saw the question on your site about Dee Dee 's song "SOUL BEAUTIFUL" . That is actually one of her song titles from The SOUL MATE Album. ..Soul Mate is one of two albums in which she released on The same day back in Jan of 2020. Now although "Soul Beautiful" is also one of The T tracks but there's also The Album Titled Track "Soul Mate". The Name of The Other Album is Titled "AHH HELL QUEEN DEE"

DJ Melle Mel

That Lady DJ Productions

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks so much, Mel. Yes, I do remember the album now. I forgot it because it was more urban r&b than southern soul like Ahh Hell Queen Dee. But I can see now how it fit into the mixtapes Lionel was listening to in England, which were more mainline r&b than southern soul-oriented.

And Lionel, yes! I did talk with Dee Dee Simon at a concert a few days ago. However, we had so much on our plate we didn’t get to it. But………..good news! I finally found the place you can buy it.

Buy Dee Dee Simon’s Soul Mate album (including “Soul Beautiful”) at Payhip.

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November 25, 2021:

RE: Prominent DJ's Seeking New Artist Submissions!

daddy b nice

thanks, can you pass my email on to these southern soul artists so I can get some of their music, some of the artists have some really good songs but they don't send them to me, I would really appreciate you letting them know.

thanks

Bobby O'Jay

E-Mail: BobbyOjay@mywdia.com

Daddy B. Nice notes: Bobby O'Jay is a longtime deejay synonymous with Memphis radio.

Daddy B Nice

I see a lot of artists and songs in your top ten list, that I do not have. So I miss out a great many songs and artists. I tried contacting some on social media, and some respond some don't. Some have music to retail on amazon, some do not have the digital mp3 version available for download that makes it difficult to get them airplay, if they are not servicing radio. IS there any way you can mention or ask radio folks to send their emails and ask artists/labels to service a radio list send out?

Cassie J. Fox

E-Mail: news2cassie@yahoo.com

Daddy B. Nice notes: Cassie J. Fox is a well-known syndicated deejay hosting Soul of the Blues with Cassie J. Fox.

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November 11, 2021

Readers Respond To: "White" Southern Soul Songs

Pictured: Sir Charles Jones

Daddy B Nice,

I read your piece about "Are there any "White" Southern Soul songs out there? My answer is going to be naturally controversial, mainly because a great deal of people listen to reply instead of hearing to learn. I was informed many years ago, that I would be surprised as to the number of White bands who are waiting in the wings for Southern Soul to break; in the same light these bands acculturated the Blues. It will work in the same way the Hip Hop/Designer fashion industry works. From a marketing standpoint, fashion was meted out to Black youths first. Once it was totally adapted, adopted and made profitable by these Black youths, then it was widely accepted by teenagers worldwide. Hip Hop fashion has never been marketed the other way around. The same will happen with the genre Southern Soul. Taken from the last shows here in Atlanta, about 1/4th of the audience was White. So, it is appreciated by that audience. However, until we break it as a mainstream and viably profitable genre (which by the way is at the commercial crossroads) it will not be picked up or accepted by and from White bands, respectfully, until this is done. Once, we as a Southern Soul community come together and use our strengths in a concentrated power effort, our goal will be accomplished.

Jerry King

Daddy B. Nice notes: Jerry King is an Atlanta-based southern soul entrepreneur.

"White" Southern Soul?

Dear Daddy B Nice,

As always, I read your news letters with great interest and in the October issue you were asked about white southern soul. Some 10 years ago a Swedish jazz musician, Jakob Nordgren, released this records with the in Sweden very well known blues singer Sven Zetterberg as vocalist and three sisters as back up singers. He called the project The Emersons. At that time I was listening to a lot of Southern Soul as the editor of the Swedish blues magazine Jefferson, and it struck me immediately "what, a Swedish southern soul recording?" I sent a copy to John Ward of Ecko asking about his opinion. He kindly replied something like this "it can never apply as nobody understands what he is singing about". I asked Jakob about the recording and if he was aware of the similarities he said he just used synthesizers and loops and was grateful for my interest in the recording. What do You think, is this the first white modern day Southern Soul?

Listen to The Emersons singing "Swings & Roundabouts" on YouTube.

Yours truly

Anders Lillsunde

Daddy B. Nice replies: Very interesting, Anders. Certainly is a soulful record. Are you okay with me posting it in the Mailbag?

Anders Lillsunde replies:

I'll be very proud of your posting.

Daddy B. Nice notes: Anders Lillsunde was the editor of the Swedish-based Jefferson Blues Magazine when it covered and promoted southern soul music much more than it does at the present time.


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November 10, 2021:

The Night Affair Band Info

Hello Daddy B. Nice,

The Night Affair Band is from The Belton-Honea Path area and the Greenville area of South Carolina. To my knowledge they still exist, although like many others, sidelined by covid. The song "Take You Home," still my fave, should've been a bigger hit in Southern Soul, but then again, the promotions person may have not had very many radio people's email addresses.

I see alot of artists and songs in your top ten list, that I do not have. So I miss out a great many songs and artists. I tried contacting some on social media, and some respond some don't. Some have music to retail on amazon, some do not have the digital mp3 version available for download that makes it difficult to get them airplay, if they are not servicing radio.

IS there any way you can mention or ask radio folks to send their emails and ask artists/labels to service a radio list send out?

Some have labels, some don't so its difficult to do promotions and write/record and perform. I see names listed at award shows or nominations, I've never even heard of them or their music. Jerry Mason Mason Media Services - aka Jay Boogie provides a nice send out service, with reasonable prices.

