Sunday, September 18, 2016

Big Ro Williams - "Good For The Gander"

Big Ro Williams currently has a southern soul hit that's been on the top ten chart for the last few weeks - "Good For The Gander." (Listen below.)  I didn't know much about the artist so I went to his website (http://bigrowilliamsmusic.webs.com/) and cut/pasted his interesting bio - see below (what a cute smile!!!):


BIG RO WILLIAMS

 Roosevelt Williams is a multi-talented singer, song writer, producer, and drummer. He was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He, like many other musicians developed his love for music in the church. Roosevelt was only 7 years old when he began performing. He was greatly influenced by his mother, Brenda Williams, and uncle, Ronald Miller, who played drums for Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters and his God brother Sir Charles Jones.

 Following college Roosevelt, now known as “Big Ro Williams” entered the world of hip hop. He later reconnected with high school friend, southern soul artist Sir Charles Jones. Sir Charles convinced Big Ro Williams to focus on southern soul music and join him on the road. Being on tour fueled the fire for Big Ro to emerge from the back ground and grab the spot light.

 Soon after going solo Big Ro Williams completed his first project, a 5 song EP named “Good Love Muscle.” All 5 songs were met with good reviews and have been receiving airplay. He is currently collaborating with Keith Ruff on his next project.

 Big Ro Williams has been in the music business as a solo artist for just a couple years and is taking the southern soul world by storm. He has endless energy and enthusiasm, a true entertainer. Big Ro has the ability to get any party started, he can get a crowd dancing, and he always leaves them wanting more! Many have started referring to him as the “Big Daddy of Southern Soul.”

As his popularity increases he remains humble and more focused than ever. Big Ro Williams stays true to his faith and believes “failure is not an option.”

Check out his website:  http://bigrowilliamsmusic.webs.com/

Here's "Good For The Gander!!"

Enjoy!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - September 17, 2016

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's Countdown!  Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits of this week from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area.  They have an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show with amazing on-air personalities: Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. The countdown comes on at 8:00 p.m. CST (9:00 p.m. EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM; if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet.
This week's top 10:
  1.  We Do We - Ves ft Kenne Wayne
  2.  
Slow Rock - Tucka
  3.  Leftovers - Jj Thames
  4.  Put It Down Tonight - Wendell B
  5.  Can I Be - Till 1
  6.  Hush Money - Alonzo Reid
  7.  Let Me See You Rock - Big Cynthia ft Cupid
  8.  Step Out - J. Red
  9.  Move Something - Grady Champion
10.  
Good For The Gander - Big Ro Williams
Last week's top 10:
  1.  We Do We - Ves ft Kenne Wayne
  2.  
Slow Rock - Tucka
  3.  Leftovers - Jj Thames
  4.  Put It Down Tonight - Wendell B
  5.  Hush Money - Alonzo Reid
  6.  Can I Be - Till 1
  7.  Good For The Gander - Big Ro Williams
  8.  Move Something - Grady Champion
  9.  Let Me See You Rock - Big Cynthia ft Cupid

10.  Step Out - J. Red
Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was "He Saw An Opening" by Little Milton!!  Loved his music!
Congrats to Ves and Kenne Wayne for holding on to the number 1 spot for another week with "We Do We!"
Yayy for J. Red!
I love southern soul music! Thank you WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Luther Lackey - "Scared of Gettin' Caught"

Luther Lackey starts this song by telling us that there was a woman he knew who she said she wanted a piece of him.  She said she didn't care if he was married or shacking with his girlfriend.  She just didn't care. You've got to listen to the lyrics of the song and see what he has to deal with. Guys, you probably face situations like this all the time but you should be afraid of these women - there's no telling what they'll do to mess up things for you. Luther's not crazy, he says he wasn't try to lose the good woman he has.

You should be very afraid!! lol

This is a cool, realistic song...I like it!! lol

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - September 10, 2016

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's Countdown!  Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits of this week from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area.  They have an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show with amazing on-air personalities: Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. The countdown comes on at 8:00 p.m. CST (9:00 p.m. EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM; if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet.
This week's top 10:
  1.  We Do We - Ves ft Kenne Wayne*
  2.  
Slow Rock - Tucka
  3.  Leftovers - Jj Thames
  4.  Put It Down Tonight - Wendell B
  5.  Hush Money - Alonzo Reid
  6.  Can I Be - Till 1
  7.  Good For The Gander - Big Ro Williams
  8.  Move Something - Grady Champion
  9.  Let Me See You Rock - Big Cynthia ft Cupid

