Living in the Midwest, I don't often get to see Southside, but when I do it's a sweat stirring soulful experience. The first time I ever saw him was at the House of Blues in Chicago and Johnny and the Jukes played for over two-and-a-half hours delivering most of their hits to a drenched audience.
Southside has never gotten along with record companies despite some help from friends Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt and Jon Bon Jovi. Despite all of this, his catalog is impressive and the band has just released an extensive box set. This was news to me and it's a shame because it looks deeply impressive and was made with love and care with the fans in mind. Southside may never have received a Gold record, but his legacy will far outweigh others record sales. He's one of the most under appreciated acts around today, do yourself a favor and get some of his vintage r&b music here.