The Carthage, Mississippi natives got their start singing in church choirs. Like Sly and the Family Stone, The Chambers Brothers were an interracial band (their drummer, Brian Keenan, was white) whose sound included elements of gospel, blues, rock, soul and funk. They started performing professionally in 1954 and achieved mainstream success in 1967 with their psychedelic soul epic “The Time Has Come Today.”
George Chambers, Joe Chambers, Lester Chambers, Willie Chambers, Brian Keenan
The brothers started out as a gospel and folk ground playing in clubs and coffee shops, and, with the help of Pete Seeger, appearing at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
The premiere artists of the psychedelic soul genre.
The term covers subgenres like hard bop and free jazz.
Black music finely crafted and packaged for the masses.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.