MFSB is the debut album by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB, released in 1973. It also included instrumental covers of "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone, and "Freddie's Dead" by Curtis Mayfield. The 2002 reissue on Epic/Legacy Records adds a live version of "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)". The only single from the album was "Family Affair", having "Lay In Low", as a b-side.
MFSB is the debut album by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB, released in 1973.
Listen to music from MFSB like . The Sound Of Philadelphia), Love Is the Message & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from MFSB. Originally the backing band for Cliff Nobles & C. MFSB (short for "Mother, Father, Sister, Brother", although schoolyard rumours would have had this stand for "Mother Fucking Son of a Bitch" or, in Northern Soul circles in England it stood for "Music For Soul Brothers") were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians who provided backing tracks for dozens of seminal Philadelphia soul.
MFSB's debut album was more of a soul-funk mix than the kind of disco for which the band would become known with their ". The lush pop inclinations that would form part of the bed of their later work (both as MFSB and backing numerous Philly soul artists) come more to the fore on some other tracks, particularly the grandiose "Poinciana," though even that breaks up the soaring violins with some tasty jazz-blues piano and guitar.
Philadelphia International Records. MFSB (CD, Album, RE). Epic, Legacy, Philadelphia International Records. EPC 508063 2. Europe.
MFSB: The Gamble & Huff Orchestra. MFSB: The Gamble & Huff Orchestra is the sixth album to be released by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB. Dance with Me Tonight" (Cynthia Biggs, Dexter Wansel) 5:08. To Be In Love" (Joseph Jefferson) 5:48. Let's Party Down" (Leroy Bell, Casey James) 5:56. Wishing on a Star" (Billie Calvin) 5:39. Use Ta Be My Guy" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) 5:15. The Way I Feel Today" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) 4:35. Studio album by. MFSB. Summertime is the fifth album to be released by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB.
Album · 1972 · 7 Songs. MFSB & The Three Degrees. Released: Dec 31, 1972. 1973, 1975, 2007 sony bmg music entertainment.
|A3||Something For Nothing||3:00|
|B2||Lay In Low||3:46|
- Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios
- Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs
- Alto Saxophone – Zach Zachary
- Arranged By [String & Horn] – Bobby Martin (tracks: A1), Lenny Pakula (tracks: B1), Norman Harris (tracks: B2), Thom Bell (tracks: A3), Vincent Montana, Jr. (tracks: B3)
- Artwork – Alex Gnidziejko
- Bass – Anthony Jackson, Ronnie Baker*
- Bongos – Larry Washington
- Congas – Larry Washington
- Design – Ed Lee
- Drums – Earl Young, Karl Chambers, Norman Farrington
- Electric Piano – Leon Huff
- Engineer – Joe Tarsia
- Flute – Tony Williams
- Guitar – Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, Reginald Lucas*, Roland Chambers, T.J. Tindall*
- Horns – Don Renaldo And His Horns And Strings
- Liner Notes – G. Fitz Bartley
- Organ – Lenny Pakula
- Photography By – Don Hunstein
- Piano – Eddie Green , Harold Williams*
- Producer – Gamble-Huff*
- Saxophone – Tony Williams
- Strings – Don Renaldo And His Horns And Strings
- Vibraphone [Vibes] – Vince Montana*
NotesRecorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Printed in Holland
Made in Holland
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|KZ 32046||MFSB||MFSB (LP, Album, Ter)||Philadelphia International Records||KZ 32046||US||1973|
|PIR 65903||MFSB||MFSB (LP, Album)||Philadelphia International Records||PIR 65903||Italy||1974|
|EPC 508063 2||MFSB||MFSB (CD, Album, RE)||Epic, Legacy, Philadelphia International Records||EPC 508063 2||Europe||2002|
|EK 85941||MFSB||MFSB (CD, Album, RE)||Epic, Legacy, Philadelphia International Records||EK 85941||Canada||2002|
|40 PIR 65903||MFSB||MFSB (Cass)||Philadelphia International Records||40 PIR 65903||Italy||1975|