Saturday, September 28, 2019

Top 10 Southern Soul Countdown on WDLT

It's time for the Southern Soul Countdown which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week. You can catch this countdown on WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. WDLT has an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and the on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Beverly McDowell - are amazing! The Countdown, which is now done by Beverly McDowell, comes on at 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM and if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet and, if you have an Echo, do like I do and simply tell Alexa to play 104.1 WDLT!

This week's top 10: 
   1.  Make Me Wanna Do Wrong - Tucka
   2.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
   3.  Sunshine - Solomon Thompson & David J
   4.  She Got The Juice - Geno
   5.  Boots On Song - Big Yayo featuring Omar Cunningham
   6.  Work It - Lacee
   7.  Drop, Pop, and Roll - Willie Clayton
   8.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
   9.  -----
 10.  Black Horse - Jeter Jones

Beverly's classic of the week was "Love Is So Good (When You're Stealing It)" by Z. Z.  Hill.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Top 10 Southern Soul Countdown on WDLT

It's time for the Southern Soul Countdown which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week. You can catch this countdown on WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. WDLT has an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and the on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Beverly McDowell - are amazing! The Countdown, which is now done by Beverly McDowell, comes on at 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM and if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet and, if you have an Echo, do like I do and simply tell Alexa to play 104.1 WDLT!

This week's top 10: 
   1.  Until The Morning Come - Tucka
   2.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
   3.  She Got The Juice - Geno
   4.  Swing On - O. B. Buchana
   5.  So Good To Be Home With You - Tyrone Davis
   6.  Work It - Tara Keith
   7.  Can't Nobody - Audi-Yo featuring Tucka
   8.  Black Horse - Jeter Jones
   9.  Work It - Lacee
 10.  Pop, Rock, and Roll - Willie Clayton
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Jesse Graham - "Same Place Same Time"

Another beautiful song by Jesse Graham.  I could listen to him all day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9JDCgS3eF0
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Jesse Graham - "Think of My Baby"

Now this is what I call southern soul.  I love this music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5PjzXq4q0Y
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stan Mosley - "Mr. DJ"

Stan, you can sing to me ANYTIME! 😊💓💓💓  He asks the DJ to slow the party down so he can slow dance with his baby!  Yes!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vaplh-CEUY
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Pat Cooley - "That's What Love Will Make You Do"

"That's What Love Will Make You Do" sounds like the blues and I love this song!  

Pat says 'that's what love will do for you, that's what love will make you do.  No matter how hard I fight it, baby, I'm still in love with you!'

Here is Pat Cooley's bio as published on the the Blues Critic/Soul Blues Music website - see https://www.soulbluesmusic.com/patcooley.htm.  Thank you Blues Critic!!!

Born January 3rd, Pat Cooley was the oldest of 3 children born to Robert & Marie Cooley. Pat started singing at the age of 10, at a church choir anniversary in her hometown of Marietta, Ga. While attending school she sang in the senior and junior church choirs. She also took private voice lessons from Worldwide Opera star Lillian Sullivan.

After graduating school, Pat started singing in R&B Clubs in the Atlanta area and performing sound alike tapes for a local recording studio. While appearing in local clubs she was approached by Clarence Carter who was interested in recording her. She began working for Clarence as his secretary in his recording studio and would help in the studio sometimes doing back-up work or laying demos. By 1980 she was Clarence's opening act.

In 1983 she decided to diversify her music style and went on a DOD Tour with a Country & Western Band, which turned out to be quite a success. Her travels include Turkey, Greece, Beirut, Italy and Spain. She also entertained troops in Beirut and sang on the USS Iwo Jima and the USS Portland.

In 1984 Pat went on tour, and her travels that year included South Africa, Japan, Italy, Amsterdan and Paris. After being so warmly received, In 1987 Pat recorded and released her first album entitled "Double Talk" for Ichiban. Six years later she returned with "Warm Hug" with help from Clarence Carter. She didn't really find her footing and audience until 13 years later when she began promoting herself in  the burgeoning Southern Soul scene. In 2006 she issued "Real Thing", which was a co itmbination of old tracks of hers mixed with more recent material. Her 1987 track "I Ain't Going Where You Go" was moderately successful despite it's dated sound, which lead to her first hit. She recorded a single entitled "Older Woman, Younger Man" from the Bigg Robb CD "Blues, Soul, and Old School" and there's been no looking back. Since then she placed at least a half dozen songs on Southern Soul charts. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZtH74Fmt0o

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Betty Wright - "Tonight Is The Night" (Live)

Classic Betty Wright!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JH7kDaRH2E
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O. B. Buchana - "Face Down"

This is O.B. giving the people what they want. When I hear "Face Down," it reminds me of the intro of Betty Wright's "Tonight Is The Night" -  I like the music and the melody is really nice but...  This is music O.B. style and the man is a master at what he does.  It's definitely grown folks music and while I love the melody and the beat, it's too much for me when I'm in mixed company.  I can't sit in the car with my mom and listen - yes, I turn the station - and I can't listen to it with my kids.   Now, if I were in a club, with my friends, or with my guy, it would be a totally different story!  It's a great dance song.

