The Kashmere Stageband (KSB), the celebrated student funk and soul high school performance band at Kashmere High School from the late 1960s until 1978. This group of high school students could not be funked with; they toured and won competitions across the country and even the world.
The band’s remarkable and inspiring story is told in the 2010 documentary, Thunder Soul.
this documentary is wonderful btw
You may want to get up for this.
Brenda Holloway “I Prayed For A Boy Like You” (1966, Unreleased. From Anthology, 2005).
Forever Motown’s queen of the basement, it still amazes how productive Brenda Holloway was in her short tenure at Motown between 1964 through 1967. For every single she released, it seems she recorded 10 songs.
Which rewards us with a surplus of goodies even today. Tonight we have her in one of her round robin stints in Detroit where she tried on the clothes of many writers and producers ideas in search for that mystical next single. This Stevie Wonder/Clarence Paul written and produced number was never intended to see the light of day. Pity.
Leola & The Lovejoys “Wait ‘Round The Corner” (Tiger 101-B, 1963)
Of consistently high quality and bad luck, Leola Jiles, solo and with her typical singing partners Billie Barnum and Ella Jamerson recorded for a variety of labels between 1962 and 1969, most often as The Apollas, but never scored a national hit.
Maybe because this splendidly soulful tale of being left in a dark alley, in the midst of a stand up, was the far stronger side of their debut for Leiber and Stoller’s Tiger Label that the A-side. Or the fact that Tiger, as a label, didn’t have as much success launching careers as the Red Bird imprint that grew out of it.
tensnake: Donell Jones feat Left Eye - “U Know What’s Up”
Damn, I Cannot Stop Listening To This Song.