Daddy B. Nice’s Top 10 “BREAKING” Southern Soul Singles
TOP 10 July 2021
1.“Chicken Wang” —— Klay Redd
Just what we need for the summer of 2021: a funny-as-hell, chicken-clucking, slam-dunk, club jam. Nothing fancy. Just an elemental groove and country-inflected vocal crying out for future remixes. This song invites everyone to flap their wings, and let me tell you… If you see a beautiful woman in the middle of the dance floor flapping her elbows up and down, real careless-like, it’ll break your heart.
First new artist since Fat Daddy to score a #1 single first time out. Can’t wait to see the dance video!
2. “On My Way Home” —— Jeter Jones
There’s enough feeling in this song to fill a basket-full of ordinary CD’s. Structurally the simplest—and emotionally the deepest—of the many superb tunes on Jeter Jones new, five-star-rated Trailride Certified Part 2.
3. “Down In The Kuntry” —– Stan Butler feat. West Love
I’ve been suggesting Stan adopt his
“Cowboy Ride” persona (both performance-wise and vocally) and in “Kuntry,” assisted by the powerful and gritty West Love, he kills it. This is his path to stardom, and this is a candidate for Best Duet of the Year.
4. “I Ain’t Giving Up My Love” —– Mizz Lowe
Bobby Rush’s most infamous stage dancer comes out with an inspired bid for a top-of-the-charts single debut, aided by the master himself, who plays Mizz Lowe’s foil in the same, hilarious way he did on Vicki Baker’s “Don’t Leave Your Wife”.
5. “The Chosen One” —— Sir Charles Jones
The bracing, northern musical ambience (vintage Detroit, Philly) gives it away. Sir Charles is aiming for the audience beyond southern soul with this chest-pounding, selfie testimonial. And who wouldn’t want him leading the charge of southern soul into the mainstream, cape furling in the wind, shield glinting in the sun?
6. “On Call Plumber” —– WestDawn feat. Jeter Jones
There’s good funk and there’s bad funk. This is the good stuff.
7. “Welcome To The Country” —– Arthur Young
Arthur Young gets back to the blues basics—blazing guitar and vocal—and somehow he seems more comfortable and natural.
8. “Damn Thang Wrong” —— Highway Heavy
Highway Heavy scores his first solo southern soul single as the lead vocalist. He’s rapping over a soulful chorus.
9. “Love Don’t Love Nobody”—– Big Pokey Bear feat. Mister Cotton
Gravelly-voiced, soul-loving Terry Cotton finally hits the jugular with none other than the sidepiece man himself, Big Pokey Bear.
10. “Halfway” —— Ice Doll feat. Roi “Chip” Anthony
Ice Doll raps it well, but its Roi “Chip” Anthony who brings this soulful melody and chorus home to the southern soul audience.
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