"Face Down" was released earlier this year and is destined to be a huge hit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUu61sl-O-Y

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Southern Soul Cafe

SOUTHERN SOUL CAFÉ PLAYLIST 09/14/2019
The Southern Soul Cafe can be heard Monday thru Saturday from 4pm-6pm eastern on KALF 97.2 Da Mix, Nacogdoches, Texas http://streamdb5web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KALFFM , Saturdays on Southern Soul Network Radio at 4pm https://tunein.com/rad…/Southern-Soul-Network-Radio-s228379/ Saturday afternoons on KJUK 97.3 FM in Hooks,Texas Saturday Nights on Star Hit 1 FM 8pm-10pm est http://www.starhit1fm.com/RadioPlayer/ Saturday Nights On WNAA 90.1 FM Greensboro, NC from Midnight est until 2am est https://beta.tunein.com/radio/The-Voice-901-s21347/ on Sunday Mornings in London from 8am-10am gmt on Starpoint Radio www.starpointradio.com
I'm Your Man – Big Yayo
You Make Me Happy – Nathaniel Kimble
Good Lawd – Mr Smoke
She's Got The Juice – Geno Wesley
I'm In Love – Evelyn Champagne King
I Can't Leave Him Alone – Dee Dee Simon
Good For The Gander – Big Ro Williams
Cotton Candy – Ronnie Bell
Come On Home – LA26 feat Keith Frank
The Way You Move – Sassy D feat Tucka
Best Of Me – Anthony Hamilton
I Should Have Know Better – Kiko Pryor
Can't Nobody Do Me Like You – Lenny Williams
Take Your Time Don't Rush – Ida B Knight
Strong Woman – Fat Daddy
Next Friday – Sir Charles feat LaMorris Williams
Rock Our Blues Away – Miss Lady Blues
Rock Me All Night – Lamar Brace
Inbox – J Fitz
I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You – Leon Haywood
Sho Wasn't Me – Ronnie Lovejoy
The Game Of Chase – David J feat Ms Portia (ADD)
Yearning For Your Love – The Gap Band
Superstar – Vick Allen
Call Me – Nelson Curry
Feel Me – J-Wonn feat Keith Sweat
Let's Straighten It Out - Latimore
The Glow Of Love – Change/Luther Vandross
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Top 10 Southern Soul Countdown on WDLT

It's time for the Southern Soul Countdown which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week. You can catch this countdown on WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. WDLT has an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and the on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Beverly McDowell - are amazing! The Countdown, which is now done by Beverly McDowell, comes on at 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM and if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet and, if you have an Echo, do like I do and simply tell Alexa to play 104.1 WDLT!

This week's top 10: 
   1.  Until The Morning Come - Tucka
   2.  Can't Nobody Do Me Like You - Lenny Williams
   3.  Black Horse - Jeter Jones
   4.  You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man- Karen Wolfe
   5.  Can't Nobody - Audi-Yo featuring Tucka
   6.  Boots On Song - Big Yayo featuring Omar Cunningham 
   7.  She Got The Juice - Geno
   8.  Work It - Lacee
   9.  Sunshine - Solomon Thompson and David J
 10.  Pop, Rock, and Roll - Willie Clayton
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L. J. Echols and Marvin Sease - "Tell on You"

L. J. Echols is a talented brother and everything he touches turns to gold. He remade Marvin Sease's "Don't Forget To Tell On You" and did a very nice version of it.

See my post from a few years ago: (http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2016/01/marvin-sease-dont-forget-to-tell-on-you.html).  Here's the original from Marvin Sease - you can click on this link to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byI3VDyPvdg.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Mel Waiters - "Testimony/Harry Hippie"

Amen Mel!

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Mel Waiters - "Got My Whiskey"

Sometimes I just miss Mel Waiters so much that it hurts!  I adore the live version (in Chicago) of "Got My Whiskey!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe_5vnuCQJ0

Here's the extended live version recorded at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxvvQe8uoh0
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Frank Mendenhall - "So In Love"

This song just blew me away!

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Frank Mendenhall - "Time"

I've posted this before but heard it tonight and had to post it again. Frank Mendenhall gave us so much great music before he passed. Love this song.

