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So I failed to mention above that at that 70s Soul Jam event at Constitution Hall in DC, me and the gf were like 2 of the 5 white people there in a crowd of 3,000 age 45 and up black people. I figured that 30 years after their prime the Stylistics would appeal to oh, non-music fanatic regular joe white folks who listen to Motown, but I guess not. It was a pretty pricey ticket. Who cares, I guess. Ted Mills and the current version of the Stylistics sounded great(beautiful falsettos), and I love that in unison choreographed footwork and hand motion dancing.
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Original Release Date: March 30, 2004
Label: Ifgam Records
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I can't seem to get the Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings supporters(M. Matos, D. Wolk, others) to bite at any of this stuff.
I guess I need to get hish-speed internet and start posting mp3s and yousendit stuff.
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The Dells have been around a long, long time. While many acts on the oldies circuit are lucky to have one original member, the Dells have four and haven't had a membership change since 1960. Friday night at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, this soul harmony quintet, formed in 1953, exhibited the chemistry that comes from being together for decades.
Emphasizing their R&B hits from the late '60s and early '70s, baritone Marvin Junior and falsetto/tenor Johnny Carter exchanged leads, supported by the shared notes of the three other members and the sweet tones of their horns- and piano-led big band. Like veteran basketball stars, these inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame no longer dazzle at will, but their skills remain at a high level and they can turn on that special magic periodically.
On "The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind)," Junior shifted on a dime from breathy whisper to powerhouse gospel-rooted cry in a manner that was stunning both technically and emotionally. "Stay in My Corner" showcased Carter's still-amazing ability in the high range. These hits also demonstrated Carter and Junior's gymnastic abilities to stretch out notes, and the rest of the combo's exquisite tunefulness.
Opener Bobby Womack has had quite a musical life -- teenage gospel singer, guitarist with Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone, pal of the Rolling Stones and successful solo artist off and on from the '60s through the '80s. Unfortunately, he left the strumming to a band mate, and either rushed through his hits or languidly lagged behind the beat. His voice retains a distinctive bittersweet feel, but his renditions of "Across 110th Street," "Harry Hippie" and "If You Think You're Lonely Now" lacked the melancholy passion of his studio versions.
-- Steve Kiviat
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Saturday afternoon the Gator on WPFW 89.3 in DC (and online when it is working) keeps playing great new double-entendre filled Souterhn soul.
Also, I finally got the new Bettye LaVette--I've Got My Own Hell to Raise, and am impressed. I was worried that the Joe Henry production and the choice of songs (non-soul women country and folkies plus Fiona Apple & Sinead O'Connor) would be too 'tasteful', but it is not.
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3. Big G Stomp, Big GCD: Love on the Run, Bigsounds.com
4. Same Girl, Hardway ConnectionCD: Hot Ticket, WILBE Records
5. Come On and Dance With Me, Hardway ConnectionCD: Hot Ticket, WILBE Records
6. Brand New Dance, Jesse YawnCD: Forever More, Houseday Music
7. Hootchie Dance, Barbara CarrCD: Stroke It, ECKO Records
8. I Came to Party, Monique Ford CD: Get a Maid, Total Smash Music
9. The After Party, Gridloc BandCD: Gridloc Band, (301)808-7272
10. Sweet Man of Mine, E.C. Scott CD: Hard Act to Follow, Blind Pig Records
11.Was It Me, Big G CD: Love on the Run, BigSounds.com, (804)615-2196
12. Touching Me, Lynn White CD: Touching Me, (901)398-4948
13. Live in Freak, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary & the Unique Creation Band CD: One More Go Round, (301)753-4335
14. A Woman Needs Money, Denise LaSalle CD: Wanted, ECKO Records
15. I Don’t Come Cheap, Jim Bennett & Lady Mary & the Unique Creation Band CD: One More Go Round, (301)753-4335
― curmudgeon (Steve K), Saturday, 17 December 2005 19:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink
Also I see that it was Carl Marshall, not the Problem Solvas, who did "Ain't No Party(Like a Grown Folks Party)" It came out in Nov. '04 on his Takin it to a higher level cd
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pic & billlv johnsonyvonne jacksonclarence cartertravis haddixlegendary blues bandjohn mooneybacktrack blues bandraful neilbob margolintroy turnerjohnny sansonethe dellsartie "blues boy" whiteroshell andersonchick willischarles wilsonnappy browntrudy lynnjerry mccaindicky williamsjoe beardtommy tateruby andrewsprince philip mitchelltom principatosmokehousedrink smallnoble "thin man" wattsgary b.b.colemandavid deesonny rhodes
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Also, I think the below is the link for an online station that streams current Southern double-entendre filled soul
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The 4th Annual Best Southern Soul
Please Vote For Your Favorite Southern Soul Performers Of The Year
Vote On Our Special Page ... The Funky's 2005 ... Results Announced Jan 16, 2006,
I like the "vote often"
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She gets virtually no airplay on the soul radio show in DC.
