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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The first of a handful of early live albums by the group, recorded in concert at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles and the Unicorn in Boston in 1965. The Chambers Brothers were purely an R&B outfit at the time their psychedelic stylings being a couple of years in the future, and a good one, although they're a little bit surer on the more basic blues than on some of the R&B that they cover -- their renditions of Jimmy Reed's material seem more inspired than their performance of the Valentinos' old hit "It's All Over Now," although to their credit their rendition of the latter sounds nothing like the Rolling Stones' then-current cover of the same song. The group also does a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The first of a handful of early live albums by the group, recorded in concert at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles and the Unicorn in Boston in 1965. The Chambers Brothers were purely an R&B outfit at the time their psychedelic stylings being a couple of years in the future, and a good one, although they're a little bit surer on the more basic blues than on some of the R&B that they cover -- their renditions of Jimmy Reed's material seem more inspired than their performance of the Valentinos' old hit "It's All Over Now," although to their credit their rendition of the latter sounds nothing like the Rolling Stones' then-current cover of the same song. The group also does a beautiful job of harmonizing on Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready," and shows a command of the poppier side of rock & roll on "Call Me," a group original with a catchy "Hang on Sloopy"-style central riff. This album, like its companion release, Now, is a good low-cost introduction to the Chambers Brothers, who show that, even at this early date in their history, they were a commanding and exciting presence on-stage.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1999
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • UPC: 046633514323
  • Catalog Number: 35143
  • Sales rank: 325,269

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Chambers Brothers Primary Artist
George Chambers Bass
Joe Chambers Guitar, Vocals
Lester Chambers Harmonica, Vocals
Willie Chambers Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ferron Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
Don Covay Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Terry Adams Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Bill Inglot Mastering
Ed Michel Producer
Mike Stoller Composer
Eliot Tiegel Liner Notes, Original Liner Notes
Ralph Kaffel Cover Design
Dave Schultz Mastering
Janie Bradford Composer
Richie Unterberger Liner Notes
Willie Dennison Composer
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