Lost Souls Volume 2


Lost Souls Volume 2 CD
LOST SOULS Volume 2 Garage Psychedelic Rock from Arkansas and Beyond 1965-1971-
This compilation gathers unheard, unknown, and legendary garage and psychedelic rock from Arkansas and SE Missouri in the 1960s. PLUS for the first time the garage punk classic The Modds - Leave My House is sourced directly from a recently discovered reel to reel tape revealing more than ever heard before. Featuring finds from Variety Recording Studio (home of Alley Records) in Jonesboro, Arkansas and MORE. ALL tracks sourced from reel to reel tapes recovered from private collections of the original musicians and studio owners. Fifteen bands are featured in an extensive 20 page full color booklet including liner notes with details on EVERY band. The sounds contained within reveal a hidden history of garage and psychedelic music previously unknown to exist. Hear new sounds from the past ranging from primitive garage to heavy psych and beyond. As a result of researcher Harold Ott's findings, old bandmates and friends have reunited to discuss and celebrate the music of their past.

Lost Souls Vol 2 REVIEW - Terrascope Online

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1. The Modds - Leave My House
2. Electric Sunshine - Stop!!
3. The Esquires - Sadie's Ways
4. The Tuesday Blues - Have You Ever Loved Somebody
5. Dust - Through a Silk Keyhole
6. Dust - Sky Flight
7. The Right Track - You Destroyed My Soul
8. Saturday's Children - Your Loving Ways
9. The Coachmen - Two New Girls
10. The Coachmen - Lovelight
11. The Modds - All the Time in the World
12. Scorpio - Ninety Nine and a Half
13. Stonehenge - Try to Help Each Other
14. The Saint James Group - Riverland Blues
15. The Purple Canteen - If You Like it That Way (band track)
16. Electric Sunshine - Thunder Forest
17. Woo Too Country Band - Green Was Green
18. Woo Too Country Band - What a Friend We Have In Jesus
19. Woo Too Country Band - Only Going Up the Road
20. The Tuesday Blues - Together We Stand
21. LD Mitchell & the Amalgamated Taxi Cab Service - Roses, Roses
22. Scorpio - It's Your Thing
23. The Tuesday Blues - Livin' Ain't Easy
24. Jimmy Roberts - It Could Make You Know the Truth

LABEL: Psych of the South (POTS 4503)

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Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this compilation starts magnificently with a quintessential slice of garage snarl as The Modds rip through Leave My House, a track filled with nasty overdriven guitar and venomous vocals. With a more commercial feel, well less fuzz anyway, The Electric Sunshine were 9 years old when they formed and recorded, fair play to them as it is a decent effort albeit derivative. Despite sounding like Steppenwolf, The Tuesday Blues display some fine musicianship on the wonderfully arranged Have You Ever Loved Somebody, whilst have a excellent sound one a brace of psych songs, with Sky Flight being the pick of the two. Another fine brace of songs is presented by The Coachmen, whose Byrdsian jangle has a commercial edge, backed by some fine vocals. The band have even re-united recently for some 40th anniversary shows, the original songs being recorded in 1966. It always amazes me that compilation such as this, that rely on a small (relatively) geographical area for their material, can find enough decent quality material for such a collection, and while the quality may dip slightly in places, this cd contains some real killers spread across its 24 tracks, including the excellent psych (ish) version of the soul classic Ninety Nine and a Half, recorded by Scorpio, and featuring some lovely Hammond organ. Those of you with a love of the West-Coast sound will enjoy, the swirling psych of Stonehenge, whose Try to Help Each Other comes complete with eco-aware lyrics and a moody guitar riff. A similar, psych swirl is provided by The Purple Canteen, a band who owned a foot operated lightshow and rehearsed in a canteen painted purple and whose If You Like It That Way contains some fine fuzzed up guitar work. Offering a trio of strong songs, Woo Too Country Band, Feature powerful female vocals courtesy of Susan Gent, whilst the rest of the band display some maturity in their playing, fine arrangements and subtly, all this and a garage cover of What a Friend We Have In Jesus, what more could you want With honourable mentions going to L.D. Mitchell & the Amalgamated Taxi Cab Service, for their moody anti-draft song Roses Roses, as well as the funky/slowburning album closer It Could make You Know the Truth- Jimmy Roberts, a song with piano and trombones included, giving it a completely different feel, this compilation is one that you will return you more than once, bring on volume three. (Simon Lewis) --Terrascope Online

