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January 9, 2023:

Thank You's, Looking For Songs, etc...

Omar

Daddy B Nice,

All I can say is “Thank You”
Your piece on Omar Cunningham leaves me at a loss for words!!
I’m more excited to see you’re still writing, your eye-sight must be better? I pray that it is. I’m not ready for Daddy B Nice to go away.
Thanks again and please keep in touch

Kim Cole

Daddy B. Nice notes:

Kim Cole compiled the impressively-long list of southern soul singles written by Omar Cunningham featured this month in Daddy B. Nice's Songwriter Supreme.

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Year In Review...

DBN

Your "year in review" is eagle-eyed on target. Cheers.


Blues Critic

Daddy B. Nice notes:

King George. It was his year...

See 2022: THE YEAR IN SOUTHERN SOUL.

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Jaye Hammer

Good morning,

I'm looking to purchase a copy of Jaye Hammer's album, work it on me. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you.

Jawaun

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sure. I'm going to walk you through the steps I'm taking. First I go to Jaye Hammer in the index, then to his artist guide, where I look in the right-hand column with the CD record visuals. As I continue to scroll down the page I find "Work It On Me" and click the hyper-link to "Buy". Oh no! The page (Amazon) has been replaced by another artist's album. It was too long ago, I'm afraid, Hammer's first and long out of print. I'm assuming you've already checked Apple and the usual suspects. Ecko Records would have it but Hammer wasn't with Ecko yet. And often the artists themselves can't place their early work. About all you can do is monitor E-Bay and the rare record sites.

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Music or Lyrics?

Hey Daddy B Nice!

As someone who's constantly "judging music," I want you to settle an argument between me and my friend. What is more important to the success of a record, the music or the lyrics?

Daddy B. Nice replies:

It's all in how you define your terms, but if by music you mean the instrumental tracks and vocals, and if by lyrics you mean the words and themes...the music. Of course! I never knew what Mick Jagger was talking about in "(Can't Get No) Satisfaction," and after enjoying "Jukebox Lover" for the better part of a year I still don't what Tucka's talking about. Granted, I don't listen that closely. That's because I'm having such a great time with the music. The exception, of course, is certain super hit singles like King George's "Keep On Rolling," Pokey's "My Sidepiece," Nellie Travis' "Mr. Sexy Man" and Theodis Ealey's "Stand Up In It," where the lyrics take the songs to entirely different and stratospheric levels. But even those lyrics wouldn't have seen the light of day without the music to make people stop and listen.

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December 10, 2022: Pictured: West Love

Don't Forget The Contributions Of The Younger Generation

Hello Daddy B.

I received your monthly Newsletter. However, I have to disagree with a good majority of it. The Opinion I have about certain music sources falling off or behind may vary from others. For Ex: Mr. Jerry "Boogie" Mason who is considered legendary in book for doing what he does for Southern Soul/Blues. Many people such as myself still receive his email blast but I can't say for sure what's going on with The Website. I just know that he is one of the main music update sources on the scenes. Then there's myself. Although I personally haven't built a website to introduce new music and/or update concert info. But at the rate that new music is being released and the number of new artist coming onto The Scene that would be a 24/7 job for anyone. Plus Social Media has made it easier and easier for The Concert goes, artist, Promoters etc to find out what's happening on The Scene and what have you. There are hundreds of Southern Soul Groups on Facebook where upcoming shows are posted all throughout The Day. But Mr. Mason may or may not have converted to strictly email. I'm not sure. I just I know as for me I do strictly email blast along with weekly playlist of new music.. Then there's Lisa Good (of Five Star Promo) who you may or may not be familiar with, who does an outstanding job with distributing the music on a very regular basis. There's also Yolanda Marshall who is actually an artist herself that sends out music just to help out. My point is there are numerous of sources to keep us updated. So, it just may be the fact that a lot of those who are used to things just dropping in their lap aren't up to date with The New Sources themselves. Although My name isn't mentioned a lot for what I do, I know what I bring to the table and what a force I am. There's about 85% of The Artist who come to me behind the scenes for help. I service over 3000 DJs Nationwide. There's several songs and artist who have been mentioned on your site who weren't mentioned until months after myself or other sources sent that particular music out. Another reason that you and others may or may not be receiving as much music is because everything is so political and biased. An artist can release a hit single and everyone knows it's automatically a hit, But they won't get mentioned on anyone's site, playlist, website or anything all because they aren't attached to The Right people in Southern Soul. I have certain Radio DJs who won't play certain artist or even list them on their man-made list all because of who is sending The music to them. I'm only saying this because it's time out for all the shenanigans and discredit of Those of us who have worked tirelessly to keep Southern Soul going. And No this isn't just about me, It's about Southern Soul PERIOD

