Celebrating 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years

by The Williams Brothers


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The gospel-singing Williams Brothers mark their demi-centennial with an album of old and new music that's divided into three parts. On the first handful of songs, they address the present, reaffirming their commitment on "All These Years (It Ain't Over)." In the middle of the disc come half a dozen old favorites. Then, at the end there's more new material. Actually, old or new, the Williams Brothers continue to sound like a soul/R&B vocal group from the 1960s or '70s. "You," one of the new songs up front, has the sound of '70s funk to it, while "He's Alright," another new one near the end, is reminiscent of the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" to the point of almost being actionable. Interestingly, the Williams Brothers also have a strain of country music that comes out on the oldie "Help Us Jesus, Help Us Lord," with a steel guitar prominent in the arrangement, and in the closer, a cover of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." The collection is a good summary of the sound of the Williams Brothers over the decades, and it suggests they still have a few good years left in them.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2010
Label: Blackberry Records
UPC: 0732865168525
catalogNumber: 1685
Rank: 46186

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Williams Brothers   Primary Artist
Melvin Williams   Background Vocals,Lead
Henry Green   Background Vocals
Doug Williams   Background Vocals,Lead
Randy Everett   Strings
Dwight Gordon   Bass,Guitar
Kimble Funchess   Horn
Carlous Robinson   Keyboards
Tim Avalon   Steel Guitar
Rhonda Chambers   Background Vocals
Jessie Primer   Horn
Castro Coleman   Acoustic Guitar
Tim Rogers   Lead
Paige Williams   Lead
Lisa Knowles   Lead
Maulty Jewell   Organ,Piano,Strings,Keyboards
Stan Jones   Strings,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Lead
Terrell Gatlin   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Andre Tate   Background Vocals,Lead
Cornelius Moore   Bass
LaTonya Pittman   Lead

Technical Credits

Lee Greenwood   Composer
Leonard Williams   Composer
Melvin Williams   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
John Daniels   Composer
Henry Green   Executive Producer
Doug Williams   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Randy Everett   Engineer
George Dean   Composer
Nick Howard   Cover Design
Castro Coleman   Composer
Paige Williams   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ayannah Williams   Composer

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