This is another second shot, but rather than being a separate album by the same artist, it is instead a further compilation of old recordings by bands from the old days, i.e. the Sixties and thereabouts. One can definitely discern the British invasion influences on these bands (and the pieces are a great deal of fun to listen to and to cogitate on, e.g. there is one track that is so very Buddy Holly, by whom the Brit bands were heavily influenced). They are mostly from Arkansas, but there are a couple of Missouri bands in the mix as well. The liner notes give a lot of information on the groups and where they recorded and even in some cases how they went on to reform as different bands; in fact, it is almost as much fun to read them as it is to listen to the music. The is an instrumental track featuring Jonesboro native Gary Baker, who invented his own instruments and was obviously influenced by jazz organist Jimmy Smith. This is a classic blast from the past and should be in the collection of any follower of music history or fan of music from what we could call a gentler era and, while most of the cuts are dated, there are some that will remind you of bands playing today. The more things change, the more they stay the same? Go to psychofthesouth.com for more data.
Nightflying Magazine

Who knew so much quality fuzz came out of Arkansas in the late ‘60s? Lost Souls is a series dedicated to archiving psych and garage singles from the Deep South. Volume Two comes on as strong as the first one. The Modds “Leave My House” is a Teenage Shutdown quality rocker and the range of music stretches to bass-heavy psych. Loads of good stuff from early Arkansas. In the arena of regional archives, this crosses the border. There is a lot of variety here and you don’t have to be from Arkansas to dig it. –Billups Allen - Razorcake Magazine

Clearly, this is part of a worthy and ongoing local history project to trace and document the garage and psychedelic music of Arkansas in the 1960s.
Listening from the inside, this is something to be proud of, coming as the music does, from unreleased reel to reel tapes in private collections. From a wider perspective however, it does not, to my ears at least, maintain the same consistency of its predecessor. Its strength lays in the first 12 tracks. The Models’ ‘Leave My House’ is a garage cruncher and there’s soulful and acid fuzz in tracks by The Dust, The Right Track and Saturday’s Children. Much of the second half though, is punctuated by indifferent mid-paced instrumentals and so-so melodies.
There’s a period warmth and glow about it as a package though which helps make it more than the sum of its parts. - Paul Martin - Shindig Magazine

Volume 2 of Lost Souls from Psych Of The South This is a great collection once again. It think I may even dig it more than volume 1. Starts out with the nicely fuzz-infused punk attitude from The Modds with “Leave My House.” Proves that punk started back in the 60’s once again Lots of jangly tunes here, and like the 1st volume, the years span 1965-1971. “Sadies Ways” by the Esquires is a great tune, the guitar work is manic, jangly and just… great Plus, the guy has a killer scream “Sky Flight” by Dust is great, it goes from melodic parts to some manic fuzzed-out riffage, bounces around in your brain creating a nice contrast of clean, then bzzzzzz….. Stonehenges “Try And Help Each Other” delivers a sort of environmental message, “instead of putting ships into space, spend our money on a pollution race. Fight for the right to breathe clean air, I don’t give a damn what’s out there.” They also go along to talk about the end of the world… very prophetic song, they were pretty right on with their message, maybe the greed-driven politicians should have listened to the message of Stonehenge This is a great collection of garage rock here. Psych Of The South has done the ground work, knocked on doors and contacted the folks who made this great music of days gone by, they’ve salvaged what may have been lost forever had they not had the passion and love for the music to give it the recognition it deserves. Once again, the cd features nice extensive liner notes with history on the bands within. Worth a spot on the shelf for sure
Psych Trail Mix magazine Issue 5

The Lost Souls series continues with a second volume of rare and previously unreleased ‘60s era tracks, most originating from the state of Arkansas. This new 24-song set is anchored by a pair of previously reissued killers, the Modds’ primitive snarler “Leave My House” (Pebbles Vol. 11, Teenage Shutdown #13) and the Esquires’ rockin’ “Sadie’s Ways” (Hipsville #2, Journey to Tyme, and others). Most everything else, though, is making its first appearnce anywhere, having been drawn from a cache of never-released studio master tapes. Among the best of these discoveries are Saturday’s Children’s swingin’ “Your Loving Ways” and a pair of melodic garage numbers by the Coachmen, “Two New Girls” and “Lovelight.” Also, the Tuesday Blues (featured in UT#28) weigh in with a splendid, nearly unrecognizable garage-psych arrangement of the Hollies’ “Have You Ever Loved Somebody,” Dust impress with a pair of fuzzed-out psych cuts, “Through a Silk Keyhole” and “Sky Flight,” and the St. James Group blow the doors off the joint with a storming Hammond-stoked mover, “Riverland Blues,” the latter presented in swirling stereodelic sound. Another standout comes from Purple Canteen, with the wonderfully moody backing track of “If You Like It That Way.” The CD dribbles into dreariness about two-thirds of the way though, but with a dozen or more excellent tracks up front, and an info and photo-packed booklet inside, Lost Souls Volume 2 is still well worth its modest asking price.
Mike Stax - Ugly Things #30, Summer 2010