This hard-hitting soul group formed in Rochester, NY, comprising the multi-talented Willie John Ellison, alongside Lester Freeman, Vonell Benjamin, and Charles, Moses, Sam, and Harry Armstrong. (That’s seven, but among the Armstrong brothers’ bounced early.) They debuted with “End Harming Me” on Great Information (1965) and another on Lyndell Information (1966) typo-credited towards the Sold Brothers Six. A Philly DJ presented these to Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Information, and they acquired a small strike with “Some Kinda Amazing” (compiled by Ellison) in 1967; it had been their most effective record, rendering it into the Best 100 at quantity 91. THE GREAT Johnny C got it four slot machines higher the next yr; and Grand Funk Railroad outdid ’em simply by rocking it to number 3 play 1974. John Ellison, a coalminer’s boy, was raised in Western Virginia. He discovered to play acoustic guitar and had written his first tracks when he was 13, later on moving to NEW YORK and Rochester. Spirit Brothers Six lower two information on two small brands before inking with Atlantic on the effectiveness of Ellison’s “Some Kinda Amazing.” But product sales of follow-ups — “You Better Examine Yourself,” “Your Like Is Such an excellent Like,” “MANY THANKS Baby for Caring Me,” and “Drive” — had been humiliating and Atlantic fallen the group prior to the end from the decade. For this period, Joe Johnson, Adam Johnson, Charles Pevy, and Eddie Reno changed the Armstrong Brothers, who still left disgusted and soured with the Atlantic ordeal. This brand-new lineup waxed three singles on Phil La of Spirit from 1972 to 1974: “Funky, Funky Method of HAVING INTERCOURSE,” “You’re My Globe,” and “I WANT TO Do WHAT WE SHOULD Ain’t Doin’.” non-e hit nationally however they proved helpful steadily through the entire country anyway. A considerable royalty verify from Grand Funk Railroad’s rendition of “Some Kinda Great” revitalized Ellison’s songwriting juices. He secured a cope with a little label in Rochester, and scored a Carolinas seaside hit that do some business in European countries aswell. Ellison has trim two single albums up to now, appeared within the A&E film Rev, and advertised a Some Kinda Great spice via the Allen Meat Company.