Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: soul funk oldies 70s blues n soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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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...

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