Every Tuesday, the Analog Kid blog goes back in time and features some of the best groovy R&B/soul songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Sometimes you’ll hear songs from individual artists or from a specific year, and other times you’ll get an entire full-length classic LP ripped directly from the Analog Kid’s vast vinyl vault. Warning: by R&B/soul, I also mean disco. I could go all Village People on your ass at any given moment, so just be ready!

 

Regular readers of the Analog Kid Blog are likely already familiar with my love for Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose. I’ve featured the band at least three times on Groovy Tuesdays in the past, but I have never included an entire album before. The reason? Well, it’s a good one: my well-worn vinyl copy of their classic 1972 debut album has a couple of skips, and I wasn’t going to share a second-rate rip with you– even if it is one of my favorite records!

My small (but incredibly loyal) group of dedicated followers may also remember that I recently upgraded my entire vinyl ripping process: new pre-amp, new software, new turntable…and, most importantly, a new stylus. And guess what? The skips are gone! Sure, there are a couple of pops here and there but overall, it sounds great– and that means that it is finally time to share the 1972 classic Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose with you. This R&B/soul masterpiece has never been released on CD, but now you can experience its grooviness in full right here on the Analog Kid blog. Enjoy!!

 

Technical note: in order to provide you with the best possible listening experience, 8 of the 11 tracks have been taken directly from digital sources. The remaining three were ripped just this morning from my original copy of the LP. Pops and crackles have been removed to the best of my ability without compromising sound quality. It’s gonna be sweet for you.

 

Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose [320 kbps]

Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose: Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose

United Artists Records, 1972

* vinyl rip courtesy of The Analog Kid

 

1. “Too Late To Turn Back Now” (Eddie Cornelius)

Too Late To Turn Back Now

2. “I’m So Glad To Be Loved You” (Eddie Cornelius/Carter Cornelius)

I’m So Glad (To Be Loved By You)

3. “Let Me Down Easy” (Eddie Cornelius)

Let Me Down Easy

4. “Don’t Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me)” (Eddie Cornelius)

Don’t Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me)

5. “Gonna Be Sweet For You” (Eddie Cornelius)*

Gonna Be Sweet For You

6. “I’m Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore” (Eddie Cornelius/Carter Cornelius)

I’m Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore

7. “Good Loving Don’t Come Easy” (Eddie Cornelius)

Good Loving Don’t Come Easy

8. “Treat Her Like A Lady” (Eddie Cornelius)

Treat Her Like A Lady

9. “Just Ain’t No Love (Like A Lady’s)” (Eddie Cornelius)

Just Ain’t No Love (Like A Lady’s)

10. “Life Your Love Higher” (Eddie Cornelius)*

Lift Your Love Higher

11. “Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green/Willie Mitchell/Al Jackson, Jr.)*

Let’s Stay Together

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

Let's Stay Together

Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green/Willie Mitchell/Al Jackson, Jr.)

From the album Let’s Stay Together

Hi Records, 1972

Let’s Stay Together

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