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MFSB released " TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )", a 1974 hit recording featuring vocals by The Three Degrees, which became the first disco song to reach number one, after " Love's Theme ", on the Billboard Hot 100 ; it was written as the theme song for Soul Train.
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MFSB and released
* Summertime ( MFSB album ), the fifth album to be released by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB
## how the song was released: Cyndi Grecco, Pratt & McClain, Joey Scarbury, David Naughton, and MFSB, for instance, were all technically one-hit wonders, but their hits were solely popularized by their use as themes to television shows ( Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, The Greatest American Hero, Makin ' It, and Soul Train respectively ), although Naughton's hit did also appear on the soundtrack to the film, Meatballs, from the same year the song was released ( 1979 ).
MFSB and TSOP
The first song they recorded there was with the studio band MFSB, entitled " TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )" which was the theme song for Soul Train.
* 1973-1975: " TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )", composed by Gamble and Huff and recorded by Philadelphia soul studio group MFSB with vocals by the Three Degrees.
MFSB was a group of soul music studio musicians based in Philadelphia at the Sigma Sound Studios ; they later went on to become a name-brand instrumental group, and their best known hit was TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia ), better known as the theme from Soul Train.
* The song " TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )", is the theme song for the American television music program Soul Train, and a 1974 hit single by the band MFSB
The label's major hits included: " TSOP ( The Sound Of Philadelphia )" by MFSB, featuring The Three Degrees, 1974 ( which was later adopted as the theme of the TV dance-music show " Soul Train "); " Ain't No Stoppin ' Us Now " by McFadden & Whitehead ( writers and producers with the label ), 1979 ; " Backstabbers " and " Love Train " by The O ' Jays, 1972 / 3 ; " If You Don't Know Me By Now " and " The Love I Lost " by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, 1972 / 3 ; " Me And Mrs Jones " by Billy Paul, 1972 ; " When Will I See You Again " by The Three Degrees, 1974 ; and " You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine " by Lou Rawls, 1976.
The name comes from the 1974 hit single, " TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )", by MFSB and The Three Degrees.
" TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )" is a 1974 hit recording by MFSB ( Mother, Father, Sister, Brother ) featuring vocals by The Three Degrees.
Some original Salsoul / Philly / TSOP ( The Sound of Philadelphia )/ MFSB ( Gamble and Huff ) session musicians have appeared on ' Soul Recession ', including Earl Young ( drummer ), Bobby Eli, Dennis Harris, T G Conway, Jimmy Williams & Rikki Hicks.
MFSB and Sound
MFSB ( Mother Father Sister Brother ) was a pool of more than thirty studio musicians based at Philadelphia ’ s famed Sigma Sound Studios.
Assembled by record producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, MFSB was the house band for their Philadelphia International Records label and originated the signature smooth " Philly sound " sound that dominated the early 1970s for the artists who recorded at the Sigma Sound Studios, including the O ' Jays, the Spinners, the Bluenotes, The Delfonics, Blue Magic, The Intruders, Three Degrees, Jerry Butler, and Teddy Pendergrass.
The personnel of MFSB and the Salsoul orchestra overlapped substantially, and both groups were recorded at Philadelphia's famous Sigma Sound Studios.
MFSB and Philadelphia
According to the book A House on Fire: the rise and fall of Philadelphia Soul, by John A. Jackson, the MFSB name means " Mother, Father, Sister, Brother ", because according to Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, despite the diversity at Philadelphia International Records, all were connected musically.
The Salsoul Orchestra consisted of the most of the original members of Philadelphia International's MFSB, who had moved on to Salsoul as the result of a disagreement with producers Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff over finances.
MFSB and hit
Throughout their careers, Instant Funk would be the back-up band for many stars, including Lou Rawls, Loleatta Holloway, The O ' Jays, MFSB, Curtis Mayfield and Evelyn Champagne King ( they are the backing band on the hit single, " Shame ").
MFSB and recording
This is why it is virtually impossible for the untrained ear to tell an MFSB recording from a Salsoul Orchestra recording ( the key players, arrangers, and recording facility were the same ).
MFSB and featuring
Among some of his other success in mixing songs are The Three Degrees ' " Dirty Ol ' Man ", MFSB featuring The Three Degrees " Love Is The Message ", B. T.
MFSB and by
They struck chart gold in 1976 with " Kiss and Say Goodbye ," written by Blue Lovett and arranged / co-produced with the group by the Philadelphia-based record producer Bobby Martin, a former member of the MFSB band of session musicians.
" Family Affair " has been heavily covered, with versions by Tyrone Davis, The Brothers Johnson, MFSB, Iggy Pop, Bunny Wailer, and many more.
MFSB and which
MFSB recorded a cover of The Nite-Liters's 1971 instrumental " K-Jee ", which gained some popularity when it was featured in a key scene in the film Saturday Night Fever ( 1977 ).
On later MFSB recordings, Gamble & Huff uses a new rhythm section which caused them to have a slightly different sound.
MFSB and first
MFSB and disco
Another popular MFSB number, " Love Is The Message ", has been a favorite of dance / disco DJs since its release ; countless remixes, both official and unofficial, exist of the song.
MFSB and ",
More than 30 resident studio musicians, known together as MFSB " Mother Father Sister Brother ", were based at this studio and backed up most of these recordings.
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The group followed this album up with a release for former MFSB guitarist Norman Harris ' new record label Gold Mind, with front man Bunny Sigler entitled " Let Me Party With You ".
MFSB and .
The Temptations ' version of " Papa Was a Rollin ' Stone " followed in the extended-length " cinematic soul " tradition of the work of Isaac Hayes and others, and future songs like Donna Summer's fourteen-minute " Love to Love You Baby " and the instrumentals of MFSB expanded upon the concept in the mid-1970s.
released and TSOP
They would also reunite with Thom Bell and sign with Philadelphia International Records subsidiary TSOP Records in 1980 and released the single " Hurry Up This Way Again " in 1980, which was their biggest hit since " You Make Me Feel Brand New ".
" TSOP " was covered by Dexys Midnight Runners and released as a B-side on the 12 " version of the " Jackie Wilson Said " single, later issued on the remastered version of the album Too-Rye-Ay.