Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steve Perry - At the Elks in Selma/"Booty Roll"

They say all roads lead to Selma, Alabama, for the Steve Perry show. Come out to the Elks Lounge this Saturday night, November 1, for a great blues show with Rockin' Jeter as the MC.  The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and the tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. (***UPDATE - tickets are only available at the door and they will only be $20.)

See my post about his current popular song, "Live My Life Again." (http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2014/08/steve-perry-live-my-life-again.html)

Here's "Booty Roll," one of his greatest hits.

Let me know if you go to the show!!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Hardway Connection - "Don't Stay"

I have grown to love this local DC area band and enjoy their music.  I recently saw them perform in a show that featured Sir Jonathan Burton and the legendary Roy C and believe they have so much talent.
Hardway Connection does a variety of R&B with a hefty dose of southern soul packed into their lineup.  They do an excellent version of Donnie Ray's "Let's Go Dancing" but my favorite song is their spin on Laura Izibor's "Don't Stay."  Whew, you'll have to hear them live - Toni Love's voice is absolutely amazing.  I even think their version is better than the original.  Here is "Don't Stay" from one of their live performances.

Beautiful
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Concert - Nellie "Tiger" Travis

If you're in the DMV (that's DC/Maryland/Virginia) on Veteran's Day weekend, here's a fantastic concert by Nellie "Tiger" Travis who brought us "Mr. Sexy Man!!" What 'cho name is???  The show's taking place from 10pm - 2am on Friday, November 7, at the Red Zone Grill located in Fairfax, Virginia. See the flyer below for more info. Would love to see you there!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Johnnie Taylor - "Slide On"

I hit the dance floor (even in my house) as soon as I hear the opening notes of this song.  Everybody come out and dance, don't be afraid, just give yourself a chance. Ain't no secret how to do the steps, come on people and join the reps.  Slide on!! Two steps to the left, two steps to the right, slide to the back and rock all night!  I adore this song and LOVE Johnnie Taylor!!  Every single record on this "Good Love" CD is excellent.

Enjoy!
Southern Soul Paradise
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

T.K. Soul - "My Kind of Girl"

The Bad Boy of Southern Soul has consistently recorded great music and "My Kind of Girl" is a simple but very pretty love song.  T.K. Soul's actual name is Terence Kimble and he is a multi-talented artist who not only sings, but plays most instruments. In addition to performing, he also hosts an annual Valentine's Day Cruise and they'll be going to the Bahamas in 2015.  It sounds like it's going to be a blast and I would love to take this cruise one day.  For more info about T.K. Soul and his upcoming cruise, take a look at his website: http://www.thebadboyofsouthernsoul.com/.

Say you’re my kind of woman
Yes you are
Beautiful lady, my shining star
Girl I’m so proud
To be here with you
You’re a beautiful lady and that’s why I caught you
I had almost given up on love, then you came along
Thought all women were the same
And I was wrong
You’ve shown me things I have never seen
You’re a lady, the real thing

Chorus
My kind of girl, yes you are
You are a queen, my shining star
My kind of girl, yes you are
You are a queen, my shining star

Heaven’s missing an angel
Cause you’re here with me
Got me pouring out my heart
And that’s so hard for me
After all these silly games
I found a love
One who understands yeah
I know she’s sent from above
She showed me things
I have never seen
You’re a lady, the real thing

Chorus

All of my friends say I’ve changed
Say I can’t have a conversation
Without the mention of her name

She makes sure I’m satisfied
With everything she gives
Well if that ain’t enough
I don’t know what it is
You’ve shown me things
That I have never ever seen
You’re a lady, the real thing

Chorus

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Wendell B - "When It Don't Make Sense"

Wendell B's silky smooth voice is amazing; he is super talented.  I'm waiting for mainstream R&B to discover him because he's going to go far in the music world.

"When It Don't Make Sense" is taken from Wendell B's "Get To Kno Me" CD. Check out his website at http://wendellbsounds.com/.

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

O.B. Buchana - "Just Be A Man About It"

Just be a man about it, just like I was to you.  O.B. took another man’s woman and the other guy began spreading rumors instead of facing up to the truth..  O.B. said that he didn’t sneak behind the guy’s back and was man enough to tell him what was going on; he let him know that he was taking his girl.  He knows that losing the girl was hard but expects the other guy to stop acting like a child and be a man about it.  Well, I think this is a tough situation.  The rational side of you probably says you were man enough to let him know and the other guy should be man enough to take it.  Life, unfortunately, doesn't always work that way.  The rational often becomes irrational in the game of love.  Don't you think?

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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@ssoulparadise

Friday, October 17, 2014

Little Milton - "Age Ain't Nothing But A Number"

A special thanks to Big K9 for this song.  I love Little Milton!  When talking about his girl, he says that age ain't nothing but a number and that numbers can't measure their love. They're good for license plates and highway signs but you can't show a number to say how glad you're mine. Well alright, Little Milton!  (I wonder what kind of age difference he's talking about.......)

Check out Big K9's cool website: http://www.bigk9.net/. He has a ton of concert information, pictures, and so much more.

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Frank Mendenhall - "Time"

I have a special place in my heart for Frank Mendenhall who was from my hometown of Camden, Alabama.  He was only 59 years old when he passed in 2007 and I regret not knowing him.  He left some great music and I've posted some of his other songs; check them out when you get a chance. "Time" is a very pretty ballad with his unique sound.  He says that time is winding down and the clock is ticking. He really doesn't want to leave but he thinks that he's been there much too long; doesn't want to over stay his welcome because he just may want to come back again.

I hope you'll enjoy the music.

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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@ssoulparadise

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Selma Fall Blues Festival

The Selma Fall Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, outdoors at the Elks Lodge in Selma, Alabama.  Bring your coolers, grills, tents, and be ready for a party!  Performing will be Wilson Meadows, Karen Wolfe, Lil Kim Stewart, and Wade Brown. I'll update the post and add the time as soon as I can. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.  For more info, contact WKXN at 334.284.0957.

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