10.  Step Out - J. Red
Last week's top 10:
  1.  We Do We - Ves ft Kenne Wayne
  2.  
Slow Rock - Tucka
  3.  Leftovers - Jj Thames
  4.  Hush Money - Alonzo Reid
  5.  Put It Down Tonight - Wendell B
  6.  Shake It - Rashad
  7.  Good For The Gander - Big Ro Williams
  8.  Can I Be - Till 1
  9.  
Yo Love - Robert "Duke" Tillman
10.  
I Love You - Falisa Janaye
*I didn't hear this song played but I know it's #1 for another week.
Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was "I Lied" by Jesse Graham!!
Don't you just love "Leftovers" by Jj Thames!!!  
Congratulations to J. Red, Big Cynthia, and Grady Champion for their songs joining this week's countdown. 
I love southern soul music! Thank you WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Mel Waiters, William Bell, and Johnnie Taylor

Here are three absolutely great Throwback Thursday classic songs. The first is Mel Waiters' "Got My Whiskey."  I almost feel like crying every time I hear this, it's one of my most favorite Mel Waiters' songs and it makes me think about how much I miss him.  The second is William Bell's "Trying To Love Two."  This always brings back many memories when I hear it - I love it.  And last, but certainly not least, is Johnnie Taylor....because I can't have a TBT without Johnnie Taylor. lol His "After Hour Joint" is beautiful.

Have a great weekend everyone!!



Enjoy!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Lomax - "Watch It Shake"

Man, do I love this song!!!!  Lomax has done it again and has another hit on his hands. The melody and beat are fantastic and this song would be awesome at the club or for a house party. The lyrics are definitely for grown folks though so you may not want to play it around or have to explain it to your kids...ummm....let me hit it from the back and watch it shake...

XXOOXX
Enjoy!!
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Monday, September 5, 2016

Lavish Truesoul - "If I Was Your Man"

"If I Was Your Man" is a popular song by Lavish Truesoul and is getting a lot of airplay in south central Alabama. It has a nice, catchy beat.  He says that if you were his man, he'd never do you wrong, he'd never leave you alone....and then he talks about all of the things he would do.

Here's Lavish Truesoul's bio as taken from CD Baby (I really wanted to make some editorial changes to this content but left it alone and copied it verbatim from the CD Baby site):
Lavish Truesoul is a artist who was introduced to soul music at a early age. Getting his first break with local rap artist Kuzy K where he used his soulful voice on hooks and songs on many differnt artist in the surrounding area.He was greatly influence by legendary soul men Bobby Wommack,Marvin Sease,Tyrone Davis,Donny Hathaway,Johny Taylor ,and Anthony Hamilton . He now travels city to city putting that soul in the air and keeping a dyeing art alive, true soul music.

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - September 3, 2016

It's Saturday night, the Labor Day weekend, and time for Cathe's Countdown!  Are you having a great Labor Day?  I hope you're with family and friends and having a ball - that's what life is about.  Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits of this week from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area.  They have an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show with amazing on-air personalities: Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. The countdown comes on at 8:00 p.m. CST (9:00 p.m. EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM; if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet.
This week's top 10:
  1.  We Do We - Ves ft Kenne Wayne
  2.  
Slow Rock - Tucka
  3.  Leftovers - Jj Thames
  4.  Hush Money - Alonzo Reid
  5.  Put It Down Tonight - Wendell B
  6.  Shake It - Rashad
  7.  Good For The Gander - Big Ro Williams
  8.  Can I Be - Till 1
  9.  
Yo Love - Robert "Duke" Tillman
10.  
I Love You - Falisa Janaye
Last week's top 10:
  1.  Slow Rock - Tucka
  2.  
We Do We - Ves ft Kenne Wayne
  3.  Leftovers - Jj Thames
  4.  Shake It - Rashad
  5.  Put It Down Tonight - Wendell B
  6.  Hush Money - Alonzo Reid
  7.  Good For The Gander - Big Ro Williams
  8.  Yo Love - Robert "Duke" Tillman

  9.  I Love You - Falisa Janaye

10.  Girl With The Coke Bottle Frame - Nelson Curry
Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was "It's September" by Johnnie Taylor!!
Thanks to WDLT for spotlighting Latimore all day today - his birthday is coming up on the 7th - Happy Birthday!!!
I can't believe that Slow Rock dropped to #2 this week after being on the top of the list for 16 weeks!! Tucka, you've had a great run. How much do you want to bet he'll be back to #1 next week?!!  lol Congrats to Ves/Kenne Wayne for their #1 hit, We Do We!
I love southern soul music! Thank you WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Throwback Thursday with Latimore, Roy C, and Johnnie Taylor

It's Throwback Thursday!!!  Enjoy these three wonderful classics: Latimore's "Let's Straighten It Out," Roy C's "Rock Me All Night," and Johnnie Taylor's "When She Stops Asking."  Great music!!



