Bootsie Daniels Band

Bootsie Daniels Band

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We are a soul music group, that play covers and original material. We play dance music with heart felt down home soul & funk. This music will get anyone Fired Up, you will either pat your feet / or get up & get down.

Biography

Born, November 17, 1946 in Roanoke, Va. The year was 1957 when I started my singing career, and it was also a time that (Roanoke) the star city of the south played host to some of the most talented & gifted young black entertainers in the recording business, they needed someplace to show-case their talent, and Roanoke, Va was that place. I grew up in that era listening to James Brown, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, & Wilbur Harrison and a few good local bands. With so many influential artist into R&B & soul music at that time, one could only hope to imitate their every move when they were on stage. I remember the very first time that I heard Sam Cooke sing (A Change is Gonna Come). I was hooked and I said, I wanted to sing like that. Sam Cooke would sing his songs with such passion and smoothness in his voice, and he pronounciated his words so crisply that there is little wonder why his music is still loved today by so many people, young and old. I must admit, I was one of the fortunate ones in our do-wop singing group to have a mother who played piano and sang, she loved all kinds of music from gospel to R&B & soul. My parents housed a many a seasoned artist as well as the up & coming young black artist. They came from all over to perform at the star city Auditorium. Many of the artist would sleep in their cars when they came to town, and when lady luck was on their side they would find someone willing to let them spend an evening at their homes until show time, and that was a plus. In those days Recording artist had it pretty tough because they did'nt have a long list of hotels & motels to choose from, nor did they have a string of venues lined up to play when they came to town, unlike today's recording artist. The only black owned & operated hotel in town was The Dumas Hotel located on Henry St. aka Frist St. Better known as (THE YARD) to the locals, and when the Dumas Hotel was full, the tired performers slept any-where they could, when the show was over. The majority of the people that ran the hotels & motels in Roanoke were white, and though not all of them were prejudice, they did not have a choice but to turn away the black artist, because they were told by the hotel owners, who could stay, and who could not stay. If they disobeyed, they were fired on the spot. That's the way it was in those days. One of the main reason's today why we play soul music & oldies, is to take our Audience down memory lane. We play originals to express our selves through our music. In the 60s oppertunity to open shows for a lot of R&B pioneers. Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, The Tams, The Drifters and many other acts, doing that and performing since age 11 gives me the passion and drive to perform today. When I was on stage with the pioneers of R&B & soul music, I was told to never hold back anything give the people what they came there for. If you did hold back, you would hear about it.

Lyrics

Rooster in the Hen House

Written By: Freeland Daniels

Verse 1
Ooh trouble trouble trouble there's trouble everywhere
Ooh, trouble trouble trouble, there's trouble everywhere
You know my cow won't give no more milk
And my baby boy done lost all of his hair
Chorus
I said the Rooster's in the hen house
Tell all the hens they better run I said the Rooster's in the henhouse
Tell all the hens
they better run
Cause it's a full moon tonight
Tell papa to lock the door
and get his gun
Verse 2
My old lady ran off and left me
She left me for the milkman
My old lady ran off and left me
She left me for the milkman
She took everything I owned
She even took my old rusty frying pan
Chorus / solo
Verse 3
Something woke me up this morning
I thought I heard a knock on my door
Something woke me up this morning
I thought I heard a knock on my door
It was the door and cat fighting
Lawd cause they just couldn't take it no more
Chorus / Solo
Repeat 3rd verse & out

Mozah Rocker

Written By: Freeland Daniels

Verse 1
Mozah Rocker was born on a river boat queen
His daddy was a french man
his mama miss Molene
Mozah's mama was a lady of the night tah
Didnt take the time it took to raise Mozah right
Mozah wasn't learning so he dropped out of school
Started smoking and drinking cause he thought it was cool
Chorus
Say, Mozah Rocker wanna to say
wanna say Mozah
Mozah Rocker got to got to got to got to Mozah
Mozah Rocker
wanna say wanna say Mozah
Verse 2
The local sheriff paid miss Molene a visit today
Said I heard some trerrible news about your boy Mozah
Seems to me he said a body was found by some local fisherman on the other side of town
Somebody said they thought they saw a man and Mozah
Dragging something underneath the bridge yesterday
Chorus
Verse 3
Willy the wineo done turned states evidence
The cut him a deal and he's been talking ever since
Mozah got busted but he never said a word
About the way the thing went down, on the other side of town
He said, don't bring no lawyer, trying to run down no game
All I want y'all to do is just remember my name
Chorus & out

Let's light this candle

Written By: Freeland Daniels

Chorus
Let's light this candle together
If it takes all night, forvever
We can make it happen, together
So let's light this candle forever
Verse 1
Well now, once upon I time I was poor mon
Didn't have no shoes no food, no clothes mon
Then I met the pretty lady at the store mon
We married, and started to romance, she said
Chorus / solo
Verse 2
Well we had a son and named him rerun
You know we only did it for fun
But rerun never understood the whole thing
So he named his only son the same thing
Chorus acuppella / clap hands
Verse 3
Now we're gonna have a family reunion
My son my wife and I, and junior
and when it comes down to a new name
Junior will name his son, the same thing
Chorus / solo & out

Discography

The Don't You Ever be Afraid CD has radio airplay in Alaska on Wholewheat Radio, Belgium, Japan, England, France, & Scotland.

Set List

Covers: Hold on I'm coming - Under the board walk - Hard to handle - Knock on wood - Stagger lee - I thank you - Soul man - Hole in the wall - Mustang Sally - Drift Away - Get down on it - Brick house - Superstition - Bare footin - Do You Love Me - I Feel Good - Midnight hour - Shaky Ground - It's alright - Another Saturday Night - Stand by Me- 39-21-46 - Just my imgination - Groovin - Strokin- Give Me One Reason - Ain't to Proud to Beg - Rainy Night in Georgia - A Change in Gonna Come - My Girl - Up on the Roof - Part time love - Daddy's home - Will it go round in circles - You send me - Let's Stay Together - If Loving You is Wrong - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Dreams to Remember - Bring it on Home - I wish - Living for the City- At last- : Originals :* Don't you ever be Afraid - *Rooster in the Henhouse - *This is my promise to you - *Mozah Rocker - *When this City Falls to Sleep - *Strange Strange feeling - *In the same shape you're in - *Let's Light this Candle - *You'r