Sunday, May 24, 2015

Kenne' Wayne - "We Do We"

Kenne' Wayne has been around for a long time and has come up with a huge hit.  It's popular in the southern soul circuit and my sister, Val, loves this song! It has a catchy beat, infectious melody, and cool lyrics.  You do you, and I'mma do me, and when we get together, we do we do we!! Absolute genius!  What a combination of words.

This is under youtube as Ves feat  Kenne' Wayne - someone tell me, who is Ves????

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mel Waiters

Mel Waiters was recently in the hospital and is recovering from a serious illness. According to a Malaco Facebook post on May 14, Mel was in the hospital undergoing treatment. His family has asked that we keep him in your prayers. May the Lord heal his body and give his family hope and strength throughout his recovery. Amen

We love you Mel!!
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Simone De - "Tonight Is The Night"

Girl I prayed so long just to have you in my arms!  Now isn't that what you want to hear from your man?  He says he's going to make everything all right tonight.  This is a very pretty ballad from Simone De's CD titled "A Definitive Collection."

Love this man!
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Lamorris Williams featuring LJ Echols - "Get Close To Me"

This is a pretty cool duet from two young artists.  Now baby back it up, baby take it slow, make your way down to the floor, now get close to me, get close to me, get close to me, baby get close to me!!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lomax - "Second Hand Man"

I love Lomax!  He's a relatively new artist and has produced some awesome hits.  In "Second Hand Man,"  he tells a story about a man who is dedicated and committed to his woman.  The hard thing is that he realizes that he’s a second-hand man; someone who is there when no one else is around.  It hurts but he says that’s all he is.  He tries to decide if he should stay in the relationship or should he go...wonders if it would be wrong for him to stay.  He knows that he’s not the only one that she chooses to see but he doesn’t want to let her go and is caught in a dilemma.  What would you do?

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Wendell B - "Good Man"

Ladies, this is what we want in our lives - a good man!! He says that he ain't perfect but he's damn good and works hard every day.  He's a simple man doing the best that he can; he's good to you and is keeping his faith in God.  What more can you possibly want??

There are some good men out there!
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Friday, May 15, 2015

B. B. King - "Never Make A Move Too Soon"

We are living in times in which we are seeing our legends leave this earth.  B. B. King, who passed yesterday at the age of 89, made a tremendous impact on our world and changed our lives.  His music - which brought joy to several generations - will live forever.

Here are a few lines from his bio which were taken from his website,

For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. He was born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola. In his youth, he played on street corners for dimes, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis, TN, to pursue his music career. Memphis was where every important musician of the South gravitated, and which supported a large musical community where every style of African American music could be found.

B.B. was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He received NARAS’ Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1987. In 1991, B.B. King’s Blues Club opened on Beale Street in Memphis, and in 1994, a second club was launched at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles. A third club in New York City’s Times Square opened in June 2000 and most recently two clubs opened at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut in January 2002.

I am thankful that I was able to see him perform in concert.  He was a remarkable man.

He had tons of great songs and many people know "The Thrill Is Gone" but here is one of my favorites.

RIP our legend - thank you for everything!!
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Daddy B Nice - Concert Calendar

I've written this before but it is worth repeating.  If you're looking for a southern soul concert, the best source of information is by Daddy B Nice on his Concert Calendar and Mailbag which can be found at  He lists shows that are going on all over the country (north, south, east, and west) and makes it easy to find one nearest you.

Here's one for the DC area:
2 pm, Saturday, May 30, 2015
Lamont's Entertainment Complex
4400 Livingston Road
Pomonkey, Maryland
Lamont's 25th Anniversary
Roy C, Hardway Connection, Jim Bennett, Lady Mary, Stone Pleasure Band.
Host: WPFW's Dr. Nick
Gates open at 12 Noon, rain or shine. 301-283-0225

Thanks Daddy B Nice for keeping us informed!!!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Spice Internet Radio

Listening to JC play some awesome music on Spice Internet Radio ( this Sunday night.  Sounds like a southern soul Quiet Storm....

Spice Internet Radio, playing nothing but the best in southern soul, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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Donnie Ray - "A Secret Is So Hard to Keep"

This slow song by Donnie Ray has such a pretty melody. In this story, he's cheating with this girl but they have to keep their relationship a secret. Oh, the pain of infidelity!

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