MFSB (album)

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MFSB (MFSB album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
Recorded1972 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LabelPhiladelphia International Records
ProducerKenneth Gamble and Leon Huff
MFSB chronology
Love Is the Message

MFSB is the debut album by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB, released in 1973.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

It also included instrumental covers of "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone, and "Freddie's Dead" by Curtis Mayfield.

The 2002 reissue on Epic/Legacy Records adds a live version of "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)". The only single from the album was "Family Affair", having "Lay In Low", as a B-side. The third track, "Something for Nothing" was sampled by Groove Armada (feat. Jeru the Damaja) for their track Suntoucher, Tracey Lee on his 1997 album Many Facez with the song "Keep Your Hands High" featuring The Notorious B.I.G, as well as Jay-Z's 2003 song "What More Can I Say", Canibus' song "How We Roll" and JoJo's "Breezy" from her debut album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Freddie's Dead" (Curtis Mayfield) - 7:12
  2. "Family Affair" (Sylvester Stewart) - 4:21
  3. "Something for Nothing" (Kenneth Gamble, Roland Chambers, Thom Bell) - 2:59
  4. "Back Stabbers" (Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Leon Huff) - 6:30
  5. "Lay In Low" (Leon Huff) - 3:43
  6. "Poinciana" (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) - 5:50

2002 Reissue[edit]

  1. "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff) - 3:54



Chart (1973) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 131
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 20


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. MFSB review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. ^ "US Charts > MFSB". Billboard. Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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