“Love Train” – The Williams Brothers and their Superstar Friends

If you enjoy old-school music (as I do), you won’t be able to get enough of the Williams Brothers’ cover of “Love Train,” the Gamble-Huff ode to unity made famous by the O’Jays in the 1970s. The track is on the recently released Blackberry Records CD SoulLink Live by The Williams Brothers and Their Superstar Friends.

Recorded at the Earthlink Theater in Atlanta last year, “Love Train” has a Holy Ghost Party atmosphere about it and mirrors in every respect the drive and enthusiasm of the O’Jays’ original as the quartet jams with Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs, Slim and the Supreme Angels, the Canton Spirituals, the Christianaires, and Hip Boot Joe. Just “turn up the monitors,” as someone shouts at the beginning of the track, and join the Love Train!

Bob Marovich

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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