Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound of Memphis

Feeling High: The Psychedelic Sound of Memphis


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Memphis is known for its distinctive blues sound and its fiery soul music, and, of course, as the place where Elvis Presley first put rock & roll on the commercial map and the world's radar. This fun and fascinating collection sheds light on another part of Memphis' musical heritage, the seldom-heard psychedelic garage bands from Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi who tracked there in the late '60s and early '70s. Every region in the U.S. had bands like the ones presented here, but what makes these rare tracks a little different is the clarity and professionalism of the actual recordings. Memphis had a well-established studio system by then, and there were young producers and engineers like Jim Dickinson and James Parks working at these studios who knew what to do with fringe rock bands. Nothing here was anything more than maybe a regional hit and nothing here changed the course of rock & roll any, but these are fun, clear, and intriguing productions. Among the highlights are the Honey Jug's echoing, cavernous-on-cough-syrup-sounding version of the Yardbirds' "For Your Love," the Wallabys' sitar-filled "Holy Days," an almost prog rock take on the Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" by Mother Roses, and the Goatdancers' "We're in Town," a bit of sunshine pop gone weird. Then there's a live "Flying Horse of Louisiana" from a band called the Knowbody Else -- who became Black Oak Arkansas a little farther on down the road.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
Label: Big Beat Uk
UPC: 0029667431125
catalogNumber: 6743112
Rank: 47156

Album Credits

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Graham Gouldman   Composer
Terry Manning   Composer,Producer
Rick Reynolds   Composer
Artis Brewer   Composer
James Luther Dickinson   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Stan Kesler   Producer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Vernon Morrison   Composer
Ray Stinnett   Composer
Butch Stone   Composer
Jim Stewart   Producer
Alec Palao   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Paul Selph   Composer
John Reed   Composer
Bruce Barham   Composer
Britt Warner   Composer
James Parks   Producer
Charles Ferrer   Composer
George Parks   Composer
Jim Mangrum   Composer
Glennray Tutor   Photo Courtesy
Glen Frazier   Composer
Alan Palmore   Composer
Wayne Evans   Composer
Tommy Rasico   Composer
Leon Gray   Composer
Larry Moore   Composer

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