Melody Hudson (aka DJ Melle Mel)
That Lady DJ Productions


Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks, Mel, for your insights into the contributions of the younger generation. I'll post this for the readers because you deserve recognition as well. Understand that I was looking backward in my column and was most preoccupied with saving the archives of the hundreds of southern soul artists on my website and keeping them online for many years after I go down. Due to limited space I missed mentioning many other websites---for instance, the Southern Soul Paradise blog or the late Neal Furr who covered the Carolinas/southern soul/beach music scene, or Europe's Soul Express, which covered southern soul for many years. And when you say that having a website and covering the current music scene would be too much for anyone---"a 24/7 job"---well, that's exactly what I've been doing for the last twenty years, including weekends. All my labor free. Besides which I've spent over a $100,000 through the years just keeping it going tech-wise, something I never would have done if I had known what I was getting into, and definitely not recommended for you young people.

By the way, to make room for this letter, I had to delete some material at the bottom of the page from almost a year ago, including a very helpful answer to a reader's question about a Dee Dee Simon song popular in England a year ago. Who wrote the helpful reply? You (Melody Hudson) did! Thank you for all you do!


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December 4, 2022: Pictured (King George)

Southern Soul Music Is The Only Music We (The Black Community) Own

I decided, Daddy B Nice, to go ahead and give the story. Watch for the keyboard warriors or the ones who want to crucify me (throw me under the bus) as I am pointing out they will or won't support On Facebook on Facebook that is in their favor.

I had an interesting conversation today and I would like to share it. I was asked" why do the cities that host "southern soul" concerts not play "southern soul" music on their particular corporate media outlets? The reason is simple. It is because WE own it. If you listen to the corporate outlets they ARE playing BLACK music. They are NOT playing BLACK-owned music. "Southern Soul is the only music WE own. All the other genres and masters have been signed over, "stolen" or given away. Since they are in control, they have a business model we call "entertainment apartheid." In other words, organized segregation. We are a $1 1/2 Trillion Dollar spending population of 49 billion Black Americans. The "southern soul" listeners of the ages 25-years to 70-years alone is a $50-Billion Dollar underserved demographic. This genre is designed to redirect music revenues back to our community versus our own corporate media outlets discriminating against your son, daughter, mother, father, sister brother, etc., making us ONLY consumers and making sure those revenues do not reach our community. That is the reason, but I hope I answered the question. There is a lot more to this, but I'll wait on you keyboard warriors to attack as that is what you do when the correct information gets out there. I only want to instill in OUR people to wake up as to what is happening to them from a local and national level, why they have product (are producers), but seem to be standing still. A great deal is our fault as we fail to have the sensibilities to come together as a people, support each other and to conceive the concept of "concentrated power." Okay, I've said enough. Let the games begin.

Jerry King

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Jerry, putting your (or my) neck out is the best for all involved. It is what people really appreciate. It’s what gets people’s attention. (King George is only the latest example.) It’s the stagnation between the rare, courageous moments that is the killer.

By coincidence, earlier today, I was looking up a way to contact Julius Lewis, the promoter behind the Blues Is Alright Tour, and I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to see the annual revenue of his company. Also, the top southern soul stars are now making $5-10K per gig. The energy, buzz and commercial potential of the genre is growing.

But I agree with your point. Southern soul music today IS faced with a kind of "segregation" or "apartheid" not unlike the "race music" before rock and roll and R&B. (I was there, in the 60's civil rights movement.) And southern soul is the new "rock and roll"---rawer, raunchier---threatening black radio today. I'm not sure that will happen until (at the least) the black intelligentsia---cultivated, literate, city types who currently abhor or marginalize southern soul (i.e. only to be played on weekends)---take up the southern soul cause and pound on the boardroom or bedroom doors of the financial powers that be.

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November 15, 2022:

New Single from Rosalyn Candy


Hey, Daddy B Nice—

I’m hoping that you’re having a great day full of positivity! I continuously wish nothing but the best for you regarding your health. Thank you for the tribute to DeMond Crump. His wife enjoyed reading it and was so delighted that you took out the time to write such nice things about him and recognize his music contributions. His death has really made me stop and think. Its moments like that when reality kicks in and it’s self explanatory that we all need to be focused on sowing good seeds and leaving behind a legacy.