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The SOULANDBLUESREPORT TOP 25May 19, 2006 http://www.soulandbluesreport.com/top%2025.html
Mel Waiters Willie ClaytonBobby RushVick AllenJ BlackfootRenea MitchellSir Charles JonesLenny WilliamsDonnie RayMs. MoniqueCarl SimmsFloyd TaylorTeam Airplay All StarsChairmen Of The BoardLorraine TurnerMiz BWendell B.Ms. JodySheba Potts-WrightLacee'Lorraine TurnerWilliam BellTheodis EaleyBob SteeleChairmen Of The BoardNEW SOUTHERN SOUL THIS WEEKSBR's Top 25 Is Calculated On Reports From Our Panel Of Radio Stations,Clubs, & Syndicated Shows
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So on Saturday July 15th Denise Lasalle is at Lamonts, and Captain Fly has a revue that night at Fort Dupont Park:WPFW Night "D.C. Juke Box Review" featuring Al Johnson, William DeVaughn, Sir Joe Quarterman, Mark Green & Captain Fly & Friends. Opening: Hardway Connection
I need to try to make one of these events, or surely, I will be kicked out of the blue-eyed soul club.
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I picked up the recent Mel Waiters cd. Not bad.
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Listening to a pile of Southern soul discovered via CD-baby channels. The album by a jowly guy named Jimmy Taylor leans toward the blues end of things (with lady backup vocals not far from the ones on last year's Bobby Bare album); the EP by the lady named Candis Palmer ("All Men Ain't Dawgs,* since some are electric boogie dawgs apparently) leans toward the disco end; the single by Harold, "Chill Step Party," is steppin' music. He mentions Milwaukee, Chitown, Harlem, and Atlanta in it. More fun than R. Kelly, as far as I'm concerned, but mainly all this stuff obviously has a connection to county music too. (and though candis palmer is happy to have found a man who is not a dawg, jimmy taylor insists that when women say they're looking for a good man, they're lying. really, he says, they're looking for a fool.) (apparently the kinda fool who will let her spend all his money.) (he also directly quotes zz hill's "cheating in the next room in one of his songs.) (he's from alabama; I don't know where candis or harold are from. they're not actually on cdbaby.com per se, but i was sent their cds in the same package that the jimmy taylor CD came in.) jimmy taylor on his album is totally paranoid, and in just about every song he's either cheating or being cheated on or both, and as i said, he seems fully convinced that his woman is going to put him in the poor house (where, in real life, for all i know, he may already be.) in "you're busted" he hires a private detective to follow her around, and gets a photo of her cheating. "love catcher" has a pretty good sax solo. and though some songs sound more blues to me than soul, a couple (like "all i want is you") still veer more toward disco than anybody in country music has, i think, even shannon brown on her new album.candis palmer, as i said, gets even more disco, but her disco is maybe 1975 where taylor's is 1973. (i think i wrote on the '05 thread that shannon brown's disco sounded 1979, but maybe that was hyperbole; i'm not sure. these two soul singers FEEL more disco.) but even at her most disco, in a song called "don't let someone else come and jingle my bell" or something, palmer gets backed by HARD blues guitar riffs, so the music really rocks. if i had to compare her vocal style to anybody, it'd be the staple singers in "i'll take you there."
