Kenny and the Kasuals

Warren, 1964-6

A popular combo that played local teen clubs and dances constantly in '65 and '66. In 1965 they recorded four songs in New York that were released simultaneously on Tony Achladis' Big Add label. One 45, "Blind Date" was a cover of a song that Achladis had previously recorded with the R&B group the Dynamics. "Blind Date" was a local hit and sold a decent amount of copies. The other 45 featured "The Girl I Love" which had been recorded by Edsels' singer Larry Greene. While not as commercially successful, this side and the flip "You Never Had It So Good" have the most appeal to garage band fans. Despite confusion with the Dallas band of the same name, this combo actually had the name first. After the Kasuals demise in '66, a couple members joined the soul styled Ovations.