Well, I won’t bore you by rambling on and on with my thoughts. I’m sending you out a new single by Miss Rosalyn Candy. I wrote this and Rosalyn’s boldness, creativity, and sensuality came through. I also wrote I Wanna Feed Ya and Southern Soul Party. She’s such a pleasure to work with. Very confident yet so humble and appreciative. This one is for the grown folks, lol. Below you’ll find the cover and mp3. This Louisiana native definitely knows how to turn heads and make a person’s ears tune in. I’m blessed to be able to call her a business associate and a good friend. (I’m rambling again, ugh!)

Thank you for your time. Most importantly, thank you for all that you do to shine the spotlight on southern soul artists. You have a way with words and definitely should’ve written a few bestsellers. Take care,

Jennifer Bosschick

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks for the kind words, Jennifer. You wrote “Ooh Aah”? Good for you! Believe it or not, Rosalyn had already submitted that song to me and we’ve already had an extended conversation about it. I think it will be one of her best yet.

Jennifer replies:

Yes, she told me after I told her I submitted the song. LOL. Yes, I wrote it. Take care of yourself and thank you for the response!

Listen to Rosalyn Candy singing "Ooh Aah" on YouTube.


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October 25, 2022:

DeMond Crump Passes



Daddy B. Nice,

I just wanted to let you know that we are saddened and preparing for the burial of DeMond Crump who recently passed away. He was always sooo excited to be featured in your newsletter. We hope that his music will be remembered and listened to for years to come. A kind soul has left this earth. Thank you for all that you did for DeMond.

God bless.

- Jennifer Luckett-Scott

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I'm so sorry to hear that. I will post this for the readers.

Read the obituary.

Read Daddy B. Nice's Artist Guide to DeMond Crump

See DeMond Crump's appearances on the website in Daddy B. Nice's Comprehensive Index.

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October 22, 2022:

Where's O.B.?

Hi Daddy B Nice,

Where's O.B. Buchana on the New Generation chart? Most of the picks are right on, but this is a serious omission.

Sidney

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I feel for ya, Sidney. O.B.'s not the only major artist who doesn't get spotlighted on the new chart listing today's top artists. The best answer I can give you is that the whole reason for the new chart is to feature the artists who have been overlooked and who are doing the finest work at this moment in time. These artists have been buried at the bottom of old charts or not even been presented on previous charts. It's their turn for recognition. I've already published two extensive artist guides on O.B. Buchana, and I've published CD reviews of just about every album he's ever released. There's not much new I can say about O.B. without repeating myself, and his lofty #6 on the 21st Century Southern Soul chart sure looks better than a lower ranking would on the new chart.

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October 1, 2022:

Looking For A Song Letter (A Reader Responds)

August 20, 2022:

Hello Daddy B. Nice,

I hope you are doing well. I've been hearing two songs by J Dallas named Swingout Party Tonight and Saddle Up. Bubba Yae plays them usually on Sunday afternoon and he has confirmed they are by J Dallas. I have tried to contact J Dallas by email and Facebook messenger several times trying to purchase these two songs but have yet to hear back from him. Since you are a major personality in the industry, is it possible for you to get me copies of both of them. I really would like to add them to my playlist and is willing to purchase them if necessary. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks and best regards,

Kevin

DJ Sir Rockinghood Replies:

J. Dallas dropped a new album Mr. Step And Stomp Himself, Aug 6, 2022. I tried to find the songs that Kevin was talking about and nothing shows up. Maybe he has the wrong song titles of the songs but the album is on Amazon music.

DJ Sir Rockinghood

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September 1, 2022:

Daddy B. Nice Gets Chatty With David Brinston

RE: Your Poundtown Album Review

Daddy B. Nice,

You know me, I'm normally quiet and behind the scenes. Today, I'm finally breaking my silence. First, "Daddy please be nice!" During the pandemic, I spent a lot of time in the studio focusing on my music and not my appearance! So, I thank you for the mustache advice (Lol). My music has been "all over the place" to some degree; however, it is original David Brinston. I've been on a long journey that took me in different musical directions to find my true path. Especially, after all my former Producers earned their wings. Now, I've gone full circle - back to my roots of Blues, Soul, Country with a hint of Gospel. I'm enjoying every minute of it and I'm especially grateful for all of the David Brinston Fans out there who have supported me over the years and through my transformation.

