Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - February 6, 2016

It's February!  Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile area. You must listen to their 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.


  1.  Living A Lie - Katrenia Jefferson  

  2.  The Knock Down Inn - Lomax

  3.  
Good Thang - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  
Make That Body Rock - Terry Wright
  5.  
Cowgirl - Big Yayo/Jwonn/T-Baby
  6.  
Ohhh Baby - Till 1
  7.  
You Can Get It - Toia Jones
  8.  
Do You Want To Party - Steve Perry
  9.  Right Here With Me - Adrena
10.  Your Man Is Home Tonight - Willie Clayton


The Classic Pick of the Week was Shont Dont Dont by my home boy, the late, great Frank Mendenhall.

The new song on the list this week is Willie Clayton's "Your Man Is Home Tonight" - a pretty nice remake of Tony Troutman's 1988 hit.


The surprise for me this week was the omission of "Swing On" by O. B. Buchana.  It has been sliding up the charts for weeks now and was even #3 last week.  It didn't make the cut this week but stay tuned, you'll never know what may happen next week!

Congratulations to the very beautiful "Living A Lie" for another week at #1 and you know I'm still loving "Good Thang!"

I love southern soul music! Thanks WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Monday, February 1, 2016

Southern Soul Radio

Hi there!  In your search of southern soul music on internet radio, don't forget Southern Soul Radio (http://southernsoulradio.com/#). They've been online for years and are still playing our music!

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - January 30, 2016

Can you believe January is just about over???  Time flies!  Here are  
the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile area. You must listen to their 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.


  1.  Living A Lie - Katrenia Jefferson
  2.  Good Thang - Miss Lady Blues

  3.  
Swing On - O. B.  Buchana
  4.  
Cowgirl - Big Yayo/Jwonn/T-Baby
  5.  
You Can Get It - Toia Jones
  6.  
Do You Want To Party - Steve Perry
  7.  
Make That Body Rock - Terry Wright
  8.  
The Knock Down Inn - Lomax
  9.  Right Here With Me - Adrena
10.  
Ohhh Baby - Till 1

Every song on this list is good; you know there's something I love about Good Thang!  

I loved Cathe's talk with Katrenia Jefferson at the beginning of the Countdown.  Katrenia talked about how she ended up writing "Living A Lie" - what a great story!!  Cogratulations to "Living A Lie" for another week at the number 1 spot!

The Classic Pick of the Week is Johnnie Taylor's "Take Me To The Mardi Gras."


Thanks WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Monday, January 25, 2016

O. B. Buchana - "I Can't Get You Off of My Mind"

This song may be a couple of years old but it's an absolutely great duet between O. B. and Sir Charles Jones.

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Jeff Floyd - "I Found Love On A Lonely Highway"

This song is a timeless masterpiece.  I posted it a couple of years ago (see: http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2012/04/jeff-floyd-i-found-love-on-lonely.html).  In my opinion, this is a complex song, made up of different lines, melodies, and other things going on - absolutely perfect.

Here is Jeff Floyd's bio as written by Andrew Hamilton and posted on the Allmusic site (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/jeff-floyd-mn0000980407):
Jacksonville, FL, native Jeff Floyd (born October 1965) is a throwback Southern soul singer who conjures up images and the aural extremities of the genre's best purveyors, notably Otis Clay and Bobby Womack. His music evokes emotions and feelings that linger long after the song has ended. A start in his church's choir piqued Floyd's interest in music to the point of becoming proficient on many instruments, which helped tremendously in his songwriting, with his baby being the bass guitar. Floyd's mastery of instruments made him an employable commodity who has performed behind some of the industry's giants on the road. He recorded for William Bell's Wilbe Records, but cut an album prior to that association entitled Changing Times, originally issued on his Jeff Floyd Music, and reissued on Japan's P-Vine Records in 1993. Floyd headlined a concert with Trudy Lynn, and the Total Package Band at the Narni Black Festival in Italy, October of 2000. And he played regularly during the '90s with his crew, Jazz Jeff Floyd and the Sweat Band at the Contemporary Jazz Lounge in downtown Jacksonville, as well as performing opening-act duties for many of the major urban artists that rolled into Jacksonville, including a two-day concert with the Temptations at a Mother's Day show at Metropolitan Park. 

