Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Kelly Brothers' Cool Breeze

The Kelly Brothers - Crystal Blue Persuasion

The gospel-filled vocal stylings of the Kelly Brothers, aka the Kingpins, were featured in a week of posts back in March 2006, and have made a few other appearances on the blog and podcast since then. Today's selection, one of the group's last singles for Excello before they returned to their gospel career, was quite a departure from the group's usual sound. Tommy James' "Crystal Blue Persuasion" in the hands of the Kelly Brothers is a cool breezin' piece of Nashville soul featuring group vocals and a nice groove. The harmonies are on-point here, but it's not surprising that the record did not do well upon release because it's so different.

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