Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Nelson Curry - "Call Me"

All you gotta do is call me whenever you feel lonely or when you feel down. Now that's a friend!! Sometimes you just need someone to talk to and The Sugaa Shack Man says that he'll be around!

This is a nice club or house party song; it has a nice beat and catchy lyrics.  It's always great to hear Nelson Curry's music!

Enjoy!!
XXOOXX
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Bookie Tee - Mr. Anything Goes WQLS 90.5 FM

One of the best things in the world is when your favorite local radio station streams online.  I remember the days when the only way I could hear southern soul/the blues was to travel down south.  Thank you Lord for the internet!!!

The radio station in my home town of Camden, Alabama, is WQLS 90.5 FM and the best dee jay is Bookie Tee!  ‘Mr. Anything Goes' plays everything I want to hear and has a crazy-cool personality!  I listen to him every single afternoon and he’s on the air from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  If you’re in Wilcox County and surrounding areas, turn your dial to 90.5 FM.  Or, you can do like I do when I’m not in Camden and listen online via TuneIn at https://tunein.com/radio/the-Q-905-s152724/.  I love his show! πŸ’•

I’ll be sitting down soon with Bookie Tee so stay tuned for what promises to be a great interview!!

XXOOXX
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Big G: 12th Annual Southern Soul Blues Celebration Ladysmith, VA - Part 2

I saw Big G at the 12th Annual Southern Soul Blues Celebration in Ladysmith, Virginia and, as always, he put on a great show.   He's very popular in the Virginia region and is most definitely loved by the crowd.  Big G has a unique sound.  To me, you can hear a little country-western tinge to his music which is mixed with the blues. This ends up being a beautiful sound and I love his music.  
Here are a few pictures from the event:

His bio as taken from cdbaby.com:
Big G was born in Charlotte County Virginia. He grew up singing and playing the lead and bass guitar in church. He grew up listening to all types of music but Southern Soul Music made him what he is today. Influenced by such artists as Clarence Carter, Percy Sledge, Tyrone Davis, Roy C, he started singing old school R&B back in the 1970’s.

Big G’s proudest moments were being able to share the stage with such artists as: Bobby Blue Bland, Marvin Sease, Millie Jackson, Shirley Brown, Mel Waiters, Roy C and Clarence Carter.

One of God’s precious gifts, given to Big G is being able to write and create his music. Stone River Records is proud to be a part of Big G’s journey as he continues to grow in the music industry and looks forward to what is yet to come.

Check out Big G's website: https://www.biggofsouthernsoul.com.

In Ladysmith, he sang "Tell Me Can You Feel It" and it is absolutely wonderful!!  I had to buy the CD. πŸ˜€ Actually, I bought a couple of his CDs...


Here are a couple of other songs by Big G:



Check out my post from August 9, 2017 which features my most favorite Big G song, Darkest Hour: http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2017/08/big-g-darkest-hour.html.

Looking forward to seeing this awesome performer again!!

XXOOXX
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cathe's All Blues Saturday Countdown on WDLT September 16, 2017

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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  8.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
  9.  Bagalagaboom - Wendell B
10.  I'm In Love By Myself - Peggy Scott-Adams
This week's top 10:
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  Bagalagaboom - Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
10.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "She Ain't Drunk" by the very awesome and late, great Mel Waiters!  

It's been awhile since Peggy Scott-Adams was here and it was great seeing "I'm In Love By Myself" on the Countdown!

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

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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Jesse Graham - "Same Place, Same Time"

Have you heard this?  I LOVE it!  Let's meet at the same place, same time tomorrow night.  These two belong to someone else but they take feel the need to take the risk...

XXOOXX
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - September 9, 2017

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's 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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
10.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
Last week's top 10:
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  5.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  6.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
  9.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
10.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "We're Getting Careless" by Johnnie Taylor.  

Congratulations to Ronnie Bell's "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost" for being in the number 1 slot for another week!

