I’m forever sending albums and movies via Amazon to my dad Don Sexton. Some are winners. Some aren’t. (Harry Connick, Jr.’s gospel album … I’m looking at you.) Below is a lightly edited text I received today …
Enjoyed Shemekia Copeland/Keb’ Mo’/John Mellencamp this afternoon. All three artists are excellent and have a totally different take on our society today.
Copeland [Uncivil War] has wonderful uplifting songs – she dedicates the CD to Dr. John & John Prine which should reflect the tone/vibe of the music – with “Dirty Saint” about Dr. John.
Keb’ Mo’ [Good to be…] is more a love letter kinda thing – while surveying society in a positive way.
John Mellencamp [Strictly a One-Eyed Jack] reflects a guy born in Seymour, Indiana in 1951. Very dark and angry – but with a strong message about how fecked up our lives have become.
Ranked by entertainment/fun/pleasurable listening – Shemekia Copeland #1 – Keb’ Mo’ #2 – and John Mellencamp #3 – but John deserves a listen. Thanks❤️
Thank YOU! 🙌
nice reviews, don, and I like the backstory analysis. I see where roy gets it. )
Love you ❤️