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Brother To Brother: In The Bottle – The Complete Album Collection

Bob Fisher, unpublished, March 2015

IF THE GROUP, Brother to Brother is remembered for anything, it's their hit interpretation of Gil Scott-Heron's classic 'The Bottle'. The song was written as a social commentary on alcohol abuse and first released by him on his album with Brian Jackson, Winter In America, on the Strata East label. The track quickly became a cult dance floor favourite around the world and the original version became the only single released from that original LP, eventually peaking at No 15 on the Billboard R&B chart during 1974.

Total word count of piece: 1972

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