Kashmere Stage Band Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 on 3LP + DVD + Booklet Box Set
Now-Again Records is proud to present the deluxe edition of the Texas Thunder Soul 1968- 1974 anthology, to be released in conjunction with the Jamie Foxx-produced documentary Thunder Soul: The True Story of Conrad Johnson and the Kashmere Stage Band, which has already picked up awards at SXSW and the LA Film Festival.
Texas Thunder Soul 1968- 1974 is presented here as a 3LP/DVD package. The DVD includes three short films: "Texas Jewels – The Making of Texas Thunder Soul," "Prof. and his Band" and a performance of the Kashmere Stage Band on the 1972 special "Jazz: Yesterday, Today, Forever."
The word is officially out: Kashmere was the greatest high school band - ever. Their story is tucked in between slabs of hard-70s funk, soul, and jazz; Conrad Johnson transformed a bunch of rough-hewn high schoolers into a band that could compete with any in the nation – professional, or otherwise. Forget high school bands, we're talking about sixteen year old kids who would give the JBs a run for their money.
The Kashmere Stage Band released a total of eight albums and three 45s on Johnson's Kram label. The band's best tracks are collected here alongside producer Eothen "Egon" Alapatt's expanded booklet, with updated liner notes and essays, more rare photos and ephemera. The DVD contains the B+/Flying Lotus produced Texas Jewels short, a recently unearthed 1973 documentary on the band, and a 1972 performance.