Feeling High: Psychedelic Sound of Memphis / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2012 collection. Memphis is well known as the birthplaces of the blues, the fount of southern soul - and the locale that begat rock'n'roll. The city boasted a healthy rock scene well into the 1960s and 1970s, but few retrospectives have documented Memphis music in the psychedelic era when, as a major recording centre, it was the nexus not just for local freaks, but those from neighboring Arkansas, Mississippi and beyond. Big Beat's "Feeling High - the Psychedelic Sound of Memphis" shines a welcome light on this long-neglected area, and it's survey is based principally upon the work of two renowned Memphis mavericks.