Daddy B. Nice’s replies to your letters – Mailbag August 2020
August 20 2020
Looking For An Artist: Robert “The Duke” Tillman
I am trying to find contact for Mr. Robert the Duke Tillman or management. Can you please help me.
Daddy B. Nice replies:
Robert “The Duke” Tillman has been inactive as a recording artist for many years now. The only hope I can give you is the fact that Robert has appeared locally in Jackson, Mississippi from time to time during the past few years. Unfortunately, most of Jackson’s local venues (meaning bars, restaurants and small clubs) have closed doors and/or curtailed live performances during this year’s Covid-19 outbreak. But if you have no other alternatives, that is where I’d start, contacting Jackson’s live-music venues and inquiring with their owners or managers. I’ll also post your query in the Mailbag, in case any readers can help.
August 16 2020
Looking For An Album Letter: Suzie Q’s Southern Soul Series
I writing about Nathaniel Kimble,Chris Ivy and JR Blu for a special Mississippi Delta issue of Living Blues, and am writing a bit about the term “Southern Soul.” I have the Volume 2 of the Susie Q “Southern Soul” series from 1999, but I can’t find anything about Volume 1, and think that there might be a Volume 3 (or more).
Do you know?
Daddy B. Nice replies:
Sorry for the delay. Didn’t know how to respond at first and just got back to the letter by chance. No, those albums are lost, as far as I know. Would you like me to post your query in the Mailbag?
It is pretty interesting how there’ no trace of those records!
Actually please do post the query, as I’d like to know the answer!
Thanks for all the great work you do!
August 12 2020
Looking For A Song Letter: Arthur Young’s “Catfishing”
I’m a fan of Arthur Young, and I was interested by your comment in your “News & Notes” (August 1st)that you’d heard an early recording of Young’s “Catfishing” on his Facebook page that was better than the one that’s being previewed on YouTube ahead of the album release. Is that still up? Can you help me find that?
Daddy B. Nice replies:
Sure, Shonda. That’s still posted in Arthur’s Artist Guide. But here it is again. I don’t want to say it’s the perfect production, but I like the thickness of the vocal and the more relaxed tempo. The updated version has a quicker tempo and a pared-down vocal that loses some of Arthur’s charisma, I think. Oh, and by the way, my memory of it was a little off: Arthur’s not playing the guitar, he’s just singing along to his recording.
August 1 2020
Jeter Jones Checks In
First let me say it is an honor to be an entertainer. My government name is SFC (retired) Gary Charles Jones aka Jeter Jones. It seems like yesterday that I started my journey in Southern Soul/ Blues music. I’m am still learning so much and yes I am evolving. I sat goals that have helped me. Winning Blues Critics Artist of the Year 2019 was one of them. My motto is humble & hungry, I pray to someday become an ICON in my genre during my time. Yes Slack is the executive producer on my MuFassa CD, along with some new blood on “Mind playing tricks on me” produced by Chris “Bubba” Washington whom is also my band leader. Having Sir Charles Jones as my mentor is also a plus. JBE is about bring some new heat as WestDawn, Tasha Mac, & Volton Wright Are about to drop their debut Albums. Hot producers like J-Swagg, DJ Scruggs, and Chris Bubba Washington have also joined the camp. Being a great artists has been a goal but consideration as a great Song writer will also keep some checks coming in. Here in Shreveport La, at JBE, we are working hard to make our mark and gain respect for our genre in this industry. Southern Soul is the new Hip Hop, and I pray that we can gain respect for this genre thru great music. Thanks for all the people that come to see me cut up every weekend. I have had a hand full of weekends off since 2016 which is a blessing. I wanna thank the fans for making me a Kang. Peers call me the hardest working man in Southern Soul, I say that the work I do shall speak for me. Thanks to Bobby blue bland, Johnny Taylor, ZZ Hill, Marvin Sease, Little Milton, Muddy Waters & many more for giving me a great blue print for being a blues man. At the end of my day when they say who started that Trailride/Cowboy Blues they will mention da king in the South “Kang Jeter” “MuFassa.. Keep being Hard but Fair on us. Come Come…. Thanks so much for your time.
PS. Can I get my picture drawing changed to my cowboy hat and beard.
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