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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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

J-Wonn - "2 Ways"

You only got two ways to do it - either you leave him or I'm gonna put you out!  Poor J-Wonn.  In "2 Ways," he tells us a sad story about infidelity.  He said that he came home early from work one day and found his woman in their bedroom with another man!  I think he knew something was up but he didn't want to listen to his mama when she saw the girl in the casino, or his grandma who saw her in the bingo hall, or his cousins who saw her at the stoplight.  What really made him snap was when he caught her in their bedroom. (I guess that would do it!) You know he's hurt because he really loves this girl.  So, either she has to leave her sidepiece or get put out. What would you do?

J-Wonn is an awesome young southern soul singing brother! "2 Ways" is taken from his "The Legacy Begins" CD.

XXOOXX
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12th Annual Southern Soul Blues Celebration Ladysmith, VA - Part 1

Ladysmith is a community right off I-95 in Caroline County, Virginia. The ruralness (I think I just made up that word lol) of it reminds me so much of Alabama so I always feel right at home when I’m there.  This is the second time that I've attended the Southern Soul Blues Celebration and my sister, Brenda, and I had a fabulous time!! It was held on August 26 and this event was like one huge party.  It was a mostly 40-and-over crowd which I love because no one was arguing, fussing, or fighting and everybody was there to have a good time.  

The park was located in a pretty setting under tall, country pine trees. The temps were perfect that day – not too hot or too chilly – and the sun was shining and the sky was blue.  Everyone had their lawn chairs and there were tons of coolers with food and lovely liquid refreshments.  You could dance on the ‘floor’ in front of the stage or dance right at your seat; it was that kind of party.  And, I met some really nice people.  The great music and wonderful atmosphere made this a pretty cool day.

We started the day by meeting Queen, the promoter, with her beautiful smile.  She always makes me feel welcome here and is responsible for a great show. I love her!
And then we caught up with the most handsome and hardest working man in the DMV, Dr. Nick!  Dr. Nick was one of the two MCs and he is known for making sure that everyone has a good time. Here is a pic of him with my sister, Brenda - I don't know how I missed out on taking one with him!!!
The show had a great lineup and the acts scheduled to perform were:

Southern Bluez
Jesi Terrell
T.J. Hooker Taylor
Big G
Omar Cunningham

Here are a couple of pictures of the beautiful Jesi Terrell who sang "Love Mechanic" and many other hits!

They were all awesome and each gave a great performance!  Take a look at parts 2 and 3 of this series for my review of Big G’s part of the show and my interesting interview with T.J. Hooker Taylor!

XXOOXX
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - September 2, 2017

It's September (as I sing in my Johnnie Taylor voice lol)!!! I can't believe it's Labor Day Weekend and the end of the summer for so many people.  I hope your summer was great and that we'll have a little more warm weather before the cold hits.

It's also Saturday night and time for Cathe's 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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  5.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  6.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
  9.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
10.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
Last week's top 10:
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "Stone Good Lover" by Willie Clayton.  

Seems as if there was a lot of movement with songs going up and down, but it's all good! Congratulations to Ronnie Bell's "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost" for being in the number 1 slot for another week!

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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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - August 26, 2017

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's Countdown! Did you know that Labor Day is next weekend??  Where did the summer go?  It's been wonderful but it's been fast!!  

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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  4.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Last week's top 10:
  1.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  2.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  4.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  8.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  9.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "If You Can't Do Me Right" by Denise Lasalle.  

Congratulations to Ronnie Bell's "I'll Pay The Shipping Cost" for being in the number 1 slot for another week!

A special thanks to my sister, Brenda, who helped me with this week's countdown! I couldn't have done it without her!!πŸ’•

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, August 25, 2017

Karen Wolfe - "That Chick Ain't Me"

I am a Karen Wolfe fan and just recently heard her new single. I love everything Karen records! "That Chick Ain't Me" is a story about a girl who leaves her man because he wants someone else.  Karen tells him that she sees that he's found another girl but that chick ain't her. Her girlfriend even sends her pictures of her boyfriend and his sidepiece; you know everyone's talking.  She lets him know that it's over and she's also moved on and found someone else.

I love these two lines of the chorus:
You thought that things would be better - I'm happy for ya'll
So quit texting my phone, saying can I come home - hell no!
πŸ˜€(lol That's what he gets.)