-- xhuxk (xedd...), January 28th, 2006
glamorous bertha payne, *bedroom offer* EP: southern country soul millie jackson style (i.e., as many parts talked as sung, many of 'em bawdy), from memphis, via cdbaby.com. starts with a good riddance song where glamorous bertha (who on the cd cover is a big girl in her red dress with a red glass of wine) tells you "i don't need your face in my face" so "go away like a bad day" and "you might as well pack your rags." then the title track, which is not about her bedroom offer to him but the other way around, which offer she says isn't enough and the two backup singers (favorite artists: denise lasalle, mary j blige) chorus "bang! bang!" but by song's end glamorous bertha is saying "i need a man who will love me all night long. are you qualified? if not, get off the pot!" then one where she promises to shake it and break it (and maybe hang it on the wall) and she tells "all you womens with big elephant ears" that with her man every day is pay day. then supposedly "part two" of the same song, which means same slinky rhythm track as part one but now with sexy breathy pillow talk all over the top where bertha tells you to lift up her skirt. then finally another good riddance song, this one a tough and funky blues, where he leaves her with a sink full of dishes in a "one-room [some word i can't make out]", hence the best dishwashing song since ray parker jr's "bad boy" if not anita ward's "ring my bell." also she brings him food in bed, which means this might also be a breakfast breakup song in the tradition of the 5th dimension's "one less bell to answer" and karyn white's "superwoman." five songs total, but two around 4:00, three around 4:25, which means glamorous bertha takes her time and surely deserves a lover with a slow hand.
-- xhuxk (xedd...), February 23rd, 2006.
the legendary moody scott, *simply moody: we gotta bust outta the ghetto*: more cdbaby southern soul, from louisiana. cover has moody, a dapper old guy seemingly in his 60s, in front of a rundown rural shack; interesting, since "ghettos" are usually assumed to be urban, right? first track "bustin out of the ghetto" is a sort of james brown rip, five minutes long, where moody as i recall reels off some towns in the south train conducter style (am i imagining this? i THINK he did that, anyway) and ends singing "america america god grant his grace on thee." then he covers tyrone davis's great "can i change my mind," my favorite track. and from there the more soul oriented stuff ("last two dollars," the misspelled cheated-on song "one man's hppiness" which for some reason makes me think of billy stewart sitting in the park even though billy had a high voice and moody really doesn't, "something you got baby") is more likeable, to me, than the more blatantly blues stuff, but then again i always think that. both the soul and blues are generic, i suppose; with the soul i don't mind. best song title: "annie mae cafe." and the closer "son of a southern man" starts with moody telling his guitarist "tattoo" suarez ("my man from argentina") about his grandpa drinking corn liquor and singing "downhome blues". so yeah, country for sure. -- xhuxk (xedd...), March 11th, 2006.
He does get urban and/or urbane once, though -- a nice slinky silk-shirt early '80s style quiet storm soul croon called "The Best of Me." (Not sure if any songs other than the Tyrone Davis are covers. "Last Two Dollars" and "Annie Mae Cafe" are writing-credited to one George Jackson; wasn't there a soul singer of that name once? But if so, I never heard him, though.) -- xhuxk (xedd...), March 11th, 2006.
"something you got baby" wouldn't be chris kenner's "something you got" would it? since moody's from louisiana...and yeah, george jackson (I'm assuming it's the same guy--I don't know "annie mae cafe") wrote z.z. hill's "down home blues" and a lot of stuff for candi staton, clarence carter, pickett, james carr; a memphis guy who later worked for malaco and wrote for all them: johnnie taylor, latimore, shirley brown, bobby bland...enjoying jace everett, so far. it's quite a collection of somewhat off-the-wall guitar effects, interesting guitar chromatics (as in the first song), definitely a '70s pop thing happening; and in my mode of concurrent listening (lately it's been dusty springfield/the latest numero group comp of obscure '70s female singers/the new, beautiful nara leão bossa "nara '67"; and jace/radney foster/jessi colter, partly because they all have cool first names, I guess) I notice that both radney and jace hark back to stiff records, which I find interesting.
-- edd s hurt (eddshur...), March 11th, 2006.
George Jackson was an occasional great old soul singer on Goldwax then Hi, and kind of a house writer at both. I'll try to remember tomorrow (just in from a party, and why I'm doing this rather than going straight to bet I've no idea) to YSI his absolutely magnificent Aretha, Sing One For Me. He was among the greatest writers in southern soul - he wrote for Ann Peebles, O.V. Wright, Otis Clay, James Carr, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Denise LaSalle, Wilson Pickett, Candi Staton and even wrote the Osmonds' first hit! -- Martin Skidmore (lonewolf.cu...), March 12th, 2006.
if I'm not mistaken, Alvin Robinson recorded for AFO (All for One), a New Orleans label of the '60s that Harold Battiste started; house band included Toussaint and Red Tyler. And he had a hit with Kenner's "Something You Got" (which was later covered by lots of folks, including Bobby Womack, who did a reggae remake on his "Safety Zone" LP in the mid-'70s. Alvin Robinson also recorded for Leiber and Stoller at Red Bird in New York, and did a real classic called "Down Home Girl."I gotta get that Moody Scott record.
