Tuesday, May 25, 2010

010 - Outcasts and Roustabouts

A diverse group of forgotten bands on this podcast! The Outcasts check in from Norfolk, Virginia with a 1966 self-penned tune. The we jump to Philadelphia where singer Art Ensley and the Fabulous Echoes Band turn in a soulful track that captures the East Coast beach sound of the North Carolina shores. 

Danny Hendricks worked the oil rigs in Alabama. When he formed his band he gave it the name of his profession, and the Roustabouts were born. More fanciful were the origins of the Minute Men out of Washington, DC -- one of the many bands to dress in colonial costume. Unfortunately they didn't enjoy the same success as Paul Revere and the Raiders, or even the New Colony Six (but they did cut some killer tracks nonetheless).

- Radio Star

This  program we play:

The Roustabouts - Just You and Me
Lost Souls, Volume 1

The Minutemen - Why Do I Cry?
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 2

Art Eisley and the Fabulous ECHOES Band - Open the Door to Your Heart
Ol' Virginia Soul, Vol. 2

The Outcasts - Spell
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. Fore

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