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The best kept secret in music


"Liason Distribution Review"

“Theodis Ealey Live” “The Juke Joint Experience” on
IFGAM Records
Run Time: 54:02
Worldwide Availability March 3, 2009
One of the soul-blues world’s finest entertainers, Theodis Ealey is an accomplished chitlin circuit soul man who has made the rounds for a long time. His 2004 runaway smash “Stand Up In It” has earned him a solid place in the “party blues” genre history as one of the best. Bringing in influences from his birthplace of Mississippi, Southern Fried Soul, and just a general “adult” themed show; Ealey captures the energy of his show on this fresh sounding disc full of energy, funk, and soul.
Many of the grooves here are some of Theodis’ signature live show songs including soul-blues tunes “Move with the Motion,” “Francine,” and his signature song “Stand Up In It.” Some of the material, which gets this album labeled with a Parental Advisory sticker, is definitely all about the bawdy, naughty, crude sexual behavior that earns the blues it’s title of being “the devil’s music.” There are three straightforward blues tunes here, too. The all-too-oft covered Jimmy Reed classic “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” the old classic “Catfish Blues,” and the Ealey original “What Poor Theo Gonna Do With Myself.” This album also shows where some of modern day hip hop draws from its old school beats and definitely its crass sexual behavior. Ealey helps you draw a clear line between old school and today.
For a live album, it’s mixed straight from a soundboard so very little crowd noise is going to invade in. However, with that said, some of the tracks are mixed oddly at the beginnings an ends, which leads me to believe some mid song banter has been cut for time. However, the majority of the music is here with mistakes (which there are hardly any noticeable ones as Easley’s band is tight and crisp throughout) and all the energy a live show brings.
Overall, this disc reminds me of some of the great party blues records from years gone by. Anyone remember Chick Willis’ Stoop Down Baby? Ealey’s electric and entertaining nature really shine brightly on this disc, reminding fans and newcomers alike why he’s a sought-after entertainer. Ealey takes some fine guitar breaks on the straight ahead blues tunes that have some nice phrasing, but nothing really riveting. This album is just pure fun, and that’s something that’s never underappreciated.
Contact Information for this release: Liaison Distribution 1-800-841-6201, I-Tunes and

Juke Joint Soul –“Blues Experience”
The best in contemporary Soul-Blues music, and all that other stuff in between that is pleasing to the ears.

Available on CD and DVD
Contact Information for this release: Liaison Distribution 1-800-841-6201, I-Tunes and
- Ifgam / Liason

"The Music Scene"

Press Articles

The Music Scene By Bob Cianci Feb. 28, 2009
Theodis Ealey, It’s A Real Good Thang, IFGAM Records.
Georgian Theodis Ealey is another outstanding African/American blues guitarist, influenced by rock, R&B and traditional blues stylings and unafraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, espousing tales of good love, bad love, loss and loneliness. A lot of people have a misconception that blues music is sad stuff. Nothing could be further from the truth and Theodis Ealey’s happy, jumping shuffles like “I Want You” and “Baby You’ve Got What It Takes” drive that fact straight home. Ealey’s vocals and guitar playing are superior throughout, making It’s A Real Good Thang a standout. IFGAM Records, PO Box 831507, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.
- River Review

"Jus' Blues Awards / Lowell T. Folsom Award Winner"

Jus' Blues Music Awards 2008 - Overview of Jus' Blues Musi..
Achievement Award Theodis Ealey Denise .. Daisy Theater. Theodis Ealey was honored .. chitlin' cook-off. In the press release announcing the award winners
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- Jus' Blues 2006 & 2008 Winner


"I'm The Man You Need" (Ifgam 2006)

"It's A Real Good Thang" (Ifgam 2002)

"American Roots: Blues" (Ichiban 2002)
"Raw" (Ichiban 1998)

"Stuck Between Rhythm & Blues" (Ichiban 1996)

"If You Leave I'm Going Wit'Cha" (Ichiban 1994)

Headed Back To Hurtsville" (Ichiban 1992)

"Stand Up In It" (Ifgam 2004) (voted Best Soul/Blues CD 2003)



Theodis Ealey, brings that old party all night soul blues music repetroire. With his own flavor, sound, mixed in with his original compositions of Blues, and the blues masters of the past and today. His Mississippi upbringings and musical influences brings a whole new and exciting sound to his Guitarsmanship and Showmanship
Theodis Ealey “The BluesMan Lover”

Ifgam Records is proud to announce this unique package to promoters containing one of the south’s most influential Soul and Blues talents alive today.
Theodis Ealey ( is the guitarist, producer, writer, vocalist and entertainer for the Blues audience. He was originally signed to “Ichiban Records” in 1991, and had a string of global hits. Hits, still viable in today’s music market. Over the next 6 years, Theodis and Ichiban Records would enjoy 4 very successful albums. It was Theodis Ealey's talent, charm and magnetism that attracted audiences worldwide. His electrifying stage performances and his creative authenticity, also opened the doors to Hollywood. Theodis appeared in the NBC Movie of the Week, "A Kiss To Die For", the Emmy Winning HBO special, "Miss Evers' Boys", the major motion picture, "The Fighting Temptations" and commercials for “Rooms To Go” and “The Cartoon Network”, His latest accomplishment was his appearance in the Tyler Perry movie, “Daddy’s Little Girls” in 2007
The 2004 "Stand Up In It" project was a runaway success as the #1 Single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales Chart for 5 consecutive weeks, debuting at #5 on Billboard's Blues Album Chart and #69 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Charts. Theodis thought this song and album was just for "grown folks" but the radio industry and listeners thought otherwise, earning him 2 "JACKIE" Awards in 2004 for Best Recording by a Single Artist and National Blues Artist of the Year--The Little Milton Campbell Award. Rewardingly, the female population has claimed "Stand Up In It" as the Women's National Anthem.
Still holding strong to his Mississippi roots, Theodis has played guitar with such notable artists as Little Milton, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Richard "Dimples" Fields, the Blues Brothers and the 'legendary' Charles Brown. His musical journey enabled Theodis to generate a personal style based upon his love of diverse music -- blues, country, soul and rock. Theodis is once again "taking his show on the road" with his band members and delighting audiences with a brilliance which can only come with time and experience.
Theodis Ealey, ( having recently released his second CD on his Ifgam Record Label “Theodis Ealey “Live” which is now available at ( with “Latimore” guesting on vocals. The Theodis Ealey Band, are exceptional musicians who have worked around the globe with Theodis and other major stage acts, from small bars to stadiums. Musically, the band consist of Rob Peterson on Bass, Victor Hodge on Rhythm Guitar, William “El Willie” Travis on Saxophone/Keys, Ayo Cooley on Keyboards and B3 Organ, Daveo Wilmont, on Drums, and of course Theodis’ lovely wife “Linda Ealey” performing as background vocalist, lies in that ground between classic Blues and Southern Soul. The energy created on stage is still awe inspiring and draws on many years of passion and friendship between band members. Experience that brings that “Juke Joint Experience”
To life. This Package consists of Theodis Ealey, and his (band of quality musicians). It is a unique and powerful package offering some of the best music and musicianship around today.