Friday, January 31, 2020

Wendell B - "Still Learning Bout Love"

Learning About Love is beautiful.  I posted this not too long ago (https://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2019/11/wendell-b-soul-music-representatives.html) and it's worth repeating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsXADLSWBVE
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Monday, January 27, 2020

Chuck Strong - "You Made a Change In Me"

Before the days of internet music, this is the type of music I would look for when I'd get to Alabama.  You know what I mean.  I could only hear it and buy it down south so I would hit the music stores as soon as I got here!!  It's pure southern soul!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8glSkJzjH8
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Snatch Nelson - "Here's Another Party Song"

I don't know what it is but I LOVE this song!!!  It makes me want to dance!! Lewis Dee played it the other day and I can't get it out of my head.

If you want to get your dance on, here's another party song!  If you want to dance the night away, then party like it's a holiday!!!  If you came here to have a good time, release some tension on your mind!

Oh yes!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udD9Sxu9VaA

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

All Blues Saturday Top 10 on WDLT

It's time for the All Blues Saturday Top 10 which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week.  This Countdown isn't a list of music based on popularity or most requested songs. It's simply a list of Beverly's songs for the week and the music is always good!  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 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 featuring Audi Yo
   2.  Work It - Lacee
   3.  You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man - Karen Wolfe
   4.  She Got The Juice - Geno
   5.  Dance - Lebrado
   6.  Black Horse - Jeter Jones
   7.  The Only One - Calvin Richardson
   8.  I'm Rocking With Da Thick Girls - Lil Jimmie
   9.  If I Back It Up - Nellie "Tiger" Travis
 10.  Drop, Pop, and Roll - Willie Clayton
The classic pick of the week was "I Can Take You To Heaven Tonight" by Bobby "Blue" Bland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=039kRIxpZDg
Thank you so much for being here with me on this countdown!! And thank you WDLT!
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tara Keith featuring Mose Stovall - "These Papers"

My, my, my!  What a sad but beautiful song.  This is a story about a wife who's had enough of her husband running around and has decided to get a divorce.  She has divorce papers ready but he still loves his wife and won't sign.  Relationships can be tough and its tough when you lose trust.  But I'm here to tell you that if you're ready to do the work, it can be done!  Tara and Mose are great together and this video is like a mini movie.  We all want the happy ending.

Here's the youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5xlH8-690.
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Jesse Graham - "I Lied"

This is a good, southern soul sounding song.  My kind of music.  This is how you feel when you find that right person - you just don't want anyone else!

Jesse told the fellas that he would never have just one.  He also told the guys that he was gonna die the number one player.  And out of nowhere, he said it ain't so easy to do, so to all he told it to - he lied!!

I found me a good thing, she knows how to make me feel good!!  I done slipped and fell in love!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vjjn6hsUSQ
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Audi Yo featuring Tucka/Tucka featuring Audi Yo

Audi Yo and Tucka are two awesome singers. Audi Yo's voice blends in so smoothly with Tucka's and, in fact, you sometimes have to listen closely to distinguish their voices.  They sound similar but are very different.  I've loved Tucka for years but there's something about Audi Yo!!!!!💖💖

I adore "Can't Nobody" and "Until The Morning Come."

I wanted to give you one song that is Audi Yo's featuring Tucka and the other song is Tucka's featuring Audi Yo.

Let me know what you think.


