Friday, December 31, 2010

Daddy B. Nice

I've been going to Daddy B. Nice's site for awhile now and he is awesome. He knows so much about everything! He features different artists and has written about everyone - I am always learning a lot. He has a concert calendar, top 10 music, a recap of Southern Soul 2010, and just about everything you need to know. You can tell that he does his research and knows his stuff. Check out Daddy B. Nice's Corner at!

Southern Soul Paradise

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A huge Southern Soul Paradise thank you to Soul Blues Report for the great blues news, upcoming concert dates, blues links, videos, and all of the southern soul info they give. I also deeply appreciate the recognition of this blog site - I am humble and forever grateful.

SS Paradise

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Southern Soul At The Club

I listen online to southern soul because I can't hear it like I want where I live. As much as I listen, there's nothing like going to a club or cabaret and hearing it in person. You get a totally different feel for the music. I was out last night and Make Your Body Roll by Lemorris Williams was one of the hottest songs played. I had never heard it before and the song kind of grew on me. I've been trying to find a way to listen to it online and can only find a live version on youtube. This doesn't do a lot for me so I'll let you know when I find a good video or copy of the song.


Friday, December 24, 2010

WBFZ in Selma

While I'm in Alabama, one of the stations I listen to is Z-105 or WBFZ. You can catch southern soul in the mornings (between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. CST) and some time in the afternoon. The majority of time is spent on talk shows, gospel, and rap but they play great southern soul when they play it - definitely worth listening to. Check out I don't know how long they've been online but their streaming isn't all that great just yet - it seems to be on sometimes and off others. I'll assume they're still working on it. One interesting note is that they sometimes have the studio camera turned on so you can catch the dee jays in action.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Legendary Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Taylor is my all-time favorite southern soul artist. I was forturnate to see him a couple of times and he was a class act. He demanded perfection and his orchestra was amazing. I love his music and I probably have more Johnnie Taylor songs on my iPod than any other artist. His music is timeless and I'm sorry we lost him so soon.

I started out making a list of my favorite top ten JT songs, but ten was too hard to do so I've made it my favorite top 20! They aren't listed in any kind of order but the first five are the ones I adore.
1. Just Because
2. Doing My Own Thing
3. Doggin' Me Around
4. I Believe In You
5. Baby Sittin'
6. Aint That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
7. Standing In For Jody
8. Try Me Tonight
9. We're Getting Careless With Our Love
10. Body Rock
11. Ease Back Out
12. I've Got To Love Somebody's Baby
13. Love Bones
14. If I Lose Your Love
15. If You Take Your Love Away
16. Too Wise To Be Your Fool
18. I Reach For You
19. Hijackin Love
20. Running Out of Lies
Bonus: Soul Heaven

I could have listed so many more - it was hard to stop. Email me your favorites -!

Have a beautiful and blessed southern soul Christmas!!
Southern Soul Paradise

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Music From The U.K.'s Salford City Radio

A Southern Soul Pardise thank you to Harry and Diana Grundy from Salford City Radio in the U.K.!! They say that if you want to hear some different Christmas records, check out the Right Track Soul Show because they play lots of Christmas records. You can click this link for last week's show

Harry & Diana
The Right Track Soul Show
Salford City Radio 94.4 fm
Sunday nights 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Studio Number: 0161 793 2944 / 2942

I listened to last week's show with a great interview with Tasha Taylor, Johnnie Taylor's daughter. Thanks so much for the info and giving us another site!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I Ain't Gone Do It!

I love Mel gonna mess around and make me throw my back out.. He's so cool. Have you ever seen him perform? He is fantastic and will turn a show out. If you ever, ever have a chance, go see Mel Waiters; he is worth it.

It's December and 2010 is just about over. Here are my ten songs for the month:
1. Whenever You Come Around - Little Milton
2. Equal Opportunity - Willie Clayton
3. Too Many Women - Denise LaSalle
4. It Ain't That Kind of Party - Karen Wolfe
5. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (an oldie but goodie)
6. Johnny Walker Red - Billy Ray Charles - He goes to bed with Johnny Walker Red and wakes up with a Bud Light. He can't hardly work on his job, goes to sleep standing up... Sounds rough to me!
7. Still My Love - Wilson Meadows
8. Doing My Own Thing - Johnnie Taylor - You already know I love him.
9. Tie Me - Carl Sims
10. Check to Check - Omar Cunningham

Keep listening to southern soul, it's paradise!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Southern Soul Christmas Music

I've been looking for some Southern Soul Christmas music and here's a site with a list of CDs: It's on the Soul Blues Music website. Hmm, I don't see Marvin Sease but this is a great list. I'm thinking about making a list of my favorite Southern Soul Christmas songs - help me out and email some suggestions to me - Thanks!!