This is the long version and it's worth listening to every second.  Go see Jeff Floyd if you ever get a chance to see him perform.  I love his music.

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - January 23, 2016

Another week has gone by and here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile area. You must listen to their 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.


  1.  Living A Lie - Katrenia Jefferson
  2.  
Cowgirl - Big Yayo/Jwonn/T-Baby
  3.  
Good Thang - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  
Swing On - O. B  Buchana
  5.  
Make That Body Rock - Terry Wright
  6.  
The Knock Down Inn - Lomax
  7.  You Can Get It - Toia Jones

  8.  Ohhh Baby - Till 1
  9.  Do You Want To Party - Steve Perry
10.  
Right Here With Me - Adrena


Good Thang is still my jam!!

The Classic Pick of the Week is "Pouring Water on a Drowning Man" by Buddy Ace.


Many thanks to Nikki deMarks for paying tribute to the late, great Bobby Blue Bland during her entire show today!!! 

Thanks WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tyrone Davis - "Sexy Thing"

I think that out of all of the Tyrone songs that I love (and I love a whole lot), this has to be one of my favorites.  If I ever do anything more than this blog, Sexy Thing is going to be my theme song - not necessarily because of the words but more because I love the music. The melody is so sexy and this song makes me want to dance!!!

In the words of Tyrone: You pick me up when I feel let down, comfort troubled water.  Soothe me with your kindness, you're just what the doctor ordered. And then a little later in the song he says: I like your moves, I like your eyes, I like your hips, ooh I like your thighs, you sexy thing you.  Sexy, sexy, sexy sexy thing. I like your mouth cause you know what to say and when I'm feeling low and down you know just what to do about it, you sexy thing.

Miss you Tyrone!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Al Lindsey - "Tick Tock"

I ADORE this song, love it.  I've heard it for the last couple of years or so and couldn't find a copy of it on youtube until today - here it is.

"Tick Tock" is taken from Al Lindsey's 2011 "Can You Handle This?" CD.

Opening lines:  You know they say true love never dies, it's just like the span of the universe, inifinite; just like the clock that goes tick tock, tick tock.

Love it, love it, love it!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wendell B - "When I Did What I Did"

I like just about everything I hear from Wendell B.  It must be something about that voice! Lawd have mercy!!

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com

Lomax - "The Knock Down Inn"

Doesn't this sound like southern soul?  It's Lomax's recent hit and I like it.  It's a song about a guy and his girl going out to the Knock Down Inn.  There's no telling who you might see there!  He says that he doesn't see the people checking in and they don't see them. Sounds like an interesting hotel - I wouldn't want to be there but I'll bet it's entertaining!! lol  I still love the melody of this song.

Here's part of Lomax's bio that I found at https://www.reverbnation.com/lomax1:
Lomax Spaulding was born in a small town in Georgia. He began playing the guitar, the piano, and singing at a very young age. Lomax’s first exposure to public performance began in the Church. A deeply spiritual person, Lomax believes that his talent is a gift from God. 

Lomax wrote and produced every song on his Southern Soul/R&B CD, “Life’s Lessons.” This amazing CD will get you singing, dancing crying, and in the mood. Each song has received high praise from music critics and most importantly his fans.

Lomax is continuing to perform and write great music as well as produce other artists. He possesses a great deal of heart and passion for his music. Lomax has been performing at a variety of venues sharing his gift with fans from all over the world!

Check out the ReverbNation site to see the rest of his bio and to discover more info about Lomax.

XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
southernsoulparadise@hotmail.com