ROTARY CONNECTION

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Biography by Andy Kellman

Rotary Connection's psychedelic chamber soul continues to sound ambitious and progressive decades after the group's departure. Instantly recognizable from the dramatic string arrangements of Charles Stepney and the five-octave voice of Minnie Riperton, the group released six albums between 1967 and 1971 that combined rock, soul, and psychedelia to theatrical and occasionally transcendental heights. The racially mixed group never really broke out of the Midwest, a region in which they frequently played out. Their failure to become more than a regional cult act can be partly attributed to their management's decision to spurn a slot at Woodstock in order to play a more lucrative festival in Toronto. Despite some patchy albums and poor management decisions, Rotary Connection's status as an influential cult group has steadily risen since the '70s.

Marshall Chess, son of Leonard Chess, conceived Rotary Connection in 1967 for Cadet Concept -- an upstart subsidiary of
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Black Gold: The Very Best Of Rotary ConnectionBlack Gold: The Very Best Of Rotary Connection
Universal Uk 2006
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One Way Records Inc 1993
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Rotary Connection
RnB 1967
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Aladdin
RnB 1968
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Peace
RnB 1968
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Songs
RnB 1969
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Hey, Love
RnB 1971

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Songs / Hey Love
RnB 1998
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Aladdin / Dinner Music
RnB 1999
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Black Gold: The Very Best Of
RnB 2006

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