Daddy B. Nice’s Top 10 “BREAKING” Southern Soul Singles
TOP 10 MARCH 2021
1. “Take Your Time”—–Joe Nice feat. Sean Dolby
I nearly crumbled from the full upright position the first time I heard this song. I just couldn’t get over Sean Dolby’s vocal. Sounds like he’s on his back. The vocal’s so wasted, so tentative, a whisper compared to the percussion intro, the best rhythm track since Mr. David’s “Cheating With The DJ”. But what can I say? The Dolby vocal turns into a blues miracle on the scale of the loaves and fishes. And Joe Nice?…he’s perfect. He makes it sound oh so natural, like the Fresh Prince back in the day. Oh and by the way, they’re singing my favorite Lynn White song, “Take Your Time.” I just didn’t recognize it at first. “Props” to DJ Sir Rockinghood for this one.
2. “For Your Love”—–Hisyde
Hisyde is really coming on. Two in a row! “For Your Love” comes at you as easily as Mr. Campbell’s “I’m Stepping Out” a couple years ago. This song plus “Is It Ova?” should catapult Hisyde above the rank-and-file for good.
3. “Good Booty Judy”—–Arthur Young
Lyrically, we haven’t seen a songwriter this enthused and engaged and in love with his craft since Luther Lackey. “Sometimes I call her Geico/Because fifteen minutes is all I need/Sometimes I call her All-State/Because that girl got her good hands on me…” See Daddy B. Nice’s New Arthur Young Album Alert!
4. “Singing The Blues”—-Ra’Shad The Blues Kid
The best young blues I’ve heard in a while. It doesn’t get any better. But I can’t find a YouTube link to share!
5. “Save Me, Baby”—–Tameka Jackson
Great instrumental track, with touches of Motown (Supremes), and nice fresh vocal. And again, no YouTube! Reminds me of 2006-2007, before I could furnish readers with YouTube links.
6. “Tip-Toe In The Bedroom”—–Certified Slim
This may be Certified’s strongest track ever. Love the slowed-down tempo of the Tyrone Davis classic, and the instrumental track and the vocal never flag.
7. “Just One Lifetime”—–Stevie J. Bluez feat. Shunte Hendricks
The words of ardent love sound just as stirring as when J. Blackfoot sang them, and Stevie’s back-up singer even sounds like Ann Hines, who did the original with Blackfoot. From Stevie’s new Quarantined album.
8. “Kickin’ Dirt Up”—–Mz. Connie feat. Jeter Jones
One of the most irresistable tracks from Mz. Connie’s new Stir It Like Coffee album.
9. “South’N Lady”—–Darnell Da Bachelor
10. “Paper Or Plastic”—–Margo Thunder feat. Bigg Robb
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