Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown on WDLT January 20, 2018

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown! Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits of this week from WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. They have an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and their on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B - are amazing! The Countdown 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.

This week's top 10: 
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Pretty Girl - J-Wonn featuring Tucka
  3.  If You Don't Know - Wendell B
  4.  I'm In Love By Myself - Peggy Scott-Adams
  5.  Inbox - J. Fitz
  6.  Deadbeat Lover - Chris Ivy
  7.  Chocolate Drop - Cold Drank
  8.  Superwoman - David J/Geno
  9.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
10.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
Last week's top 10: 
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Pretty Girl - J-Wonn featuring Tucka
  3.  I'm In Love By Myself - Peggy Scott-Adams
  4.  Inbox - J. Fitz
  5.  If You Don't Know - Wendell B
  6.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  7.  Deadbeat Lover - Chris Ivy
  8.  Till The Sun Comes Up - Tucka
  9.  Superwoman - David J/Geno
10.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was "Unconditionally" by Willie Clayton.

Congratulations to Ronnie Bell for another week at number 1 with "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost!" 

I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
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Friday, January 19, 2018

LJ Echols - "How Low Can You Go"

How low, low can you go, let me see you drop it down to the floor. Wow, LJ Echols is doing it - but definitely grown folks music!  I can imagine this at a party or in the club and I'll bet it's a hit on the dance floor!

Thanks again to Bookie Tee!!

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
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Bigg Robb - "Backtracking"

Just heard "Backtracking" for the first time and I like it!!!  The song is on Bigg Robb's 2010 Soul Prescription CD - I've been missing out all these years on some great music! lol

Thank you to Camden's Bookie Tee (WQLS 90.5, also listen at https://tunein.com/radio/the-Q-905-s152724/) for playing it on his "Anything Goes" show!!

Enjoy!!
XXOOXX
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Monday, January 15, 2018

LaMorris Williams ft/ Vick Allen - "That's The Woman"

I love these two guys and so when you blend their voices, you've got some good music.  In "That's The Woman," they talk about the kind of women they like and the women they need.  You might be surprised at the wonderful qualities they're looking for!  And Vick lets you know that when you find the right one, you've got to marry her. That's what I'm talking about!

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown on WDLT January 13, 2018

Denise LaSalle, the Queen of the Blues, passed away this past Monday, January 8, and it's been a sad, sad week in the music world. She will truly be missed but her music will live on forever and ever. Her homegoing service will be held on Monday morning, January 15, in Jackson, Tennessee. Our condolences and heartfelt prayers are with her family.

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown! Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits of this week from WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. They have an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and their on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B - are amazing! The Countdown 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.

This week's top 10: 
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Pretty Girl - J-Wonn featuring Tucka
  3.  I'm In Love By Myself - Peggy Scott-Adams
  4.  Inbox - J. Fitz
  5.  If You Don't Know - Wendell B
  6.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  7.  Deadbeat Lover - Chris Ivy
  8.  Till The Sun Comes Up - Tucka
  9.  Superwoman - David J/Geno
10.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
Last week's top 10: 
  1.  Pretty Girl - J-Wonn featuring Tucka
  2.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  3.  I'm In Love By Myself - Peggy Scott-Adams
  4.  If You Don't Know - Wendell B
  5.  Inbox - J. Fitz
  6.  Till The Sun Comes Up - Tucka
  7.  Deadbeat Lover - Chris Ivy
  8.  Chocolate Drop - Cold Drank
  9.  Superwoman - David J/Geno
10.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
Congratulations to Ronnie Bell for reclaiming the #1 spot with "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost." It had slipped to the #2 position last week but it's back!! 

Stormy, I hope you'll feel better soon!!

It's Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on Monday!  We can celebrate this holiday and wonderful occasion by making it a day of service  - donate your time somewhere and make a difference!

I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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LeVelle - "Go To Bed Mad" (Offical Video)

We've all been there.  Have you ever had a fight with your significant other and you can't even remember how it started?  LeVelle is a man who knows one of the secrets to keeping a marriage or relationship strong year after year.  In "Go To Bed Mad," he says that even when you mess up and wish you could take back words you have said in an argument, swallow your pride and apologize.  Trust me, you'll live a happier life.  LeVelle says there's nothing better than makeup sex! (He said 'love' but I say 'sex!') lol

LeVelle aka LB is a R&B/ Neo-Soul artist and songwriter from Kansas City. He has dedication and drive for his music career.  Read his bio and find out more info about him at his website: http://www.levelleb.com/home!! 

I'm looking forward to hearing more from him!

Enjoy!
XXOOXX
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Friday, January 12, 2018

A Tribute to Denise LaSalle

Denise LaSalle, the Queen of the Blues, was a legend and the world is going to miss her!  She made amazing music and was truly talented.  I've been listening to her since her 1971 hit, "Trapped By A Thing Called Love." Our family had the 45" record and I can still hear my father singing the lyrics and I can see him dancing to it!

