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NUMERO GROUP TO RELEASE PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD DEBUT LP BY FATHER’S CHILDREN

NUMERO GROUP TO RELEASE PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD DEBUT LP BY FATHER’S CHILDREN

ORIGINAL 1973 TAPES OF WASHINGTON, DC SOUL OUTFIT GIVEN THE NUMERO TREATMENT

Originating from the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of DC, Father’s Children got their start while still in high school, quickly garnering local attention for their engrossing soulful performances, meticulous harmonies, and strong compositions. Expanding to a septet and converting to Islam in 1972, the band crafted a fierce debut in Who’s Gonna Save The World, a stunning amalgamation of sunny vocal group harmonies, fuzz-guitar solos, and shimmering keys splayed across a backdrop spiritual prophecy and political unease. When funding fizzled out, the tapes became holdings of studio owner and the band went into recording limbo until their 1979 “debut” album for Mercury.

Discovered amongst a trove of tapes salvaged from producer Robert Hosea Williams’ garage in 2009, this freshman offering is a document of gritty soul concerned with its time and place, stripped of the L.A. gloss that permeated their latter effort. Father’s Children was born of the dirt and grime of Washington, D.C., but Robert Hosea Williams’ garage kept the true sound of Father’s Children incubating. Who’s Gonna Save The World gets the full Numero treatment on July 26th, 2011, with extensive notes and scores of unpublished photos. The deluxe LP edition also includes the bonus 45, “Linda Movement” b/w “Intellect” (the latter of which is not included on the CD).

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