Rob Jungklas

Blues, Musical Artist

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Who is Rob Jungklas?

Rob Jungklas is an Memphis, Tennessee-based musician, singer and songwriter.

Jungklas worked in the Memphis-based music circuit for 15 years before signing a deal with Manhattan Records and releasing the album Closer to the Flame in 1986. The album contained the minor hit "Make It Mean Something" which reached #86 on the Billboard Hot 100. Another song, "Boystown," had a video directed by Godley & Creme. "Hello Heaven," another song on the album, appeared on the soundtrack of the 1987 movie The Principal.

Jungklas recorded a second album that was not released; he then moved to RCA Records, where his album Work Songs for a New Moon was released in 1989. The album was not a commercial success, and he left the label. Jungklas then left the music business; he married, earned a college degree and got a job teaching English and science at the Hutchison School in Memphis. He moved to work at St. Georges Collierville working as a 7th grade science teacher. Jungklas began playing music again in 2001, and released the album Arkadelphia in 2003 on Memphis-based label Madjack Records. Its blues-based sound was a major departure from his rock-oriented 1980s releases. Jungklas played several shows opening for Lucinda Williams in support of the album. Jungklas released another blues-based album, Gully, in 2007. In August 2010, he released Mapping the Wreckage.

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on July 23, 2013

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