Vr,
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DAVID BRINSTON, CEO
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PS: Please call Terry at ------. I'm interested in buying a promotion package on DaddybNice. Again, thank you for your review of the Poundtown CD. We look forward to hearing from you.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

David,

It’s so good to hear from you after all these years. I’m kinda chuckling and giggling when I think that it was a remark about your mustache that brought you to write. Yes that was a little Daddy B Mean, although it was just me trying to be funny. I’ll go back and take that it out if you like. Ironically, I have what I call an “upside-down mustache”. It’s positioned where a goatee would be, under the lower lip, but it wraps all around the lower lip like an upside-down mustache. God knows what people really think of it. I’m glad there’s no other Daddy B Nice to tell me. I keep it because I want some hair on my head now that I’m bald on top.

I want you to know how much I appreciate you. Twenty, twenty-five years ago, when I was just getting my feet wet and trying to understand if I’d really stumbled upon a genre that no one (outside of the Deep South) knew about ( a process that took years), there were about a dozen songs that sealed the deal. That tipped the balance. That motivated me to go all in and make it my passion. And “Party Til The Lights Go Out/Nothing But a Party” was one of those key records. Phenomenal. I’ve never grown tired of it. Magic captured. “Kick It,” of course, was a close #2. And correct me if I’m wrong, but you don’t possess the rights to those songs, I’ve assumed, because you’ve never re-issued them. I always wondered who Marshall Jones (the producer) was and have only seen him mentioned a couple of times in the two decades since then. Of course I’ve liked lots of the music since then as well, but those two songs will always hold a special place in my personal southern soul heaven.

Best wishes…

David Brinston replies:

Thanks so much for your response. I do own the rights to all the songs that you mentioned. Yes, Marshall Jones did the tracks. I’m planning to include those songs in my “ David Brinston’s”s greatest hits.”

Read Daddy B. Nice's POUNDTOWN New Music Alert!.

Listen to David Brinston singing “Party Til The Lights Go Out” on YouTube.

Listen to David Brinston singing “Kick It” on YouTube.

Buy David Brinston's new POUNDTOWN CD at Apple.

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August 20, 2022:

New MixTape Deejay on YouTube

Hello,

I'm a DJ in the Washington DC Area, We are really getting into southern soul, and I'm one of the DJ's on the forefront. Please take a listen to some of my mixes on Youtube.

Listen to DJ Big Stew mixtapes on YouTube.

Stewart Yates

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Always glad to welcome a new deejay to southern soul's big tent. When I think of southern soul and DC, I think of the late great Frank Mendenhall, who had ties to the area. I think of Lamont's Entertainment Complex in Maryland, where so many great shows were held. And there was a longtime deejay in the DC area who promoted southern soul through the last couple of decades, through thick and thin (and a lot of thin compared to today's booming scene). His name escapes me at the moment, which is frustrating me to all get out.

Listen to Frank Mendenhall singing "Time" on YouTube.

Stewart replies:

I'm regular Dj @ Lamonts, and I think you are talking about Dr Nick on WPFW radio ... Or maybe the Moon Man .... And thank you for welcoming me!!!

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Moon Man, that's it. I've had Moonman Radio on my Links page for years, and I remember his voice well from the days he broadcast over the Internet.

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August 20, 2022:

Looking For A Song

Hello Daddy B. Nice,

I hope you are doing well. I've been hearing two songs by J Dallas named Swingout Party Tonight and Saddle Up. Bubba Yae plays them usually on Sunday afternoon and he has confirmed they are by J Dallas. I have tried to contact J Dallas by email and Facebook messenger several times trying to purchase these two songs but have yet to hear back from him. Since you are a major personality in the industry, is it possible for you to get me copies of both of them. I really would like to add them to my playlist and is willing to purchase them if necessary. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks and best regards,

Kevin

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry, Kevin. I've been on the look-out for those two songs by J. Dallas in both my mail and on YouTube but haven't seen either for sale or streaming yet. J. Dallas is a new artist coming on strong, though, and if you're patient I'm sure you'll see them coming available in the near future. Of course you can ask Bubba Yae as a last resort. He obviously has copies.

