The Chambers Brothers are a veteran psychedelic soul group that became famous during the late 1960s. They are best known for the apocalyptic "Time Has Come Today" (1968), a powerful counterculture classic that captured the mood of that turbulent era. Other hits include the Otis Redding-penned "I Can't Turn You Loose" (1968) and "Wake Up" (1969), the latter of which was featured in the soundtrack to "The April Fools" (1969) starring Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve.
Formed in 1954 in Los Angeles as a gospel and folk music group, the original lineup consisted of brothers Lester (harmonica), Joe (guitar), Willie (guitar), and bassist George Chambers (September 26, 1931 - October 12, 2019), who were from Carthage, Mississippi, along with drummer Brian Keenan (January 28, 1943 - October 5, 1985). The Chambers brothers have continued to perform actively to the present day, with a number of personnel changes over the years.
- Variety remembers Chambers Brothers bassist George Chambers.
- The Chicago Tribune remembers Chambers Brothers drummer Brian Keenan.
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The Chambers Brothers
- I Can't Turn You Loose 1968
(This song later also became a hit for Edgar Winter's White Trash (1972).)
- Time Has Come Today 1968
(This powerful song captured the mood of the turbulent late 1960s.)
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