-- edd s hurt (eddshur...), March 12th, 2006.
That YSI:George Jackson - Aretha, Sing One For MeIt'd be in my top 100 favourite singles ever, I think.
-- Martin Skidmore (lonewolf.cu...), March 12th, 2006.
>I gotta get that Moody Scott record.<I have an extra copy, Edd! I'll send it to you.
-- xhuxk (xedd...), March 12th, 2006.
great! thanks Chuck!
>I don't know anything much about Moody Scott, just a handful of tracks, <So Martin, did Moody have regional hits or something? I never heard of him before I saw his cdbaby page, and haven't really taken time to research him. I'm surprised you even heard of him!
I don't know, Chuck, but bear in mind that I've been a huge fan of soul for a long time, and do know quite a lot about it (though not as much as Eddie, I'm pretty sure). The odd track does get on compilations of one sort or another, which suggests that Moody isn't incredibly obscure - but I don't even know exactly where he worked or anything, so he isn't famous either, clearly. -- Martin Skidmore (lonewolf.cu...), March 12th, 2006.
also really liking irma thomas's *after the rain* on rounder, the "rain" obviously being katrina, though i kind of hate the mooshy shelter-from-storm piano ballad the album ends with though i do hope it provides solace to new orleans. what i love so far is "flowers" (soul about flowers on roadsides after car crashes, with a sound that i swear reminds me of "uncle tom's cabin" by warrant), "make me a pallet on the floor" (cheating with a painter, wow), "till i can't take it anymore" (country music in a soul voice, about how "you work your thing so well/I dream of heaven and live here in hell"), "these honey dos" (vampy bawdy boogie woogie where the honey dos are at first temptations but wind up also being about manners like please and thank you), and "stone survivor" (which is just plain funky).
-- xhuxk (xedd...), May 5th, 2006.
And Irma also does an extremely gorgeous version of "I Count the Tears" (the "na-na-na-na-na-na late at night" song) by the Drifters.. -- xhxuk (xedd...), May 5th, 2006.
And she also does "Another Man Done Gone," a trad blues tune I swear I've heard hundreds of times by some huge classic rock group (Creem? Zep? the Allmans? somebody...), though no classic rock groups seem to be listed on AMG as doing it, so maybe whoever did it (which will probably hit me as really obvious once I found out) did it under a different title or something, or maybe with different words? (Also, I'm thinking now that maybe "These Honey Dos" and "Stone Survivor" and the palette one aren't quite at the level of the Warrant one and the country one and the Drifters one, but they're close.) -- xhuxk (xedd...), May 5th, 2006.
also liking (speaking of southern soul) *candy licker: the sex & soul of marvin sease* (jive/legacy) not all of which concerns muff diving, and at least "hoochie mama" of which has zapp-style robot-funk freakazoids reciting the names of several of the united states.
-- xhuxk (fakemai...), June 12th, 2006.
*Most of the Marvin Sease album is gloppy ballads which aren't all that good, but some of it is kinda fun. (The first track is awful though.)
-- Haikunym (zinogu...), June 13th, 2006.
Marvin Sease CD is way less gloppy and ballady than Matt suggests (or maybe I just have a higher glop tolerance than he does; see also the Alan Bros!); most of it gets a good '70s smooth-jazzy funk disco groove going. And lots of the songs have pre-old-school "raps" (i.e., talking as singing, sometimes like a preacher's sermon) in them, which are really fun. And sure, the opening track "Do You Want a Licker?" is awful if you want it to be, but it's just too silly to complain about; ditto the other bookend, a five-minute live "Candy Licker 2005." Also, the ballads are pretty good, for the most part. "Don't Forget to Tell On You" sounds kind of like "Tell it Like It Is." But my favorite cuts are probably "I'm Mr Jody," the backdoor man song that starts with an ominous phone call, and the 12-step fix-your-life number "I Gotta Clean Up." (Has anybody ever written a good essay about Jody? He's the guy back on the block who's having sex to your girl while you're in the Army, and I get the idea he shows up in lots of Southern soul songs: Doesn't Johnnie Taylor have one about him, too*? As do, I would assume, other folks.)
