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MFSB

Band, *1970 US
R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Mother, Father, Sister, Brother The Family (8) The Philly Sound

American studio band formed by producers Gamble & Huff of the Philadelphia International Records label. When credited with "Music By" on a release, please use "Performer [music By] " (the "Music By" credit in discogs is for music composers, not performers) MFSB is an acronym for “Mother Father Sister Brother"

        
Members
PortraitDexter Wansel
key, syn *1950 US
PortraitReggie Lucas
g, bvoc *1953 US
PortraitLeon Huff
ep *1943 US
PortraitKeith Benson
dr US
PortraitRon Kersey
key 1949-2005 US
PortraitNorman Harris
g 1947-1987 US
PortraitAnthony Jackson
b, eb *1952 US
PortraitEarl Young
dr *1940 US
PortraitRon Baker
b 1947-1990 US
PortraitThom Bell
str *1943 US
PortraitVincent Montana, Jr.
1950-2000 US
PortraitCharles Collins
dr
PortraitLarry Gold
vc *1948 US
PortraitVictor Carstarphen
bvoc US
PortraitQuinton Joseph
dr US
PortraitLarry Washington
cng, bgo
PortraitRoland Chambers
g 1944-2002 US
PortraitCarla Benson
bvoc, voc US
Norman Farrington
dr US
PortraitHarold "Ivory" Williams
p 1949-2010 US
PortraitDon Renaldo
vn
PortraitJohn Ingram
dr, voc US
PortraitJohn Davis
key, sax, voc, fl 1976-1980 US
PortraitKarl Chambers
dr 1946-2002 US
PortraitTJ Tindall
g *1950
PortraitLenny Pakula
org
PortraitMichael Foreman
b
PortraitDennis Harris
g
PortraitEddie Green
key, p 1933-2004 US
PortraitTony Williams
sax, fl
PortraitZach Zachary
as
PortraitTheodore Life
g, bvoc US
Winnie Wilford
b US
PortraitRobert Kreinar
b 1937-2012 US
PortraitEli Tatarsky
g *1956 US
PortraitJohn Davis
bs, sax
Popular Tracks   
T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) (feat. The Three Degrees) on Love Is The Message by MFSB
Mysteries of the World on Mysteries of the World by MFSB
Love Is the Message (feat. The Three Degrees) - Love Groove Bonus on Deep Grooves by MFSB
Love Is the Message (feat. The Three Degrees) on Love Is The Message by MFSB
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) (feat. The Three Degrees) on The Essential MFSB by MFSB
K-Jee on Saturday Night Fever by Various Artists
My Mood on The Essential MFSB by MFSB
Tell Me Why on Mysteries of the World by MFSB
Old San Juan on Mysteries of the World by MFSB
Something For Nothing (feat. Thom Bell) on MFSB by MFSB

