Rotary Connection

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Psychedelic soul music featuring the amazing voice of Minnie Riperton.
The group released six albums during their time together, produced & arranged by Charles Stepney for Chess Records.
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Albums

LPS 318, LPS-318 Rotary Connection - Peace album art Rotary Connection Peace (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept LPS 318, LPS-318 US 1968 Sell This Version
837-8312 Rotary Connection - The Rotary Connection album art Rotary Connection The Rotary Connection (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept 837-8312 US 1967 Sell This Version
275014 Rotary Connection - Aladdin album art Rotary Connection Aladdin (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept 275014 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
CRLS 4551 Rotary Connection - Songs album art Rotary Connection Songs (Album) Cadet Concept CRLS 4551 UK 1969 Sell This Version
LPS 328, LPS-328 Rotary Connection - Dinner Music album art Rotary Connection Dinner Music (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept LPS 328, LPS-328 US 1970 Sell This Version
CC 50006 Rotary Connection - Hey, Love album art The New Rotary Connection* Hey, Love (Album) Cadet Concept, Cadet Concept CC 50006 US 1971 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ-1 Rotary Connection - Amen album art Rotary Connection Amen(7", Single, Promo) Cadet Concept DJ-1 US 1967 Sell This Version
S-7000 Rotary Connection - Like A Rolling Stone / Turn Me On album art Rotary Connection Like A Rolling Stone / Turn Me On(7", Single) Cadet Concept S-7000 US 1967 Sell This Version
7008 Rotary Connection - Aladdin / Magical World album art Rotary Connection Aladdin / Magical World (Single) Cadet Concept 7008 US 1968 Sell This Version
DJ-2 Rotary Connection - Ruby Tuesday / Soul Man album art Rotary Connection Ruby Tuesday / Soul Man (Single) Cadet Concept DJ-2 US 1968 Sell This Version
7009 DJ Rotary Connection - Peace At Least / Silent Night Chant album art Rotary Connection Peace At Least / Silent Night Chant (Single) Cadet Concept 7009 DJ US 1968 Sell This Version
169531 Rotary Connection - Paper Castle album art Rotary Connection Paper Castle (Single) Cadet Concept 169531 France 1968 Sell This Version
AR 25.789 Rotary Connection - Soul Man album art Rotary Connection Soul Man(7", Single) Chess International AR 25.789 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
CC-7014 Rotary Connection - Respect / The Weight album art Rotary Connection Respect / The Weight (Single) Cadet Concept CC-7014 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
7018 Rotary Connection - Memory Band / Want You To Know album art Rotary Connection Memory Band / Want You To Know (Single) Cadet Concept 7018 US 1969 Sell This Version
7027 Rotary Connection - Teach Me How To Fly / Stormy Monday Blues album art Rotary Connection Teach Me How To Fly / Stormy Monday Blues (Single) Cadet Concept 7027 US 1970 Sell This Version
7021 Rotary Connection - Love Me Now / May Our Amens Be True album art Rotary Connection Love Me Now / May Our Amens Be True (Single) Cadet Concept 7021 US 1970 Sell This Version
1037-7028 Rotary Connection - Love Is / Hey Love album art The New Rotary Connection* Love Is / Hey Love (Single) Cadet Concept 1037-7028 US 1971 Sell This Version
J 249 Rotary Connection - Living Alone / Magical World album art Minnie Riperton With Rotary Connection Minnie Riperton With Rotary Connection - Living Alone / Magical World (Single) Janus Records J 249 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version

Compilations

CDBGPD 115 Rotary Connection - Songs / Hey Love album art Rotary Connection Featuring Minnie Riperton Rotary Connection Featuring Minnie Riperton - Songs / Hey Love (Comp) BGP Records CDBGPD 115 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RVCD-89 Rotary Connection - Aladdin / Dinner Music album art Rotary Connection Aladdin / Dinner Music(CD, Comp) Raven Records RVCD-89 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
983 437-9 Rotary Connection - Black Gold: The Very Best Of Rotary Connection album art Rotary Connection Black Gold: The Very Best Of Rotary Connection(2xCD, Comp, RM) Chess, Universal Music Catalogue 983 437-9 Europe 2006 Sell This Version

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RockNurse

RockNurse

December 29, 2019
Quality control alert. Really need some diligent cleanup on the entries - in particular, the first album and the initial pressing of 2nd album "Aladdin" - as regards the listing of "Rotary Connection" versus "The Rotary Connection." From what I can tell after some (admittedly succinct) research, the band called itself simply Rotary Connection, and the first album was also titled "Rotary Connection" despite a misstep on the part of the company or pressing plant that had the LP labels read "The Rotary Connection" on all the early pressings, an error that was subsequently caught and corrected. Similarly, for "Aladdin" the LP labels create confusion that runs rampant through the Discogs listings, which have been rendered wildly inconsistent, as even a quick glance at the photos associated with the various entries for that title reveals.
dnbodi

dnbodi

February 14, 2016
I think Phil Upchurch must be added to this line up.
Soulie66

Soulie66

March 2, 2011
edited over 10 years ago
2 45's missing from the complete discography:
Cadet Concept 7007: Teach Me How To Fly / Paper Castle
Cadet Concept 7027: Teach Me How To Fly / Stormy Monday Blues

Also Sidney Barnes is currently doing well performing globally and with George Clinton in Parliament / Funkadlic.
Sid was in The Serenaders with George Kerr at Motown and also staff writers at Motown's New York office.
Sid then went to become a staff writer at Sue Records with JJ Jackson before teaming up with Clinton at Golden World. It was Andre Williams who took Barnes to Chess and Rotary. Sid doesn't appear on Hey Love LP.
Check out http://www.sidneybarnes.co.uk or http://www.sidneybarnes.net

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