Complete List Of The Chambers Brothers Albums And Songs

The Chambers Brothers Albums

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The Chambers Brothers were an American soul and psychedelic rock band, best known for their 1968 hit single “Time Has Come Today.” The band was formed in 1954 in Los Angeles, California, by brothers George, Joe, Lester, and Willie Chambers. They began their career as a gospel group but later expanded their repertoire to include blues, soul, and rock.

The Chambers Brothers released six studio albums: The Time Has Come (1967), A New Time – A New Day (1968), Feelin’ the Blues (1969), New Generation (1971), Unbonded (1974), and Right Move (1975). They achieved significant success with their blend of soul, funk, and psychedelic rock, particularly with “Time Has Come Today,” which became a counterculture anthem. The band has been praised for their energetic live performances and their ability to transcend musical genres.

THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS

The Time Has Come

Released: 1967

The Time Has Come is the breakthrough album by The Chambers Brothers, featuring their hit single “Time Has Come Today.” The album blends soul, funk, rock, and psychedelic music. It featured Lester Chambers on vocals and harmonica, Joe Chambers on guitar and vocals, Willie Chambers on guitar and vocals, and George Chambers on bass and vocals, with Brian Keenan on drums. It was produced by David Rubinson and recorded at Columbia Studios in New York. The album peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 and number six on the US Black Albums chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “All Strung Out Over You” – 2:30
  2. “People Get Ready” – 3:50
  3. “I Can’t Stand It” – 2:40
  4. “Romeo and Juliet” – 6:00
  5. “In the Midnight Hour” – 5:30
  6. “So Tired” – 4:00
  7. “Uptown” – 2:55
  8. “Please Don’t Leave Me” – 2:20
  9. “What the World Needs Now Is Love” – 3:15
  10. “Time Has Come Today” – 11:06

A New Time – A New Day

Released: 1968

A New Time – A New Day is The Chambers Brothers’ follow-up to their breakthrough album, featuring a blend of soul, rock, and funk with socially conscious lyrics. The album featured Lester Chambers on vocals and harmonica, Joe Chambers on guitar and vocals, Willie Chambers on guitar and vocals, and George Chambers on bass and vocals, with Brian Keenan on drums. It was produced by David Rubinson. The album peaked at number sixteen on the US Billboard 200 and number twenty-four on the US Black Albums chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Can’t Turn You Loose” – 4:54
  2. “Guess Who” – 3:20
  3. “Do Your Thing” – 3:20
  4. “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” – 3:52
  5. “Love Is All I Have” – 2:24
  6. “You Got the Power (To Turn Me On)” – 2:22
  7. “I Wish It Would Rain” – 3:10
  8. “Rock Me Mama” – 3:20
  9. “No, No, No, Don’t Say Good-By” – 3:10
  10. “Satisfy You” – 3:05
  11. “A New Time – A New Day” – 7:23

Feelin’ the Blues

Released: July 1969

Feelin’ the Blues is an album that showcases The Chambers Brothers’ deep blues roots and their ability to blend it with rock and soul elements. The album featured Lester Chambers on vocals and harmonica, Joe Chambers on guitar and vocals, Willie Chambers on guitar and vocals, and George Chambers on bass and vocals, with Brian Keenan on drums. It was produced by Tim O’Brien.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Girl from the Mountain” – 3:02
  2. “Love Me Like the Rain” – 3:50
  3. “Feelin’ the Blues” – 3:52
  4. “Do What You Gotta Do” – 2:46
  5. “Hoochie Coochie Man” – 4:10
  6. “I Wonder Why” – 3:15
  7. “House of the Rising Sun” – 4:33
  8. “So Fine” – 2:40
  9. “Going to the Mill” – 3:07
  10. “See See Rider” – 3:52

New Generation

Released: 1971

New Generation is an album that blends funk, rock, and soul, reflecting the social and political changes of the early 1970s. The album featured Lester Chambers on vocals and harmonica, Joe Chambers on guitar and vocals, Willie Chambers on guitar and vocals, and George Chambers on bass and vocals, with Brian Keenan on drums. It was produced by David Rubinson and recorded at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco, California. The album peaked at number one hundred and forty-five on the US Billboard 200 and number thirty-six on the US Black Albums chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Are You Ready?” – 2:50
  2. “Young Girl” – 4:30
  3. “Funky” – 3:40
  4. “In the Midnight Hour” – 5:05
  5. “Romeo and Juliet” – 6:30
  6. “New Generation” – 4:30
  7. “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” – 3:55
  8. “Going to the Mill” – 3:10
  9. “I Can’t Turn You Loose” – 4:54

Unbonded

Released: 1974

Unbonded features a mix of funk, soul, and rock, with the band exploring new musical directions. The album featured Lester Chambers on vocals and harmonica, Joe Chambers on guitar and vocals, Willie Chambers on guitar and vocals, and George Chambers on bass and vocals, with Brian Keenan on drums. It was produced by Joe Chambers and recorded at Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco, California. The album peaked at number one hundred and forty-four on the US Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Unbonded” – 3:45
  2. “What Are We Gonna Do?” – 3:35
  3. “Where Do We Go from Here?” – 4:00
  4. “You’ve Got Me Running” – 3:25
  5. “Traveling Shoes” – 3:10
  6. “Funky” – 3:40
  7. “All Strung Out Over You” – 2:30
  8. “People Get Ready” – 3:50
  9. “I Can’t Stand It” – 2:40

Read More: Top 10 Chambers Brothers Songs

Right Move

Released: 1975

Right Move is an album that continues to blend funk, soul, and rock, reflecting the band’s versatility and musical evolution. The album featured Lester Chambers on vocals and harmonica, Joe Chambers on guitar and vocals, Willie Chambers on guitar and vocals, and George Chambers on bass and vocals, with Brian Keenan on drums. It was produced by Lester Chambers and recorded at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Right Move” – 3:30
  2. “When the Evening Comes” – 4:10
  3. “If You Want Me to Stay” – 3:50
  4. “I Need You” – 3:20
  5. “It’s Gonna Be Alright” – 4:00
  6. “Let’s Do It” – 3:15
  7. “Just Can’t Get Enough” – 3:45
  8. “Get Out of My Life, Woman” – 3:55
  9. “Move On” – 4:00

Read More: An Interview with Lester Chambers Of The Chambers Brothers

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