Arkansas music

First Look: Teaser Trailer for 45RPM

COMING FALL 2012

Starring Liza Burns & Jason Thompson

Written & Directed by Juli Jackson
Cinematography by Bryan Stafford
Edited by Les Galusha & Brent Bailey

*Song Credit: 1960s Arkansas band Barefacts – “Tell Me”
Available on the Lost Souls Volume 1 Compilation

Mandy Maxwell – Featured Artist

Mandy Maxwell working on various paintings for the upcoming feature film 45 RPM.

Mandy is a visual artist located in Paragould, Arkansas. You can see more of her work at mandyatlarge.com

The song “Man With The Old Brown Sack” is from the upcoming album Poor Man’s Lament by Arkansas native Youell Swinney
youellswinney.bandcamp.com

Production Day at Headquarters

On Saturday my production space was a-buzz with activity.  With some fantastic help from Kandi Cook & Mandy Maxwell, I managed to shoot a lot of great content including animation, still photos, driving shots, and other timelapse footage for 45 RPM’s upcoming fund-raising video.  I decided to setup a webcam timelapse in the main room to document some of our efforts.  This video is about 9 hours of our day compressed into 6 minutes.

The songs “Black Forest” and “Lil Jimmy Swing” were graciously provided by the Fayetteville-based band, Voyageurs, off of their album Alien Iverson. Find more of their music here.

Thank you to everyone involved. It was a very productive day!


 

 

 

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Music from the Un-Natural State

While writing the 45 RPM script, some research brought me to Harold Ott’s website Psych of the South.

Here I found a wealth of information about Arkansas-based bands from the 1960s.  Better still, a CD compilation of songs called Lost Souls Volume 1 – 1960s Garage and Psychedelic Rock ‘N’ Roll from the Un-Natural State: Arkansas. I have to say I have been listening to it nonstop. It is available on the Psych website, iTunes, and Amazon. Definitely check it out if you enjoy low-fi pre-punk garage music as much as I do.

Also just watched Ott’s 2008 documentary Lost Souls about a band from Jacksonville, Arkansas that put out a sole 45 on Leopard Records in 1966, “Lost Love”/ “My Girl”

Watch “Lost Souls” on Youtube!

Listen to Lost Souls music and history on KUAR ‘s Podcast – Arkansongs

It is tough to find such detailed first-hand accounts of what the music scene was really like Arkansas in the 1960s. Seeing the band discuss their teenage rock ‘n roll experiences gives me great insight into Arkansas’s musical past.