Wednesday, January 25, 2012

050 - Lost Souls, Vol. 3

 Fifty episodes of Garage/Soul '66! Hard to believe we're still going strong, and still have lots more vintage psych, rock, soul and pop to share with you.

To celebrate, we're marking another important occasion -- the release of Lost Souls, Vol. 3 by Psych of the South. This compilation digs even deeper into the Arkansas music scene of the late 1960's, unearthing rare acetates, rehearsal recordings, reel-to-reel tapes, as well as some tunes that actually made it to vinyl.

We start with the first track on the CD. Richard Vanover and Bob Ralph perform their original 1968 composition, "I Can See Your Ways." We then move to a classic. The Culls (like many other bands before and after them) performed "Suzie Q." This recording, though, doesn't come from a studio, but rather a rehearsal held in the drummers basement! (We may have to rethink that term "garage band"...)

And we also have a movie-related track from Billy Cole and the Fouke Monsters. Their release "The Fouke Monster" was written to promote The Legend of Boggy Creek.The Fouke Monster was sort of a Big Foot-style creature sighted around Fouke, Arkansas. Really.

Barbara Stants takes the Soul Spotlight with a song about sisters doing it.. to their men. "I'm Gonna Outfit You Baby" tells it exactly as it is. A welcome dose of sassy funk from Miss Stants.

Remember, you don't need an iPod (or even an iPhone) to enjoy this podcast. Just click on the link below and start listening.

The Radio Star

This program we play:

Richard Vanover and Bob Ralph - I Can See Your Ways
Lost Souls, Volume 3

The Culls - Suzie Q

Lost Souls, Volume 3

Barbara Stant - I'm Gonna Outfit You, Baby
Ol' Virginia Soul, Encore!
Billy Cole and the Fouke Monsters - The Fouke Monster
Lost Souls, Volume 3

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