Friday, October 12, 2007

Mother, Father, Sister, Brother

MFSB (short for "Mother, Father, Sister, Brother") were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians who provided backing tracks for dozens of seminal Philadelphia soul recordings in the 70's. They later released successful singles and albuns as a stand-alone recording act.

Assembled by the production team of Gamble & Huff, MFSB was the house band for their Philadelphia International Records label and provided both the signature smooth Philadelphia sound that dominated the early 1970's for the acts who recorded at their Sigma Sound Studios, including The Delfonics, The O'Jays, Blue Magic, The Spinners, Teddy Pendergrass and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes; and the "high hat" disco sounds that dominated the late 1970's with groups like The Trammps, First Choice, Ripple and Double Exposure.

1 comment:

ced said...

i did'nt know the meaning of mfsb !
great tune too !