MFSB Orchestra

The MFSB Orchestra was comprised of musicians handpicked by producers Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell to be the house band for their recordings. It was the band that recorded the music tracks for the likes of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the O’Jays, the Stylistics, the Spinners, Lou Rawls, Billy Paul and a host of others. A well-oiled machine with talent and enthusiasm so special that the group had to be given its own opportunity in the spotlight. Gamble & Huff did just that in 1973 by officially making the MFSB (Mother Father Sister Brother) Orchestra recording artists in their own right. The MFSB Orchestra quickly became an exciting melodic hybrid of swing, classical, jazz and R&B that went on to Grammy winning gold and platinum success.

MFSB Orchestra Plaque

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  1. One of the most prolific and important musicians in MFSB was Frederick Joiner; the lead Trombonist who’s stylistic phrasing set the direction for the brass section.
    His style can be heard on everything that came out of Sigma Sound Studios; and that is to include the early recordings of the Sal Sou l Orchestra.
    Fred Joiner’s style and sound can be heard on
    other genre of music, check out TROMBONES INC; ILLINOIS GOT IT

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