Saturday, June 15, 2013
Kenny & The Kasuals
This was the number one band in North Texas in the mid sixties. This song is a remake of an old tune by Blind Willie Johnson that you can hear here. Both versions are good. People sometimes forget that the psychedelic sound in Texas predated the genre's arrival in San Francisco. These bands included the Thirteenth Floor Elevators, Bubble Puppy, Red Crayola and the Lost and Found amongst many others. There was a time in my life when I really sought this rare vinyl out.
I lived in Texas during this time and my older sister was hip deep in this psychedelic stuff. Much of the music of the period was recorded by Kenny Rogers brother Lelan on his International Artists label. Highly collectable.