MFSB - MFSB

MFSB
M.F.S.B. (Mother Father Sister Brother) was the house band for Philadelphia International Records and worked very closely with the production team of Gamble & Huff. They backed up groups such as Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The O’Jays, The Stylistics, The Spinners, Wilson Pickett and Billy Paul and are probably best known in their own right for providing the theme music for the legendary TV show Soul Train with ‘T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)’. With the rise of the Philly soul sound at the beginning of the '70s, business was booming at GambleandHuff's Philadelphia International imprint and as a result M.F.S.B. were kept very busy in the studio providing backing for the aforementioned artists and leaving little time for the groups own recording sessions. It wasn’t until 1973 that the group had a chance to record material in its own name and released their self-titled debut album to high acclaim later that same year. MFSB features extended Funk-Soul-Jazz work-outs as on the seven-minute cover of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Freddie's Dead’ that opens the set. The group also re-interpreted Sly Stone's ‘Family Affair’ to great effect while emphasising the flute as the driving force for their version of their label mates The O’Jays ‘Back Stabbers’ R&B chart topper from the previous year. The lush Disco/Pop sounds that informed the majority of the group’s later recordings, both in their own right and as the PIR house band, are featured on the other notable tracks on the album, in particular "Poinciana" which also features jazz-blues piano and guitar interjecting the soaring strings. ‘Something For Nothing’ (sampled by Groove Armada) also fits that description with a beautiful string led section that leads to an incredible motif on the horns which blasts through at just the right time, propelling the track forward. BBR is very proud to present MFSB, fully re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. MFSB is a must for all R&B, Soul, Funk and Jazz fans out there!

Release Date: 27/05/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0228
Weight: 200
Save wishlist

1. FREDDIE’S DEAD
2. FAMILY AFFAIR
3. SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
4. BACKSTABBERS
5. LAY IN LOW
6. POINCIANA
BONUS TRACK
7. FAMILY AFFAIR (Single version)



No recommended products at the moment.
 
Fire Night Dance- Expanded Edition
Before producers JACQUES FRED PETRUS and MAURO MALAVASI achieved massive international success with CHANGE, they worked together on the PETER JACQUES BAND, a project which introduced America to Italian-made Disco.

FIRE NIGHT DANCE became the club sensation of 1979, featuring WALKING ON MUSIC and the dancefloor favourite title track. The album reached #6 on the Billboard Disco chart. It was one of the first releases on the well-respected Prelude label. The album also features lead vocals from Disco legend Leroy Burgess, fresh from his work with BLACK IVORY. Highly sought-after by Disco fans, this album often changes hands for large sums of money on the collector market. BBR is very proud to present FIRE NIGHT DANCE in full and expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes that feature interviews along with added bonus tracks. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR remaster is a must have for all Disco, Quiet Storm and R&B fans out there!


Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Enchantment
Enchantment were formed in 1967 at Pershing High School in Detroit and secured their first recording contract two years later by winning first place in a talent contest sponsored by WCHB radio station.          

ENCHANTMENT was released in 1977 and reached the #11 position in the R&B album chart.          

COME ON AND RIDE was the first single release from ENCHANTMENT and reached #67 on the R&B chart leading the way for bigger success with the follow up singles.          

GLORIA was the second single and gained the group national acclaim in the US reaching #5 in the R&B chart and #25 in the Pop chart. GLORIA was one of the biggest songs of 1976-77.          

SUNSHINE followed up on their previous single releases success reaching #3 in the R&B charts and #45 in the Pop charts.          

Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Once Upon A Dream
Enchantment were formed in 1967 at Pershing High School in Detroit and secured their first recording contract two years later by winning first place in a talent contest sponsored by WCHB radio station.          

ONCE UPON A DREAM was their second album and built on the success of their self titled debut album.  It peaked at #8 in the R&B album chart and #46 in the Pop chart.          

IT’S YOU THAT I NEED was a smash hit upon it’s release gaining the #1 spot in the R&B chart for four weeks as well as the #33 spot in the Pop chart.          

IF YOU’RE READY (HERE IT COMES) is an underground dance classic that peaked at the #14 spot in the R&B chart.          
SUNNY SHINE FEELING was the third single release from ONCE UPON A DREAM and shows the band recreating the sound that gained them the R&B #3 position with their 1977 hit "Sunshine”.          

Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
Gravity
James Brown, also known as the Godfather of Soul and the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, had a career that would put any others in the business to shame.  He worked tirelessly until his unfortunate demise on Christmas day in 2006 writing, recording and performing some of Soul and Funks true classics. He notched up an impressive seventeen R&B #1’s including It’s A Man’s Man’s World, I Got You (I Feel Good), Make It Funky and Super Bad.

GRAVITY was produced by Dan Hartman (Relight My Fire, Instant Replay, I Dream About You) in 1986 due to the phenomenal success of LIVING IN AMERICA from the soundtrack to Rocky VI.  This single gained the #4 spot in the Pop chart, #10 in the R&B and #5 in the UK.

GRAVITY, the follow up single reached #26 in the R&B chart as well as #93 in the Pop chart.  Also featured on this album is the James Brown classic TURN ME LOOSE, I’M DR. FEELGOOD which is a sure fire dancefloor filler.

HOW DO YOU STOP was the third single release and returned James to the R&B top 10.  It is a minor classic in Brown’s catalogue and was later covered by none other than Joni Mitchell on her 1994 album Turbulent Indigo.

Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 
 
GQ Two
GQ originally formed in 1968 as Sabu & The Survivors. Their biggest hit was "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)” single from their debut album which peaked at R&B #1, Disco #3 and Pop #12. The debut album peaked at R&B #2 and Pop #13.
GQ TWO was their second album and reached R&B #9 and Pop #46 shortly after it’s release in 1980. It was produced by Jimmy Simpson who also produced Candi Staton, Ashford & Simpson and Deodato.
STANDING OVATION was the first single release which reached R&B #12 and Disco #35 and is a true disco classic.
SITTING IN THE PARK gained GQ the R&B #9 spot and also reached Pop #101. It is a cover of Billy Stewart’s 1965 R&B #4 hit.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks and brand new interviews with band members, GQ TWO is a must for all Disco, Funk and Soul fans out there!

RELEASE DATE: 04/06/2012
Our Price: £9.95

click to see more

 

Big Break is part of Cherry Red | Site Design by Chase The Ace Design 2010


SEARCH
MAILING LIST
SHOPPING BASKET


SPECIAL OFFERS

Buy 5 CDs = 25% off
Buy 3 CDs = 15% off
See Terms and Conditions

HOW TO ORDER

Click Here For Info

TOP 51 SELLERS

Click Here For Info

CHERRY 'GREEN'

Cherry Red Records is a Carbon Neutral Company