Thursday, July 24, 2014

Artie "Blues Boy" White - "I'm Gonna Marry My Mother-In-Law"

Hmmm...I'm gonna marry my mother-in-law because she's got the kind of love that his heart has been lonely for. Artie "Blues Boy" White knows it's wrong but he has to do it.  Now, no matter how you twist it, that just sounds so wrong. Here are some of the reasons he gives:
1. When he comes home from work, his wife is always in the street. Her mother is there and cooks him what he likes to eat.
2. When his back is aching, she knows just where to rub.
3. She puts slippers on his feet.
4. She runs hot water in the tub for him.

Artie says that his mother-in-law is like two good women wrapped in one.  She treats him like a baby like only a mother can but when they're alone together, she let's him know he's a man.  Ewww!!

It's still a great blues song!!!!!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mel Waiters - "What I Had In You"

Oh man, this is a beautiful song from Mel Waiters' "Let Me Show You How To Love" CD. He's one of my favorite entertainers and I always love seeing him in concert. In this song, Mel runs into his old girlfriend and thinks about all the things they went through.  But, like he says, sorry just won't do.  He finally realizes what he had in her and knows that no one could love him like she did.  Isn't that the case?  Don't we often appreciate someone when it's too late?

I want to slow dance on this song one of these nights......

There are some mistakes that you just can't undo.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Soul Children, Lady Mary, and Sheba Potts-Wright - "I'll Be the Other Woman"

Here are three versions of "I'll Be The Other Woman" that I'd like you to hear.  The first one below is the original 1973 recording by The Soul Children.  The other remakes are pretty good but The Soul Children with Shelbra Bennett singing vocals is out of this world. They also recorded a ton of fantastic music including "I'll Understand," "Hearsay," "Don't Take My Kindness for Weakness," "It Ain't Always What You Do," and the oh-so-classic, "The Sweeter He Is."  If you recall, J. Blackfoot was a member of this group and also sang lead on many of their songs.  They were a powerful group!


Here is Lady Mary who is hugely popular in Maryland.


And here's one by southern soul artist Sheba Potts-Wright.

All three versions are good.
Enjoy!!!
XXOOXX
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Jackie Moore - "Precious, Precious"

This is a CLASSIC!!!  It was released back in 1970 and was one of my Dad's favorite records.  We had the 45 and I can still see him turning up the stereo and hear his voice singing it!!  Awesome memories. People didn't know they were loving southern soul even back then!

Precious baby you're mine!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Johnnie Taylor - " When She Stops Asking"

When she stops asking you about where you're going or where you've been, it's time to take a good look at your relationship. You better watch out because it might be a sign that she doesn't care anymore.  JT says that you better quit what you're doing and bring it on in.  Great advice for both men and women to follow before it's too late, great advice.

XXOOXX
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Tyrone Davis - "Freak"

I just love Tyrone so this song is up there on my list.  WBFZ in Selma has been playing this almost every morning lately and I like it!!  I do anything to please my woman as long as she says it's ok - well alright now!

I'll be a freak for you!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lynn White featuring Willie Clayton - "Slow & Easy"

I know that I give positive reviews on the majority of songs I post - it's probably because I usually post things that I like or hit me just right.  Slow & Easy is one of the songs at the top of my all-time favorite list.  This is one of my traveling songs; it lasts more than seven minutes so it is great on the road and even when I'm in the air. In my opinion, it's Lynn's best song.  Her voice and Willie Clayton's blend so well.  And if you listen, it's like two songs into one.  Perfect!

Love me till my heart stops!
Enjoy!!
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Dr. Feelgood Potts - "Let's Slip Out Tonight"

First, I know what I'm asking you to do is wrong... When a conversation starts like that, you know where it's going!!

Cheating is a risky business!!
Enjoy!
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Barbara Mason - "I Am Your Woman"

I am your woman, she is your wife.  We're the two women that's in your life.  You've got two too many women in your life.  Ah well, now...

You know Barbara Mason from her 1965 hit, "Yes, I'm Ready."  She's been performing and producing hits and wonderful music ever since then.  I LOVED her R&B hit "Another Man."
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Bigg Robb with Shirley Murdock - "Mama's Song"

This is a testimony from Bigg Robb, a tribute to his mom.  Amen to that!

A little trivia:  Many southern soul artists give thanks to God and sing at least one gospel song during their performance.
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Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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