There are many websites that had Denise LaSalle's bio and this one (which was written a few years ago) was taken from www.last.fm:

Denise LaSalle (Ora Denise Allen, July 16, 1939 - January 8, 2018) was an American blues R&B and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who, since the death of Koko Taylor, has been recognized as the "Queen of the Blues".
Born near Sidon, Mississippi and raised in Belzoni, she sang in church choirs before moving to Chicago in the early 1960s. She sat in with R&B musicians and wrote songs, influenced by country music as well as the blues, before winning a recording contract with Chess Records in 1967. Her first single, "A Love Reputation" was a modest regional hit.
She established an independent production company, Crajon, with her then husband Bill Jones. Her song "Trapped By A Thing Called Love" (1971) was released on Detroit-based Westbound Records. This reached #1 on the national R&B chart and #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song ranked at #85 on the 1971 year-end chart. The RIAA gold disc award was made on November 30, 1971 for a million sales.
She also wrote successful follow-ups, "Now Run And Tell That" and "Man Sized Job" which made #3 and #4 in the R&B Top Ten and also charted in the Hot 100. Her early hits were recorded at the Hi recording studios in Memphis, operated by Willie Mitchell, using the cream of southern session players. She continued to have hits on Westbound and then on ABC Records through the mid-1970s, including "Love Me Right" (#10 R&B, #80 pop) She continued to produce and perform live. Her co-penned song, "Married, But Not to Each Other" (#16 R&B) was included in the 1979 The Best of Barbara Mandrell, compilation album.
In the early 1980s, she signed as a singer and songwriter with Malaco Records, for whom she released a string of critically acclaimed albums over more than 20 years, starting with Lady in the Street (1983) and Right Place, Right Time (1984). Both albums became major successes among soul blues, R&B and soul fans and on urban radio stations. In 1985, she enjoyed her only recognition in the UK Singles Chart, when her cover version of Rockin' Sidney's "My Toot Toot" reached #6.
LaSalle appeared at the 1984 and 1993 versions of the Long Beach Blues Festival, and also in 1993, she performed at the San Francisco Blues Festival. Her album Smokin' In Bed (1997) sold well. After more than a decade away, when she recorded three albums with small Memphis-based soul-blues label, Ecko, she returned to Malaco for her 2010 outing called "24 Hour Woman". She continues to work as a live performer, particularly at festivals, and more recently has branched out into the gospel genre. In 2011, she was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
LaSalle lived with her husband, James E. Wolfe, in Jackson, Tennessee, where she opened a restaurant called Blues Legend Café. The restaurant was located at 436 E. Main Street and has since closed.
In 2013 and 2014, LaSalle was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Soul Blues Female Artist' category. On June 6, 2015, LaSalle was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame.
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I wanted to put together some of my favorite Denise LaSalle music.  I could have posted a whole lot more but I tried to keep it down to five.  Here they are:
Don't Mess With My Toot Toot
The Walls Were Paper Thin
Your Husband Is Cheatin' On Us
Going Through Changes
Trapped By A Thing Called Love (live)





Denise, may you rest in heaven!
XXOOXX
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Charles Wilson - "Baby Sitter"

You have got to listen to this song!  I love it!  Charles Wilson says that he and his wife have been together for awhile and they've been working hard and taking care of the kids. In fact, since they've had kids, he said that they haven't been anywhere and he doesn't know what it's like to be alone with his wife.  He gets tickets for a blues show and says that he needs a babysitter so he and his wife can be alone.  I love a man who takes initiative and knows what he wants!! Yes!!!

This song is so true.  I believe that couples in any marriage or relationship should take time just for them.  You've got to take care of the kids and the household but it's extremely important to take are of each other.  Now that's the truth!

Thank you Roscoe Miller for letting me know the artist of this song (I was trying hard to figure it out)!😊

XXOOXX
I need a babysitter so we can be alone!
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown on WDLT January 6, 2018

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown!  I'm so glad The Countdown has returned to WDLT!!!  I missed it!!

Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits of this week from WDLT 104.1 FM, the greatest station in the Mobile, Alabama, area. They have an awesome "All Blues Saturday" show and their on-air personalities - Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B - are amazing! The Countdown 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.

This week's top 10: 
  1.  Pretty Girl - J-Wonn featuring Tucka
  2.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  3.  I'm In Love By Myself - Peggy Scott-Adams
  4.  If You Don't Know - Wendell B
  5.  Inbox - J. Fitz
  6.  Till The Sun Comes Up - Tucka
  7.  Deadbeat Lover - Chris Ivy
  8.  Chocolate Drop - Cold Drank
  9.  Superwoman - David J/Geno
10.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
I have to say congratulations to Ronnie Bell and "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost." Although it slipped to the #2 position, "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost" has been #1 since August 19.  That's remarkable. Congrats also to J-Wonn and Tucka for "Pretty Girl," the  new #1 song.

Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was Johnnie Taylor's "Cheatin' On Me."  This is a song about a man's girlfriend and his best friend who are messing around and cheating on him!

I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!


XXOOXX
Southern Soul Paradise
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

J Fitz - "Inbox"

This is the first song I've heard by J Fitz and it's pretty cool with a nice beat.  It's been on the top 10 charts in the Mobile, Alabama, area for a few weeks now.  It's a story about a guy who's trying to find something to do - all the clubs are closed and he really doesn't feel like going home. So, he looks to his inbox on his phone to see what's going on that night.  It's going down in his inbox...

I always love to see young southern soul talent out here!

XXOOXX
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