Turner Bros. ‎- 1974 – Act 1

Original INSANELY RARE private Indiana LP by Turner Bros. on the MB label. Amazing soul/funk LP

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Incredible & ultra rare funk 70′ LP. Including top dance dj cut “Cause I Love You“. The Turner Brother’s ‎ Act 1, originally released on their own label (MB), was recorded in 1974, they picked up a serious soul sound. From age 12 to 27 old. They were huge in Indiana, and toured with many greats artists, like Ohio Players, Chi-Lites, and Staple Singers, yet their album was incredibly rare to find!!!.

Top impact blaxploitation chase scene, with wah-wah like on “Cause I Love You” & slow soulful jams with “Let’s Go Fishing“, “I Remember“.

A1 Running In The Rain 3:53
A2 Every Time I’m Near You 3:17
A3 Cause I Love You 4:09
A4 Let’s Go Fishing 2:47
B1 Please The People 2:43
B2 I Remember 4:15
B3 Sweetest Thing In The World 2:14
B4 Sound Of The Taurus 5:40

One of the last great years for funk music. Real funk music. Raw and gritty. The way it’s supposed to be. Funk was the peoples music, played in BBQ joints and dive soul brother bars. It was music aimed directly at the ass. With the exception of George Clinton and a select few, funk went into hiding during the late seventies disco craze. One look at the cover art of the Turner Bros. album “Act 1,” will quickly clue you to the fact that this is no light weight one-track wonder soul album, but rather a sweet and funky long player, brimming with funky bass lines, oo-wee vocals, fat breaks, and afros. Lots of afros. And yes, it was recorded in 1974. 

Brought to our attention by DJ Sureshot of the Seattle based Sharpshooters, the Turner Bros. album is a highly collectable slab of wax that is so unbeleavably rare, that even hardcore funk collectors are not familiar with it, or may have only heard it rumored to exist. 

Need proof of the booty-juice? Drop the needle on “Cause I Love You” and “Sound of the Taurus“. Need a funky drum break? Check “Sweetest Thing in the World“. It’s all there. 

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, the blue print of the Turner Brothers was laid out in 1955 when leader Calvin Turner was but a tot in his family’s gospel group, titled The Turner Singers. The Turners relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1963, and local gigging and a strong repuation brought them to the attention of Chess Records, where they released a number of well received doo-wop singles. 

Eventually, in an effort to keep up with the times, the Turner Brothers revamped their sound, and at one point they were the biggest soul act out of Indianapolis, having toured with the likes Rufus Thomas, Tavares, Chi-Lites, Ohio Players, and many other major acts in soul music. 

“Act 1” was originally released on their own label and was a huge local success, earning the brothers a level of respect that they still receive in Indiana today.

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  • amacord
    Posted at 11:07h, 03 March 2018 Reply

    what a treat! great share, thank you!!

  • Dan
    Posted at 14:31h, 03 March 2018 Reply

    Incredible! Thanks for this awesomeness 🙂

  • Ludvig
    Posted at 15:17h, 03 March 2018 Reply

    Amazing share Nikos. Than you so much. Love from Malmö, Sweden.

  • Nemesis
    Posted at 23:52h, 03 March 2018 Reply

    I am speechless man. What a rare beauty. Love love love

  • Thomas Nolan
    Posted at 13:04h, 04 March 2018 Reply

    DOPE dope DOPE dope soul 💛

  • Robert L
    Posted at 13:23h, 04 March 2018 Reply

    Oh Gosh!!! someone spent 2.561 USD (2075 EUR) for this in 2006 and it is always sold more than 500 USD (VG condition).
    Average price for a NM copy is around 1.800 USD

  • Luciano
    Posted at 01:05h, 05 March 2018 Reply

    Fuck Yeahhhhhh!!!!!!!

  • Robert
    Posted at 03:38h, 05 March 2018 Reply

    really grateful to listening to this,thank you!

  • Remi
    Posted at 10:09h, 06 March 2018 Reply

    Another much appreciated rare post. Since I currently can’t afford those prices, this is even more welcome. Thanks.

  • BBDuck
    Posted at 10:14h, 06 March 2018 Reply

    Extra thanks for this discover.

  • Theodore Mike Jones
    Posted at 10:24h, 07 March 2018 Reply

    again, thank you so much, the blog is a mountain of love

  • Amer178
    Posted at 10:37h, 07 March 2018 Reply

    This is a beautiful record from my favorite musical time-period.

  • Nanaly
    Posted at 01:14h, 08 March 2018 Reply

    Just discovered this gem. very nice.

  • Debby
    Posted at 01:18h, 08 March 2018 Reply

    I’ve never had a chance to listen to this album.
    Looking forward to it.
    Many thanks.

  • The Dragon
    Posted at 10:17h, 08 March 2018 Reply

    F@CKIN unbelievable RARE LP. Excellent rip. Have a great day Niko.

  • Cliff
    Posted at 11:58h, 08 March 2018 Reply

    The youth of today will never know the beauty and great times of years past.

  • elton
    Posted at 00:49h, 09 March 2018 Reply

    Wonderful ! Thumbs up!

  • Paolo Mendes
    Posted at 13:20h, 13 March 2018 Reply

    What the fuck>>>>>> Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

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