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THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS
New York 1971 [no label, 1CD]
Stop The Vietnam War Benefit. Live at the Cathedral Of St John The Divine, New York City, NY; 1971. Good to very good FM broadcast.
Thanks to DavMar77 for sharing this show at Dime in 2005. DavMar noted: “Here’s another good Chambers Brothers show from 1971… It’s an FM but the mix is uneven throughout. Not bad though and quite rare.”
From the wikipedia:
The Chambers Brothers are a soul-music group, best known for its 1968 hit record, the 11-minute long song “Time Has Come Today”. The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American blues and gospel traditions with modern psychedelic and rock elements. Based on their Southern roots, the brothers brought a raw authenticity to their recordings and live performances that was missing from many other acts of that era. Their music has been kept alive through heavy use in film soundtracks.
In 2003, the home of Lola and Lester Chambers was broken in to and their record collection, consisting of over 60 Chambers Brothers albums and over 100 singles, was stolen. Lola Chambers had spent 25 years collecting Chambers Brothers records at various venues to leave these for their sons. Lester Chambers developed a number of medical problems that went untreated because he lacked insurance. He later became homeless, sleeping in a rehearsal hall in Novato, California, until Yoko Ono paid to rent a home for him and his son Dylan.
In March 2012 Lester started an Internet campaign that went viral to publicize what he claims to be a lack of equitable royalty payments. His Facebook posting received over 2,500 “likes” and over 2,000 “shares” in the first 15 hours on his “Wall”; it was featured on the homepage of Reddit and there were hundreds of tweets about the story. [Click here for more.]
On December 10 2012, Lester Chambers and Alexis Ohanian (Reddit Co-founder) teamed up to launch a kickstarter project together with the intent to make a new album titled “Lester’s Time Has Come.” Lester also spoke with reddit users on December 13, 2012 as an AMA (Ask Me Anything) event and to mention the kickstarter project to those interested.
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Track 01. intro (1.2MB)
Track 02. Boogie Chillin’ (5.9MB)
Track 03. untitled (8.7MB)
Track 04. Let It Shine (7.0MB)
Track 05. untitled (9.0MB)
Track 06. Love Peace And Happiness (26.4MB)
Track 07. crowd (1.9MB)
Track 08. Time (15.7MB)
Track 09. outro (1.0MB)
Click here to contribute to Lester Chambers’ Lester’s Time Has Come at kickstarter.
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