Monday, October 08, 2018

A Little Memphis Music

John Paul Keith (not to be confused with FOGTB John-Paul) is a Memphis-based musician with a new album, "Heart Shaped Shadow," that deserves your attention. Sometimes he sings straightforward self-deprecating sad country songs like this:



Other times he plays jazzier songs like this:



But my favorite songs are the ones where he lets loose with old school honkytonk flavor:



Give it a listen.

23 comments:

Whitney said...

I came here to read some comments. Oh, well, I will just re-read these:

http://gheorghe77.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-columbus-day.html

T.J. said...

A decade later, and Marvin Lewis is still employed.
A-ma-zing.

Whitney said...

Regular season: 127–113–3 (.529)
Postseason: 0–7 (.000)

zman said...

Also a-ma-zing: the Bills have amassed fewer points and yards through five games than the R**skins have through three games.

rootsminer said...

This guy's aight Z. I mean, he's no Furry Lewis, Phineas Newborn, or Shankles Floyd, but pretty good.

Memphis has surely produced and/or nurtured as much prodigous musical talent, if not more than, any other American city.

Marls said...

It’s no Teaneck, NJ.

zman said...

Don't sleep on the Isley Brothers and T-Neck records. Or Das Efx. Or Jodeci.

rootsminer said...

Not sleepin' on any of those cats (I really dig The Isley Bros), but my Memphis list could go on for days. I just picked those three because of their cool names and divergent genres. Shankles Floyd was better known as Harmonica Frank, but still a fairly obscure figure.

Marls said...

Rootsy is hating on Jersey.

Whitney said...

Cankles Wilson is no Shankles Floyd, but she was the heart and soul of Wilson Phillips.

Whitney said...

Old 97's, Richmond, 12/6

Book it

rootsminer said...

I'd never hate on Jersey. As you may or may not know, the NJ township of Teaneck is considered hallowed ground in the development of American music!

zman said...

Biggie lived over at Glenpointe. Just sayin.

Whitney said...

Very shrewd of the NFL to schedule the Washington football club to play on Columbus Day, the one day a year that people of Native American dissent universally protest the usage of the traditional symbols of indigenous peoples for costume or other thoughtless display. Well played.

rootsminer said...

pure class, that organization.

Danimal said...

A few times a year (3 times for me since July) without fail I have random run-ins with old friends in airports, hotels, airport hotels, baseball stadiums, golf courses, golf tournaments. Today was one such day, and I only bring it to your attention b/c many know the man - McGoo, Erin - lobby of a hotel in Scottsdale, AZ. My wife thinks it's strange it happens so often. But is it really? I think if we all kept our eyes open and expected it, it would happen a lot more.

Congrats on the big win this wkd Mark. I fear ND's time is about to run out...sadly.

TR said...

Was it the Phoenician?

I spend most of my time trying to avoid interactions w/ folks I see. It’s probably mutual. In fact, it’s definitely mutual.

Danimal said...

Westin Kierland

Mark said...

I had one of those moments last night at the Wu Tang show. I kinda hate most people but those unexpected and rare interactions are nice.

Whitney said...

Strong week for the NFC East

zman said...

I just read an email containing a sentence that included "low hanging fruit" AND "elephant in the room." It also included "and/or" for bonus points. I feel like I won workspeak bingo.

Whitney said...

Not bad. For the record, if there’s an elephant in the room, the last thing you want is low-hanging fruit.

Whitney said...

Angel Hernandez, long known as the worst ump in the game, had three calls at first overturned last night. He’s calling balls and strikes tonight. I’m sure that won’t be an issue.