The melody of "That Chick Ain't Me" reminds you of Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind." But Karen's not trying to hold on to someone who doesn't want her - unlike Etta James who'd rather go blind 😧than watch the man (who doesn't want her) walk away.  Well... 


Thought I'd give you the classic Etta James' song.

Lyrics from Google Play
Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talking,
Something deep down in my soul said, "cry girl"´
When I saw you and that girl, walking out.
Ooo I would rather, I would rather go blind boy,
Than to see you, walk away from me child, and all
Ooooo so you see, I love you so much
That I don't want to watch you leave me baby,
Most of all, I just don't, I just don't want to be free no
Ooo I was just, I was just, I was just sitting here thinking
Of your kiss and your warm embrace, yeah,
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips, now baby,
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah.
Ooo and baby, baby, I would rather, I would rather be blind boy
Than to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Ooo baby, baby, baby, I'd rather be blind now
XXOOXX
Enjoy!!
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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Southern Soul Cafe - KALF 97.2

I'm listening to KALF 97.2   http://streamdb5web.securenetsystems.net/v5/KALFFM). This station plays great southern soul music all the time! 

Paul Andre's awesome show, The Southern Soul Cafe, can be heard from 4pm - 6pm EST Monday thru Saturday on this station.

Enjoy!!
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Mel Waiters - "Running Stop Lights"

I can't wait to see you, running stop lights and stop signs, too! Man, do I miss Mel Waiters.  This is a beautiful, beautiful ballad.

XXOOXX
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tucka - "Til the Sun Comes Up"

Everything Tucka touches seems to turn into gold.  He opens the song with the question - what would you do if you ever had a man like me?  I say hmmm... Then he proceeds to talk about all the things he wants to do - like rock until the sun comes up.  Oh Tucka!

XXOOXX
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Lacee - "Don't Let The Clean Up Woman" Official video

I love this latest single from Lacee.  She has a great video to go along with the wonderful story she tells.  Many of us have or have had that girlfriend who always wanted to be around you and your man.  Her clothes are always tight or too short and she's the kind of woman that will lay across your bed, sit down at your table, and have the nerve to eat your bread.  Now ain't that the truth!

This is what Lacee says in her chorus:
Don't let the cleanup woman come into your house. Cause if she do, she'll try to clean you out.

Very nicely done, Lacee!!


Also take a look at the behind the scenes footage of Lacee's video shoot:

What part of hands off you don't understand?
XXOOXX
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - August 19, 2017

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's 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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  3.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  4.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  5.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  8.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  9.  Treat Her Right - Calvin Richardson
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Last week's top 10:
  1.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  2.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  3.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  5.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Bring It On Home - Tyree Neal
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "Equal Opportunity" by Willie Clayton!  He said he went to sneak off to see this girlfriend and when he got back home his wife was ringing his next door neighbor's doorbell.  He called it cheating and she called it equal opportunity. She told her husband that he came back home too early because he usually stays out late.  Well...
Congrats to Calvin Richardson and "Treat Her Right" for making the countdown!  
A special congrats to Ronnie Bell for breaking the Tucka ceiling and reaching the number 1 slot 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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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Cathe's Countdown - August 12, 2017

It's Saturday night and time for Cathe's 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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  2.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  3.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  5.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  6.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Bring It On Home - Tyree Neal
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Last week's top 10:
  1.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  2.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  3.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  5.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  6.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Bring It On Home - Tyree Neal
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "Let's Get Married Today" by the Marvelous Marvin Sease!!!  He said let's get married today and start a family tomorrow.  And he also said that he would make me the happiest woman in the world!!  I love that man!
Congrats to Tucka for another week at number 1 with "Sweet Tooth!"
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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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Big G - "Darkest Hour"

Dr. Nick has done it again - he always knows the music that I want to hear!  He's been playing Big G's "Darkest Hour" on Spice Internet Radio (http://www.wsir-db.com) and I've fallen in love. πŸ’• Big G starts by singing that it's another lonely night with him lying in bed all alone.  It's been three weeks since the day she walked out their home and his heart hurts more and more every day.  Oh my, I'm a sucker for a lonely man singing a begging song. lol  Here are the words to the chorus:

Ever since the day you left, everything's been going wrong
I've lied to myself, tried convincing myself
But the darkest hour is just before the dawn
That's when I'm dreaming about you and me
About the things that we do, just me and you
I never felt love till I found you

"Darkest Hour" is a beautiful, soulful ballad, I love it.  Thank you Dr. Nick!!

