Looking for Daddy B. Nice's latest commentary? Click here for the Corner. February 1, See Daddy B. The winners are posted at the end of each list of finalists. A permanent listing and a link in Daddy B. Soul "Sleeping Pill" Hisyde feat. Chrissy Luvz "Get It!
Get It! Jody "Fish Fry" Jennifer Watts feat. Buchana "Love Stand" Mr. Echols Best Ballad: "Cruzin'" by O. Buchana Listen to O. Buchana singing "Cruzin'" on YouTube. Big Daddy E. Listen to Mose Stovall feat. Jeter Jones , "Southern Soul" feat. Luziana Wil Ms. Highway Heavy , "Ride It" feat. Cupid , "Caught Up" feat. Read Daddy B. Sassy D, "Rodeo" feat. Taylor Listen to R. Best Debut: Top Contenders: Mr. Smoke Listen to Mr. Smoke singing "Love Stand" on YouTube. Audi Yo "Sleeping Pill" Hisyde feat.
Chrissy Luvz "Rodeo" Itz Karma feat. Jeter Jones "Whipped Again" O. Buchana feat. Vick Allen "Sunshine" Solomon Thompson feat. Connie feat. Echols "Wrong Man" Highway Heavy feat. Caillier "Rocking Chair" Charlesia Jones feat. Jody , "I Hump It" O. Crystal Thomas , "Rodeo" Itz Karma feat. Smoke Who Want Smoke? Buchana Face Down Ms. Jody Get It! Congratulations to all!
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Nice's Comprehensive Index. Box Boulder, Colorado Or e-Mail: daddybnice southernsoulrnb. Red The Nephew Five minutes long, but so com-pelling it goes by in what seems like three, "I Forgot That I Was Married" traces a distinguished southern soul heritage all the way back to Ronnie Lovejoy and that "case of mistaken identity" in "Sho' Wasn't Me.
Red follows up Soul Certified and J. Red the Nephew and Friends with his third winning collection in three years, Platinum Soul. Nice's 4-star review. Listen to J. Red's Platinum Soul album, "Party Hard" is its thumping heart.
At first it didn't register, but the hook kept returning, and I'd think, "Where is this coming from? Oh yeah! That party song with the disco-pounding tempo and delicate, Van Morrison-like, saxophone fills! Listen to O. And who's the featured collaborator? Crystal Thomas, the lady I've called the present-day Thomisene Anderson for repeatedly giving just this kind of roots-real performance.
I pronounced it His-Side, but in the song he pronounces it High-Side, which makes more sense. Chrissy Luv released her first southern soul single "Catch A Fish Without A Hook" earlier this year, but that vocal can't match her mind-blowing, sublimely-understated performance on "Sleeping Pill. It's a straightforward rhythm and blues treatment, and in Bullwinkle's passionate testimony I'm hearing lyrics I never understood or bothered to pay attention to in the thousand-plus times I've listened to the Bob Marley version.
He's never been afraid to take chances like he does here, namely an insistent, sucker-punching bass hook that seems to perfectly mirror the sexual craving in the lyrics. And for going-out-on-a-limb precedents, only think of "Wiggle" or "Boom Boom Boom". Regardless, it's the boundless energy he captures with the strokes of his button accordion that has me jumping for joy.
Daddy B. Buchana Another great, nostalgia-steeped, summer-driving song in the musical lineage of the Young Rascals' "Groovin'," from O. With the southern soul wind blowing on me. Buchana singing "Just Cruzin'" on YouTube.
No free YouTube on this jewel, so if you're not lucky enough to hear it on the radio, you'll probably never buy it. Still and simply, one of the best in the game. It's one of the best vocals of his career. Give credit to Eloveation, of course, not only for their musicianship but their prescience in giving Theodis the first verse.
Nice's 5-star "southern soul heaven" review. From T. Listen to T. Hill Intriguing new artist with interesting material. Listen to C. Hill singing "Mirror Girl" on YouTube.
Tha' Boss delivers. Zydeco artist Chris Ardoin pronounced ar-do-in said his audiences doubled when he got the "swing-out" crowd. Now he's crossing-over to southern soul. He has a nose for a hit. Here ya' go. Nice's review. In the early days there was a little "smoke and mirrors," the vocals disappeared at times. The first verse is the game-changer, robust and full-fledged. Hollywood's never sung with such strength and clarity. Your first southern soul single becomes the 1 Song of the Year. A dream come true. And the next yearyou have the King of Southern Soul, Sir Charles Jones, singing alongside you on a five-minute-plus stab at another number-one single.
That's the fate of Fat Daddy, who has a deep well of southern soul inspiration behind his work. Soul Beneath its synth-funk-disco exterior, there's a good and even personable dance-floor jam. Play it a few times. Soul's unexpectedly idiosyncratic new album, Untouchable.
Chuck's got a number of quality singles circulating from his new album Sugar Daddy, but the title cut is arguably the strongest. TIE: between Connie featuring L. Echols you know? And with only one previously published single to her credit--Daddy B. Connie throws down a southern soul vocal for the ages. Listen to Mz. Connie singing "Neckbone Lady" on YouTube.