This film focuses on the 60s garage
band, The Lost Souls of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Through interviews and
research into local newspapers and personal collections, newly found
photographs and memorabilia are recovered from 40 years of obscurity.
The Lost Souls were a four-piece
combo: Fil Griggs on guitar and vocals, Mike Petray on lead guitar and
vocals, Danny Goldman on drums, and Mike Corbin on bass. The group formed
in May of 1966. The band developed a large following in the Jacksonville
area and were booked into Wayne Raney’s Recording Studio in Concord,
Arkansas on November of 1966 to cut their sole 45 rpm record Lost Love/My
Girl on Raney’s Leopard Records.
The record received airplay on
local mega watt AM station KAAY and sold well in the area. The Lost
Souls also did an opening song for James Brown at Barton Colosseum in
the summer of 1967, but soon after the group was no more. With their
discovery and documentation in this film, both sides of the record were
rereleased by Harold Ott’s record label, Psych of the South on
a compilation CD titled Lost Souls: Garage and Psychedelic Rock from
Arkansas 1965-1971, earning a whole new audience of fans for a record
made over 40 years ago.
Also read my article on the Lost
Souls by clicking the link below:
LOST SOULS: FOUND