Heres' a phone number for a member listed as "J" with Night Affair. He tagged me on Facebook with it in a comment section. I told them that "Daddy B. Nice" wanted more info on them". Their manager or rep used to be at an address or title called So Bold Entertainment. They are on Facebook, Twitter, instagram and you tube. Looks like a Georgia prefix. I'll check around their social pages to see if they have any bookings or still intact. J can give you more in depth info. Hope this helps you.

Cassie J. Fox

Soul of the Blues with Cassie J. Fox

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Listen to The Night Affair Band singing "Drink Of You" on YouTube.

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November 4, 2021

Looking For A Song Letters:

J-Wonn CD

How can I order j wonn cd?

Teresa

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Here's J-Wonn's product on Apple Music.

(Click here.)

Lady J - Same Old Bullshit

Hello,

I have been searching high and low for Lady J’s “Same Old Bullshit”. I Googled it, searched iTunes, YouTube and other platforms. It is no where to be found. Can you tell me where I might find it?

Furlinda

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Join the crowd. I get a request for this two-decade-old record every couple of months, and it's been going on for years. What I want to know is... Where are all you people hearing it? What deejay plays this? How do you even know about it? I have an entire Artist Guide devoted to it. I found a snippet of the Sneakin' Love album (from which "Same Old Bullshit" is taken) on YouTube: Lady J - Sneakin' Love LP Sampler (199x) Indie R&B LA but it doesn't include "Same Old Bullshit". It does Have "Part Time Lover" (listed as "Part Time Love" on the album credits), which is my favorite Lady J tune because it reminds me of the romantic days when I was first discovering southern soul music. It's also reprised in its entirety on this page:

Listen to Lady J singing "Part Time Lover" on YouTube.

I stumbled upon a Discogs page, but I think they are just memorializing the information off the original 1999 release. I also found a page on Amazon---same thing---data but no music.

Furlinda replies:

I heard this years ago and I was talking to a friend about it. I wanted her to hear it. I have loved blues since my teen….thanks to my mom…. Lol.

Thank you for getting back in touch with me.

Dee Dee Simon Song

Hello! I'm in England Uk & I've heard a song by Dee Dee Simmon called i think, so beautiful! Or beautiful! Do you know anyway i can get it in England?

Thanks!

Lionel

Daddy B Nice replies:

Dee Dee Simon has recorded across a spectrum of genres---including more than a few songs not considered southern soul---but I don't think I've ever heard one centered around the word "beautiful". Are you sure it's Dee Dee Simon? Do you remember any other lyrics from it?

Arthur Young Funky Forty CD

I am trying to buy Arthur Young Funky Forty cd. I can actually play on my cd player at home. I do not wish to download it and play it from the cloud or mp3. Is there any information you may have for me to purchase this cd? You are very much appreciated. Thank you for the help.

Ms. M. White.

Daddy B Nice replies:

I'm afraid there is no recourse but to buy the digital version. Some people have reported the death of CD's. Some people say vinyl albums are coming back. Neither report is wholly accurate. Actually, the real reason you cannot find a CD version is the fault (or choice?) of the artist, Arthur Young, who made a conscious decision to save money by only offering his work in mp3 format.


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October 12, 2021:

RE: "White" Southern Soul Songs

Hello Daddy!

I was wondering with southern soul gaining in popularity and even getting some attention from white folks, are there any white-performed songs you'd classify as southern soul or essentially southern soul? The song that got me thinking about this was "Born On the Bayou" by Creedence. They also did "Proud Mary," of course, covered by the great Tina Turner. Would you be up to a short list?

Bentley

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Oh yeah.

Listen to Grayson Hugh singing "Talk It Over" on YouTube.

Listen to The Righteous Brothers singing "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" on YouTube.

Listen to The Band singing "The Weight" on YouTube.

Listen to The Young Rascals singing "Groovin'" on YouTube.

Listen to Johnny Rivers singing "Baby I Need Your Loving" on YouTube.

Listen to The Doobie Brothers featuring Michael McDonald singing "What A Fool Believes" on YouTube.

Listen to Boz Scaggs singing "Loan Me A Dime" on YouTube.

Listen to The Bee Gees singing "Stayin' Alive" on YouTube.

Bentley replies:

Awesome. Thank you so much Daddy B Nice!!

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September 10, 2021:

Re: Southern Soul Newsletter September 2021

Hello there and good evening to ya. This is Charles Boomer AKA 2BUCKCHUCK.....And I really do love the write up that you prepared for Karen Wolfe's new Song "I'll leave the light on!" Most importantly, a lot of people don't know that her Commercial sound as you described it, comes from My production, 2BuckChuck, and written by that National acclaimed writer and producer, Dee Dee Simon. We do appreciate your words of encouragement and truth. That song has intended to do exactly what it has done. Karen Wolfe delivered extremely well, And we do agree that yes.... it is the best evidence yet, that she's bound to succeed. Keep up the great work, And we have so much more in store for you.

2Buck, Dee Dee Simon.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you, 2 Buck! Thank you, Dee Dee!

See Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Singles September 2021.

2 Buck Chuck replies:

Indeed yes SIRRRRRRRR...

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August 14, 2021:

RE: Do You Have A List Of Stations That Play Southern Soul?