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August 8, 2022:

Quality (Re: The New Generation Chart Top 100 Countdown)

Pictured: Calvin Richardson

We have been watching your charts for a while and we realize that this chart and selections are ------. How can you have a chart and not have calvin richardson on it no time. Your entire set up is bias and ------. How do you have a chart and cupids song is not on there and he is on billboard. How do you have a chart and an artist like Stacii adams is on bill boards but not your charts and write ups. We don't know who is paying you for promo but 95% of your charts are -------.

Coach Jackson

Daddy B. Nice replies:

I've eliminated the nastiness in your letter with ------'s. There's no call for anger. It only distracts. Music is for fun, remember? And you actually like 5% of what I do, which is a lot! Maybe you can send me some of that alleged paying-for-promo cash to sneak Stacii Adams onto the chart. Huh? (Wink, wink.)

As per your other issues, I've dealt with the whole Calvin Richardson thing before (see "The Strange And Unique Case Of Calvin Richardson"), and Cupid is already on the 21st Century southern soul chart.

But since you or your group set yourselves up as the arbiter of "quality," I'll make you a deal. If you can come up with a creditable list of only 25 "new generation" artists, I'll publish it in the Mailbag. Just remember. This is a southern soul platform---not Billboard.

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August 7, 2022:

RE: Hats

Pictured: Sir Charles Jones

Hello!

Great website! I really enjoy it.
Big southern soul fan.

Do you still sell hats or t shirts? If so I’d be interested. I vaguely recall seeing that a while back but maybe I’m mistaken.

Stay classy,

Josh

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thanks a lot, Josh. No, I finally got rid of the hats and t-shirts.

Appreciate 'cha!

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August 1, 2022:

Thank You Letter:

Hello, I'm Lil CJ and I'm reaching out to express my appreciation for being selected #1 out the Top 40 for July 2022. It's an honor to serve my people good music, and I've been out here only a year so recognition is a just the Favor of God. I thank you Mr. DaddyB. for choosing the 23-year-old Southern Soul/RnB Artist. I look forward to meeting you one day, and pray you nothing but Blessings over your life. Again, Thank You!!!

Lil Cj

Daddy B. Nice replies:

You're welcome! And check out your new permanent listing in the Comprehensive Index.

Lil' CJ replies:

Most definitely!

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July 3, 2022: Thank You letter

RE: Appreciation For Your Concert Calendar Page


I just want you and your team to know you all do a outstanding job posting and getting the blues and southern soul events out to the nation. I’m in North Carolina i do 6 annual events and you help promoters and patrons out with finding good shows. North Carolina do not play much of this type of music so i may have 60 percent of my crowd from out of state. Continue to be a beacon of light for this genre of music. And the heavy hitters of Soul appreciate you.

Mandrake lewis. Ceo.

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you so much!

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June 16, 2022:

Letters Searching For King George Music

We are having a lot of customers looking for King George CDs can you help us to contact someone so we can get his product instore so we can play it & sell it. Record Rack (--- ---- ----) my name is Pat we are open 12-6 central time. We have been in business since 1976.

Thank You,
Pat

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Sorry for the delay. This is one of many queries I've had on the Kimg George CD. The album has not been released yet. See "New King George CD" in "News & Notes" on Daddy B. Nice's Corner.

___________________

Good Morning,

I found your information/website on the internet and I was wondering do you sell music (i.e cd/vinyl) and if so how can I obtain a copy of a specific song. The song is train is going to keep on rollin by King George. If possible, can you kindly advise on how to obtain a cd copy?

Thank you

Michelle

Daddy B. Nice replies:

There are no King George CD's yet, but King George's singles including "Keep On Rolling" are for sale in the mp3/digital format. You can find them on Apple or Amazon or other major music retailers or go to "featured singles" (the right-hand column) in Daddy B. Nice's Top 100: The New Generation / King George for links to sellers.

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June 12, 2022:

RE: Correction from Kinnie Ken

Daddy B. Nice wrote: "Kinnie Ken debuted in July of 2020 with Sojo The Ladies Champ on the stupendously robust duet 'I Got That Good Good'."

Morning,

I want to start off by thanking you for your support. I wanted to clear some of the information you provided to your readers about my career up. I actually debuted in 2019 with my first album Mama's Gumbo with hits like, Trailride Ready, Let Me Hit It. I teamed up with Sojo for my second one. Not a big deal just want my correct information out. Thanks again a billion times and keep supporting. More music on the way. Album is crazy hot, Game Changer.

