Tuesday, June 15, 2010
011 - Pharoahs and Euterpeans
We know virtually nothing about the Rude Awakening, or Michael Troy and the Pharoahs, In both cases they simple rented studio time (in Virginia and Arkansas respectively), cut their tracks, and disappeared into the mists of time.
I have to admit when I recorded the show and saw the name "Little Caesar and the Euterpeans" I was sure that the group name was made up. Not so! Euterpe was one of the nine muses of ancient Greek myth. Specifically, the muse of lyric poetry and music. So the Euterpeans are simply performers of said poetry and music -- although in the case of Little Caesar's ensemble, it's laced with a healthy dose of soul.
We finish the show with the Hazzard's version of "Hey Joe," considered one of the best versions by garage music aficionados.
Garage/Soul 66 Podcast #011 - Pharoahs and Euterpeans
- Radio Star
This program we play:
Rude Awakening - A Certain Girl
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 1
Michael Troy and the Pharoahs
Lost Souls, Vol. 1
Little Caesar and the Euterpeans - Good, Good Lovin'
Ol' Virginia Soul, Vol. 1
The Hazzards - Hey Joe
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 2