Pictured: Tucka

Just discovered your website, and it looks interesting...Maybe you already have something like this on the site and I haven't found it yet. But in case you don't, I'd like to see a list of radio stations that play southern soul and can be streamed. Seattle, where I live, is a pleasant city, but it's also a very white city. I currently stream blues and R&B shows on WWOZ New Orleans, WEVL Memphis, and KDHX St. Louis, but I'm always on the lookout for more stations to stream. Thank you.

Andrew

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Yes, I do, Andrew. Go to my LINKS page to find a number of stations where you can stream southern soul. These type of pages have fallen in disfavor in the last decade (maybe that's why you didn't find it) and I have to admit I haven't updated the site links in a while, but it will get you started. I didn't recognize any of the stations you said you currently stream, so I'm a little (and maybe mistakenly) skeptical of their content. It is so important to get the "real thing" when you're talking about southern soul. For instance, you mentioned a station in Memphis I'm not familiar with, while the majority of local southern soul fans in the area listen to WDIA in Memphis.

If you try no other station, you must listen to the "Grand-Daddy of All Southern Soul stations," the station that turned my life around a quarter-century ago and made me an advocate for southern soul, WMPR, Jackson, Mississippi. As far as I know, it is still the only station in America that plays southern soul on a daily basis. Almost all the other stations specialize in weekend---that is, Saturday---programs. WMPR Jackson (started and managed by the late Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights legend Medgar Evers) plays gospel in the mornings, but at 1 pm Central Time Zone every afternoon they feature southern soul music with the legendary DJ Ragman. DJ Handyman takes over later in the afternoon, but he is sometimes co-opted by community programming. These two deejays have forgotten more about southern soul and the blues (as it's played in the South) than most "experts" will ever know. And don't forget to check out national syndicators (also listed in the LINKS page) like Rojene Bailey, Cassie Fox and JazziA, who are aired in surprising places all over the nation.

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August 7, 2021:

RE: Replacing Arthur Foy


Please help us to replace the CD we purchased from you titled "I Like Kissing On You" $8.99. We initially spoke with a female. We'd love to purchase more and if you have them on a thumb drive, it's better for the Veterans.

We're Caregivers and Disabled Veterans and love these blues. We wish to have this on CD and a thumb drive as well.

Please help us as our cd is scratched. We hope that you will give us a call.

Sincerely,

Rosa
Caregiver / Veterans Administration
Bobby
Disabled Veteran / Wounded Warrior

Daddy B. Nice replies:

My daughter is retired career military (pilot in Marines, Coast Guard) and thankfully she was never wounded or disabled. So from your Daddy B. Nice and I'm sure all of my readers...we appreciate the sacrifices made by the veterans you represent.

Regarding your question about the Arthur Foy CD, I am sure you never bought it from me because I never had it for sale. Having said that, I love me some Arthur Foy. The only Foy single I have in my library (and the only one I was ever able to get) is "Don't Stop My Party". But the good news is that the album I Like Kissing On You, including "Don't Stop My Party" produced by the legendary Carl Marshall, is available on Amazon (click the link). The audio CD is pricey ($79.95, only two copies available) but there's an audio cassette (again only two copies available) for $5.97. I hope this helps.

Buy Arthur Foy's out-of-print I Like Kissing On You CD at Amazon.

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to Arthur Foy.

Bobby replies:

Good afternoon,

Thank you so much for your response.
We first want to thank your daughter and the entire family for serving this great Nation, her sacrifices in every endeavor and I have to say God bless you all.

We were able to find the CD, no thumb drive as of yet, but we can download this to one. It must have been someone at Susie Q but this new one came from another vendor and was only $12.99. Initially, we saw this at Amazon and one other establishment for more than $800.00, but cannot understand why the cost.

Again, thank you for a response and for continually being there.

Take care, stay safe:)

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August 4, 2021:

What happen to lady j why we cannot find and buy her music?

odessagilda

how can i order lady j same old bullshit going down song

martha

Daddy B. Nice replies:

You just missed a big round of letters and replies a few months ago. The records are out of print. Keep watching those YouTube videos! In the meantime, check out what I'm talking about with Lady J's What Goes Around Comes Around. Or...if you have an extra thousand bucks burdening your pocketbook, there's always the sole copy of Lady J's Sneakin' Love for only $902.81! Well, now that you're probably totally freaked out, here's something a little more sensible: a site where you can download Lady J's album MISSING YOU. with my all-time, favorite Lady J tune and vocal: "Part Time Lover".

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May 1, 2022:

RE: How NOT To Market

Published in the "X-Man Parker Artist Guide

Greetings Daddy B. Nice,

I confess to venting a little here as I watch the standard and the quality of this genre going downhill before it has had a chance to rise. It is quite unnerving. There is a huge disconnect between artists and their careers, the main one being they are totally absent of the business of music. I attempted to show some that their mentality of Me, Me, Me, Mine, Mine, Mine and I, I, I will not benefit them in an industry in which 25-to-40 immediate jobs are generated around one successful song. If it only benefits that one artist, who in the other 39 remaining jobs would be interested in that particular artist's career?

I talk to artists all the time and they want me to consult them with benefits (free), but I do advise them to hire at least 3 people out of the 10 who can help elevate them, which would be a promoter, publicist and social media person. Here in Atlanta, they play the bait and switch game by announcing a southern soul night at a local club. After the audience pays their $10, the DJ only takes everybody to the cemetery without playing a new southern soul song all night. Completely bogus.

