1973 MFSB – MFSB

MFSB is the debut album by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB, released in 1973.

MFSB, officially standing for “Mother Father Sister Brother”, was a pool of more than thirty studio musicians based at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios. They worked closely with the production team of Gamble and Huff and producer/arranger Thom Bell, and backed up such groups as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the O’Jays, the Stylistics, the Spinners, Wilson Pickett, and Billy Paul.


1  Freddie\’s Dead (Curtis Mayfield) 7:16
2  Family Affair (Sylvester Stewart) 4:25
3  Something For Nothing (Kenneth Gamble; Roland Chambers; Thom Bell) 3:02
4  Back Stabber (Gene McFadden; John Whitehead; Leon Huff) 6:35
5  Lay In Low (Cary Gilbert; Leon Huff) 3:48
6  Poinciana (Buddy Bernier; Nat Simon) 5:57



BassAnthony Jackson
BassRon Baker
DrumsEarl Young
DrumsKarl Chambers
DrumsNorman Farrington
GuitarBobby Eli
GuitarNorman Harris
GuitarReggie Lucas
GuitarTJ Tindall
OrganLenny Pakula
Electric PianoLeon Huff
PianoEddie Green
PianoHarold Williams
FluteTony Sax Williams
SaxTony Sax Williams
SaxZach Zachary
VibraphoneVincent Montana
PercussionLarry Washington

Strings & Horns

Don Renaldo And His Horns And Strings

Liner Notes

Producer – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
Arranged By – Bobby Martin (Track 1)
Arranged By – The Family (Track 2)
Arranged By – Thom Bell (Track 3)
Arranged By – Lenny Pakula (Track 4)
Arranged By – Norman Harris (Track 5)
Arranged By – Vincent Montana (Track 6)
Arranged By (String & Horn Arrangements) – Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula, Norman Harris, Thom Bell, Vincent Montana
Engineer – Joe Tarsia
Mastered By – Joseph M Palmaccio
Mixed By – Joe Tarsia
Recorded By – Joe Tarsia

Artwork (Front Cover Art) – Alex Gnidziejko
Artwork (Packaging Manager) – Abe Vélez
Design – Ed Lee
Photography By – Don Hunstein

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Pressed By – Sony Music
Mastered At Sony Music Studios, New York
Mixed At Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Recorded At Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA