Texas gospel legends The Relatives raise the roof with their blend of psychedelic soul and funk. In the '70s they toured nationwide with the likes of The Staple Singers, and The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, among others. At that time they were pressing small batches of 45s, but never
got big outside of Texas.
They disbanded in the early '80s, but when a compilation of their obscure, out-of-print 45s came out a few years ago, The Relatives got back together. Now with production help from Jim Eno of Spoon, and backing from Zach Ernest (Black Joe Lewis) and others, they've come out with their first ever full length album, The Electric Word.
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