Monday, March 20, 2017

Wendell B - "If You Don't Know"

What a beautiful song!!!  I love when he says, "If you don't know nothing, know I love you!"  Wendell said that there have been a lot of ups and downs.  He said that every time the wind would blow, they would hold on a little tighter.  And somehow they got back up.

I love this man!

XXOOXX
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - March 18, 2017

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 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 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 and 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.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  2.  Let Her Go - Tyree Neal
  3.  You're The One Baby - O. B. Buchana featuring Lomax
  4.  A Man's World - Shay Denise
  5.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
  6.  You're My Craving - Summer Wolfe
  7.  Wanna Dance - Mr. Campbell
  8.  Are You Ready 2 Luv - Lebrado
  9.  Blow Me A Kiss - Till 1
10.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
Last week's top 10:
  1.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  2.  Let Her Go - Tyree Neal
  3.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
  4.  You're The One Baby - O.B. Buchana featuring Lomax
  5.  A Man's World - Shay Denise
  6.  Wanna Dance - Mr. Campbell
  7.  You're My Craving - Summer Wolfe
  8.  Are You Ready 2 Luv - Lebrado
  9.  Blow Me A Kiss - Till 1
10.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka

Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was "Equal Opportunity" by Willie Clayton.  I had only heard this version as a duet with Pat Brown and didn't know that he recorded it solo.  The things you learn by listening to WDLT!! 😊

BTW - Mr. Campbell is the only Mobile native in the countdown!!
Congratulations to Sir Charles Jones/Wendell B for another week at #1.

I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

O.B. Buchana - "Looks Like It's Over"

What a sad but beautifully sung ballad by O.B.  It's another case of a good relationship that's gone bad.  And you know, this happens and it does hurt but sometimes it's best to know when it's time to say goodbye and end things.  But he shows how the girl kind of crazy in the end. lol People, just walk away.  Here are the lyrics:

Waking up in a heart of pain
My baby’s gone with another man
If you only knew how it hurt so bad
Especially, she ain’t coming back

The other night you know we had a fight
We both could tell something just wasn’t right
Accusing me, me accusing you
Let’s end it baby, let’s say we’re through

Chorus
Look like it’s over
Look like it’s over
Look like it’s over
I don’t care what you do
Ain’t no more of me and you

Tears in my eyes now I know the truth
She plays the game better than I do
I can’t eat I can’t sleep
I can’t believe my baby’s leaving me

The other night you know we had a fight
We both could tell something just wasn’t right
Accusing me, me accusing you
Let’s end it baby, let’s say we’re through

Chorus

See baby, seeing after all we’ve been through
You accusing me and me accusing you
See sometimes there’s some good in goodbye
So I guess it’s best that we go our separate ways

The other night you know we had a fight
We both could tell something just wasn’t right
Accusing me, me accusing you
Let’s end it baby, let’s say we’re through

Chorus

She keyed up my car, oh yeah, put sugar in my tank
Throw brick through my windowpane
Ah yeah, the girl went insane

I don’t care what you do, ain’t no more of me and you...
XXOOOXX
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - March 11, 2017

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 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 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 and 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.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  2.  Let Her Go - Tyree Neal
  3.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
  4.  You're The One - O.B. Buchana featuring Lomax
  5.  A Man's World - Shay Denise
  6.  Wanna Dance - Mr. Campbell
  7.  You're My Craving - Summer Wolfe
  8.  Are You Ready 2 Luv - Lebrado
  9.  Blow Me A Kiss - Till 1
10.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka

Last week's top 10:
  1.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  2.  Let Her Go - Tyree Neal
  3.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
  4.  A Man's World - Shay Denise
  5.  Wanna Dance - Mr. Campbell
  6.  You're The One - O. B. Buchana featuring Lomax
  7.  Can You Hang - Wilson Meadows
  8.  You're My Craving - Summer Wolfe
  9.  Are You Ready 2 Luv - Lebrado
10.  Blow Me A Kiss - Till 1

New to the countdown is Tucka's "Sweet Tooth!"

Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was my home guy, Frank Mendenhall, and "Shont Dont Dont!"

