From: El Campo, TX, USA
This eastern Texas band formed in 1961 as the Jades, with Freddy Koenig (guitar, vocals) as their frontman (no other known members have been confirmed at present other than first names George, Ken, Elton and Wayne). Because there were so many bands in Texas named the Jades, they changed their moniker to the Jades Of El Campo to differentiate themselves. They were quite popular around the area and ended up cutting an LP titled The 13th Song on the Golden Eagle label in 1966.
In the late 60s, they changed their name again to Pure Jade Green and issued one 45 ('Bootleg' b/w 'Purple Grass Growing') on the Crazy Horse label in 1969. The outstanding track 'How's He Gonna Find Me' featured here on TWOS however, was never originally released and eventually resurfaced on the Psychedelic States compilation series in the 2000s.
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Artist information sources include: The book, 'Fuzz, Acid, and Flowers Revisited' by Vernon Joynson.
How's He Gonna Find Me
(Originally Unreleased - 1967)