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The Relatives

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Interview: The Relatives

By Mike McGonigal, Contributor

The Relatives are a Dallas, Texas-based gospel funk act formed by brothers Gean and Tommie West in 1970, after Tommie had begun to write topical material in a gospel vein. Then in his mid 30s, Gean had already spent decades with regional gospel quartets, but yearned to connect with a hipper and younger audience. The Relatives merged a full, heavy funk group with a gospel quartet, resulting in an eight-piece band, like some genius gospel… more »

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  • 02.18.13 RT @yeproc It's The Relatives' release week! @eMusic’s celebrating by releasing 3 videos. Watch “Trouble In My Way”: http://t.co/XXgWmHcL