Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul funk oldies blues n soul 70s rnb|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
An R&B family group from Dania, Florida, USA, their highly infectious mid-tempo soft soul was heavily orchestrated, and was more typical of northern US cities than the south. This broke the mode of Miami-based music, which tended to be of the deep soul variety. The original group, comprising Edward (who wrote most of the songs), Carter (1948, d. 7 November 1991) and Rose Cornelius, first recorded in 1971. They had immediate success with a million-seller, Treat Her Like A Lady, a US R&B Top 20 and pop number 3 hit. The next year they added a second sister, Billie Jo, and achieved their biggest hit, another million-seller, Too Late To Turn Back Now (US R&B number 5 and pop number 2). Thereafter, each succeeding record did less well. Their last chart record was the minor-placed R&B hit Since I Found My Baby in 1974. The group broke up in 1976 when Carter joined a black Hebrew sect in Miami and adopted the...