Monday, February 29, 2016

David J - "Let's Dance"

I like this dance song.  I can hear familiar melodies floating around in there but it's a cool up tempo record and would be nice to hear at a party.

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J. Blackfoot - "She's Only Human"

J. Blackfoot knew he could produce some great music.  This is a pretty ballad that I heard for the first time the other night. It's a beautiful love song about how men should remember that their women are only human and they're not made of steel.  

Take her in your arms and shower her with gratitude!
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cathe B's Countdown - February 27, 2016

Wow, it's the end of the month already! Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits for the last week of February from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile area. You must listen to their awesome "All Blues Saturday" show with amazing on-air personalities: Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. The countdown comes on at 8:00 p.m. CST (9:00 p.m. EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM; if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet.


  1.  Living A Lie - Katrenia Jefferson  

  2.  Cowgirl
Big Yayo/Jwonn/T-Baby
  3.  
Swing On - O.B. Buchana
  4.  The Knock Down Inn - Lomax

  5.  Clap Yo Hands - TK Soul and Nathaniel Kimble

  6.  
Ohhh Baby - Till 1
  7.  When She Said Goodbye - Tucka

  8.  
Your Man Is Home Tonight - Willie Clayton
  9.  
Do You Want To Party - Steve Perry
10.  Get It - Toia Jones


Cathe's Classic Pick of the Week was If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right by Luther Ingram.

The new song added to the list this week is When She Said Goodbye by Tucka.  The surprise - at least for me - was the return of Clap Yo Hands.  A surprise because it stayed on the top 10 chart for weeks before it dropped off a few weeks back. Congrats to both records! My heartbreaker was not seeing Good Thang by Miss Lady Blues but that's ok, it had a great run and you don't know, it may make a comeback one day.  Speaking of comebacks, what about that Cowgirl???  That song that can bounce harder than a rubber ball! lol  


Congratulations to the very beautiful "Living A Lie" for another week at #1.  It's an awesome song! 

I love southern soul music! Thanks WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!


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Southern Soul Paradise
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

La' Keisha - "Girlfriend"

I don't want to be your girlfriend, I just want to be your friend.  I got too much going on in my life to even add you in. La' Keisha said she met a guy and had a three-month affair with him and when he sat her down and confessed that he had a wife and three kids, she smiled and said that also she had a husband and three kids, too. Um, well...

The lyrics are great for a group discussion. lol  In spite of that, the melody is pretty and she has a beautiful voice.

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Southern Soul Paradise
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Mel Waiters - "Make You (Fall In Love)"

This has got to be one of Mel Waiters' prettiest ballads.  Mel says that he just met a girl that's so beautiful and so lovely.  He could tell she's been hurt and let down before and he just wants a chance to show her how to really love again.  He doesn't want to harm her, he just wants to charm her and he's going to make her fall in love with him. Awesome!  How sexy is that???  

You can really hear Mel's beautiful, smooth, soulful voice in this song. Mel, we miss you so much!

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Johnnie Taylor - "After Hour Joint"

My friends, you know I adore Johnnie Taylor! I thought I had posted this song before but here is "After Hour Joint" taken from his "This Is Your Night" CD.  JT says that he's in search of an after hour joint where he can be around the party bunch.  He wants to be with people who stay up all night - he wants to be where it's going to be daylight before people start thinking about going home. Johnnie says that he didn't want to be left in the motel room alone, he just wanted to get out and have some fun and see what's going on.  

Love him.
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Four Tops - "I Believe In You And Me"

Ok, forgive me, I know this isn't southern soul...but it is soul music and a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful love song. Somebody's going to sing this to me one day! lol

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Steve Perry - "Do You Want To Party"

Steve Perry has been performing for some years and I love his southern soul sound.  Here's his latest hit that's been on the top 10 charts for a few weeks now.

