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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.


iODyne said...

TX psychedelia predating SanFran is well described in
Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

I wish I had not loaned it as I have no idea where my copy is now.

Last time I was here and read your profile I thought 'Steranko, Rex Stout' I like this guy.
cheers from Australia

Blue Heron said...

Thanks for tuning in, mate.And don't forget Arthur Upfield, the creator of the great half aboriginal detective, Inspector Bonaparte.


Blue Heron said...

I just checked your profile. What do I mean mate? You are a lady. Apologies.