Daddy B. Nice’s Corner September 2019 – news and opinion on Southern Soul RnB music and artists

September 15, 2019




(Top 10 “Spillover” September 2019)

An expanded list of the songs vying for “Top Ten Singles” in September

1. “You’re What’s Needed In My Life”—Lee Fields
2. “Get It! Get It!”—Ms. Jody
3. “Do You Hear Me Now?”—Bishop Bullwinkle
4. “I Can Back It Up”—Choppa Law
5. “Party On The Weekend”—Marquee Of Soul
6. “That Young Thang”—Big G
7. “Got My Mojo Working”—Angel Faye Russell
8. “I Love You”—Darnell Da’ Bachelor
9. “Big Gun”—Dee Dee Simon

10. “Hey Ms. Sexy Thang”—Sir Nature Alexzander
11. “Firestick”—R-3
12. “It Rains Love”—Lee Fields
13. “It’s A Mule”—Slack featuring R.T. Taylor
14. “My Monkey Still Talking”—Stephanie McDee
15. “Baby Boo Remix”—Angel Faye Russell
16. “Money”—Mr. Smoke
17. “Who Came To Party”—Soul Collective
18. “I’m Hooked”—Kami Cole featuring Chrissy Luv
19. “I Like Them Twins”—Jennifer Watts
20. “Sho Da Hell Dam Did”—Brazil

21. “Giving That Thang Up”—Marquee Of Southern Soul
22. “Hit It And Hold It”—Narvel Echols
23. “Beast Of Burden”—Bishop Bullwinkle
24. “Good Lawd”—Mr. Smoke
25. “Do That Thang”—Casanova
26. “Stepping Out”—Raven Salve
27. “Mouth On You”—Highway Heavy featuring Champagne
28. “Ooh We”—Evette Busby
29. “Hot Sauce Baby”—Chris Legacy

30. “Messed Up”—Chick Rogers
31. “She Got That Sauce”—Donald Tabron

32. “We Poppin'”—Chris Ardoin
33. “My Outside Woman”—O.B. Buchana
34. “Can You Handle It?”—Kami Cole
35. “Fish Fry”—Jennifer Watts
36. “Get 2 You”—Summer Wolfe
37. “Turn It On”—Ms. Jody
38. “On My Way To The Dance Floor”—J.L. Smith
39. “Pray”—Tyree Neal featuring Highway Heavy
40. “Swing Me”—Little Kim Stewart

–Daddy B. Nice

September 6, 2019


Just In: Pat Brown Passes Away

 Pat Brown, one of Daddy B. Nice’s original Top 100 Southern Soul Artists, has died. She had been recently hospitalized in a Jackson, Mississippi-area hospital. She died Thursday, September 5, 2019. A funeral home notice stated: Arrangements are currently incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Brown, 69, of Jackson (formally of Meridian), who died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at University Medical Center, Jackson. Flowers or a memorial gift can be sent to the family of Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Brown at the funeral home’s Sympathy Store. See Daddy B. Nice’s Artist Guide to Pat Brown.


The Boogie Report states that Pat Brown’s funeral will take place at the Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church, 2012 Lynch Avenue in Meridian, Mississippi at 11 am. on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Visitations will precede the funeral at the People’s Funeral Home, 886 N. Farish Street in Jackson on Wednesday beginning at 12 Noon. A memorial service will begin at 7 pm Wednesday evening. –Daddy B. Nice    

September 1, 2019


Bishop Bullwinkle: Gone But Not Forgotten


A Belated Obituary


Days after having a heart attack and complications from a stint, Bishop Bullwinkle (born Bernard Thomas) died on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019 in a Tampa Bay-area hospital. The 70-year-old Plant City, Florida pastor, whose claim to fame was “Hell Naw To The Naw Naw,” a southern soul song/slash/sermon from the “First Church Of Nothin’ But Da Truth,” was based on an instrumental track from southern soul star Bigg Robb’s song “Country Girl”. Released as a YouTube video rather than a single, “Hell Naw To The Naw Naw” went on to become a viral hit and novelty sensation, garnering millions of views. It also eventually thrust Bullwinkle into court, where Bigg Robb (Robert Smith) sued and won a copyright infringement case.

“Bullwinkle” was a nickname picked up in Bernard Thomas’s childhood, when a TV cartoon show named “Rocky & Bullwinkle” was popular. In later life Thomas combined “Bullwinkle” with “Bishop” when he decided to record the rap-slash-sermon lambasting the hypocrisies he witnessed in his church and neighborhood. When Bullwinkle auditioned and filmed the tune for Mobile, Alabama’s WDLT radio station via a microphone and boombox in a Mobile shopping mall, the song soon went viral, ultimately becoming the #1-ranked song in southern soul.

Daddy B. Nice’s TOP 25 SOUTHERN SOUL SONGS OF 2015

1. “Hell Naw To The Naw Naw” – Bishop Bullwinkle

Once in awhile, a song comes along that makes everyone feel like they’ve been creating inside a “box”. “Hell To The Naw Naw” was such a record.

Listen to Bishop Bullwinkle singing “Hell Naw To The Naw Naw” on YouTube.

A wake was held for Bishop Bullwinkle on June 28, 2019 at the Allen Chapel AME, 1109 East Laura Street, Plant City, Florida, followed by a funeral on June 29, 2019 at the First Baptist Church, 3309 James L. Redman Parkway in Plant City. Daddy B. Nice had just published an update and appreciation of Bishop Bullwinkle (“Bishop Bullwinkle’s New “No Woman, No Cry” Single”) a few days before he was hospitalized. A posthumous digital album–The Da Vinci Code, Bullwinkle’s first and last–was published two months to the day after he passed, August 16, 2019.

See “Bishop Bullwinkle: R.I.P./New Album Alert!”

Reprinted from the Bishop Bullwinkle Artist Guide.



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