Saturday, January 26, 2013

T. K. Soul - "Where Jody Stay"

This was the first T.K. Soul song that I had ever heard and I've been in love with him ever since.  The song is a classic.  This man had a funny feeling that something was going wrong and that his wife was doing wrong.  So, he goes around town asking people if they can tell him where Jodie stays because he's looking for his baby.  He asks if they can tell him where Jodie lives; he's looking for his wife. Everyone tells him to go to his friend's house - his long-time friend of 20 years. He knocks on the door and feels like a fool but he tells him know that he's looking for his wife.  The friend tries to play it off but T.K. tells the guy that this is where everyone says she is.  The friend tells him that she'll show up sooner or later and he should go on home.  Wow. Wouldn't you know, she walks out of the bedroom. That is messed up.  So sad but a really beautiful song.
Can you tell me where Jodie stays, I'm looking for my baby
Can you tell me where Jodie lives, I'm looking for my wife
A masterpiece!
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Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Yesterday I Had The Blues"

Ok, here's a slight deviation from southern soul.  My son and I were talking about Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and I came across this beautiful song - it brought back a lot of memories.  Yesterday I had the blues but those sad days are all over.
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Marvin Sease - "I'm Mr. Jody"

O Marvin, you have a way with words!  It ain't what you say, it's how you say it.  And, it ain't what you do, it's how you do it. If you can't keep your woman from me, it's your own fault and just leave me alone.  Marvin said that ladies, if you need his services, just call.   He's just letting guys know that he's there for all of those women who aren't getting what they need at home.  Well done, Marvin.

I'm Mr. Jody, I'm just doing my job!
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Z. Z. Hill - "Second Chance"

I used to LOVE this song when I was a teen.  All of the versions I see on youtube have skipped over about a minute of the introduction that starts with a conversation.  All I can remember is the girl begging Z.Z.  She says, "well Z.Z., I'll do anything, and I'll promise anything. And I'll keep my promise, I mean it, I'll keep my promise if you just forgive me...."  She wants him to reconsider and she's doing some serious begging.  He says that he doesn't know if he can forgive her.  If you can remember the rest of the words from the intro, please let me know.

I can tell, you think you do, and I'm gonna give it to you!
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Buddy Ace - "It Don't Hurt No More"

Talk about the blues!!  The girl broke his heart when she said goodbye but he's found out that it's all good.  He's found a new, true love and the pain isn't so bad any more and he said that it just doesn't hurt any more.  This is good music.

No pain and no tears.
Oh it just don’t
It just don’t hurt no more

You broke my heart
And then you said goodbye
Oh and when you left me
You made me cry
But I found a new love
Oh I found a true love
And it don’t hurt no more
Oh no

On the other day, I passed your door
Oh I didn’t look back
Just like before
You’ve had your chance, dear
You killed our romance dear
And it don’t hurt no more
Oh no, no no

If I had known honey right from the start
Don’t you know it would have been easy
Oh for us to part
Oh but I had built my
My whole whole life on you
Oh and then you told me
We were through

Oh Lord you had me walking
Oh and pacing the floor
Oh but now I’m walking
I’m walking right out the door
You see I found a new love
Oh I found a true love
And it don’t hurt no more
Oh no, don’t hurt no more
You see, it don’t hurt no more
Honey, don’t hurt no more

When you left me, you made me cry.  But, you see,
it don't hurt no more.
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pat Cooley - "Dirt Road Double Wide"

I like this!
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On-Air Personality Lewis Dee

Looking for good southern soul, turn to Lewis Dee at WKXN out of Montgomery, Alabama (  The station streams online and they are also on TuneIn which allows you to listen in your car and anywhere else you can connect.  He's on between 6:00 - 9:00 a.m. CST on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays, and every Saturday afternoon from noon to 3:00 p.m.  His outgoing personality shines through, he keeps you entertained, and he plays fabulous music.  Lewis Dee is my favorite on-air personality and I listen to him every chance I get.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sir Charles Jones - "Bring It On Home"

Sir Charles Jones' "A Tribute to the Legends" is a really good CD that shows the range of what he can do.  He took a list of classic songs by legends in our time and remade them in his style.  Here's his version of Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home."  Also see my "Do You Feel It" post dated 3/22/2012.

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Facts of Life - "Sometimes"

Temptation.  That's what I think when I hear this southern soul song. These two people have a definite attraction to one another even though they are married to someone else.  But you know how it is after you've been married awhile - the glow seems to kind of fade a little and the passion goes away.  You start wondering if you're really happy, you feel a need to do something different, and you may even think about cheating.  That's what these two are going through but it doesn't seem as if they're going to follow through on their desires. Good for them!!!

BTW, according to Wikipedia, the group Facts of Life was formed and produced by Millie Jackson and one of the members was Jean Davis, the sister of Tyrone Davis.  Hey, you learn something new every day.

Hello baby, are you married?
And tell me, are you really really happy?
Yes, sometimes
But sometimes I feel like I’ve just got to get away
From that same old existence, day after day
Oh haven’t you ever felt that way

Now I can see that you’re married, don’t you love her?
But you have thought about cheating, haven’t you?
Yes, sometimes
But sometimes I long for a warm and tender kiss
Just to see if there’s anything I might have missed
Oh haven’t you ever felt like this?
Yes, sometimes

And it’s beginning to feel like
Like this might be one, one, one of those sometimes
Those one time, in a lifetime, sometimes

I’m aching to hold you, kiss and console you
Drive you right out of your mind
But I know if we do, I won’t get over you
For quite sometime
I won’t do it, I won’t do it, I won’t do it, baby
But I know if we do
I just might not get over you for quite sometime
Oh, haven't you ever felt like this?  Sometimes...
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Ms. Jody - "It's The Weekend"

Ms. Jody is one of the hottest female artists out right now.   She says it's the weekend and we're going to go out and have us some fun; get our groove on! (P.S. The music starts eight seconds after it begins.)

It's the weekend and Friday is here!!
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Spice Internet Radio's Top 10

Spice Internet Radio is one of my favorite southern soul sites and they count down the top 25 southern soul hits every Sunday at noon. Here is a list of the top 10 from this group for the week of January 6, 2013:

 1. Vick Allen - Soul Music
 2.  Ricky White - Shake
 3.  LJ Echols - Good Motor
 4.  Sir Jonathan Burton - Meat on Them Bones
 5.  Certified Slim - Move Somthin'
 6.  Big Cynthia - She Working That Nookie Thang
 7.  TPB (Total Package Band) - Lifestyles of the Rich and Unknown
 8.  The Bar Kays – Grown Folks
 9.  Floyd Taylor – What About My Love
10.  Ms. Jody – Still Strokin’

Check out this great southern soul music station at  They are definitely worth listening to and I recommend saving the site to your list of favorites.

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