Enjoy!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Southern Soul Blues Celebration in Ladysmith, Virginia

I went to a show last weekend in Ladysmith, Virginia - a place I’ve never been but have passed by the I-95 exit (#110) for years and years. It’s pretty rural but it's beautiful and reminded me of sweet home Alabama; I felt right at home there. 

The show was at Mr. B’s Park and everyone had a good time!  Dream Entertainment presented its 11th Annual Southern Soul Blues Celebration and it was a great event.  On the lineup was Joe Tex II, Mr. G,  The Hardway Connection, and Wilson Meadows.  I couldn’t stick around to see Hardway and Wilson Meadows but was so glad I saw Joe Tex II and Mr. G. 

Let me first start by saying that the emcees for the show were Miss Tonya (aka Miss Southern Soul) and none other than the wonderful Dr. Nick!!  They were a great duo and kept us entertained before the show started and in between acts.  The dee jay played some great southern soul music and I loved seeing people get up and dance. Here are a couple of pictures of Dr. Nick and Queen, the promoter.  Nick is a hard-working man who knows the blues and southern soul and Queen has a beautiful smile with a friendly southern personality.  In the words of Dr. Nick, she knows how to throw a party! 

It was definitely an old school, over-40 crowd and it was obvious that a lot of family and friends were gathered together.  It was a hot afternoon but there was plenty of shade under the trees, everybody had their lawn chairs, food and something to drink, and there was the tempting smell of fish frying in the air.  All of the ingredients for a true down home party.  The only thing I couldn’t understand was the lone guy riding around on a Segway in the grass…why?? Lol

Joe Tex II

I was a Joe Tex fan back in the day and I have to admit that I didn’t know anything about Joe Tex II. I’ve found that he is continuing the legacy of his father, the late, great, Joe Tex and is following in his footsteps.  Joe Tex II sang several of his father’s songs and some of his own music and he was pretty good.  He did a great cover of Mel Waiter’s ‘Got My Whiskey’ and he kept the crowd on the dance floor – especially when he joined the ladies as he sang how he wasn’t going to bump no more with a big fat woman. Definitely knew how to engage the crowd! I found this song on youtube, it's one of the songs he performed.


Big G
 
Big G was obviously a crowd favorite and Ladysmith loves him.  You can tell he’s been singing for awhile because he has a professional sound and he’s good!  What a great performer.  I found the following bio info about him:

From CD Baby:  Big G, a Song Writer, Story Teller and Southern Soul Recording Artist that is a native of Charlotte County, Virginia, and now resides in Richmond, Virginia. He released two CDs before his first big single, “Hot Loving,” that was released in 2003, which still packs the dance floors today. Big G’s music has been broadcasted national on the CBS Early Morning Show, which gave him crossover notoriety. His band performs throughout the Eastern Coast and Southern States.  Some of his greatest moments have been sharing the stage with the Late, Great Marvin Sease, the Late Mel Waiters, Roy C, Clarence Carter, Millie Jackson and Betty Wright, just to name a few.

From Daddy B Nice: George Staten Sr., aka Big G, was born in Charlotte County, Virginia, on July 4, 1957. He began his professional singing career in 1997 opening for Roy C at the elder artist's performances in the mid-Atlantic states.  Big G's first solo CD, Steppin' Out, appeared in 1999 on his self-owned label, Stone River Records.  A more influential CD, Keeping It Real (Stone River), highlighted by Big G's first popular Southern Soul single, "Hot Loving," followed four years later, in 2003. From that point on, Big G released at least an album a year.

I think Big G is awesome and I would love to see him perform again. Here is one of the songs he performed that afternoon.

Since I was traveling solo and didn’t want to come out of the woods in the dark by myself, I missed The Hardway Connection and the headliner, Wilson Meadows.   I love both of them and plan to catch them soon!!!

Thanks Ladysmith for the hospitality and a great southern soul show!!!

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com