Turner Bros. - Act 1 - 1974 Holy Grail Soul Funk Breaks - Sealed LP
Turner Bros. - Act 1
Label: Luv N' Haight
Format: Vinyl, LP, Remastered
Includes MP3 Download Card
Recorded in 1974.
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk Breaks
A1 Running In The Rain 3:53
A2 Every Time I'm Near You 3:17
A3 Cause I Love You 4:09
A4 Let's Go Fishing 2:47
B1 Please The People 2:43
B2 I Remember 4:15
B3 Sweetest Thing In The World 2:14
B4 Sound Of The Taurus 5:40
Mastered By [Remaster] - George Horn
Producer - Calvin Turner
Written-By - Allison Turner (tracks: A1) , Calvin Turner (tracks: A2, A4, B3) , Harrison Turner (tracks: A3) , Jimmy Dixon (tracks: B1, B2) , Rudy Ross (tracks: B4)
Incredible & ultra rare funk 70' lp. including top dance dj cut "cause i love you".
Top impact blaxploitation chase scene, with wah-wah like on "Cause I Love You" & slow soulful jams with "Let's Go Fishing", "I Remember"
Ubiquity Records has once again unearthed an unbelievably obscure funk recording that spins with genius quality from beginning to end. The Turner Brothers were no slick big-studio come on, some 74 pre-disco pseudo-funksters decked out in full blaxploitation regalia and grinning for the cameras. They were the real deal, straight out of the Deep South, serving up a fat sound drenched in the heavy grease accumulated through years of playing dive bars and barbecue joints on the legendary Chitlins Circuit. Act 1 was put out on the bands own label and was a huge regional success, helping them to secure tours with the likes of Rufus Thomas, The Chi-Lites, The Ohio Players, and other hard hitters. Here was a tight and experienced bunch of players brimming with talent and soul power. The band comes on strong, kicking the album off with the hypnotic rhythms of Running In The Rain.
The album continues with the raw and gritty vocals on Every Time Im Near You. Swirling keyboards, thick bass lines, break beats, and funky guitar all come together on the bands incandescent tribute to the zodiac, the instrumental Sound Of The Taurus.
The standout track, Cause I Love You, sounds like the Jackson Five on funk steroids, throbbing with a groove fatter than anything little Michael ever sang back in the day.
This song should have hit the charts, but without the backing of a major label, it slipped through the cracks. Rescued from oblivion, this album stands as one of the most unfairly obscure funk gems to be released before disco swept the land
The Turner Brothers - Cause I Love You
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The Turner Brothers - Let's Go Fishing
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The Turner Brothers - Sweetest Thing In The World
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Turner Bros. - Please the People
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