Kinnie Ken

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June 2, 2022:

RE: David Brinston's "Poundtown" New Album Alert

Published in the David Brinston Artist Guide

Hello my name is Derek Jones and I am the writer and producer for David Brinston's new album "Poundtown". As a fan of southern soul music, I have been reading you're columns for the last many years and always enjoy your work. I was extremely honored and excited to see the title track of the album grace your top ten singles for the month of March! The song Poundtown was an early release single and now that the entire album is out, I hope you get a chance to check it out in its entirety.

As a white southern soul writer and producer I have been intrigued with your recent writings about white southern soul artists. I am currently in the process of producing an album for a white southern soul artist, and life long friend J. Gregory. The project is going great and I am really exited about the music we are creating.

We both have been in backing bands for several southern soul artists much of the last 25 years. Among others, we were on the road with Frankie Mendenhall before his unfortunate passing and have been with David Brinston, off and on, since the "Fly Right" album came out in early 2000's. I am currently David's band leader with J Gregory on guitar. J.G. has for years been opening the shows for David on the smaller club gigs. He does his thing singing and playing the guitar and always goes over great.

We are presently in studio daily working hard and I would love to send you the finished product when we get it completed. I am also very excited about the 5 new tracks I have written and already recorded for David's next album that I just think are gonna be great. I appreciate your time and all you do for this music we share a love for.

Derek Jones

Daddy B. Nice replies:

Thank you, Derek, for your kind and informative letter. Yes, the music is black. And just as important, the "face" of the music is black. But there have always been soulful white guys like you and J. Gregory helping to make it happen. Thank you for your contributions.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Saturday, February 4, 2023. Arcadia Event Center, 1819 South Railroad Ave., Arcadia, Louisiana. Pre-Valentine"s Southern Soul Red & Black Affair. Avail Hollywood, Big Yayo, Donnie Ray, Lady Q, Kiko. BYOB. Local ticket outlets. 318-280-6271.



Friday, February 10, 2023. Apopka Amphi-
theater, 3710 Jaon Dwelley Parkway., Apopka, Florida. The Inaugeral All White Southern Soul Festival: Love Fest. Tucka, Jeter Jones, King George, Tina P and more. Tickets.



Friday, February 10, 2023. Quarter Boyz MC Clubhouse, 1040 Franklin St., Grenada, Mississippi. Valentine Sneaker Ball. Narvel Echols. 662-688-3951.



8 pm, Friday, February 10, 2023. Trotter Convention Center, 402 2nd Street South, Columbus, Mississippi. Valentine's Ball. T.K. Soul. Doors open 7 pm. 404-617-9423.



8 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2023. Fitz Casino Tunica, 711 Lucky Lane, Robinson-
ville, Mississippi (Memphis). Battle Of The Sexes Valentine Concert. Avail Hollywood, Karen Wolfe, Dolla Bill, Arnishia King. Doors open 7 pm. 662-671-1230.



Saturday, February 11, 2023. The Kandy Factory, 1203 North Jackson St., Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Valentine's Masquerade Ball. Adrian Bagher, Willie Clayton, West Love. Doors open 8 pm. 601-906-7084.



7 pm, Saturday, February 11, 2023. Washington County Convention Center, 1040 South Raceway Road, Greenville, Mississippi. Pre-Valentine's Extravaganza. Sassy D, Tucka, J-Wonn, O.B. Buchana, Ricky White. Doors open 6 pm. 601-218-6752. Tickets.



7 pm, Friday, February 17, 2023. Ground Zero Blues Club, 814 Howard Ave., Biloxi, Mississippi. Bobby Rush, Jamell Richardson. Tickets.



Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18, 2023 (two nights). Moonlight Club, 3628 Medgar Evers Blvd., Jackson, Mississippi. 1st Annual Johnnie Tayor Blues Festival: Continuing The Legacy. T.J. Hooker Taylor. Doors open 9 pm. 701-594-0647.



8 pm, Saturday, February 18, 2023. Safe House, 99 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi. SoulaBration. P2K Dadiddy, Omar Cunningham. Doors open 7 pm. 662-803-3277.



9 pm, Saturday, February 18, 2023. Fiesta Event Center, 1902 East 4th St., Lubbock, Texas. Colors Of Love (In the 806 with Calvin Richardson). J'Cenae, Calvin Richardson and more. Doors open 8 pm. 806-425-0100. Tickets.



