Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR: Summer School Funk (A Kashmere Stage Band Addendum)

Now-Again | Sep. 30, 2011 | Picks | ,

The latest post in Egon’s NPR series Funk Archaeology couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for anyone recently introduced to the wonders of the Kashmere Stage Band. This investigation into Houston jazz drummer, educator and label owner Bubbha Thomas’ Summer Jazz Workshop – and the nearly impossible to source 45s released by the high school students that participated in the program in the early 70s – colors the Kashmere Stage Band experience and helps explain just how this one Texas city managed to release so much damn-good adolescent funk music.

Link: Summer School Funk: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR
Download: Bubbha Thomas and The Youthful Musicians Summer Program: “Jazz OD.”
More: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.