Moonalice – “People Get Ready”
“I’ve been singing ‘People Get Ready’ for almost 60 years now and the song is very meaningful to me,” explains Moonalice vocalist Lester Chambers and legendary co-founder of the pioneering ‘60s psychedelic soul group The Chambers Brothers. “I often preach to the audience that instead of a ‘train a coming’ there is a ‘change a coming’. The train has already left the station and the time has come for the change that is long overdue.”
The new single is a fresh take on the Curtis Mayfield track that The Chambers Brothers originally released on their 1965 debut album ‘People Get Ready.’ Named the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the song is often used to get people marching or to calm and comfort them. “People Get Ready” comes out right before the Academy Awards, where Questlove’s acclaimed Summer of Soul is nominated for Best Documentary Feature. The film documents the Harlem Culture Festival of 1969, where Lester Chambers and The Chambers Brothers performed, blazing through soul stompers including “People Get Ready.” Two Chambers Brothers tunes from this legendary concert are included in Summer Of Soul.
“People Get Ready” will be featured on Moonalice’s upcoming ‘Full Moonalice Vol. 1’ EP, out via Nettwerk on 4/20. The six song record is the group’s label debut and features the previously released singles “Let’s Get Funky,” “Woo Woo” and an extended version of the band’s first single, “Time Has Come Today.” ‘Full Moonalice Vol. 1’ is their first full body of work since transforming into a ten-piece in 2019 through the addition of Lester Chambers and Dylan Chambers of the New Chambers Brothers, and Erika, Rachel, and Chloe Tietjen of the T Sisters.
Moonalice: Barry Sless, Chloe Tietjen, Dylan Chambers, Erika Tietjen, Jason Crosby, John Molo, Lester Chambers, Pete Sears, Rachel Tietjen, Roger McNamee
Video Directed/Edited by Arthur Rosato & Jon Luini
Live Video Production by Arthur Rosato & Patrick Spohrer
Cover art by Alexandra Fischer
Photos by Arthur Rosato (The Chamber Brothers 1970 in Monterey, CA)
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“People Get Ready” Available on All Streaming Platforms: https://moonalice.ffm.to/peoplegetready