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2021 READERS POLL (17th annual)

Southern Soul Blues

Winners!

As voted by Blues Critic readers...

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FYI: Winners in the annual Blues Critic Awards for Southern Soul are strictly based on a Voting Process. We do not choose most of the winners. Every year tens of thousands of website visitors choose from an online ballot. The only award picked by the Blues Critic staff this year is "Southern Soul Artist Of The Year". This year we chose both Sir Stan Butler

Best Southern Soul/R & B Album

JETER JONES "Trailride Certified 2"

RUNNER-UP is Sir Charles Jones "The Chosen 1"


Best Soul Blues Album

MR. SIPP "Sippnotized"

RUNNER-UP is Crystal Thomas "Now Dig This"


Best Southern Soul/R & B Song

"Mighty Good Man" West Love & "Mighty Good Woman" Stan Butler

RUNNER-UP IS: "Knee Deep Part 2" by Jay Morris Group


Best Slow Jam

"Stay Together" Karen Wolfe & Calvin Richardon

RUNNER-UP IS: "Mighty Good Man" by West Love


Best Dance Or Funk Song

"Get It" by Big Yayo

RUNNER-UP IS: "Giddy Up & Let's Ride" by Tasha Mac


Best Down Home Blues Song

"Catfish & BBQ" by  Bigg Robb & Theodis Ealey

RUNNER-UP IS: "Cat Fight" by Ms. Jody


Best Vocal Performance FEMALE

Ms. Jody "Turn It Up"

RUNNER-UP IS: West Love "Mighty Good Man"


Best Vocal Performance MALE

Sir Jonathan Burton for "Tennessee Whiskey"

RUNNER-UP IS: J-Wonn "Meet Me"


Best Performance By A Duo Or Group

 

NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS & OB BUCHANA for "My Baby"

RUNNER-UP IS: "Down In The Kuntry" by Stan Butler & West Love


Best New Artist

J'CENAE

RUNNER-UP IS: West Love


Best Record Producer(s) Of The Year

 

RONALD "SLACK" JEFFERSON

RUNNER-UP IS: John Ward


The BLUES CRITIC staff picks...

 SOUTHERN SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

STAN BUTLER

Stan Butler and West Love. Over and over in 2021 we got calls to buy their cds, which didn't exist at the time. All over the circuit on Southern Soul playlists- song after song from these two either together or separately ("Mighty Good Woman/Man", "Down In The Kuntry', "Blackberry So Sweet", "Put It On Me"). Stan Butler brought us West Love. Of course last year's winner (s) Sir Charles Jones & Jeter Jones could again been crowned. Wendell B brought us Best New Artist J'Cenae. Bigg Robb being Bigg Robb. J-Red The Nephew, TK Soul, etc. Southern Soul has never been bigger and more productive.

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