Here's what they don't know and why it is difficult both in the independent and major market. Southern Soul, by an unscientific survey with Nielsen, caters to north of a $50 Billion demographic. This audience between 25-years and 70-years old has that much expendable capital. It is also the genre that our (mostly black) community owns to create jobs, vertical business and vertically linked business.

The larger (mostly white) companies know this is a multi-billion genre we own and of course, in their usual model, they have not figured out how to take control, thus will not promote it in such a way that it becomes as powerful (as I predict) the British Invasion of the Beatles. The other side is, without the cooperation of our own DJs and artists working together for the cultural fear of each other, it also keeps it from flourishing.

These artists keep begging and asking for free stuff on a continual basis. They will not pay a dime towards anything they cannot hold in their hands. They beg people to play, share, help promote, put them on shows of all sorts, interview and give them highlight and visibility without the slightest regard that this is an industry in which a converged amount of professionals have careers in doing exactly what they want to do. However, they keep coming up with the sob stories and want these professional to help them promote an intangible product. The professionals, in turn, will let them know the type of budgets that will accommodate their need, but these artists cannot conceive that promotions are the intangible force that elevates their intangible product. They just cannot seem to put the two together.

They do believe in paying for studio costs. Anything past that is out of the picture. Let's face this. This is an industry with a real infrastructure (however fragile) and real people to make this whole southern soul genre viable and profitable. However, without everyone participating in the up to 40 jobs that a hit song can produce, the genre remains immobile and not very valuable to mainstream media, which is everyone's wish to penetrate. All of these self-serving patterns and me, me, me and I, I I mindsets have to change. In my humble opinion, this is what is holding southern soul down and keeping it from its full potential.

Jerry King

Entertainment Atlanta

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Friday, May 20, 2022. Leftovers, 120 22nd St. South, Columbus, Mississippi. Summer Night Soul Blues Jam. Magic One, Chris Ivy, Sassy D. 662-425-6966. Doors open 9 pm.


Saturday, May 21, 2022. Columbia Exposition Center, 150 Industrial Road, Columbia, Mississippi. Denim And Diamonds. T.K. Soul, Jay Morris Group, Vick Allen, Terry Wright, Krishunda Echols, Tre' Williams. 601-522-3188.


6 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Beck Barn, 2600 Magnolia Drive, Macon, Mississippi. 4th Annual Down In The Country Trailride (Horses & ATV's) Lacee, Jeter Jones, Carolyn Staten. Host: DJ Lovebone. Gates open 12 Noon. Ride departs 4 pm. 662-617-0447.


Saturday, May 21, 2022. The Soul Train Lounge, 645 East Georgia Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. O.B. Buchana, Till 1, Big Yayo. BYOB. 901-644-7549.


5:30 pm, Sunday, May 22, 2022. 71 Will Arrington Drive, Shubuta, Mississippi (Meridian). 1st Annual Trailride. Jeter Jones, Mr. Campbell, J-Fitz. Tents, coolers, grills welcome. Gates open 10 am. Ride starts 2 pm. 601-433-6294.


2 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2022. Hadley Park, 28th & Jefferson St. (near TSU), Nashville, Tennessee. Blues Festival On The Green. Gerod Rayborn, The Marquee Of Soul, Hercel Bailey, Samantha Sea, Sarah Smilez. Gates open 12 Noon. Host: DJ Flavor Phone.


6 pm, Friday, May 27, 2022. The Mac, 9555 Marlatt, Bastrop, Louisiana. Bossed Up: It's A Ratchet Trailride Y'All Birthday Bash. Tucka, Calvin Richardson, L.J. Echols, Adrian Bagher, Solomon Thompson, King Fred, Johnny James, Mr. Lyve, Sonya B, Stacii Adams, Mz. Hollywood, Leroy Germaine. Host: DJ Big Daddy. 318-557-6809. Tickets.


9 pm, Friday, May 27, 2022. Radisson Hotel, 2007 South Service Road, West Memphis, Arkansas. The Memorial Day Bash. Jay Morris Group, PC Band, Kirby Smooth, Johnny Kroom, Eddie Key, Cecily Wilborn. Doors open 8 pm. 901-481-4961. Tickets.


4 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2022. The Mac, 9555 Marlatt, Bastrop, Louisiana. Boosie Bossed Up Birthday Bash. Jeter Jones, Jay Morris Group, J-Wonn, Arthur Young, King South, Veronica Ra'elle, Royal D, Ice Doll, Poppin Hussein, Lil' Sleepy. Hosts: Boosie, Rodnae Da Boss, DVee, Shira, Ary & Ty, DJ Trucker, Go DJ Twins, Go DJ Big B. 318-557-6809.


7 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Worthen Arena, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. First Annual Memorial Day Blues Fest. Wendell B, J’Cenae, Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Avail Hollywood, Magic One, West Love, Lamar Brace, Bad News. Doors open 6 pm. Masks required. Host: Comedian Small Fire. Tickets.


9 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Westwego Civic Center, 1220 Avenue H, Westwego, Louisiana. New Orleans Southern Soul Cabaret. Lebrado, Solomon Thompson, Toia Jones. Hosts: DJ Gravy, KimmD. Doors open 8 pm. 504-356-1680.


8 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, Mississippi. 2nd Annual Biloxi Blues Extravaganza. O.B. Buchana, Tucka, Lacee, Roi Chip Anthony, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. Tickets.


