Although pop music enjoyed a larger audience and more expansive industrial structure at the time of rock’s emergence, the rhythm ‘n’ blues genre possessed a richer assortment of the artists who were to mold the new music’s style. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the work of these artists provided the strongest and most consistent reason for the quality and appeal of the music itself.
This, the Chambers Brothers' coming-of-age record, was a well-timed and even better executed exercise in modern record-making. The brothers had recorded several excellent gospel-folk sides on a few labels (including CBS) in the mid-'60s. They were darlings of the folk set, and even sang backup on a few unreleased Bob Dylan sessions in 1965. ….The resulting album and subsequent title track hit were huge successes, especially on FM radio. The rest of the album shows the brothers not just embracing the psychedelic trends, but also redefining their R&B leanings.
' This, the Chambers Brothers' coming-of-age record, was a well-timed and even better executed exercise in modern record-making. The brothers had recorded several excellent gospel-folk sides on a few labels in the mid-'60s. They were darlings of the folk set, and even sang backup on a few unreleased Bob Dylan sessions in 1965. By 1967, they were at loose ends. Having demoed a slightly demented song that year called "Time Has Come Today," the group entered the studio with producer David Rubinson. The resulting album and subsequent title track hit were huge successes, especially on FM radio.' Matthew Greenwald at AMG
The Chambers Brothers is a soul-music group, best known for its 1968 hit record, the 11-minute long song "Time Has Come Today". The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American blues and gospel traditions with modern psychedelic and rock elements, spawning a heady mix integrating all these factors. Based on their Southern roots, the brothers brought a raw authenticity to their recordings and live performances that was missing from many other acts of that era. Their music has been kept alive through heavy use in film soundtracks. ' found at Wikipedia
' As the Chambers Brothers' albums could be erratic and/or excessive, this 16-track best-of, covering their 1966-70 prime, is a most welcome distillation of their career highlights. Focusing mostly on their late-'60s singles (some of them non-LP), it also includes a live rendition of "Wade in the Water" and a rejected, even more psychedelicized, 1966 version of their signature tune, "Time Has Come Today." By concentrating on the band's most economic and soulful outings, this disc is the most effective compilation of their gospel-soul-psychedelia. ' Richie Unterberger at AMG
A formidable and ultra-funky presence behind the kit, from Santana to Brecker Brothers, from George Clinton to John Scofield Dennis Chambers is everyone s choice for all-world drummer. On "PLANET EARTH" his third outing as a leader, he s supported by producer Jim Beard. The remarkably versatile drummer says This is the best one yet!
Among others this album features Kenny Garrett, Adam Rogers, Will Lee, Dean Brown, Anthony Jackson, Bob Malach, the Borneo Horns and Jim Beard.