Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cover Me (Thank You)

The good folk at Stones Throw Records have been uncovering and reissuing some great old funk and soul records from the 60's and 70's. One such band is the Kashmere Stage Band, who's story is truly a remarkable one of Houston High School musical director Conrad Johnson, who took his stage band to lofty heights with arranging and performing some amazing funk originals and covers alike in the the late 60's, early 70's.
Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974, is the result of recordings taken from this period where you get to hear Conrad Johnsons students throw down some of the most pure funk cuts you will hear from any band from that time or now.
One of the covers on the album was Sly and the Family Stones seminal hit Thank You(Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again). A track that has been covered and sampled many times over, however, i feel the Kasmere's version does unbelievable justice to the original.
Sly and the Family Stone - Thank You -
Kashmere Stage Band - Thank You -
Bonus Kasmere Track

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