* - yep, I just checked Whitburn: "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone," went to number 28 in 1971. (Hey, sounds like a good EMP proposal!)
-- xhuxk (xhux...), June 14th, 2006.
having sex WITH (or) making love TO.and courtesy of HIS new truck.).
-- xhuxk (fakemai...), June 14th, 2006.
Johnnie Taylor was the king of Jody songs. "Standing In for Jody" and "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone" are just two; I mean every song he does is kind of about Jody-ism in some way or another. I am a nut for Johnnie Taylor (I like Johnny Taylor a lot, too, and Ted Taylor, the Louisiana soul singer, is also excellent--so I think an EMP paper on the Sooper Taylors would be good!!), and Taylor is also the king of fucking-around songs. There are these nifty new Stax reissues that includes stuff by Frederick Knight, the Dramatics, etc., and if you ask me one of the very best Stax albums-as-albums is Johnnie's "Who's Making Love," which is the typical collection of singles but which really has variety and which totally hangs together. "Hold On This Time" has a great Cropper riff, cubist guitar, and "Woman Across the River" is one of the best Stax blues ever.I only know the older, cunnilingual and happy to oblige, ma'am, Marvin Sease stuff--he's really good. "Marvin Sease" on London from late '80s is a good 'un. One of those artists who've been working the I-55 corridor from Memphis to the Louisiana border, forever.
-- edd s hurt (eddshur...), June 14th, 2006.
Well, a Taylors EMP report would probably be really interesting, but I was thinking (theoretically, not volunteering!) more in terms of one about Jody himself. Who was he? And how far back do Jody songs go? Did Johnnie Taylor invent them? Or does Jody show up in blue songs during World War II or something? Was he a real person, like maybe Stagger Lee? (Was Shine who swam the Titanic a real person? I forget.) Seems like real *Mystery Train* mythology stuff, and I'm surprised nobody has tackled the research (unless they have and I just didn't notice, which is very possible. I haven't even done a google search.) (Also, do I only associate Jody with making cuckolds of military guys stationed overseas because I was *in* the military, and he was always showing up in cadences used while marching and/or running? Or is that his main deal? And otherwise, to what extent if any does he exist outside of the culture of Southern blacks--who, when I was in, seemed to make up a sizable portion of the Army?) -- xhuxk (fakemai...), June 14th, 2006.
This could really be hella interesting, absolutely. Is "Trapped in the Closet" the Ulysses of Jody songs? -- Haikunym (zinogu...), June 14th, 2006.
Here's some info I found while googling Jody songs:http://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/10238/9918.html?1079610632
-- Sang Freud (jstrell...), June 14th, 2006.
x-post. Taylor didn't invent the Jody song. Jody / Jodie / Joe the Grinder are pretty common figures in blues tunes.There's Louis Armstrong's "Jodie Man" which makes the "GI Joe de man" connection explicit. I wouldn't be surprised if that military connection is at the origin, though it's obviously gone through lots of transformations. -- Roy Kasten (rfkaste...), June 14th, 2006.
Yeah, I'd forgotten Joe The Grinder. I used to own a copy of that *Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me* prison-rap comp (on Smithsonian or Rounder or something?), and I think there might even be a Joe the Grinder rhyme on there (I *may* even have mentioned it in the pre-rap rap chapter of my second book). Anyway, this link from the link above has great stuff about Jody Army cadences; also says Johnnie Taylor himself learned about Jody while in the military:http://p211.ezboard.com/fwordoriginsorgfrm4.showMessage?topicID=153.topic
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Need to decide on my fave albums and songs from this style this year. I also hope Daddy B Nice will return to the Voice critics poll
― curmudgeon, Monday, 12 December 2016 16:58 (one year ago) Permalink
The new Ms. Jody album from this year may be better than King and Solange (or at least as good)
― curmudgeon, Friday, 16 December 2016 15:46 (one year ago) Permalink
The Ms. Jody album has a zydeco inflected tune on it. Its great that southern soul and zydeco are coming together in a cool southern Venn diagram
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 December 2016 16:47 (one year ago) Permalink
Still liking that Ms. Jody album. Too bad most folks ignore this genre or look down on it
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 29 December 2016 16:20 (one year ago) Permalink
No mention of it in the Slate "Music Club" or on NPR or in the Wire or Fader or Fact
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 29 December 2016 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink
Blogger Daddy B. Nice's list of southern soul tracks and albums
His top singles include :
“My Sidepiece” by The Louisiana Blues Brothas featuring Big Pokey Bear
“I Got This Record” by J-Wonn
“Hey Mr. Sexy Man” by Nellie “Tiger” Travis
His top albums include:
LaMorris Williams --- Mississippi Motown
William Bell --- This Is Where I Live
Bigg Robb --- Showtime
Ms. Jody --- I Got The Feeling
― curmudgeon, Friday, 30 December 2016 15:27 (one year ago) Permalink
Listening to Dr Nick spin southern soul now on WPFW 89.3 and online
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 31 December 2016 20:13 (one year ago) Permalink
So I tweeted Daddy B Nice's list at Ann P#wers of NPR and said that William Bell fans should check out Ms. Jody and others that Daddy likes. She retweeted it, and said Yes!