I saw Big G for the first time in Ladysmith, Virginia - see my post http://southernsoulparadise.blogspot.com/2016/08/southern-soul-blues-celebration-in.html.  It was a great show!  I'm looking forward to seeing him at the end of the month - more details soon!!

If you can take me back, I'll do whatever it takes...
XXOOXX
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Cathe's Countdown on WDLT - August 5, 2017

It's Saturday night, August 5, and my mom's birthday!!!!  I love you Mama!!  It's also the first weekend in August (yikes - slow down these summer days!) and time for Cathe's 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 are amazing:  Nikki deMarks, Stormy, and Cathe B. 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.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  2.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  3.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  4.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  5.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  6.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  7.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  8.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  9.  Bring It On Home - Tyree Neal
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Last week's top 10:
  1.  Sweet Tooth - Tucka
  2.  Good Good Lovin' - Ann Davae Steel
  3.  Bobalaboom - Wendell B
  4.  Beat Beat - Miss Lady Blues
  5.  Going Down Slow - Sir Charles Jones featuring Wendell B
  6.  Ms. Grown & Sexy - J. Red
  7.  My Outside Woman - David Brinston
  8.  I'll Pay The Shipping Cost - Ronnie Bell
  9.  Bring It On Home - Tyree Neal
10.  Something To Talk About - Simone De
Right before tonight's countdown, WDLT played "Living A Lie" by Katrenia Jefferson and "Leftovers" by Jj Thames, both former countdown hits!  These songs still sound great and I love them!!

Cathe's Classic Pick of The Week was "Take Me Back" by the Marvelous Marvin Sease!!!  He said that if you would be so kind and forgive me one more time - because I made a mistake and I'm so sorry.  Yes Marvin, I would have forgiven you!! lol
Congrats to Tucka for another week at number 1 with "Sweet Tooth!"
I love southern soul music! Thank you Cathe B for a wonderful countdown and WDLT for a great All Blues Saturday!!
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Spice Internet Radio

It's Friday night and I'm listening to Spice Internet Radio - WSIR -https://beta.tunein.com/radio/Spice-Internet-Radio-s135853/.

Awesome music tonight!!  I love it!

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Southern Soul Paradise

Nellie "Tiger" Travis - "Mr. Sexy Man, The Album"

Nellie Tiger Travis is a dynamic artist and performer.  I love to watch her live because she 1) sounds just like her records and 2) she makes me feel like I’m part of the show.  This Mississippi girl has a great personality and a wonderful stage presence. 

I recently drove from Alabama to Maryland (yes, I drove) and listened to all of the new “Mr. Sexy Man, The Album” from track 1 all the way through track 12.  I absolutely loved it!  The CD starts with Mr. Sexy Man which may as well be our national anthem!  What better line is there when we see that guy we like!  Hey Mr. Sexy Man, what ‘cho name is??? Cause we really want to know.  I think the song on the CD that I like the best  – mainly because I hadn’t heard interludes done in awhile - is “Smile.”  Earth, Wind, and Fire incorporated music interludes on their albums and one I remember is “Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo)  which is  on their “All ‘N All”  album.  Nellie’s interlude lasts all of 1.05 minutes and her lyrics are “it’s a beautiful day, smile.”  It is simple and oh so very pretty.  Nice job, Nellie!


I also love “I Woke Up In Love.”  

I'm the type of person who will buy a CD for one song but you don't have to worry about that with "Mr. Sexy Man, the Album." Every cut on this CD is good and I think the writing and her musicians are all excellent.  The quality of the music along with her soulful voice make this a wonderful album.  It's definitely worth adding to your collection!

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