Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Gamble & Huff Orchestra/Mysteries of the World
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) were essentially Philadelphia International's studio band. Based in the Sigma Sound Studios, these Musicians played on virtually every record released on the Philadelphia label. They ... more »
MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) were essentially Philadelphia International's studio band. Based in the Sigma Sound Studios, these Musicians played on virtually every record released on the Philadelphia label. They also found time to make their own albums for the label. These two date from 1978 and 1980, and feature contributions from Gamble and Huff themselves, as well as Dexter Wansel and Cynthia Biggs, and Jack Faith. Featured tracks are a reworking of Rose Royce's 'Wishing On A Star' and The O'Jays' hit 'Use Ta Be My Girl' and the UK hit 'Mysteries Of The World'. This package is fully annotated with photos. Diablo. 2005.
David L. Smith, III | Dallas, TX United States | 10/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so excited. MYSTERIES OF THE WORLD is already on CD. But to find THE
GAMBLE & HUFF Orchestra is truly amazing. To my knowledge the first LP,the self titled MFSB was released in 1973. It was my senior year of high school. In my immediate school clique of african american hippies, were turned on by this new funky but jazzy groove this duo turned out.
While in the classroom, luch room and while walking the halls of Calumet High School back home in Chicago with MFSB blasting from my cassette deck boosted our popularity. My English, Drama and Art teachers all bought the album from listening to mine. The next year while in the Navy in 1974 G/H realeased MFSB: LOVE IS THE MESSAGE. The consciousness of Gamble & Huff took instrumentals to an all new high for listening. I'm disappointed LOVE IS THE MESSAGE hasn't been relased on CD yet. 1975 brought thr release of PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM, still captivating us with the same but progressive sound from album to album. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM still has not been released on CD. Then came UNIVERSAL LOVE; still not released on CD. 1976 brought about SUMMERTIME; still not released on CD. THE GAMBLE & HUFF ORCHESTRA just released on CD. 1980 gave us MYSTERIES OF THE WORLD which has been released on CD. So on CD you can get: MFSB (1973), THE GAMBLE & HUFF ORCHESTRA (1978), and MYSTERIES OF THE WORLD (1980). What you can't get on CD is LOVE IS THE MESSAGE (1973), PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM (1975), UNIVERSAL LOVE (1975) and SUMMERTIME (1976). If and when they become available, I'll be the happiest man alive. Quincy Jones got his props. Berry Gordy got his props. But Gamble & Huff never got their props. I would love to interview them."
Sounds As Smooth As Silk & Ice Cream
AJ Campbell-Vordeaux | 06/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MFSB was Gamble & Huff's personal creation and with reason. They played on every single album. People that came from miles around to have them play on their albums.
These two gems are really good. My personal faves are Mysteries Of The World, Tell Me Why, Metamorphosis, Dance With Me Tonight, To Be In Love, Wishing On A Star & The Way I Feel.
Finding these two was hard, but when I gave it a listen, I was immediately hooked. Not one for listening to instrumentals, this twofer gave me a broader scope for my muscial future. Get this, U won't be sorry. Grade: A"
MFSB & Gamble-Huff Orchestra/Mysteries of the World...
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 01/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Philadelphia was one lucky city to have these muscians that helped define the "Philly" sound. What a talented bunch! Real musicians w/real skills. Take a listen for yourself! Five stars!!"