But later she followed up with : In 2017 the most powerful Americana albums will be released by people of color. This isn't a prediction, it's a fact: I have advances.
But most of the best "Americana" is not called that, and is released by people of color who don't send advances to NPR
― curmudgeon, Monday, 2 January 2017 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 00:50 (one year ago) Permalink
RIP Big Cynthia, southern soul singer at 47.
The Houston native was the daughter of legendary Motown artist Junior Walker and she went on to become one of the brightest stars of the Southern soul scene.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 7 January 2017 20:00 (one year ago) Permalink
She had some impressive songs full of double-entendres
― curmudgeon, Monday, 9 January 2017 21:11 (one year ago) Permalink
Nellie Tiger Travis was on Jimmy Fallon's show last night! She sang "I'm Gonna Slap Your Weave Off"
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 January 2017 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink
The history of the use of the term "Jody" in soul songs
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 January 2017 05:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink
x-post--Finally watched Nellie Tiger Travis on Fallon, Fallon only let her do a 30 second version of the song with the Roots. Meanwhile, Kings of Leon got way too much time. Oh well, at least she was on the show.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 20 January 2017 16:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Daddy B. Nice and I voted for Ms. Jody and William Bell in the album section of the Voice critics poll. We were the only votes for Ms. Jody. William Bell got 10
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 January 2017 21:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Xchuckx E voted for the "My Sidepiece" soundtrack. That's a good one too.
Here's Daddy B. Nice's all southern soul list
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink
William Bell won a Grammy for best Americana album, and got to perform with Gary Clark doing his old co-written song "Born Under a Bad Sign." Alas, the Grammys wanted to appeal to old fart blues-rock fans, rather than letting Bell do an awesome soul ballad from his winning album.
Bobby Rush won the blues category for his Porcupine album. Yay!
― curmudgeon, Monday, 13 February 2017 17:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Heard an interview with Ms. Mini and a could tracks from her. Impressive. She has collaborated with J. Red the Nephew.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 26 February 2017 19:16 (ten months ago) Permalink
I am always playing catch-up with this genre, but I like it when I do.
Plenty of Daddy B Nice and other djs faves to listen to:
1. ”She Don’t Want Me No More”----------Mr. Sam
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 30 March 2017 14:27 (nine months ago) Permalink
Listening to the Mr. Sam album now. Not bad. Need to listen more
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 April 2017 02:58 (nine months ago) Permalink
More goodies here to check out
― curmudgeon, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:05 (eight months ago) Permalink
Heard some great cuts Saturday. Reminded me how great this genre is, and how over-rated "Americana" music is...
― curmudgeon, Monday, 8 May 2017 15:00 (eight months ago) Permalink
Saw a photo of Denise Lasalle in Memphis for an awards event. She was in a wheelchair. Folks who spoke to her said she sounded great, and is still scheduled to perform at the Chicago Blues Fest later this summer.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 15:27 (eight months ago) Permalink
Wish I had been down south for this weekend's OB Buchana gig in Mississippi
― curmudgeon, Monday, 14 August 2017 04:38 (five months ago) Permalink
A lot to catch up on
― curmudgeon, Friday, 18 August 2017 21:34 (five months ago) Permalink
Alas, couldn't find any live southern soul during my recent quick trip through Muscle Shoals, AL; Clarksdale MS; and Memphis, TN.
OB Buchana was playing the weekend before...
