Time Has Come Today
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 hit song "Time Has Come Today" This is the Chambers Brothers' coming-of-age record, a well-timed and even better executed exercise in modern record-making. The brothers had recorded several excellent gospel-folk sides on a few labels (including CBS) in the mid-1960s. They were darlings of the folk set, and even sang backup on a few unreleased Bob Dylan sessions in 1965. By 1967, they were at loose ends. Having demo'd a slightly demented song called "Time Has Come Today" that year, the group entered the studio with producer David Rubinson, who was fresh from some critical acclaim after recording Moby Grape. The resulting album and subsequent title-track hit were huge successes, especially on FM radio. The rest of the album shows the brothers not just embracing the psychedelic trends, but also redefining their R&B leanings. Fabulous! Selections are: All Strung Out over You; People Get Ready; I Can't Stand It; Romeo and Juliet; In the Midnight Hour; So Tired; Uptown; Please Don't Leave Me; What the World Needs Now Is Love; and the 11 minute title track, Time Has Come Today. This is an original "360 Sound" Stereo pressing on COLUMBIA RECORDS (CS-9522), with the red label & white logos. The record jacket, labels and playing surfaces all appear in overall beautiful near MINT condition!
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