Saturday, May 28, 2022. D. White Place, 1672 Hwy. #492, Walnut Grove, Mississippi. Leake County 1st Annual Memorial Day Blues Bash. LaMorris Williams, Jeff Floyd, Donna D. Gates open 12 Noon. Hosts: DJ Short Chain, DJ Peter Rabbit. 601-253-4207.


5 pm Sunday, May 29, 2022. Hank Aaron Baseball Field, 1200 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi. 2nd Annual Laughter & Blues Fest. J-Wonn, L.J. Echols, Vick Allen, Jeter Jones, Jaye Hammer, Omar Cunningham, Tre' Williams, Big Yayo, Emerson Hill, Bridgett Shields, Coco, Coota B. Gates open 3 pm. Hosts: Alice Marie, Jojo, DJ Big O, Stan Da Man. 601-668-0160.


3 pm, Monday, May 30, 2022. Lucas Ball Park, Highway 94, Prentiss, Mississippi. Memorial Day Blues Extravaganza. Tucka, Lenny Williams, Jeter Jones, Big Yayo, L.J. Echols, Isaac Lindsey, Bridget Shields, Big Mucci, Mz. Hollywood aka Tamara McClain. 601-204-9829. Gates open 10 am. Host: Maserati Redd. Coolers, tents, grills welcome.


8 pm, Friday, June 3, 2022. Best Western Plus Atlanta Airport East, 301 N. Central Ave, Hapeville, Georgia (Atlanta). One Night Stand With Coco Wade & Band. Coco Wade. Doors open 7 pm. Tickets.


8 pm, Friday, June 3, 2022. US #19 Dragway, 1304 Williamsburg Road, Albany, Georgia. Friday Night Southern Soul. T. Lyons, Tasha Mac, Volton Wright, Jeter Jones. Gates open 6 pm. 704-668-1959.


4 pm, Saturday, June 4, 2022. The Pallace Banquet Hall, 188 North Avenue, Jonesboro, Georgia. Wang Dang Doodle: Soul Blues Battle of Bands. King George, Narvel Echols, T.J. Hooker Taylor, Heart To Heart, N Da Groove, Kollaboration Live feat. Lefthand Lewis. Host: Jacques. BYOB.


Saturday, June 4, 2022. 11402 Hedgepeth Road, Castalia, North Carolina. 2nd Annual NightXRawlers Lituation. Arthur Young, Jeter Jones. Gates open 6 pm. Hosts: Dr. Bounce, DJ StarrChild. Friday June 3rd ATV ride.


Saturday, June 4, 2022. Sumter Fairgrounds Parking Lot, 28 South Artillery Drive, Sumter, South Carolina. End Of Spring Southern Soul Jam. Jay Morris Group, Joe Nice, Geno Wesley, Shelton Richardson, Live In The Flesh Experience. Gates open 3 pm. Hosts: DJ PayMe, DJ Nature Boy, DJ MP, DJ Al. 803-972-6255. Tickets.


Saturday, June 4, 2022. Claiborne County Convention Center, 1141 US Hwy #61 North, Port Gibson, Mississippi. Gemini Blues Birthday Bash. R.T. Taylor, Tamara "Mz. Hollywood" McClain, James Redd, Leroy Germaine, Ms. Tip The Singer, Mr. Redboy. Host: DJ Trap. Free food. 214-519-4414.


2:30 pm, Sunday, June 5, 2022. Twistwood Creek ATV Park & Recreation, 5643 MS-18, Pachuta, Mississippi. Trailing With The Blues Fest. Jeter Jones, Wendell B, T.K. Soul, King Russell, Newz Williams, Willy Mac, Mz. Aretta, D. Saunders. Gates open 10 am. Hosts: Poppa Soul, DJ Jazzy, DJ Train, DJ Smitty. 713-819-8687. Tickets.


9:15 pm, Friday, June 10, 2022. Slim's Last Call, 1100 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, Texas. Lemonade Birthday Celebration For Wanda Woman. Jeter Jones. Doors open 8:30 pm. 512-902-2334.


2 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Florewood River State Park, 1999 County Road 145, Greenwood, Mississippi. 2022 Down Home Blues Fish Fry. King George, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Bigg Robb, Lacee, L.J. Echols, Nathaniel Kimble, Uvee Hayes, Narvel Echols, Big Yayo, Isaac Lindsey, K.W. Love. Gates open 12 Noon. Local ticket outlets. 205-226-0002.


Saturday, June 11, 2022. Henderson County Regional Fair Park, 3356 TX-31 BUS, Athens, Texas. 10th Annual Henderson County Juneteenth Black Rodeo & Tailgate. Big Yayo. Rodeo Halftime & Tailgate. 903-670-3324.


9 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Fiesta Event Center, 1902 East 4th St., Lubbock, Texas. Line Dancers & Steppaz Bash. Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac, Volton Wright, T-Lyons, Butch Avery, Vince Tucker, Lady E, Too Lit Crew, San Antonio Royal Steppaz. Host: DJ Ms. Sunshine. Doors open 8 pm. Cash bar. 806-425-0100.


7 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Roc Box, 1223 East Houston St., San Antonio, Texas. Wendell B, J'Cenae, Big Al. Doors open 6 pm. Full Bar, Food Trucks. 726-206-2436.


7 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. BCF Farms, 822 Eastside Drive, Newton, Mississippi. The Thrilla N Manilla: King George vs. King Arthur. King George, Arthur Young. 601-480-6601. Host: P2K Dadiddy.


