When it’s a beautiful day in Memphis, Tennessee, the whole city tends to come out. Folks pull out their fresh rides and automatically hit the road. The speakers are almost always turned up but contrary to popular belief, people from 18 to 88 years old listen to old school pimpin’ grooves on these type of days.
Bluff City and Grammy nominated bassist/vocalist David Parks (aka Parks David) has definitely channeled that vibe and sentiment perfectly with his latest EP.
Fresh off of his Grammy nod for contributing to Ledisi’s song “Anything For You“, Parks David felt like he had to drop a project to bring it back home. His latest EP The Q Tape is doing just that.
The feel throws you back into Memphis, Tennessee circa 1970’s when Stax & Hi Records were running the city and American Sound where Bobby Womack recorded was still jumping in 2021. (Fun fact: American Sound Studios located on Danny Thomas Blvd was the site of Club Hughes for all of my North Memphis veterans).
But, in this visual mixtape-styled release, David is literally PUSHING you into the groove as you ride with him in his old school through Downtown Memphis. This EP is definitely worth 2 or 3 listens.
My only compliant is that the EP is so damn short. It leaves you wanting more but that’s proves that Parks David has the attention of the game and shows what is missing out of today’s sound: live bass.
Check it out below ASAP!!!!