Time is winding down - the clock is ticking!!  I really don't want to leave but I don't want to overstay my welcome.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs4Gk7BGFKQ

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Top 10 Southern Soul Countdown on WDLT

It's time for the Southern Soul Countdown which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week. You can catch this countdown on WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. WDLT has an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and the on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Beverly McDowell - are amazing! The Countdown, which is now done by Beverly McDowell, comes on at 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM and if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet and, if you have an Echo, do like I do and simply tell Alexa to play 104.1 WDLT!

This week's top 10: 
   1.  Until The Morning Come - Tucka
   2.  She Got The Juice - Geno
   3.  Can't Nobody - Audi-Yo featuring Tucka
   4.  Where Were You Last Night - Wendell B
   5.  Work It - Lacee
   6.  Drop, Pop, and Roll - Willie Clayton
   7.  Dance - Lebrado
   8.  You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man - Karen Wolfe
   9.  I'm Better - Andre' Lee
 10.  I Could Have Saved Our Love - Little Milton
Beverly's Classic Pick of the Week was "Room 244" by the late Little Milton! If the song doesn't play, here's the youtube link so you can listen: 
Happy birthday Little Milton!!

Thank you Beverly for your countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!! I love southern soul music!! 

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Friday, September 6, 2019

O. B. Buchana - "My Outside Woman"

O. B. is so confused - he's torn between his wife and his outside woman.  He doesn't want to choose but knows he has to.  He said the outside woman is so good to him and does more for him than his wife.  Watch out guys, the grass is always greener on the other side. Be a do right man!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Stan Mosley - "Don't Knock My Love

I'm not usually super crazy about cover songs and remakes but Stan did an awesome job with "Don't Knock My Love."  He took a Wilson Pickett classic, put his own spin on it, and made it into a really different and beautiful song. What an excellent version!

You can find "Don't Knock My Love" on Stan Mosley's The Soul Singer CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhyqORf78go

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Blues Critic - Top 30 Southern Soul and Rhythm & Blues Albums - September 2019

Blues Critic's Soul Blues Music has a wonderful website!  Check out: 
http://www.soulbluesmusic.com/southernsoulbluescharts.htm

Here are their top 30 albums as of September 1, 2019!  ðŸ™ŒðŸ½ 
 
TM
LM
Album
Artist
Label
1
NEW
Get It! Get It!
Ms. Jody
Ecko
2
1
Good Muzic
Bigg Robb
Over 25 Sound
3
2
Untouchable
Vick Allen
Soul 1st
4
4
Gonna Love You Right
Fat Daddy
Advantage
5
9
Who Want Smoke
Mr. Smoke
Mr. Smoke
6
5
Willing And Able
Adrian Bagher
Music Access
7
NEW
Sitting On Top Of The Blues
Bobby Rush
Thirty Tigers
8
7
Untouchable 
TK Soul
Soulful
9
6
My Turn
J-Wonn
Soul Dynasty
10
3
Let's Party
Big G
Stone River
11
8
Dynomite
Gentry-Jones
Music Access
12
13
The Foxy Lady Of Southern Soul
Jennifer Watts
F.L.O.S.S.
13
17
Soul Blues Mix, Vol. 1
Various Artists
Aviara Music
14
10
Face Down
O.B. Buchana
Ecko
15
11
Excellence 
Willie Clayton
EndZone
16
12
Platinum Soul
J-Red
Soul Mop
17
26
The Masterpiece (reissue)
Sir Charles Jones
Mardi Gras
18
15
My Music, My Friends
Slack
Slacktraxx
19
14
Soul Resurrection
Stan Mosley
SSE
20
16
Still King 
Avail Hollywood
Nlighnin
21
18
Hit List
Ricky White
CDS
22
20
Blues Mix 28: Dance Party Soul
Various Artists
Ecko
23
21
Southern Soul Music
Various Artists
 Aviara Music
24
22
Working With A Feeling 
Tucka
Hit Nation
25
23
Let's Party
Lebrado
Make Cents
26
25
Nasty N' Dirty Southern Soul Blues, Vol. 3
Various Artists
Aviara Music
27
NEW
Deep In My Soul
Big Daddy Wilson
Ruf
28
27
Steppin' In
Grady Champion
Malaco
29
28
Dhis Him
Jeter Jones
RMG
30
29
Nasty N' Dirty Southern Soul Blues
Various Artists
Aviara Music
This chart is based on a combination of ACTUAL SALES and estimated radio & club airplay from the Southern Soul Blues community worldwide though primarily in the southern United States.

Thank you Blues Critic!! ♥️
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