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I remember my good friend Chris talking about this album earlier this year but it wasn't until last week while reading Fader that I realized that the album was done by a bunch of high schoolers.

AW of Fader wrote one hell of a review of the record:

If you're fingers haven't been dustified in a while, then you don't know that KSB stands for "Kashmere Stage Band" and also "the baddest ass high schoolers in the history of high schools." Kashmere, as the band came to be known was a high school band from Houston Texas that somehow managed to breakaway from Glen Miller standards and come to master funk throwdowns with all the finesse of real-deal professionals. In a moment of unexpected brilliance, bandleader Conrad Johnson got KSB to record their songs on wax-the folks at Stones Throw/Now Again are releasing these gems as a double disc jamathon. When I was in high school, my friends did accappella performances of Boyz II Men. What the fuck?

AW is on point with this review. The record is sheer brilliance and if you haven't got it yet get it now. On another note, this year is going down as the soul comp reissue year of the millenium, so much crazy good stuff out there. Just add this one to the Soul Boulders, Eccentric Soul, and Soul Sides Vol. 1 pile.

Mp3: Kashmere Stage Band - "Ain't No Sunshine" (J.Rocc Remix)
Mp3: Kashmere Stage Band - "Kashmere"
Mp3: DJ Shadow - "Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)"

Buy it: Be sure to support these guys and gals by picking up Texas Thunder Soul over at TurntableLab here.

2 interested person(s)

Anonymous said... @ 10/02/2006 03:45:00 PM

Theres another cool post about these guys at:

Some cool remixes by J-Rocc and Oh No.

Flatlander said... @ 10/04/2006 09:50:00 PM

Thanks for the tip on this album. You're right. It's awesome.

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