Alex Greene
Alex Greene
Depression Jubilee
Mulatta Records, 2013

From CD Baby:
The history of The Rolling Head Orchestra's hometown, Memphis, TN, inspires Depression Jubilee. In creating a soundtrack about Boss Crump's grip on the city for over four decades, composer Alex Greene interprets musical stylings from a wide swath of the 20th century. The film, "Citizens Not Subjects!" traces the growth of machine politics, Crump style. From speakeasies to swing to soul, Greene's music, powered by some fo the city's finest players, progresses through Prohibition, war, prejudice, and porsperity the memphis weathered under Crump. The album has the warp and the woof of a vintage band jamming into the wee hours. "How could you get the blues about ol' Memphis?" asks Greene in the album's only vocal track, but the band finds plenty of ways to wail. The album culminates with an irreverent take on Duke Ellington's classic "Caravan".

Reigning Sound

AG was in the original line up of this band, which features the songwriting and singing of Greg Cartwright. AG plays piano, organ, guitar, and background vocals on the band's first four albums.
Home for Orphans
Sympathy for the Record Industry, 2005
Too Much Guitar
In the Red Records, 2004
Time Bomb High School
In the Red Records, 2002
Break Up, Break Down
Sympathy for the Record Industry, 2001

Essentially the Reigning Sound plus Jack Yarber/Oblivian. Some great live magic captured here.
Live and Deadly in Memphis & Chicago
Sympathy for the Record Industry, 2010

A bizarre, rag tag group of indie performers who stage surreal music and puppet shows for the kids. AG contributes songs, voice, keyboards, organ, and trombone to this project.
Love Clowns
Goner Records, 2010

Blending 19th century string band sounds with North Mississippi drum corps beats, this band features the lovely Lorette Velvette as vocalist and guitarist. AG offers his songs, piano, bass drum, and occasionally his voice.
Paradise Square
Mulatta Records, 2010

Touring Europe extensively in the 1990's, Lorette still has a devoted following across the Atlantic. Alex and Lorette performed there most recently in 2011, in Paris and Regensburg, Germany.
A History of Memphis Garage Rock: The '90s
Shangri-La Projects, 2003
Rude Angel
Okra-Tone Records, 2001
Dream Hotel
Veracity Records, 1994

AG released several singles under his own name on Loverly Records. All the singles are collected on these CDs... but seek out the original vinyl if you can.
Loverly Music: The Singles (1997-1998)
Loverly Records, 1999
Loverly Music: The Singles (1995-1996)
Loverly Records, 1997
Loverly Music: The Singles (1993-1994)
Loverly Records, 1995

A scrappy bunch of retro experimentalists with a live DJ in the band, this group was a product of Memphis' unique magic. AG contributed songs, singing, and keyboards.
Upstart, 1995

Impala

AG had some cameos on this fine album, playing the Hammond organ at the legendary Phillips Recording Studio. Produced by the great Roland Janes.
El Rancho Reverbo
Icehouse Records, 1994

Tav Falco & the Panther Burns

After months of chaotic touring with the art damaged Panther Burns, AG contributed organ and piano work to this studio masterpiece.
Return of the Blue Panther
Triple X, 1990

Linda Gail Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis' little sis sure packs a wallop. A young AG contributed organ and lead guitar on some of the cuts.
International Affair
New Rose, 1990