And Cathe had another great in-studio guest tonight - Sir Charles Jones!!!!  Wow!  He said that he has a new album that should be released in about two more months and it will be a live album titled "The Masterpiece" (or Masterpieces). He also said that this may be his last album!!  Oh no - say it ain't so!!  I really hope he'll rethink that thought and change his mind.  Thanks Cathe for another great interview!
Congratulations to Sir Charles Jones/Wendell B for another week at #1.

I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
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Luster Baker - "That's My Boo"

You better get your own and leave mine alone!  I know that's right!

XXOOXX
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday with Linda Jones, Tyrone Davis, and Betty Wright

Happy Throwback Thursday!  Here are three absolutely fantastic songs from back in the day.  Linda Jones was amazing and we lost her when she was so young.  I simply adore "Hypnotized!"  Here's also "Sugar Daddy" by Tyrone and the best ever live performance of "Tonight Is The Night" by Betty Wright.  Great stuff!!



Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Jesse Graham - "Love Talk"

Now this is what southern soul sounds like!!!  I just love it.  It's smooth and a great blue-lights-in-the basement kind of song.  I did a post on this almost two years ago (see http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2015/09/jesse-graham-love-talk.html).  You also know Jesse Graham from "Mr. Mailman" (see http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2011/11/jesse-graham-mr-mailman.html) and "I Lied" (see http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2012/06/jesse-graham-i-lied.html). Great music!

Jesse says that all he wants is love talk...whisper something in his ear.

XXOOXX
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - March 4, 2017

It's the first weekend in March, Saturday night, and time for Cathe's Countdown!  I missed last week's Countdown but I'm back!! 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 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 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 and 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.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  2.  Let Her Go - Tyree Neal
  3.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
  4.  A Man's World - Shay Denise
  5.  Wanna Dance - Mr. Campbell
  6.  You're The One - O. B. Buchana featuring Lomax
  7.  Can You Hang - Wilson Meadows
  8.  You're My Craving - Summer Wolfe
  9.  Are You Ready 2 Luv - Lebrado
10.  Blow Me A Kiss - Till 1
Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was "Nobody Wants You (When You're Down and Out)" by Bobby Womack!! Thanks to WDLT for spotlighting Bobby Womack all day today - it's his birthday!!  He was born on this day in 1944 and died on June 27, 2014.  Bobby Womack is a legend who left us with a lot of great music and wonderful memories -  his contribution to our lives is endless.

It was great listening to Wendell B who was in the studio with Cathe B!  Love that man!  He even has two songs in the top 10, including the #1 song!! During Cathe's interview, we found out that Wendell B has a special guest singing with him on "Where Were You Last Night" - it's his son!!  A proud Dad!  Great interview!

Now I know I missed last week, but when did Wilson Meadows' "Can You Hang" return?  It was released in 2014 on his "Tighten Up" album; looks like it's making a huge comeback!

Congratulations to Sir Charles Jones/Wendell B for another week at #1.

I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

J. Red at Lamont's in Pomonkey - Part 4

If you take a look at the right-hand corner of my blog, you probably already know that I love J. Red and his music!!!!  So, I was excited to see him Saturday night.  He was joined on stage by his wife, Sham, and Shay Denise and the Rise Band & Show played the music. Wonderful!!!  You can tell professional performers when you're around them because they have that star quality.  That's what I see in J. Red.  He engages the audience and the crowd loves him.  He and his wife even helped us with learning the steps to his line dance song, Step Out.  It was a lot of fun and a great show!

J. Red also has an album coming out soon - I can't wait!

Some of the songs he performed were:
Hole In The Wall
Give It To Me
I Will
Loving On You
Drop That Thang
Step Out
Good Thang







XXOOXX
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Rise Band & Show at Lamont's in Pomonkey - Part 3

This is part 3 of my series from Saturday night at the Lamont's Entertainment Complex in Pomonkey.  The Rise Band & Show performed and this was my first time watching them in concert.  I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed them.  They are definitely entertainers and I love the band!!

I'm pretty old school and, in my opinion, a band isn't a real band unless it has horns.  The Rise Band & Show had everything I needed - saxophone, trumpet, guitars, drums, and an energetic lead singer. They were great and I hope to see them again!

Some of the songs they performed are as follows:
Soul Finger
Tighten Up
Be Thankful for What You Got (very pretty)
Slip Away
Bedroom Workout
Cha Cha Slide (a cool version)

These aren't the best pics but here goes:





XXOOXX
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