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Rotary Connection was a band formed in Chicago in 1966 that lasted until 1971, and are possibly most notable for launching the formal singing career of a Chess Records' receptionist named Minnie Riperton. The highly experimental band was formed under artistic direction of Charles Stepney, at the behest of Marshall Chess, the then 25 year old son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess.

Marshall was the director behind a start-up label, Cadet Concept Records, and wanted to focus… read more

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  • Avatar for Durandal1717
    Didn't Wanna Have To Do It.........sounds a lot like Mud & Wolf's sentiments on those collaborations ––– but all praise to the prophets of Chess that they did anyway
  • Avatar for everybodyyurts
    Thanx Narduwar! [2]
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    Thanx Narduwar!
  • Avatar for puertoricanjane
    Found out about them after watching Minnie's Unsung and talk about an amazing band. Getting into them was one of the best music decisions I've made in a while.
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  • Avatar for Ton87
    The guitar at 1:07 to 1:11 of Black Gold makes no sense at all but it sounds great. And I love the percussive strikes. Great song.
  • Avatar for FiZ1_5
    I found them a few years ago from a podcast that included I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun and fell in love with the track. But recently, I got "Hey, Love" on LP and I can't stop listening to it. "Love Has Fallen On Me" has become an all-time favorite.
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    I love Aladdin
  • Avatar for darthsketch
    Good stuff. Found out about them thanks to A Tribe Called Quest.
  • Avatar for janop
    what a great, crazy sound! how can I put it on the airwaves?!

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