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Johnny Jones and The King Casuals

Purple Haze

Formed out of Nashville R’n’B group the ‘King Kasuals’, the original line up included a young musician called Jimi Hendrix. When he left, they were joined by Johnny Jones, renamed, and signed to Brunswick where they recorded a slim portfolio for the label. “Purple Haze” (1968) a funked-up cover version, no doubt tipped a hat in the direction of their former member, however rather than being a tepid tribute, this well executed thriller is a melting pot of soulful horns and animation, it’s a fabulous version that packs one hell of a punch!

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10 Aug, 2018

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