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Flashlite #415

January 19th, 2017

It’s a heavy show today, at least in the beginning. We begin by introducing Ruby The Hatchet fronted by Jillian Taylor, from New Jersey. Then from Maryland, via the new Heavy Nuggets compilation, we check out The Obsessed. Then we pay a tribute to Rick Parfitt, the rhythm guitarist of Status Quo who passed away [...]

Flashlite #315

February 19th, 2015

We have some nice new projects for the familiar faces at The Little Lighthouse. Jeffrey Evans (68 Comeback, Gibson Bros) plays with Ross Johnson (Panther Burns) occasional gigs in Memphis and now an album of a set they recorded back in 2008 with Jim Dickinson is finally out on a disc. Robert Pollard gathered some [...]

Flashlite #299

October 30th, 2014

Today we say goodbye to one of the greatest musicians in rock’n’roll, the bass player of Cream, Jack Bruce who passed away on October 25th this year. We briefly review his career through his songs with Cream, solo and Golden Palominos. In our Blues Alphabet segment we hear the original version of I’m So Glad, [...]

As usual, at the end of the year, we bring you the list of the best albums played here at The Little Lighthouse in the past season. I think this was an interesting year. Debutant band Games tops the list with a catchy selection of hits. The ghost of Jim Dickinson rules the list this [...]

The Fuzz (Munster)

December 25th, 2013

Things are very complicated this year. There are two excellent bands with the name of (The) Fuzz. Both are special projects from previously well established musicians. There is Fuzz (without “the”) from San Francisco lead by Ty Segall, a band that has captured attention of music fans all over the world. The other Fuzz is [...]

San Francisco is maybe the hottest rock’n’roll town at the moment. But, in the world of The Little Lighthouse, the rock’n’roll capital is still in Memphis, TN. On our year end list, six albums are from Memphis and only two are from San Francisco. But only one of those records reflects the spirit of rock’n’roll [...]

Flashlte #243

October 3rd, 2013

The most exciting thing in this show is the new band for Greg Roberson who was in Reigning Sound. His new band is called Trashed Romeos and they made a tribute to the Memphis underground scene in the 60s and the one and only Jim Dickinson. The record is called Where Dreamers Never Go. Lucero, [...]

Flashlite #240

September 12th, 2013

Some sweet new americana today, or maybe it’s better to call it roots rock, since americana is really a worn out term these days. Neko Case has a new record, as well as her bandmate from the Blacky Ranchette project, Richard Buckner. Mark Lanegan is back as well with a new record consisting entirely of [...]

Flashlite #237

August 21st, 2013

Today’s show is dedicated to Sid Selvidge. He was a part of the Mud Boy and The Neutrons, a group of highly influential Memphis musicians. Lee Baker on guitar and Jim Dickinson on piano both passed away relatively recently, and Sid, who was the lead singer, just died in May this year. He was an [...]

Michael Tarbox used to lead a great band called Tarbox Ramblers. Hailing from the Boston area, Tarbox Ramblers were the leaders of the new blues revival for the past 15 years with a blend of academic and heartfelt approach that won our hearts. The first album for Rounder Records in 2000 was a furious collection [...]

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