Monday, 25 April 2011

Brother To Brother - In The Bottle (1974)

Brother To Brother was formed in St. Louis in the early 70's by Michael Burton and a group of studio musicians. "In The Bottle" was the band's debut album, and they would go on to release two others on Turbo Records. The head of Turbo was Sylvia Robinson, founder of Sugar Hill records later in the decade, so the group was in good hands musically. "In The Bottle" is a fairly typical album for this period - funky, with some nifty jazzy touches and a club groove feel. Wood, Brass & Steel (also with Turbo) provided back-up. Highlights of the set include the title track (a fantastic cover of the Gil Scott-Heron original) and Norman Whitfield's "I Wish It Would Rain," along with "Big Brother" and "Mother Earth."

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