9 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Elks Lodge 108, 2671 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, Alabama. A Southern Soul Exclusive. Solomon Thompson, Vick Allen, Lebrado, Lady Tee. Doors open 8 pm. BYOB. Hosts: Ms. Mary, DJ Root Doctor. 251-259-2010.


6 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. One Block East, 642 Tombigbee St., Jackson, Mississippi. Live On The Block. Jay Morris Group, Adrena, Larry Milton, Mr. Jones, Iamastarr. Gates open 3 pm. Hosts: Mr. Jones, DJ Murph2Cold, DJ Twigga, DJ Mally. 317-730-5223. Tickets.


6 pm, Saturday, June 11, 2022. Brookside Ranch & Event Center, 14461 County Road 46, Tyler, Texas. 1st Annual Tyler, Texas Southern Soul & Blues Extravaganza Show. Donnie Ray, Dee Dee Simon, 2 Buck Chuck, Jinda Harris, DJ Wildman Tim, Gary Shelton and more. Hosts: Comedian Grossman, Ronald "Slack" Jefferson. BYOB. Gates open 1 pm. 903-504-7390.


7:30 pm, Sunday, June 12, 2022. KBR Stables, 1164 Old Highway 16, Canton, Mississippi. Jeter Jones. Gates open 12 Noon. Road Ride leaves at 5 pm. Host: DJ Short Chainz.


7:30 pm, Thursday, June 16, 2022. Arcadia Center For The Arts: James Devin Moncus Theatre, 101 West Vermilion St., Lafayette, Louisiana. Bobby Rush. 337-233-7060. Tickets.


8 pm, Friday, June 17, 2022. Grenada City Auditorium, 7 Main Street, Grenada, Mississippi. Summer Southern Soul Showdown: Father's Day Weekend. King George, P2K DaDiddy, Coldrank. Doors open 6 pm. Local ticket outlets. Hosts: DJ Cyrio, DJ K-9. 662-385-6271.


Saturday, June 18, 2022. 61 County Road 50327, Rose Hill, Mississippi. Tioch Classic Riders 22nd Annual Campout, Trailride & Blues Show. C. Jones aka Mr. Willy, Nathaniel Kimble, Mr. Smoke, King Russell, Mz. Brown Suga and more. Gates open 12 Noon. Friday: Gates open 7 pm. Hosts: DJ Eazy, DJ Superman. Kids under 12 free.


1 pm, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Cooper Riverside Park, Downtown Mobile next to the Convention Center, Mobile, Alabama. Blues On The River All White Father's Day Weekend Blues Show. J. Red The Nephew, Till 1, Jeff Floyd, Simone De, Miss Lady Blues, Chrissy Luvz, Yannie, Audi Yo, Chris Ivy. 251-680-5934. Hosts: Beverly McDowell, Nikki DeMarks. Gates open 10 am.


7 pm, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Rick's Rock Cafe, Regency Inn, 1500 Eastridge Road Suite A, Richmond, Virginia. Southern Soul Night. Sir Jonathan Burton. Hosts: Famous Brown, Chocolate Chip. Dinner & Happy Hour: 6 pm. 804-803-4463.


7 pm, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia. T.K. Soul, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Pokey Bear, Lenny Williams. Host: MC Lightfoot. Rain or Shine. 2-ticket minimum, 6-person table limit. Tickets.


2 pm, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Fitz Casino Tunica, 711 Lucky Lane, Robinson-
ville, Mississippi (Memphis). Father's Day Tailgate & Blues Show. Willie Clayton, J-Wonn, Pokey Bear, L.J. Echols, T.K. Soul, Karen Wolfe, Terry Wright. Tickets.


5/6/22 DBN notes: Tasha Mac added to line-up. Sunday, June 19, 2022. 108 Industrial Park Road, Highway 65, St. Joseph, Louisiana. Tensas Parish Juneteenth Celebration. Jeter Jones, Rhomey. Host: DJ Banks. Lawn chairs, coolers, tables welcome. Gates open 8 pm. 804-405-7611.


7 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2022. Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, New York. Bobby Rush. Doors open 6:30 pm. Tickets.


3 pm, Saturday, June 25, 2022. 365 Barney Banks Road, Pinola, Mississippi. AGW 9th Annual Memorial. Jay Morris Group, J'Cenae. Road Ride starts 6 pm. ATV's, horses welcome. Free food and drinks.


4 pm, Sunday, June 26, 2022. C.E. "Rusty" Williams Airport, 211 Independence Ave., Grand Cane, Louisiana. 6th Annual Balloons Over DeSoto. Jeter Jones (approx. 6:45 pm). Free admission.


8 pm, Friday, July 1, 2022. Lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery St., Dallas, Texas. Southern Soul Smokeout. King George, L.J. Echols, Fat Daddy, Jay Croz. Host: DJ Bubba Yae. Doors open 7 pm. 601-842-0678. Tickets.


6 pm, Saturday, July 2, 2022. Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 570 East Center St., Paris, Texas. Pre-4th of July Southern Soul Jam. J-Wonn, Magic One, Itz Karma, T.J. Hooker Taylor, Sassy D, Royal D, Kiko Pryor. Gates open 3 pm. Host: DJ Godfather. 903-277-7896.


8 pm, Saturday, July 2, 2022. Municipal Auditorium, 100 West 8th St., El Dorado, Arkansas. The All White Affair. Tucka, Benito, WestDawn. Doors open 7 pm. Hosts: DJ Big Daddy, 2Legit. Local ticket outlets. 870-866-7441. Tickets.


