Numero Group: By The Numbers

Polaroid Rage: Cohesion Rocks Canada, 1977
August 16, 2013, 12:15 pm
Filed under: Purple Snow

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The Cohesion Band were one of a handful of funk acts operating outside of Minneapolis’s predominately Black Northside in the mid-’70s. Citizen’s of Central High School, the scrappy nonet fled the Southside in the Summer/Fall of 1977 to rock Canadian lodges, resorts, and dinner clubs from Saskatoon to Winnipeg to Calgary. Knowing from experience that the best thing you can do as a teenager is pile into a high-occupancy vehicle with your buddies, we felt compelled to share a small selection of Cohesion Band polaroids from the band’s 1977 tour log. There was so much compelling imagery gathered for Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound that some of the more endearing and intimate moments fell to the cutting room floor. And into the internet.

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David White, Douglas Belton, and John Rivers

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Dwayne White (left) and Rocky Harris (right) with Canadian club owner (center).

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Newly weds John and Emma Jean Rivers.

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Cohesion van, broken out of Minneapolis Vocational by the Cohesion Band.

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Dwayne White, dining on “Heinz Spaghetti with Beer”? Must be Canadian.

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