Brother to Brother – 1974 – In The Bottle
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First lp 1974 from the band ! Essential soulful cut !!! In-demand rare lp.
Great groovy stuff including Brother to Brother’s fabulous cover of the Gil Scott-Heron track “The Bottle” done here with a cool flanged vocal chorus on the lyrics, and a tight jazzy groove that reproduces the feel of the original, but adds some soulful female vocals!
A lovely cover of N. Whitfield’s “I Wish It Would Rain” and “Hey, What’s That You say” a cover of Wood, Brass & Steel.
This a @320 vinyl rip of the original Turbo LP including covers.
A1 In The Bottle (3:10)
A2 Hey, What’s That You Say (3:04)
A3 Big Brother (3:31)
A4 I Wish It Would Rain (6:24)
A5 Junkie (2:19)
B1 Trespassing (3:37)
B2 A Love Of My Own (3:38)
B3 Mother Earth (4:50)
B4 If He Can Do It (You Can Do It) (3:22)
Far and away the greatest album that Brother To Brother ever cut – and a monster record that’s satisfying all the way through! At their roots, the band have an ensemble funk style similar to many other 70s groups – but they also add in a lot of jazzy changes and a nascent sense of a club groove that’s shown to best effect on their great cover of Gil Scott Heron‘s “In The Bottle”, done here with sweet flanged-out vocals, electric piano riffing, and the same sort of flute solo heard in the original. Other tracks include “Mother Earth“, “A Love Of My Own“, “If He Can Do It“, “Trespassing“, and “Junkie”. Wood Brass & Steel back the group up — and the instrumentation is similar to the work on their own album for Turbo. (Dusty Groove)
Listen up the wonderful groovy cover by Brother To Brother
and now the fantastic original Gil Scott Heron ‘s “The Bottle”