Sunday, February 19, 2012

Theodis Ealey - "Stand Up In It" and "I Wanna Be Your Friend"

This Mississippi native started playing guitar when he was only four years old!  Read more about his life on his website -

"Stand Up In It" has become a classic in the southern soul world but I tell you, it is most definitely adult music.  Theodis says that this song is for all you wanna be players, wanna be pimps, wanna be mack daddys, or whatever you call yourself.   He was talking to an old woman one day and she gave him the lowdown on life.  She goes on to say that men think they know what women want but the truth about the whole thing is they really don’t.  Well said!  She says that for all you wanna be lovers, there's something you need to know.  She said she had a man who thought he was the greatest lover, but when you add it all up he was only a five-minute brother!  Whew!  She said you haven't done a doggone thing until you stand up in it!! Classic!  The words are on the video - enjoy!

I was fortunate to be able to see Theodis Ealey live and he sounds just like his records.  I think this will always be his legacy song.

After “Stand Up In It” played, I just so happened to stumble across this song and was totally shocked – it is absolutely beautiful.  Please, please, please listen to this!   It shows that Theodis Ealey is a serious musician.  You can witness his guitar skills, his great voice, and really appreciate his music.  Let me be the one you call on when you need a friend!  Amazing!!  I haven't heard this on the radio but this is the song that needs to be heard! 

Theodis Ealey, tell your people to make sure
this beautiful song gets some airplay!!
Southern Soul Paradise