In The Basement
M.F.S.B. (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) quickly established themselves as more than the resident band at Sigma Sound Studios, proving to be a hit-making outfit in their own right and thus becoming established artists making albums of their own. Two - ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and the themed ‘Summertime’ set - are coupled here on cd for the first time. Dating from 1975 and ’76, they reached a peak of #14 and #18 on the ‘Billboard’ r&b album charts respectively, spawning one hit track from each: ‘The Zip’ and ‘Summertime And I’m Feeling Mellow’.