Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016

The Chambers Brothers - New Generation (1971)

Like their West Coast contemporaries Sly and the Family Stone, the Chambers Brothers shattered racial and musical divides to forge an incendiary fusion of funk, gospel, blues, and psychedelia which reached its apex with the perennial 1968 song "Time Has Come Today."

Eschewing their normal frenzied mix of soul and rock, the brothers package their socially uplifting messages more in James Brown-style funk than usual.

They produce the album themselves and their ambition often exceeds their grasp. String orchestrations by band members Brian Keenan and Joe Chambers clutter an already-busy mix.

The title track is the kind of extended rave-up that seems to be on every one of their albums. "Going to the Mill" closes the session with a straightforward, and welcome, shot of gospel. 

Tracklist:
A1Are You Ready
A2Young Girl
A3Funky
A4When The Evening Comes
A5Practice What You Preach
B1Reflections
B2Pollution
B3New Generation
B4Going To The Mill

The Chambers Brothers - New Generation (1971)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

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