The Legacy Group (Original Members Of Kashmere Stage Band) "Record Store Day" In Store Performance

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The Legacy Group (Original Members Of Kashmere Stage Band) "Record Store Day" In Store Performance
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An autograph session immediately follows the performance. Meet the original musicians featured in the film, Thunder Soul. We will have reissues of their original albums, Zero Point, Out of Gas – But Still Burning and the compilation LP and CD, Texas Thunder Soul. DVD copies of the film will be available and the band will have exclusive merchandise for sale including posters and T-shirts. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet these giants of soul.

Kashmere High School is located in a predominantly black neighborhood known as Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas. Music teacher Conrad O. Johnson attended an Otis Redding concert in 1967 and was inspired to translate the style of the concert into a program he could sustain at the high school in order to create opportunities for his student musicians, and thus the Kashmere Stage Band was born. During its time, KSB won national championships in high school band competitions and gained a reputation as being unbeatable. Johnson served as band director, arranger, and principal composer for the band. KSB recorded eight albums during its life.

The teenagers in the Kashmere Stage Band produced a sound equal to that of the contemporary funk bands the JB's and the Bar-Kays. Although lost for decades, since 2003 the KSB recordings have been released, some for the first time, on both vinyl record and CD and have become prized by hip-hop artists and DJ's for their inimitable sound. A notable sampling occurs on the Handsome Boy Modeling School album So... How's Your Girl?; DJ Shadow’s track “Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)” samples “Kashmere” from the album Kashmere Stage Band Plays Originals. Stones Throw Records imprint label Now-Again Records released a compilation of KSB material in 2006.[1]
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