Keb’ Mo’ has been selected to provide original musical compositions and exciting performances for the new TNT drama “Memphis Beat’. As composer for the show, Keb’ Mo’ brings his unique musical style to the mix of the rich and essential musical heritage of Memphis. For the opening theme of the series, Keb’ performs a cover of the title track ‘Memphis Beat’ originally recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis. He also provides his take on the Will Oldham song ‘ I See A Darkness’ which Johnny Cash hauntingly recorded in 2000.
Memphis Beat Debuts on TNT June 22nd – Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks played by Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl, Almost Famous), a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother. He is ‘the keeper of Memphis’, a Southern gentleman who is protective of his fellow citizens, reverential of the city’s history and deeply rooted in its Blues music scene. The show also stars Alfre Woodard , DJ Qualls, Celia Weston and Sam Hennings. For more information, please visit : TNT – Memphis Beat
Check out the two links below for video of Keb’ discussing the show and the music behind it:
Jason Lee and Keb’ Mo’: The Rhythm Behind ‘Memphis Beat’
Watch a Memphis Beat clip!