Enjoy!
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Duchess Jureesa McBride - "Karma (She'll Take Care of You)"

I LOVE this song and Jureesa McBride's voice is amazing!   Karma is an absolutely beautiful song about payback; what goes around will surely come back around.  The Duchess tells a story about the guy she was with for 13 years, yes, she was the woman on the side.  But the day finally came when they got caught and the man's wife told her that karma is a fool that wears high-heeled shoes and just when you think she's through, she'll take care of you.  And wouldn't you know, after she left this guy and found a man of her own, the woman's words crossed her mind and the same thing happened to her.  Her guy had someone else on the side.  What goes around and around, sure has to come on around again.  Karma will chew you up and spit you out.  Preach girl!!

You may remember a post I did of hers back on July 1, 2014 (http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2014/07/duchess-jereesa-mcbride-super-mistress.html) about her song, "Super Mistress," a song I loved. 

Karma is a fool that wears high-heeled shoes
and just when you think she's through, she'll take care of you!
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Happy Birthday Marvin Sease!

Happy birthday Marvelous Marvin Sease!!  Boy, do we miss you! Today is his birthday and I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate this legend and remember all of the wonderful music he left with us. Marvin was a dynamic performer and loved his audience.  I know, I was there with him through several of his shows - what a thrill!  He was an entertainer and put his best into each performance.

Here's his bio that I took from the Soul Blues Music website (http://www.soulbluesmusic.com/marvinsease.htm):
Born Feb. 16 1946 in South Carolina Mr. Sease got his start by joining a gospel group in nearby Charleston called Five Gospel Singers and later when he was 20 he sang with the Gospel Crowns. But soon his heart was in R & B and he put together Sease, a backing band featuring his three brothers. When this went nowhere, Sease himself put out several 45s, and eventually scored a regular gig at a Brooklyn nightspot called the Casablanca. Sease recorded a self-titled LP in 1986 featuring one of his most popular songs, "Ghetto Man," and began working the South's so-called chitlin circuit of ghetto bars, rural juke joints, and blues festivals. While shopping the LP, released on his own Early label, to record stores, Sease stumbled upon a contact who eventually got him a deal with Polygram, which re-released the LP on London/Mercury in 1987 with the addition of the newly recorded, ten-minute track "Candy Licker." "Candy Licker" became an underground success on jukeboxes across the South; it was too explicit for radio airplay, but audiences - especially female ones - flocked to see Sease in concert. He thusly fashioned himself as a smooth, X-rated ladies' man but he sings soul blues and gospel-drenched soul with salacious lyrics that also appeals to male fans of southern soul.

Marvin was so versatile and he left us with a lot of excellent music. I'm posting "Candy Licker" here because that was part of his legacy. I think it had a huge impact on music and changed the way a lot of artists wrote and sang their songs. The "Candy Licker" lyrics were so far out there but we loved it all anyway!  Here's one of my many, many favorites of his, "Please Take Me." He created so much great music beyond "Candy Licker" and the southern soul world will forever remember this legend and what he's done for the music industry.  

Marvin, thank you for loving us and may you forever rest in peace.



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Monday, February 15, 2016

Johnnie Taylor - "Back Street Love Affair"

I've posted tons of Johnnie Taylor songs but I've somehow missed this one. As you probably know, JT is my all-time favorite blues/southern soul singer and I'm so thankful I was able to see him a few times before he passed - he was an amazing performer. "Back Street Love Affair" is a beautiful ballad.  

Oh my baby I love you so much honey don't you know
Slipping around girl hurts me so
I can't see you no more baby in the daytime, girl
You don't know what it's doing to my heart

I can't see you till the sun goes down
And any other time we can't fool around
In the daytime, we got to walk on by and don't speak
Hold on to our hearts until we meet on a back street

Chorus
Back street, back street, we've got a back street love affair
Back street, back street, we've got a back street love affair

We can't get impatient, make our move too soon
We can't let temptation cause us to lose
You got somebody else and so do I
And when we go home we need a strong alibi