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All Blues Saturday Top 10 on WDLT

It's time for the All Blues Saturday Top 10 which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week.  This Countdown isn't a list of music based on popularity or most requested songs. It's simply a list of Beverly's songs for the week and the music is always good!  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 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 featuring Audi Yo
   2.  Work It - Lacee
   3.  She Got The Juice - Geno
   4.  It Ain't No Fun - Shirley Brown

   5.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
   6.  Can You Hang - Wilson Meadows
   7.  I'm Rocking With Da Thick Girls - Lil Jimmie
   8.  Can't Nobody - Audi Yo featuring Tucka
   9.  Can't Let Go - Calvin Richardson
 10.  What Happened To The Dream - Jesse James
Thank you so much for being here with me on this countdown!! And thank you WDLT!
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Lil Jimmie - "I'm Rocking With Da Thick Girls"

I have no words...  But I'll bet he knows what he's talking about!!! ijs

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Marvin Sease - "Please Take Me"

I heard this song this morning and had to pass it along.  I posted it a long time ago but it's a classic and one of my favorite Marvin Sease songs.  I was going through a rough time when this came out and I could feel it every time he said "if there's anybody here who ain't got nobody, please take me!" lol  Great music.

Here's the live version!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW7LxQmdiCM
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Vick Allen - "Superstar"

This is the description from the Vick Allen Network from youtube - I couldn't have said it better:
An upbeat fun soulful classic that serves as an ode to all the hardworking women everywhere who get up every day, go to work and provide for their families! 

He says doing it all by yourself ain't easy but you do what you got to do.  When life gets you down, you just hold your head high and remember what you are!!  Women, we are superstars!!

A great video & song with a great message!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOCrb11IAF8

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Ronnie Bell - "Love Ingredients (Frost Song)"

I LOVE this song by Ronnie Bell.  So I picked up the love ingredients, it can make any woman smile!  This is a really good song and, in my opinion, crossover r&b music - it ought to be played on ALL the radio stations.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Tyrone Davis - "Tip Toe Through the Bedroom"

Ahhh what a classic!!  Do you remember this?  Love Tyrone!

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

All Blues Saturday Top 10 on WDLT

It's time for the All Blues Saturday Top 10 which is Beverly McDowell's top 10 favorite songs of the week.  This Countdown isn't a list of music based on popularity or most requested songs. It's simply a list of Beverly's songs for the week and the music is always good!  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 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.  Work It - Lacee
   4.  Workaholic - Jeff Floyd
   5.  Slow and Easy - Willie Clayton featuring Lynn White
   6.  Grown & Sexy - Bigg Robb featuring Sir Charles Jones
   7.  If I Back It Up - Nellie "Tiger" Travis
   8.  Drop, Pop, and Roll - Willie Clayton
   9.  Can't Nobody - Audi Yo featuring Tucka
 10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Thank you so much for being here with me on this countdown!! And thank you WDLT!
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Ronnie Bell - The Interview

Was so excited to be in Camden, Alabama, the other night so that I could attend the Ronnie Bell and Toia Jones blues show!!!  I loved it! There was a great crowd and I have to give props to Costee Jay from Montgomery's WZKD FM!!  He was the deejay/emcee for the night and not only was he very entertaining, he made the night fun.

You know Ronnie Bell from his great songs like "Cotton Candy" and "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost" and I love, love, love his new hit, "Love Ingredients." What a fantastic voice! During his show, Ronnie walked around shaking hands and giving hugs to all.  While performing Cotton Candy, he threw bags of cotton candy to people. He knows how to work his audience and did a great job mingling with the crowd.  It’s one of the many reasons I love blues shows because you get a chance to actually say hello to your favorite southern soul artists.

I was able to spend some time with Ronnie Bell and had the opportunity to ask him a few questions.  I found him to be a soft spoken guy with a kind spirit.  I get the feeling that he takes pride in what he’s doing and loves to sing music that matters.  

A little about Ronnie Bell…
He’s from Walker, Louisiana, a small town about a half hour east of Baton Rouge.  He comes from a large family and is the oldest of seven brothers and four sisters.  He was raised in a house that listened to gospel music and he remembers singing in the church when he was only four years old.

He grew up on gospel music and enjoyed Hezekiah Walker, John P. Kee, and many other gospel artists.  But deep down, he always had a thing for old school music and listened to r&b singers such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, and a lot of Motown.  To be a young guy, I asked about listening to the music of an earlier era and he said that he had uncles and others who got him into the music.  He loved history while he was growing up and Ronnie said that he would study these old school artists and learned as much as he could about them.  Their work inspired him.

