JJ Rocks article # 280: From Houston, Texas USA: Melodies Soul Stories

This is where Soul and R+B dance with an Alternative edge. It’s a sound that is defined by smooth, emotional, and articulate vocals delivered in a hard driving Funk Rock package. And that is just a short description of only one of the songs from “Melodies Soul Stories” from Houston Texas, USA.

I was first taken in by a song that this lovely lady (also know as Melany Scroggins) posted on our site in two genres called “Control Freak”. One version was posted in Neo- Soul, and the other in Alternative. This impressed me very much because it’s hard enough to get recognition in one genre, but she did it in two genres with the same song! And of course being kind of a Rocker myself, I like the gritty Funk guitars in the Alternative version. But other members of my staff were into her Neo-Soul take on this very cool original song. This multi genre song is a first for a Spotlight Zone article and we are proud to feature her.

Everything from her great singing, very cool compositions, high level musicians, professional productions, and down to earth lyrics all contribute to her musical recipe that has the attention of many of our members and staff. Melany and her “Melodies Soul Stories” have a way of jumping out of your speakers and grabbing you in a powerful hold that won’t let you go until her songs are finished. And even after that it makes most listeners go for the replay button. Especially when they realize that the other songs she posted also relate many moods and musical experiences that display her versatility.

Please take a moment to go to her profile page to listen to her music and show some love. Then you will realize once again the level of quality that it takes to get an article written about you on this site. There are many more articles to come from our artists, but today it’s time for Melodies Soul Stories. And I know that most of you will agree.

You can visit her profile at this link:

- JJ Rocks, guitarist, St. Croix, Virgin Islands.

"Direct and down to earth, Scroggins is a rocking soul singer who struts her stuff on originals like the guitar-fueled 'Control Freak'…her voice packs a banshee spirit…"

"Scroggins" best is the sexy, moody, retro-soul 'Sad Eyes,' which evokes a smoky nightclub in a vintage crime flick…her voice is given lots of room and it pays off."

Radio Play in the UK for song Closest 2 U, & Parts of me missin
Radio Play in the UK for song Closest 2 U, Revel in the moment, & Parts of me missin
Collin Curtis Connection 9/3/13
Radio Play in the UK for song Closest 2 U and Sad Eyes (Poettiq mix)
Soul Sorts 9/1/13

Radio Play in the UK for song Closest 2 U 
Soul Essentials 8/30/13

Radio Play in the UK for song Closest 2 U
Charts for Indie Artist on CD BABY


  1#/#2 FOR JAZZ VOCALS   from August - September 2011


Charts for E-Music Top Downloads


FOR JAZZ VOCALS placed top 25 downloads for several weeks in August - September  2011


Charts for Alternative Music(Local/Houston) rank #7 on Reverbnation January 9, 2012 to Current in the top 25


ROCK IT "SAD EYES " won placement  on  New Jersey's ELITE RADIO 97.5 Radio Rotation! December 4, 2011


An alternative look at some of the best songs of 2011 December 27, 2011SOUL LOUNGE UK


In Line up for Favorite Indie Artists of 2011  January 1, 2012 ELITE RADIO 97.5 FM New Jersey



- Urban/R&B

- Retro-Soul

Voice of the Hall 2013 for Song Closest 2 U