John Paul Keith – The Rhythm Of The City: Vinyl, LP, Album, Red


Wild Honey Records is very happy to announce John Paul Keith’s 5th album ‘The Rhythm Of The City’!

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Wild Honey Records is very happy to announce John Paul Keith’s 5th album ‘The Rhythm Of The City’!

“I was at my home in Memphis one evening and heard a car pass by blasting Al Green’s ‘Love and Happiness,’ which was
recorded just a couple miles away,” says singer-songwriter John Paul Keith. “I was struck by how Howard Grimes’ drumming just seems to embody something about the feel and the pace of life for me here. I thought to myself, ‘Howard Grimes
is the rhythm of the city.’ My next thought was, ‘That sounds like a title track.’”

Conjuring up his own unique musical mélange –a sweet spot where the sound of Sun blues, Stax soul, and Hi R&B all
meet – it’s a record steeped in the geography and culture of Memphis, which Keith has called home for the last 15 years.
“The vibe came about organically from playing Beale Street and Graceland and working with horn sections more
frequently the last few years,” says Keith.

Keith’s fifth solo album – and his first self-produced effort – ‘The Rhythm of the City’ finds him expanding his
approach on a horn-heavy 10-song collection that’s in thrall to the classic sounds of Bluff City soul and rock and
roll. The Rhythm of the City was recorded to tape at Electraphonic Studios, and engineered by Keith’s frequent collaborator,
Scott Bomar (bandleader of the Bo-Keys, Don Bryant producer, and film composer for Dolemite Is My Name).
“Rhythm confidently stakes its claim as Keith’s best album, with a mix of stinging love songs (“How Can You
Walk Away”) halting heartbreakers (“I Don’t Wanna Know”), bluesy rambles (“If I Had Money”) and deep soul
explorations (“How Do I Say No) that feel like instant classics.” (Bob Mehr, author, Trouble Boys: The True Story
of The Replacements).

For fans of: Reigning Sound, Stax Records, Wilco, Chuck Prophet, Sun Records, Motel Mirrors.

Track list:

1 How Can You Walk Away
2 Love Love Love
3 The Sun’s Gonna Shine Again
4 The Rhythm Of The City
5 Keep On Keep On
6 I Don’t Wanna Know
7 Ain’t Done Loving You Yet
8 If I Ever Get The Chance Again
9 If I Had Money
10 How Do I Say No

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Weight 280 g
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 0.25 cm
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Wild Honey Records


12" LP


John Paul Keith



Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll, Memphis Blues


Red vinyl

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