Thursday, December 12, 2013


Jade Palace Guard celebrates the life and work of Jim Kelly. In their new series "Jade Palace Guard Legends" . Each beat tape/sound collage will feature a fictional concept involving a person of legendary status.

James Milton "Jim" "the Dragon" Kelly starred in numerous martial arts films in the 1970's, including Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way and Black Samurai. He later left acting and became a professional tennis player. He appeared in a commercial with NBA star LeBron James in 2004. Well known for his role as Williams in the 1973 Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon. Kelly began his martial arts career under the tutelage of Sin Kwan The (Shaolin-Do) in Lexington, Kentucky. He also trained in Okinawan karate under the direction of Parker Shelton, Nate Patton, and Gordon Doversola. During the early 1970s, Jim Kelly became one of the most decorated world karate champions in the sport. In 1971, Kelly won four prestigious championships that same year, most notably, the World Middleweight Karate title at the 1971 Long Beach International Karate Championships. Sadly he died on June 29, 2013. Forever an inspiration and martial arts master his legend lives on in The halls of The Jade Palace Guard. We salute you Master Kelly

In this sample heavy lo-fi production Sneed the Jade Badger chops then mixes a soulful salad of Jim Kelly movie samples and trailers that form the newly discovered story of MISTER SAND! Find out what happens!

Available on Limited Cassette, CD, and of course digital download. ACT NOW! and be the first on your block to have the "Jade Palace Guard LEGENDS" Jim Kelly T-shirt! limited supply!


released 16 December 2013
MISTER SAND [Jim Kelly Tribute]
Produced live at Jade Palace by:
Sneed the Jade Badger.

Cassettes dubbed on HIGH OUTPUT/Lo Noise hand painted tape.
A side includes full album plus extended cassette only OUTRO.
B side includes cassette only RAW version of the secret year end JADE BADGER finale "Escape from Jade Palace" a somewhat continuation of the MISTER SANDS story. ENJOY!