Ronnie also said that he wanted to be a drummer and played for a little while but ended up as a singer.  

Ronnie is an educated brother.  He got his BS and MS in Supply Chain Management from Southern University!  (I love education and talent in a man!)

His free time…
I asked Ronnie what he likes to do when he’s not on stage or performing.  He said that his greatest joy is to spend time with his family.  He’s a big movie buff and loves to watch adventure movies, sci-fi, drama, and the occasional chick flicks. Lol  He loves spending time with his kids playing video games and doing karaoke songs.

Advice for others…
If there was some advice he could pass to other aspiring singers, I asked him what he would like to say.  He said that you should be humble and, more than anything, make sure you’re producing the best quality of music you can.  Up and coming artists should do their research and find the right things that work for them.  He said to make music that means something!  Even if it’s dance music or something fun, it has to be real in order for it to last.  Lastly, don’t give up your day job while you’re pursuing your dream.  You need to have some income so you can hold down your house, pay your rent, eat, and take care of your kids.  Sometimes people get caught up in making quick money and give up their sure source of income.  Always have a back-up plan and give your music all you’ve got!


Ronnie is one of the few southern soul artists with his own website - check out: http://ronniebell.com!  His site contains more info about him and it also includes pictures, music, and much more.

I enjoyed doing this interview with Ronnie Bell!  I look forward to talking with him again and going to his show!  

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Blues Critic - Top 30 Southern Soul and Rhythm & Blues Albums - January 2020

Happy New Year!!!

Blues Critic's Soul Blues Music has a wonderful website!  Check out: 

http://www.soulbluesmusic.com/southernsoulbluescharts.htm

Here are their top 30 albums for January 2020!  🙌🏽    
TM
LM
Album
Artist
Label
1
1
Sir Charles Jones & The Family Vol. 1
Sir Charles Jones
Music Access
2
NEW
Walk That Walk
William Calhoun
Aviara Music
3
NEW
Can I Sing To You
Isaac J
Music Access
4
5
Southern Soul Legend
Ghetto Cowboy
Music Access
5
3
Call 911
L.J. Echols
Neckbone
6
2
The Da Vinci Code
Bishop Bullwinkle
Music Access
7
RE
Christmas With The Family
Sir Charles Jones
Music Access
8
15
From The Soul
Lamar Brace
Music Access
9
13
The Real Deal
Gregg A. Smith
G Man
10
4
Southern Soul Slow Jams
Various
Aviara Music
11
6
Blues Mix 30: Swing Out Soul
Various
Ecko
12
7
Get It! Get It!
Ms. Jody
Ecko
13
8
Willing And Able
Adrian Bagher
Music Access
14
9
Good Muzic
Bigg Robb
Over 25 Sound
15
10
Untouchable
Vick Allen
Soul 1st
16
11
Untouchable
TK Soul
Soulful
17
18
A Taste Of Soul
King Fred
self
19
RE
Southern Soul Christmas Mix, Vol. 1
Various
CDS Records
20
RE
RMG Presents A Soulful Christmas
Various
RMG
21
RE
Bigg Robb's Christmas Party
Bigg Robb
Over 25
22
RE
It's Christmas Baby
Various
Ecko
23
14
Southern Soul Mixtape
Joe Nice
Music Access
24
21
Let's Party
Big G
Stone River
25
25
Platinum Soul
J-Red
Soul Mop
26
16
I Miss Otis Clay
Johnny Rawls
Third Street Cigar
27
19
Soul Blues Mix, Vol. 2
Various
Aviara Music
28
23
Gonna Love U Right
Fat Daddy
Advantage
29
24
My Turn
J-Wonn
Soul Dynasty
30
30
Still King
Avail Hollywood
Nlighnin
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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