Iconic and legendary The Chairmen Of The Board Featuring Ken Knox are back with a Brand New Song! This enduring group is making Old School New Again with their top of the pops HIT Words Left Unsaid, the featured song off their latest album of the same name. That soul sound still makes you want to ease on down the Soul Train Line, The Chairmen of The Board’s music is perpetual, withstanding the test of time. Sounding better than ever these Giants of soul and funk show NO signs of ever stopping!
You can listen to the album via the link https://open.spotify.com/track/52b2vHO6oTrOBMxIkLYSSG?si=qmtS9Zt8T324NWcJr514cQ
The accompanying music video reels you in to this Stone Cold Classic song https://youtu.be/8JcBmkRO0vU
The bands history: With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 40 years. Formed in Detroit MI, the Chairmen were one of the first acts signed by songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland for their Invictus label following H/D/H’s messy divorce from Motown. The group came out of the box strong in 1970 with the wonderful “Give Me Just A Little More Time,” a classic early 70’s radio smash highlighted by lead singer General Johnson’s emotive, plaintive vocals. “Give Me” was the foundation of the group’s excellent debut album, which also featured the infectious “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String,”. The Chairmen were the spotlight act for Invictus, as group leader General Johnson not only penned a string of hits for his own act, but also provided a basketful of smashes for his labelmates. However, financial problems at Invictus and the changing musical landscape led to a too short period at the top for the Chairmen, and by the end of the decade, even as Philly was rising, the Chairmen were fading from view as a major national recording act. Happily, after leaving Invictus, the Chairmen of the Board went on to establish a surprising second career in the Carolina Beach Music scene, a niche of upbeat party music that fit them like a glove and one that made them regional stars for another three decades.
Longtime bandmate Danny Woods shook the soul world up with “ Pay To The Piper” the trio of General Johnson, Danny Woods and Ken Knox recorded great Rhythm & Blues /POP music for 4 decades.
When General Johnson died in 2010, vocalist and musician Ken Knox was left to carry the mantle for the Chairmen of the Board. And now, eight years after the final General Johnson-led album, Knox and new members Thomas Hunter and Brandon Stevens have taken a surprising step in creating the new album, Words Left Unsaid. For his first album as group leader, Knox has not targeted the sounds of Carolina or even Detroit, but rather has set his sight on Philadelphia, and in the process has delivered what may be the first true classic Philly soul album in two decades.
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