CARGOE LIVE IN MEMPHIS follows right on the heels of other great Power Pop releases by Lucky Seven Records, including ROCK CITY (the BIG STAR progenitor group), VAN DUREN’s IDIOT OPTIMISM, and the ROCKIN MEMPHIS 1960’s-70’s Power Pop fans the world over will be unable to resist adding CARGOE LIVE IN MEMPHIS to their collection! (Less)
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TEXAS has been the birthplace of many blues and rock legends. From T-Bone Walker to Freddy King to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Delbert McClinton to The Fabulous Thunderbirds to ZZ Top and in between, a lot of great music has come from The Lone Star State. (Less)
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Taken in 1965, this famous photo of a young Marine could have been taken yesterday. Inspired by and named for the award winning documentary "Dear America - Letters From Vietnam" this classic Ben Sherrod home recording pays homage to these forgotten and seldom heard voices. (Less)
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BADJUJU. Cajun music, Mexican music, Country music, Acoustic blues, almost nothing is safe from their onslaught. Borrowing at times from their heroes ZZ, Stevie Ray, AC/DC, and Thorogood, this collection nonetheless showcases the incredible original writing and virtuoso playing of band leader Jim Suhler. (Less)
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What began as the horn section for the house band at Stax became the Memphis Horns, the most highly regarded and in demand horn section in history.
The all-instrumental ˜Flame Outˇ features five Memphis Horns originals as well as covers of the Memphis soul classics "Let's Stay Together," "Gee Whiz" and "These Arms of Mine." The album was recorded at Memphis' Studio Six, produced by Terry Manning, and features top Memphis players Howard Grimes, Steve Potts, Marvell Thomas and Dywane Thomas. (Less)
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IDIOT OPTIMISM is truly one of the all time great Power Pop albums! Van Duren was another seminal figure in the Memphis/Big Star Pop scene of the 1970's. He was good friends with Chris Bell and Jody Stephens, and in fact, once auditioned to replace Chris in Big Star. Then Van later was a member of Chris Bell's & Jody Stephen’s post Big Star band, The Baker Street Regulars. He went north in 1978 with Jon Tiven, who produced Van’s first album, Are You Serious?, released on vinyl in the 70's. This album has become an underground classic amongst cult Power Pop fans across the world (that one will be issued by Lucky Seven on CD for the first time in the US next year). Then Van worked long and hard on his second album, IDIOT OPTIMISM, but had a falling out with the record company before its release. In listening to it now, I am totally amazed by the depth and quality of his songs and performance. This is truly one of the lost gems of recorded music! One of the highlights is his version of Chris Bell's song "Make A Scene." (Less)
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SHAKE is an amazingly powerful collection of dark, Delta-blues influenced songs, played with a definite fervor. Suhler’s guitar wizardry stunningly leaps off the disc, harkening to the days of Jimmy Page, Angus Young and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Produced by Terry Manning of ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Destroyers fame, and recorded at Compass Point in Nassau, home studio of powerful music from AC/DC to Bob Marley to The Rolling Stones! (Less)
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The group ROCK CITY has never had an album released before. This ROCK CITY recording, made in 1969-1970, has never seen the light of day publicly until now. In fact, the master tape was lost in a mis-marked box for these last thirty-three years! Yet, ROCK CITY are widely known as a very influential musical force. How can this be?
ROCK CITY was the group which immediately preceeded, and contained members of, the famous group BIG STAR, which is regarded in most musical critics’ circles as the biggest influence on modern pop-rock music not named The Beatles!
Two of the members of ROCK CITY, Christopher Bell and Jody Stephens, were also members of BIG STAR. Three of the songs on this CD were also on BIG STAR’s first album, #1 RECORD, in later versions. The worldwide cult following which has shadowed BIG STAR for now over thirty years has long been aware of the early group names which were used by these players. And, in fact, this group under another of those now-famous names, ICEWATER, also appears on this CD performing one song (“Feel”). And the other two members of ROCK CITY, Thomas Dean Eubanks and Terry Manning, are also well known in Memphis and BIG STAR music folklore! Also included on the ROCK CITY CD are two songs by Thomas Dean Eubanks in solo mode, which were released as a ‘45’ single on the highly-collectible PRIVILEGE label in 1975. (Less)
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