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Law Of The Land / SexyUndisputed Truth / MFSB2018Album
The Definitive CollectionMFSB2018Compil.
The EssentialMFSB2018Compil.
Love Is The Message / TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees2017Single
Philadelphia Freedom & SummertimeMFSB2010Compil.
Gamble & Huff Orchestra And Mysteries Of The WorldMFSB2005Compil.
Love Is The Message / BraMFSB / Cymande2003Album
Love Is The Message / My First MistakeMFSB / The Chi-Lites1999Album
Deep GroovesMFSB1999Compil.
All In The FamilyMFSB1997Compil.
Fredie's Dead (Re-Edit Virsion)MFSB1996Album
Love Is The Message: The Best Of MFSBMFSB1995Compil.
The Best Of MFSBMFSB1995Compil.
T.S.O.P. (Theme From Soul Train '94) / Butt BurglerJohnny Vicious vs. MFSB vs. Satoshi Tomiie1994Album
Mysteries Of The World / TSOP / SexyMFSB1990Album
Greatest HitsMFSB1990Compil.
Black Is The Colour / Mysteries Of The WorldWilbert Longmire / MFSB1985Album
Love Is The Message / Take Your Time (Do It Right)MFSB / The S.O.S. Band1980Album
Mysteries Of The WorldMFSB1980Album
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love TrainMFSB / The O'Jays1980Album
Mysteries Of The WorldMFSB1980Single
Manhattan SkylineMFSB1980Single
Use Ta Be My GuyMFSB1978Album
MFSB, The Gamble-Huff OrchestraMFSB1978Album
Dance With Me TonightMFSB1978Album
K-JeeMFSB1978Single
To Be In LoveMFSB1978Single
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees1977Single
Limpiemos El GhettoMFSB1977Compil.
Let's Clean Up The GhettoPhiladelphia International All Stars / MFSB1977Single
End Of Phase I - A Collection Of Greatest HitsMFSB1977Compil.
Love Is The Message / Don't Leave Me This WayMFSB & The Three Degrees / Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes1977Single
Summertime And I'm Feelin' MellowMFSB1976Single
Summertime And I'm Feelin' Mellow / K JeeMFSB1976Single
SummertimeMFSB1976Album
Let's Go DiscoMFSB1976Single
Picnic In The ParkMFSB1976Single
Soul Greatest Hits SeriesMFSB1976Compil.
We Got The TimeMFSB1976Single
Let's Go Disco / Human MachineMFSB1975Single
Philadelphia Sounds Best Hits Vol. 1The Three Degrees, The O'Jays, MFSB, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes1975Single
ソウル・トレインのテーマ(TV版) = TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)The Three Degrees, Bobby Martin & MFSB1975Single
The Three Degrees & MFSB Show - Vol. 2The Three Degrees & MFSB1975Compil.
When Your Love Is Gone / Smile HappyMFSB1975Single
The End / SexyEarl Grant / MFSB1975Single
Family Affair / Party Is A Groovy ThingMFSB / People's Choice1975Single
Sexy / T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)MFSB1975Single
Philadelphia Freedom / South PhillyMFSB1975Single
Sexy / Human MachineMFSB1975Single
Let's Go DiscoMFSB1975Single
The Best Of The Trammps Featuring: MFSB & The Three DegreesThe Trammps Featuring: MFSB & The Three Degrees1975Compil.
Philadelphia FreedomMFSB1975Album
Universal LoveMFSB1975Album
Family Affair / Back StabbersMFSB1975Single
The ZipMFSB1975Single
T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care) / Love Has No Time Or PlaceMFSB1975Single
The Three Degrees & MFSB ShowThe Three Degrees & MFSB1974Album
Love Is The MessageMFSB Featuring The Three Degrees1974Single
Freddie's Dead / Family AffairMFSB1974Single
America / TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)David Essex / MFSB1974Single
ShowdownElectric Light Orchestra / Grand Funk Railroad / MFSB / Redbone1974Single
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The MessageMFSB1974Single
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees1974Single
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The MessageMFSB1973Album
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The MessageMFSB1973Single
Family Affair / Lay In LowMFSB1973Single
Love Is The MessageMFSB1973Album
Love Is The Message / Disco CircusMFSB / Martin Circus1973Album
MFSBMFSB1973Album
Love Is The Message (Remix) / The Circus (Remix)MFSB / CucoAlbum
Free Man / Free Love / Mysteries Of The WorldSouth Shore Commission / Jean Carn / MFSBAlbum
Mysteries Of The World / Let's Clean Up The GhettoMFSBAlbum
Love Is The Message / Drive My CarMFSB / Gary Toms EmpireSingle
Disco Circus / Dancing In Outer Space / K-JeeMartin Circus / Atmosfear / MFSBAlbum
UntitledMFSB / Billy PaulAlbum
For The Love Of Money / The Sound Of PhiladelphiaThe O'Jays / MFSB And The Three DegreesSingle
Love Is The Message / Relight My FireMFSB, Dan HartmanCompil.
At Peace With Woman / Old San JuanThe Jones Girls / MFSBSingle
Love Is The Message / Let's Do ItMFSB / ConvertionAlbum
Eve Of The War / Love Is The Message / T.S.O.P.Jeff Wayne / MFSBAlbum
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