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saturday

Twenty years ago, former gospel singer Marvin Sease released the song “Candy Licker,” an X-rated ode to a practice that doesn’t have anything to do with lollipops. Too debauched for radio, this testimony to pleasing the ladies nevertheless became a chitlin’-circuit jukebox favorite. But Sease isn’t the only old-school R&B vocalist to mix Sunday-morning vocal techniques with Saturday-night lyrics. At the “Southern Soul Explosion,” he’ll be joined by a number of like- and dirty-minded colleagues. Chick Willis, a former Elmore James sideman, will bring the bluesy guitar picking and “playing the dozens” vocal style—an African-American custom in which two competitors face off against each other in a trash-talking contest—of his politically incorrect “Stoop Down Baby.” And Roy C. has an earthy, Bobby Bland–like timbre that, despite his Long Island upbringing, has had a lasting appeal below the Mason-Dixon Line. Jim Bennett, Lady Mary, and the Floyd Haywood Band get things started at 2 p.m. at Lamont’s, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey. $30. (301) 283-0225. (Steve Kiviat)