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Jades - Introducing the Jades

A raw punk outfit from Fort Worth who were a popular local attraction in their day. Sometimes known as The Jades Of Fort Worth, their second 45 and later pressings of the third one were released under that name, Their third 45 was originally credited to Jades Of Stone. They specialised in cover versions, which they delivered in their own fiery style. On I'm Alright Gary Carpenter set a Rolling Stones song to new lyrics and the formula worked - they enjoyed a local hit. Next up was a Small Faces song and for their third and final effort they choose a Van Morrison composition. They finally called it a day in 1969 by which time only Carpenter and McCool remained from their original line-up. For the first half of the seventies Carpenter played for a showband called Colossus and later he recorded an album which he decided not to release. After a spell as a DJ in Fort Worth he was last heard of managing the Sound Idea stereo store on Camp Bowie. The
Major Bill Tapes, Vol. 2- The Fort Worth Teen Scene includes I'm Alright, Little Girl, Don't Bring Me Down and Mercy, Mercy, but the most comprehensive guide to their material can be found on their retrospective album. More recently I'm Alright appears on Texas Flashback and Little Girl also appears on the We Have Come For Your Children compilation. (Fuzz, Acid and Flowers).

Gary Carpenter (lead vcls, gtr)
Larry Earp (lead gtr, vcls)
Jack Henry (farfisa org)
Ronnie Brown (bs, vcls)
Alvin McCool (drms, vcls)

I'm Alright/'Till I Die (Ector 101) 7", 1965
Sha-La-La-La-Lee/l'm Coming Home (Strawberry 10) 7", 1966
Little Girl/Mercy, Mercy (Emcee 012/3) 7", 1966. 

Intoducing the Jades (Cicadelic 1000) LP, 1982

Side One
I'm All Right (1)
Run and Hide
Don't Bring Me Down
Little Girl (2)
Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
96 Tears
Time Won't Let Me

Side Two
Mercy, Mercy (2)
Midnight Hour
Don't Let Me Be Understand
Good Lovin'
Sha-La-La-La-Lee (3)
I'm Coming Home (3)

research by Rainy Day Sponge

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