This is one of those records that digs its hooks into me from the first opening drum figure, perks up the ears during the intro, and melts my heart when the vocals come in. Put simply, this is the type of record that I'm grateful for, as it makes life *that* much better because it exists.
Brothers Of Soul were Fred Bridges (the leader, who had been performing music since his early adolescence), Ben Knight and Robert Eaton. Shortly before the release of this disc they were known as The Creations ("A Dream") but the name change was inspired by graffiti from the Detroit riots; black business owners would have signs saying "soul brother" on their store fronts as a way to prevent their businesses from being vandalized. While these Brothers Of Soul performed music that was not political, their name was a powerful statement nonetheless.
BROTHERS OF SOUL - I'D BE GRATEFUL