4 pm, Saturday, July 2, 2022. Nolan Memorial Park (aka Ponderosa Park), Wisner, Louisiana. 14th Annual Nolan Norman Day Celebration. Jaye Hammer, Jeff Floyd, Kenne' Wayne, Keith Frank, Nathaniel Kimble, Summer Wolfe, L.J. Echols, Fat Daddy. Host: DJ Scott Banks.


Sunday, July 3, 2022. Club 601 (Elks Lodge), 601 State St., Mobile, Alabama. Magic Show. Magic One, Lil' Jimmy. Hosts: Nikki DeMarks, DJ Shoemaker. Doors open 8 pm. 251-423-1400.


5 pm, Sunday, July 3, 2022. Allendale Fairfax Flea Market, 3075/77 Hwy. #278, Fairfax, South Carolina. 1st Annual Southern Soul 4th of July Cookout N Concert. Ms. Jody, Karen Wolfe, Roi "Chip" Anthony, Kami Cole. 803-571-3581.


Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, 2022. 6465 NW County Road 1160, Corsicana, Texas. 5th Annual Boot Scooter Riderz Campout & Trailride. Jeter Jones (Fri. night), Brian Jack (Sat. night). Gates open 3 pm Friday, 12 Noon Saturday. Hosts: DJ Lil' Bill, DJ Big Stan. 214-290-3296. Kids 12 and under free.


Saturday, July 9, 2022. The Everly at Osborn, 1145 Adams Lane, Starkville, Mississippi. Evergreen Weekend 2022: Ladies Night Edition. King George, Big Yayo, Karen Wolfe, Lady Q, Deja Vu Band, Cadillac Man, Hollywood Luck, The Crossroads Band, Artistik. BYOB. Hosts: Dub Citi, DJ Reddman, DJ Lovebone. 662-570-5461. Tickets.


Saturday, July 9, 2022. The Banquet Hall, 2902 Almeda Genoa Road, Houston, Texas. C. Jones aka Mr. Willy, Jeter Jones, Donyale Renee, Cool Mr. Du Right, Pasquali, Cody Boi P. Doors open 7 pm. Line-up of comedians. Host: Ray.


Saturday, July 9, 2022. The Brown Oasis, 1431 County Road 414, Palestine, Texas. 2nd Annual East Texas Southern Soul and Zydeco Blues Festival. R.T. Taylor, Rue Davis, Vickie Baker, Luster Baker, Jabo, Rodnae Da Boss, Kerri Carter, Tesslanay, Hummin; Boy, Rich Wright, Ms. Dee The Vocalist, Kyara Boo, The Stranger. No coolers, outside food or drinks. Tents & lawn chairs welcome. Food onsite. 832-892-1407. Tickets. DBN notes: I think Ms. Dee The Vocalist is aka Dee Dee Simon.


7 pm, Saturday, July 9, 2022. Trotter Convention Center, 402 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, Mississippi. Ladies Night Out: All White Affair. Sir Charles Jones, J-Wonn, Calvin Richardson. Doors open 6 pm. 601-564-1809. Tickets.


Friday, July 15, 2022. QC Sound Stage, 3049 Scott Futrell Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina. Southern Soul Getdown. J-Wonn, Stan Butler, West Love & 478 Band, J. Red The Nephew, Lamar Brace, Lokey Kountry, Cadillac Man, AG Brown. Doors open 6:30 pm. Hosts: Annie B, DJ Tab. Tickets.


9 pm, Friday, July 15, 2022, and 2 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2022. 2022 Down East Music Festival: 4th Annual Epic Southern Soul Family Reunion. Rocky Mount Municipal Complex, 600 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. (Friday night indoor concert--Brown Auditorium, Saturday outdoor concert--Rocky Mount Municipal Stadium. King George, Tucka, Bigg Robb & The Problem Solvas, Sir Charles Jones, Jeter Jones, Theodis Ealey, L.J. Echols, Fat Daddy, Lacee, Omar Cunningham, Lebrado, Big Mucci. Line-ups subject to change. Hosts: DJ Starchild, DJ Cleve. RV's, tents and small coolers welcome. No glass. Rain or shine. Tickets.


7 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2022. Altria Theater, 6 North Laurel St., Richmond, Virginia. All White Southern Soul Music Festival. Pokey Bear, Tucka, Sir Charles Jones, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Calvin Richardson, Ronnie Bell. Doors open 6 pm. Tickets.


2 pm, Saturday, July 16, 2022. 295 Warfield Point Park, Greenville, Mississippi. Delta Soule Picnic Festival. T.K. Soul, Lenny Williams, Adrian Bagher, O.B. Buchana, Coldrank, H-Town, Ginuwine. Gates open 10 am. Coolers and tents welcome. Local ticket outlets. 601-218-6752.


Friday, July 22, 2022. Haney's Big House, Ferriday Hall, 109 Texas Avenue, Ferriday, Louisiana. Wise Guys Blues Bash For The Grown & Sexy. Jeter Jones, Jennifer Watts, Ann DeVae, Big Lou & DJ LSho. Cash bar (Free beer 8-9 pm). Doors open 7 pm. 910-977-6055.


9 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2022. Haney's Big House, Ferriday Hall, 109 Texas Avenue, Ferriday, Louisiana. Wise Guys Trail Ride & Zydeco. Lil' Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers. Gates open 8 am. Ride leaves 5:30 pm. No ATV's. Kids welcome. Midnight firework show. 910-977-6055.


