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Monday, April 30, 2012

THE KELLY BROTHERS - GOT THE FEELING b/w YOU'RE THE MOST


Often times I think about those "perfect" soul singles; you know the type, where one side has an uptempo cooker and the other a beautiful ballad. Thankfully, this was a formula that was adhered to quite often in the golden days, leaving us with singles such as this that show both sides of the amazing Kelly Brothers.

"Got The Feeling" is, quite simply, a less-than-two-minutes track of groove perfection, and while 'You're The Most" may not be the finest in song craft, those gorgeous harmonies of the Kelly Brothers (Curtis Kelly, Andrew Kelly, Robert Kelly, plus T. C. Lee and Offie Reese) turns it into something completely majestic.

Beginning as a gospel family group in Chicago in the fifties, the Kelly Brothers spent most of the sixties recording secular material that is deeply rooted in the call and response of gospel music.

THE KELLY BROTHERS - GOT THE FEELING

b/w YOU'RE THE MOST

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2 comments:

TheCzarsOf45 said...

Great slab of wax. Uptempo, great rhythm section work. Soulful call/response vocal work. Their Excello LP is superb and recently reissued by someone.

DaveO said...

Thanks Derek.. Love this, especially You're The Most.. has a real Sam Cooke sound to it. Gotta track down more of their stuff (Thanks also CzarsOf45, I'll look out for the Excello LP!)