Soul, Inc.

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An improbably -- and some would say unfortunately -- named garage band out of Louisville, KY, who never quite got discovered, even by enthusiasts for '60s garage rock, until the 1980s and beyond. Eddie…
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An improbably -- and some would say unfortunately -- named garage band out of Louisville, KY, who never quite got discovered, even by enthusiasts for '60s garage rock, until the 1980s and beyond. Eddie Humphries (saxophone), Tom Jolly (trumpet), Wayne Young (guitar), Jimmy Orton (bass), and Marvin Maxwell (drums) made up the original lineup in 1965, and Young and Maxwell ended up in the second lineup, which is the one that counts for garage band enthusiasts. Frank Bugbee (guitar), Wayne McDonald (vocals), and Jim Settle (bass) firmed up the harder sound, sans sax and trumpet. The original lineup left behind one single in 1966 that seemed bent on competing with Bill Deal & the Rhondels, but the second lineup soon began cutting music in more of a psychedelic-punk vein on the Boss and Star labels, and one later single, "I Belong to Nobody," actually got released on Laurie Records in 1968. Bugbee, Maxwell, and Settle later formed the psychedelic band Elysian Fields, who recorded on Imperial. The Gear Fab label released a Soul Inc. CD in 1999 and their two best songs, "60 Miles High" and "Stronger Than Dirt," appeared that same year on Bacchus Archives' first two volumes of Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes on their Dionysus label.