Tuesday, April 17, 2007


The Chambers Brothers are an interracial soul music group best known for their 1968 hit record, the 11-minute classic "Time Has Come Today".
The group was formed in 1954 in Los Angeles by four brothers from Mississippi, George, Willie, Lester and Joe Chambers. They toured extensively throughout southern California but did not achieve nationwide success until 1965 when, with the addition of drummer Brian Keenan, they appeared at the Newport Folk Festival. Shortly after this they recorded their debut album People Get Ready. The band scored their first major hit in 1968 with "Time Has Come Today" (written by Joe & Willie Chambers), from their similarly named third album The Time Has Come. However they found it difficult to build on this success and eventually split up in 1972. They reformed in 1974 to record Unbonded and have toured regularly since. Keenan died of heart failure in 1986.
Brian Keenan's percussion work on "Time Has Come Today" makes this song a classic in combination with Joe and Willie Chambers' lyrics.
ESPN's Chris Berman has quoted The Chambers Brothers when a touchdown is scored by Miami Dolphins wide receiver, Chris Chambers by saying "Time has come today".

1. All Strung Out Over You
2. People Get Ready
3. I Can't Stand It
4. Romeo And Juliet
5. In The Midnight Hour
6. So Tired
7. Uptown
8. Please Don't Leave Me
9. What The World Needs Now Is Love
10. Time Has Come Today


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