Father's Children

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
It's hard to believe that an album Wayne Henderson produced could be a total flop commercially. But then again, worthwhile albums fall through the cracks all the time. That's exactly what happened with this self-titled debut album by Father's Children, a little known L.A. band that Henderson produced in 1979. The music on this out of print LP is essentially soul and funk, but with jazz overtones -- and, occasionally, Father's Children incorporates elements of reggae and Afro-Caribbean music. Think of the jazzier funk of the 1970s, and you will know where the eight-man band is coming from on tracks like "You Can Get It," "Dance Do It," and "Shine On." Pleasure, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
It's hard to believe that an album Wayne Henderson produced could be a total flop commercially. But then again, worthwhile albums fall through the cracks all the time. That's exactly what happened with this self-titled debut album by Father's Children, a little known L.A. band that Henderson produced in 1979. The music on this out of print LP is essentially soul and funk, but with jazz overtones -- and, occasionally, Father's Children incorporates elements of reggae and Afro-Caribbean music. Think of the jazzier funk of the 1970s, and you will know where the eight-man band is coming from on tracks like "You Can Get It," "Dance Do It," and "Shine On." Pleasure, the Blackbyrds, and Karma are valid comparisons, and one can also hear similarities between Father's Children and some of the more jazz-influenced offerings of the Ohio Players and the pre-J.T. Taylor Kool & the Gang. Father's Children also hints at Side Effect on some of the songs, which isn't surprising because Side Effect leader Augie Johnson serves as a co-producer and background vocalist. Some of the material is excellent, and some of it is merely decent -- this LP isn't perfect, although Father's Children deserves credit for taking chances. One hears a lot of potential on this record, but, regrettably, the band's first album also turned out to be its last.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Dutton Vocalion Uk
  • UPC: 765387848828
  • Catalog Number: 8488
  • Sales rank: 350,190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shine On (3:58)
  2. 2 Hollywood Dreaming (4:44)
  3. 3 Dance Do It (3:25)
  4. 4 Wild Woman (5:31)
  5. 5 Music Use It (3:29)
  6. 6 Got to Get Away (4:33)
  7. 7 Gone Bad (3:35)
  8. 8 My Grandma (4:26)
  9. 9 Music for Your Mind (2:39)
  10. 10 You Can Get It (4:19)
  11. 11 Hollywood Dreaming (3:27)
  12. 12 Shine On (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Father's Children Primary Artist
Wayne Henderson Trombone
Miki Howard Background Vocals
Bobby Lyle Synthesizer, Arp Odyssey
Denny Christianson Brass
Chuck Brooke Brass
John Ervin Brass
Dean Gant Clavinet
Bob Greve Brass
Augie Johnson Background Vocals
Gregory Matta Background Vocals
Frank Szabo Brass
Tony Vaughn Keyboards, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Group Member
Yah Yah Abdulla Percussion, Conga, Group Member
Qaadir Abdul Mateen Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Khalik Abdul Hanif Guitar, Group Member
Hakeem Abdul Ghani Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Raheem Khabir Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Malik Abdul Khabir Bass Guitar, Group Member
Sadik Abdul Hagg Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Don Cooke Brass
Technical Credits
Wayne Henderson Producer, Brass Arrangment
Michael J. Dutton Remastering
Augie Johnson Producer, Brass Arrangment
Mike Evans Engineer
Oliver Lomax Liner Notes
Father's Children Composer
Alan Sides Engineer
Don Cooke Brass Arrangment
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