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 17:23 (four months ago) Permalink
southern soul and blues concert calendars
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 05:19 (four months ago) Permalink
Countess Williams song "Kitty Purr" is impressive
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 September 2017 14:50 (four months ago) Permalink
Mississippi, Memphis area and more concert calendar
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 September 2017 15:08 (four months ago) Permalink
I just scored a guest list spot to see the Take Me to the River tour: Bobby Rush, William Bell and Charlie Musselwhite. Excited! I haven't seen Bobby since sometime in the early oughts, he doesn't tour here often.
― the young, low level volunteer named (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:47 (two months ago) Permalink
I splurged for the DC show of that tour. We had Bobby Rush, and William Bell but no Musselwhite. We also had a Stax panel with old-school Stax folks, plus an excerpt from the movie and the Stax school kid musicians. Alas, the latter got more time than I wanted. Rush and Bell were great, but just didn't have enough tiume to do a full set.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 November 2017 15:43 (two months ago) Permalink
Totally agree about Stax school kids, was it the the young white guy with the pony tail? He did 5 or 6 Al Green and Otis Redding covers, passably but he really overstayed his welcome. Bobby Rush seems to have energy to spare at 84, no need to pad the set to give him a rest.
― the young, low level volunteer named (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:02 (two months ago) Permalink
Yes, that's the one. Bobby Rush is still so impressive. Thinking about what he's been through in life and how he is still at it, giving 110 %.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:49 (two months ago) Permalink
Latest Ms. Jody album has its moments
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 December 2017 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink
Louisiana singer/guitarist Robert Finley is getting crossover attention thanks to Black Key's Dan Auerbach
― curmudgeon, Monday, 11 December 2017 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink
bittersoutherner.com website top 30 for the year includes indie, rap and "Americana" but no southern soul that would fit on this thread. Ugh. Sorry OB Buchana, Miss Jody et. al.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink
Ms. Jody of course not Miss
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 12 December 2017 14:17 (one month ago) Permalink
I am not as crazy about Pokey Bear’s Bear Season album as Daddy B. Nice is. It has its moments but the opening retro-funk song, and the one using a Tom-Tom Club rhythm are just ok. He’s not up there with my fave, the late Mel Waiters.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink
The latest issue of Living Blues magazine is their soul-Blues issue with articles on Big G from Richmond, Don Bryant, and Lee Fields.
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 22:48 (one month ago) Permalink
The Trailride Music, vol. 1 comp on Ross Group is a fun collection of mostly Louisiana based southern soul. Pokey Bear sounds better on this, than on his own album. This could be an album of the year.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 23 December 2017 15:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink
So Nellie Tiger Travis finally put out “Mr. Sexy Man” the album. More straight up soul than current southern soul. It’s Good
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 December 2017 03:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Really liking that Trailride music, Vol. 1 comp sampler. Its on Spotify. As is Ms. Jody's fine 2017 album
― curmudgeon, Friday, 29 December 2017 17:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink
The latest Ms. Jody took some time to grow on me. Loving the track with the now late Big Cynthia on that Trailride sampler. She was the daughter of the late Motown saxman Junior Walker and Gloria Adams.
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Pamela Boone from Alabama has a southern soul blog
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Liking most of Jeter Jones-Trailride Certified. Raspy soul voice with a Louisiana flavor on some cuts. He calls himself “Da GQ Country Boy”.
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 31 December 2017 00:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink
RIP Denise LaSalle, per Boogie Reports newsletter
She was a great singer
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 14:20 (one week ago) Permalink
Awwww, shit. RIP, Denise. One of my alltime favorite songs:
― Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 19:04 (one week ago) Permalink
Yep, Trapped by a Thing Called Love is a great one and her big US r’n’b hit. Here albums from this century on Malaco and Ecko are great too. Most on Spotify. I like Lasalle ‘s Smoking in Bed, Mississippi Woman and many more.
Apparently in the U.K. she had an 80s hit with a version of “My Toot Toot.”
Christgau used to write about her but none of the other big name critics or current hip websites care about her. Ann Powers and NPR have not weighed in, nor The NY Times . Since she lived in Chicago for awhile and recorded for Chess for a bit, she got an obit there.
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 19:50 (one week ago) Permalink
I love the "My Groove" medley where she stretches out "Make Me Yours," "Precious Precious" and "Trapped..." I first heard her do that at a pretty sketchy nightclub (first one I ever attended with a metal detector) and thought I died and went to soul heaven.
― Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 22:34 (one week ago) Permalink
Jon Pareles of NY Times just did a Denise Lasalle obit.
― curmudgeon, Friday, 12 January 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink