Thursday, January 10, 2008

Summertime in the Middle of Winter

One of the groups that I can't seem to get enough of lately is the Philadelphia based soul-funk/disco group MFSB. They released many classic and influential records like 1973's Love Is The Message", 1975's "Universal Love", and 1980's "Mysteries of the World". Recently I picked up a copy of their 1976 classic LP, Summertime, and it's pretty safe to say that this record pretty much blows me away everytime I listen to it. With classic cuts like "Picnic In The Park", "Plenty Good Lovin'", and "Summertime", I feel like this is MFSB at their best, smooth soul influenced disco-funk that heavily resembles anything from the early Salsoul releases. Even though MFSB had a huge presence as being a studio backing band for many legendary groups like the The O'Jays, Blue Magic, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Summertime is a prime example of the solid original work that this band produced throughout their legendary existence.

MFSB - Plenty Good Lovin'
MFSB - Picnic In The Park

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jeremy said...

I tivo Soul Train every week and always love hearing that MFSB song that opens the show.