Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose (United Artists)

Wayne Robins, Creem, November 1972

BASICALLY, THERE ARE two Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (CB&SR) sounds. One is the basic, upbeat piano sound layered with tight, spiraling harmony, as in ‘Treat Her Like A Lady’, their 1971 summer hit. The other is the smooth, nice 'n' easy soul sound so popular in the summer of '72, what with the Stylistics, Chi-Lites, reemergence of the O'Jays, Al Green, and CB&SR's own ‘Too Late to Turn Back Now’.

Total word count of piece: 514