Playing tracks by
Hot 8 Brass Band, Hackney Colliery Band, Rufus Thomas, We the People, Kashmere Stage Band and more.
Funky breaks big band style ...
Kashmere Stage Band (KSB), founded by music teacher Conrad O. Johnson was an elite performing unit of the student band at Kashmere High School, Houston, Texas, from the late 1960s until 1978.
In February 2008, thirty original members of the Kashmere Stage Band, all in their mid-50s, reunited for the first time in over three decades to pay tribute to their legendary leader, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, who was 92 at the time. The story of Prof, the exceptional music program he built, and the historic reunion of his former students was captured in a feature-length documentary film, Thunder Soul, narrated by Jamie Foxx, released in theaters on September 23, 2011.
I chat with Craig "Tino" Baldwin and Reginald "Rollo" Rollins, original members of the Kashmere Stage Band, in town for 'Thunder Soul'...
live broadcast 17-Jan-2013.