Saturday, February 18, 2023. N Da Bottom, 4791 Lesure Road, Theodore, Alabama. L.J. Echols and Summer Wolfe B-Day Bash. L.J. Echols, Summer Wolfe, Chris Ivy, Chrissy Luvz, Donna Renae, Bad Newz, Rodnae Da Boss, MP Soul, Sugar Daddy, Suga, Rhomey. Gates open 5 pm. 251-377-3919.



8 pm, Sunday, February 19, 2023. 230 Airview Drive, Columbus, Georgia. Cowboys & Cowgirls Annual Western Party. Big Yayo, Ghetto Cowboy. Doors open 6:30 pm. BYOB. 706-617-2438.



Sunday, February 19, 2023. The Atrium, 5479 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia. Rebirth Of Soul. L.J. Echols, Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac and more. Doors open 7 pm. 404-797-8449. Tickets.



8 pm, Friday, February 24, 2023. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC. 4th Annual Capital City Blues Festival. King George, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Tucka, Theodis Ealey, Lenny Williams. 202-628-1776. Tickets.



7 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2023. Owens Auditorium, 2700 East Indepen-
dence Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina. The 5th Annual Queen City Blues Festival. J-Wonn, King George, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, Melvia "Chick" Rodgers-Williams. Tickets.



8 pm, Friday, March 3, 2023. UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana. The 15th Annual Big Easy Blues Festival. O.B. Buchana, J-Wonn, Pokey Bear, King George, Tucka, Roi Chip Anthony, Ronnie Bell. Doors open 7 pm. Tickets.



7 pm, Saturday, March 4, 2023. Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way, Grand Prairie, Texas (Dallas). The Blues Is Alright Tour: The 18th annual Dallas Blues Festival. Pokey Bear, Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Ronnie Bell, J-Wonn, King George, Roi Anthony. Tickets.



7:30 pm, Saturday, March 4, 2023. Leflore County Civic Center, 200 MS-7, Greenwood, Mississippi. 2nd Annual Ruben Hughes Scholarship Blues Show. Willie Clayton, L.J. Echols, T.J. Hooker Taylor, O.B. Buchana, Leroy Jermaine. Doors open 6 pm. 662-453-1646. Tickets.



8 pm, Friday, March 10, 2023. Indiana Farmers Coliseum, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, Indiana. The Blues Is Alright Tour. Tucka, Pokey Bear, King George, Calvin Richardson, Lenny Williams, Theodis Ealey. Tickets.



7 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2023. Dort Financial Center, 3502 Lapeer Road, Flint, Michigan. Blues Is Alright Tour. King George, Pokey Bear, Tucka, Theodis Ealey, Nellie "Tiger" Travis. 810-744-0580.



7 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2023. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, Texas (Houston). Southern Soul Live. Sir Charles Jones, T.K. Soul, Jeter Jones, Fat Daddy. Doors open 5 pm. 281-446-4140.



8 pm, Friday, March 17, 2023. KeyBank State Theatre, Playhouse Square Center, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Blues Is Alright Tour. Pokey Bear, King George, Calvin Richardson, Tucka, Theodis Ealey, Lenny Williams. Tickets.



7 pm, Saturday, March 18, 2023. Tropicana Showroom, Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk Ave., Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Blues Is Alright Tour. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Pokey Bear, King George, Theodis Ealey, Calvin Richardson, Lenny Williams. 1-800-THE TROP ext. 7325 Box Office. Tickets.



Saturday, March 18, 2023. R&B Grand Event Center, 409 South Jefferson St., Macon, Mississippi. Rick Outlaw Birthday Bash. Karen Wolfe, F.P.J., Breeze MrDo2Much, Ammos Simmon.



7:30 pm, Saturday, March 25, 2023. Rochester Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, New York. Theodis Ealey, King George, Lenny Williams, Pokey Bear, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Calvin Richardson. 585-222-5000. Tickets.



8 pm, Saturday, March 25, 2023. My Place, 149 Eastern Boulevard, Mont-
gomery, Alabama. Tracey's Birthday Sneaker Soiree. Jeter Jones, Tasha Mac, Miss Lady Blues, F.P.J., Ticia & The Fellas. Doors open 7 pm. 334-777-3833.



8 pm, March 31, 2023. Miller High Life Theater, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 10th Annual Milwaukee Blues Festival. Nellie "Tiger" Travis, King George, Pokey Bear, Calvin Richardson, Ronnie Bell, Chick Rodgers. Tickets.



