In a city where the mic is king, the DJ is a loyal servant to its followers. And to the early-in-the-week beat.
Names: Patrick Brown and Jody Hendrix
DJ Aliases: DJ Jabberock and Jody Hendrix
Hometown/neighborhood: Brown: KCMO/Longfellow/Dutch Hill; Hendrix: KCMO/Parkville
Current residencies: Brown and Hendrix: MOKAN Twang Vinyl Country Night at Frank James Saloon, in Parkville, Wednesday nights; Brown: Stone Cold Creamery at Johnnie's on Seventh, '50s and '60s Sock Hop Party, every first and third Saturday
Beat vehicle: Two turntables, no microphone and a mountain of vinyl records
Description of your set: Pure country of all varieties, but the record must at least be of drinking age.
Current top five: Brown: "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" by Dr. John, "Jones (Oh Jones)" by Blind Blake Higgs, "Games People Play" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Little Boy Blue" by Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Burn the Honky-Tonk Down" by George Jones; Hendrix: "Honky Tonk Blues" by Hank Williams, "Honky Tonk Heroes" by Waylon Jennings, "Honky Tonk Moon" by Randy Travis, "Honky Tonk Night Time Man" by Merle Haggard, "Honky Tonk Crowd" by John Anderson
MOKAN Twang Vinyl Country Night at Frank James Saloon (10919 Northwest Highway 45, Parkville, 816-505-0800) begins at 8 p.m. Wednesdays.