Friday, April 15, 2011

031 - Electric Sunshine and the Electrical Banana

A mixed bag of tunes this time around. We start with East Coast favorites the Swinging Machine, and a great song from 1967, "Look Out!"

Then we follow Virginia artist Dean Kohler on his continuing adventures. We've already featured his previous group the Satellites, and we pick up the story after Kohler was drafted in 1965. It spelled the end of the Satellites, but not Kohler's musical career. On the transport to Vietnam, he formed a new group, the Electrical Banana, and even managed to record a few songs in Hanoi while on tour! You'll hear one of them in this podcast.

And we check out Raw Soul from 1972. Dorsey shows up to blow sax on the record, keeping the energy level high (before the lead singer kicks him off). We finish with the Electric Sunshine, a remarkable band of nine-year-olds from Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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This program we play:

The Swinging Machine - Look Out
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 4

The Electrical Banana - She's Gone
Aliens, Psychos, and Wild Things, Vol. 1

Raw Soul w/Dorsey - Leave My Beat Alone
Ol' Virginia Soul, Part 3

Electric Sunshine - Stop!!
Lost Souls, Vol. 1 - Garage and Psychedelic Rock n' Roll from Arkansas

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