Friday, March 31, 2023. LaPlace Ballroom, 5841 Summer Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. The Cussing Pastor 66th Birthday. O.B. Buchana, Ms. Jody, West Love, Stan Butler, Summer Wolfe, PC Band. Doors open 8 pm. Local ticket outlets. 901-340-0144.



3 pm, Saturday, April 1, 2023. 3589 Simpson Highway 28 West, Magee, Mississippi. Spring Blues Fest. Arthur Young, Narvel Echols, Dave Mack, FPJ, Bridget Shield, Gold Gillis, Walt Geezy. Gates open 12 Noon. 601-668-0408. Tickets.



8 pm, Friday, April 7, 2023. Stifel Theatre, 400 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri. Blues Is Alright Tour. The 15th Annual Gateway Blues Festival. King George, Tucka, Pokey Bear, J-Wonn, Ronnie Bell, Calvin Richardson. 314-622-5420.


Sunday, April 9, 2023. Kansas City Music Hall, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th St., Kansas City, Missouri. Blues Is Alright Tour. Calvin Richardson, Pokey Bear, King George, Chick Rodgers, Nellie Tiger Travis, Theodis Ealey. 1-800-745-3000. Tickets.



2 pm, Saturday, April 15, 2023. Pine Valley Ranch, 35 Marshall Road, Eufaula, Alabama. The Ladies of Southern Soul Picnic. Karen Wolfe, Lacee, West Love, Miss Lady Blues, Mz Brown Suga, Mz Hollywood, Toia Jones. Hosts: Momiodayee & DJ Trucker. 334-695-4375. Tickets.



7 pm, Saturday April 15, 2023.Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia. Blues Is Alright Tour. 17th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival. Tucka, Pokey Bear, King George, Ronnie Bell, J-Wonn, Melvia "Chick" Rodgers. Doors open 5:30 pm. 800-982-2787. Tickets.



4 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2023. The Taste Of The South Southern Soul Food Festival. Greenwood County Fairgrounds, 421 US-221, Greenwood, South Carolina. Jeter Jones, T.K. Soul, Tucka, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, The Manhattans, Nelson Curry & Klass Band, Ronnie Bell, Lebrado. Gates open 1 pm. Rain or Shine. Tickets. 864-223-3580.



8 pm, Friday, May 5, 2023. Union County Fairgrounds, 1432 East 19th St., El Dorado, Arkansas. Soul Fest. King George, L.J. Echols, Benito, Avail Hollywod, Rodnae Da Boss. Gates open 5 pm. Tickets.



Friday, May 5 & Saturday May 6, 2023 (two nights).
Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland, California. Queens Project 5: California Love. Jesi Terrell, Margie Turner, Ann DeVae (Friday night), Dee Dee Simon, West Dawn, Evette Busby (Saturday Night). Tickets. 510-238-7526.



8 pm, Saturday, May 13, 2023. Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, 506 East 2nd St., Clarksdale, Mississippi. 12th Annual Mother's Day Show. L.J. Echols, Big Yayo, Narvel Echols, Southern Soul Rhythm & Blues Band. Doors open 7 pm. 662-404-6381.



1 pm, Sunday, May 14, 2023. I.H. Bass Jr. Memorial Airport, 3834 MS. #13, Lumberton, Mississippi. The Ultimate Mothers' Day Blues And Soul Fest. Latimore, Calvin Richardson, Karen Wolfe, Arthur Young, Big Yayo, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Adina Howard, Sky Whatley, Ms. Jody, Stacii Adams, Uncle E, Chris Crain, Willie Hill, Avail Hollywood, S. Dott, Billy D, Just'n, F.P.J., Keneisha. Gates open 10 am. Tickets.



Sunday, May 14, 2023. Forrest County Fairgrounds Multi-
purpose Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 36th Annual Mothers' Day Blues Festival. West Love, Pokey Bear, O.B. Buchana, J-Wonn, Jaye Hammer, Captain Jack Watson, Angel Faye Russell, King Russell, LadyLove, Theo Huff, Lady Trucker, Edward Bluesman Thomas. Tickets.



5 pm, Saturday, May 27, 2023. Palmore Park, 3701 Fosters Ferry Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. T-Town Blues-N-Groove Festival. Arthur Young, Avail Hollywood, O.B. Buchana, Tucka, King George, T.K. Soul, Ms. Jody, Jay Morris Group, Donnie Ray. Gates open 3 pm. 205-872-2113. Tickets.




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