Groovin' Time

Groovin' Time

The Chambers Brothers FW31008 / FTS 31008

The Chambers Brothers’ second album released by Folkways Records features the original four brothers, Willie, George, Lester, and Joe, grooving through blues, gospel, funk, and jazz. Their Mississippi Baptist roots are complemented by a secular soulfulness, merging political preaching with playful rhythm. Included is an electric guitar, bass, and drum rendition of Julian "Cannonball" Adderley’s "Work Song" entitled "Chain Gang Thang," which plays like a surf ballad. Despite being released the same year as their Billboard hit, "Time Has Come Today," this album is not to be overlooked as it represents the unique and defining sound of the founding Chambers Brothers. Includes brief liner notes by Producer Robin McBride who describes this album as a "Joy-That never ends!"

Year Released 1968
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1968 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Blues
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Rhythm and blues music

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101 Hooka Tooka The Chambers Brothers 3:17
102 Down in the Alley The Chambers Brothers 3:08
103 Rough and Rocky Road / I'll Fly Away (medley) The Chambers Brothers 5:54
104 Who Lives by the Law The Chambers Brothers 4:34
201 Groovin' Time The Chambers Brothers 3:40
202 Yes, Yes, Yes The Chambers Brothers 3:32
203 Oh Baby, You Don't Have to Go The Chambers Brothers 2:49
204 Chain Gang Thang The Chambers Brothers 2:39
205 So Long Baby The Chambers Brothers 4:40
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