|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||soul psychedelic soul psychedelic funk female vocalists|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in 1967, Rotary Connection was a Chicago, USA-based group mixing art-rock and soul. The group was assembled by Marshall Chess, son of Chess Records founder Leonard Chess. Looking to update the companys image, Marshall Chess chose several hip-looking singers and musicians, intending to keep the groups membership revolving with each new recording. The original Rotary Connection included Charles Stepney (piano/arranger) who co-produced with Chess, Bobby Simms (guitar/vocals), Mitch Aliotta (bass/vocals), Kenny Venegas (drums), and Sid Barnes, Judy Hauff and Minnie Riperton (8 November 1947, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 12 July 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals). Chess placed the group on his Cadet/Concept label and recorded a debut album consisting largely of cover versions of recent hits, redone in a progressive/psychedelic style. Subsequent albums consisted of original material. The group, which underwent several personnel changes in its...