Saturday, July 23, 2022. Holiday Inn Texarkana, Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. One Night Only. Calvin Richardson. 682-252-2149. Tickets.


4 pm, Sunday, July 24, 2022. 3953 Charleston-Mason Road, Mason, Tennessee (Memphis). Hotter In July: Draggin' That Wagon Tour. L.J. Echols, Ms. Genii, J. Lake, Big Poppa. Host: Comedian Charles Johnson. Doors open 2 pm. 901-598-5331.


8 pm, Friday, July 29, 2022. Labcity, 2801 Independence Boulevard East, Charlotte, North Carolina. Queen City Keep On Rolling Southern Soul Festival. King George, P2K, DJ Trucker. Hosts: Nuff Ced, Darrell Hill, DJ Mel DaDiva. Tickets.


4 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2022. Ellis Fields, 39 College St., Culloden, Georgia (Macon). Sunset Blues Festival. Jeter Jones, Wilson Meadows, Willie Hill, Joe Solomon, Kasper & 911 Band.
Gates open 3 pm. Rain or shine. 478-743-2587.


8 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2022. Southern Soul Summer Explosion. Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 North Church Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Tucka, Pokey Bear, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Lenny Williams, Sir Charles Jones, Lebrado. Doors open 7 pm. 864-582-8107. Tickets.


9 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2022. Cary W. Martin Conference Center, 233 North Houston Road, Warner Robbins, Georgia (Macon). Summer Bash Splash Of Color White Affair. Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac, Volton Wright, T-Lyons. Host: DJ Satisfaction. 478-733-9507.


Sunday, August 28, 2022. Escapade 2001, 11903 Eastex Fwy., Houston, Texas. Gumbo Southern Soul Throwdown. Tucka, Ronnie Bell, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Jeter Jones, Summer Wolfe, Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws, King South. Doors open 6 pm. 832-322-4832.



7 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2022. Clark County Amphitheater, 500 South Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, Nevada. Nellie "Tiger" Travis.702-455-8200.


6:30 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2022. 3923 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia. Labor Day Explosion: VA Southern Soul Bash. Jeff Floyd, Itz Karma, Al Davis, King Russell. Gates open 5 pm. BYOB. Host: DJ Southern Soul Oak. 757-644-8710.


4 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2022. 900 Lovers Lane, Meridian, Mississippi. The Q.V. Sykes 7th Annual Labor Day Blues Festival. Arthur Young, Karen Wolfe, Carolyn Staten, Mr. Campbell, Solomon Thompson, Dr. Dee, Terrance Davis, Lady Tee. Gates open 9 am. Hosts: Ms. Mary, DJ Tech. Local ticket outlets. 601-480-4635.


4 pm, Sunday, September 4, 2022. Liddell Ranch, 1500 Lee Davis Road, Utica, Mississippi. Labor Day Funday Trailride & Blues Show. Cupid, Mark Halloway, Mr. Sipp, Adrian Bagher, Vick Allen, P2K DaDiddy, Earl Jackson, CoCo, Jerkeria. Gates open 9 am. Horse racing 12 Noon. Road Ride 3 pm. Grills, tents, lawn chairs, coolers, ATV's welcome. Hosts: Alice Marie, Lil' Sleepy. 601-594-4076.


6 pm, Saturday, September 10, 2022. 801 Carolina St., McCormick, South Carolina. 911 Southern Soul Concert. Pokey Bear, Jeter Jones, King George, The Night Affair Band, Big Steve. Gates open 3 pm. BYOB. 864-993-8430.


3 pm, Saturday, September 10, 2022. Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, Virginia. Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 703-368-0173.


8 pm, Saturday, September 17, 2022. Club Climax, 2369 North Palafox St., Pensacola, Florida. Southern Soul Virgo Western Birthday Bash. Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac. Hosts: DJ Pondexter, DJ Wine, Bigg Yank.


Saturday, September 17, 2022. Wareshoals Amphitheater, 8 Mill St., Wareshoals, North Carolina (Charlotte). The Night Affair Band 16 Year Anniversary. The Night Affair Band, King George, Lamar Brace, Mz. Brown Suga, DJ Trucker. Host: Lovely Big O. Local ticket outlets.


Saturday, September 24, 2022. Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., Garland, Texas. Southern Soul Super Bowl. Latimore, Lenny Williams, Willie Clayton, Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Jeter Jones, T.K. Soul, Fat Daddy, L.J. Echols, Wendell B. 251-379-8283. Tickets.


3 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2022. 72-CR-2225, Douglassville, Texas. Ark-La-Tex Soul Blues Fest. Wendell B, J'Cenae, West Love, Magic One, Karen Wolfe, Rodnae, Lil' Jimmy, Kiko Pryor, Chris Ivy. Gates open 12 Noon. Hosts: DJ Godfather, Holly Grove. Local ticket outlets. 903-277-7896.


9 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2022. Elks Lodge, 2671 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, Alabama. King George Coming Together Tour: We Can't Stay Too Long. King George, King Fred, Tamara "Mz. Hollywood" McClain, Tara Keith, Kiko Pryor. Doors open 8 pm. BYOB. 251-259-2010.


2 pm, Saturday, November 12, 2022. 13208 Highway 21 East, Midway, Texas. Fall Music Fest 2022. Lacee, L.J. Echols, Captain Jack Watson, Step Rideau, Amanda Solis, Waylon Henley, Smokin' Joe Leonard, Mark May Band. BYOB.



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