MFSB - Love Is the Message: The Best of MFSB (1995)
Artist: MFSB Album: Love Is the Message: The Best of MFSB Released: 1995 Source: Sony cat# zk 66689 Genre: R&B/Philly Soul Format: EAC/APE
Is the Message: The Best of MFSB is an extensive, 16-track career
summary for Philadelphia soul's greatest instrumental outfit. Despite
all the strings and horns coloring its orchestrations, MFSB managed to
remain fairly funky, and along with Barry White's Love Unlimited
Orchestra, the band's early work helped create the instrumental
blueprint for disco. Love Is the Message illustrates that MFSB crossed
the line between smooth instrumental soul and disco quite often, even
despite the fact that it's missing quite a few of the band's most
popular disco cuts — "Let's Go Disco," "Get Down With the Philly Sound,"
"Zip," "K-Jee," "Picnic in the Park," and "Summertime and I'm Feelin'
Mellow" all earned substantial club/dance play, but are nowhere to be
found here. Despite that bit of revisionist history, Love Is the Message
does make for a fine overview of the band's more soulful outings.
"T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)," the title track, "Sexy," "My One
and Only Love," and "T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)" were all among the
group's most popular cuts, and they're all present, as are covers of
Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead," the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers," and
Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom." Even if Love Is the Message isn't
quite complete, though, it does accurately summarize how MFSB defined
the sound of Philly soul, and it's really all that most fans will need.
Track List: 1 Interlude 1 Zachary :51 2 Love Is the Message Gamble, Huff 6:36 3 Poinciana Bernier, Simon 5:52 4 Freddie's Dead Mayfield 7:10 5 My One and Only Love Mellin, Wood 4:34 6 Sexy Gamble, Huff 3:33 7 Something for Nothing Bell, Chambers, Gamble 2:58 8 Zack's Fanfare (I Hear Music) Lane, Loesser :50 9 Back Stabbers Huff, McFadden, Whitehead 6:30 10 Bitter Sweet Faith, Hawes 5:25 11 T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) Gamble, Huff 5:48 12 Cheaper to Keep Her Rice 6:54 13 My Mood Gamble, Huff 4:11 14 T. L. C. (Tender Lovin' Care) Harris, Martin 3:42 15 Philadelphia Freedom John, Taupin 6:01 16 Smile Happy Allen, Brown, Dickerson ... 5:51
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