Willie Chambers

Willie Chambers (born March 3, 1938) is a singer, guitarist, and former member of The Chambers Brothers, a rock band in the 1960s with hits "In The Midnight Hour", "I Can't Turn You Loose", and "Time Has Come Today".

Willie Chambers
Born (1938-03-03) March 3, 1938 (age 82)
Mississippi
GenresRock, gospel music, soul music, psychedelic rock, blues
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1961–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsChambers Brothers, Lester Chambers

BackgroundEdit

He was a founding member of The Chambers Brothers and stayed with them until their eventual breakup. He sang lead on one of their hits, a cover of Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour". He also co-wrote their biggest hit "Time Has Come Today" with his brother Joe. He would later work as a session musician.[1]

Recent activityEdit

In 2006, he sat in with a group called Vince and the Invinceables at a benefit concert for Arthur Lee of the group Love.[2][3] More recently, he has become more active and has collaborated with artists such as Louis Metoyer,[4] and involved with the Artie Vegas Revue.[5] He has also been involved with Australian born artists such as Jessie Sparks and singer Stephen Rowe, appearing in his "Restless Soul" video.[6] He and his brother Joe Chambers, contributed to the song "Calendar Years" which featured on Sparks' EP.[7]

Appears onEdit

Film and guest appearancesEdit

  • Restless Soul (Video)
  • The making of "Restless Soul" video
  • South Central Gospel - Documentary - 2011 - Himself[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ classicbands.com The Chambers Brothers
  2. ^ Mojo Music Review of the June 28, 2006 Arthur Lee Benefit Concert at the Whisky a Go Go
  3. ^ love.torbenskott.dk Whiskey-A-Go-Go, L.A.US June 28. 2006
  4. ^ http://www.americannonfiction.com The Artie Vegas Revue
  5. ^ Wax Politics Today In History THE TIME HAS COME TODAY
  6. ^ http://www.redrebelmusic.com Stephen Rowe
  7. ^ The INdependent Music Network ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Jessie Sparks
  8. ^ Stephen Rowe Website Music
  9. ^ BC Blog Critics Music Review: Jessie Sparks - Jessie Sparks EP
  10. ^ "South Central Gospel". Onos Productions. Archived from the original on April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.

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