Father's Children

Father's Children

by Father's Children
     
 

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 ofSee more details below

Overview

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:
10/09/2012
Label:
Dutton Vocalion Uk
UPC:
0765387848828
catalogNumber:
8488

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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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