Thursday, August 27, 2015

Big Brother feat. Ernie Joseph - Confusion 1970

Ernie and the Emperors, 1965 - present, were from Santa Barbara, California. They were an example of 60's rock & pop heavily influenced by the British Invasion. Their biggest hit was "Meet Me At The Corner", a no.1. Their unique sound as well as their energetic stage presence earned them a reputation of being one of California's best examples of a garage rock band. In Later years, they have also released materials as "The Giant Crab", "Big Brother feat. Ernie Joseph", and as the Brian Faith Band. In 1965, they signed a deal with Reprise Records, and released "Meet Me At The Corner." The Emperors kept a busy performance schedule that took them all over the country and won them thousands of fans. In 1969, Joseph changed his musical direction with the driving rock "Confusion" album, teaming up with brothers "Rubin & Jet." More tours followed with opening slots for Almond Brothers Band, Bruce Springsteen & Steel Mill, Marshal Tucker Band, and Strawberry Alarm Clock. They've worked with others producing C.D.'s and videos For Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge), Eddie Brigati (The Young Rascals), Nick St.Nicolas (Steppenwolf), Kenny Cetera (Chicago), Floyd Sneed (Three Dog Night), Roy Orbison, Katy Perry, Rare Earth and much more. They are currently performing as The Brian Faith Band and are a subject of a documentary movie called "Makin' It."

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