Chorus

Sometime it kind of bothers me cause you know people will talk
They say things they really don't mean
But I want to hold you, squeeze you, and tease you
I don't want to leave when we come together, when we come together
I want to please you, making love forever
But now we got to lie about where we been
Kiss and say goodbye
Tomorrow, still be friends

Chorus

So sad but beautiful
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Nathaniel Kimble - "You Make Me Happy"

I've been admiring Nathaniel Kimble's music for years.  I love this love song - he says his girl makes him happy, she keeps a smile on his face, each and every day.  He works hard all day and can't wait till he gets home.  When he gets there, she's cooking collard greens and cornbread!  Now that's some southern love!  When he's broke, she even gives him some cash to help him through.  He says all his friends wonder what he's laughing at all the time because she keeps him smiling. That's love.

Here are a few lines from his bio:
Nathaniel Kimble was born in Beniot, Mississippi, a small town 15 miles northeast of Greenville, Mississippi. It was here that Nathaniel found his talent for singing as he sung in the church choir. Even though he loved gospel music dearly he had a keen interest in the blues. Nathaniel collected blues singers' music from all around the world and learned their lyrics. He was inspired by well known artists such as, the late Tyrone Davis, Johnny Taylor, Marvin Sease, and Willie Clayton. He finally realized it was time to to put his talent in front of an audience and started singing in an area club where the crowd showed much appreciation.

"You Make Me Happy" is taken from Nathaniel Kimble's 2009 "I'm Back" CD.

Love this song!
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Terry Wright - "Make That Body Rock"

Listen to Terry Wright's latest hit that's been on the top 10 charts for several weeks now.  "Make Your Body Rock" is taken from his 2015 album titled "You're Just Standing in a Good Man's Way," another great single on that album.

Enjoy!
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Friday, February 12, 2016

Donnie Ray - "You Keep Taking Your Love Away"

I have loved Donnie Ray since "A Letter To My Baby."  Here's a song that can be found on his 2013 "Drowning In My Own Tears" album. It's a sad song of how his girl keeps taking her love away from him. He may want to lay off some of those bottles of Hennessy. lol

Enjoy!
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Southern Soul Paradise
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cathe's Countdown - February 6, 2016

It's February!  Here are the top 10 most requested southern soul music hits from WDLT FM, the greatest station in the Mobile area. You must listen to their awesome "All Blues Saturday" show with amazing on-air personalities: Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. The countdown comes on at 8:00 p.m. CST (9:00 p.m. EST) each Saturday night.

To listen to the station if you're in the Mobile area, turn your radio to 104.1 FM; if you're online, go to www.1041wdlt.com. You can also listen via iHeart Radio on your phone/tablet.


  1.  Living A Lie - Katrenia Jefferson  

  2.  The Knock Down Inn - Lomax

  3.  
Good Thang - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  
Make That Body Rock - Terry Wright
  5.  
Cowgirl - Big Yayo/Jwonn/T-Baby
  6.  
Ohhh Baby - Till 1
  7.  
You Can Get It - Toia Jones
  8.  
Do You Want To Party - Steve Perry
  9.  Right Here With Me - Adrena
10.  Your Man Is Home Tonight - Willie Clayton


The Classic Pick of the Week was Shont Dont Dont by my home boy, the late, great Frank Mendenhall.

The new song on the list this week is Willie Clayton's "Your Man Is Home Tonight" - a pretty nice remake of Tony Troutman's 1988 hit.


The surprise for me this week was the omission of "Swing On" by O. B. Buchana.  It has been sliding up the charts for weeks now and was even #3 last week.  It didn't make the cut this week but stay tuned, you'll never know what may happen next week!

Congratulations to the very beautiful "Living A Lie" for another week at #1 and you know I'm still loving "Good Thang!"

I love southern soul music! Thanks WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!

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Southern Soul Paradise
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Southern Soul Radio

Hi there!  In your search of southern soul music on internet radio, don't forget Southern Soul Radio (http://southernsoulradio.com/#). They've been online for years and are still playing our music!

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Southern Soul Paradise
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