Where Is Our Music Headed?
Discussion with T.K. Soul, Roni and LynnD
N-Da-Kno on Southern Soul with “J. A.”
Where is our music headed? That is the question that I’m asking. Is Hip Hop moving into Southern Soul? Is Southern Soul going Main Stream? Can we change the mindset of the Chittlin Circuit Artists? Will the artists on the Chittlin Circuit strive for more or be contended with where they are and with what they have? Will artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Rush, Clarence Carter and others embrace the younger Soul Blues Artists that are coming up behind them in ranks or will they turn their backs and tell them to pay some dues and get theirs like they had to get theirs. Why the legends are afraid, fearful, regretful, hateful or just down right refusing to embrace and pass the torch to the younger ones? Do they feel it will retire them, interfere with their legacy or bump them out of a gig? Will our legends change their style of music to stay FRESH for a better word or will they NOT be moved? Is the Blues getting a younger crowd in attendance?
......The next performer of the night was "The Sexy Lady Of Southern Soul",Roni and I was so glad to have the opportunity to see her perform again.The crowd led by myself and the Kitty Kitty Club gave her a nice ovation as she came to the stage.She received her biggest ovation from the fellas who were really captivated by this Sexy diva.This was my second time seeing her perform and just like the first time,to see her walk out on stage is truly breath-taking. She thanked the people in attendace for coming out to support her which I thought was a really nice and professional gesture especially with such a small crowd on hand.She opened up her performance with a rendition of Betty Wright's "Cleanup Woman" and man did she begin to belt out this tune.The crowd was very appreciative as they gave her another nice applause.The Kitty Kitty Club once again were making the most noise down front and you would think that it was a full house with all the love they were showing this southern soul diva.The first time I saw her peform she didn't have a live band but now ........click the link below to read more....